I well remember sitting in the middle of the living room floor, surrounded by Tinkertoys and Lincoln Log sets. I could be entertained for hours with these types of now, retro toys. Why not make a point of having a family game night and gather around a table with some of these well known, very fun toys of old?
Note: when purchasing one of these retro toy sets with small pieces, consider the manual dexterity in your senior citizen loved one. The last thing you want to do is put some Lincoln Logs in front of him or her and have them get frustrated.
Tinkertoys and Lincoln Log Sets For The Elderly
Retro Drawing and Art Items
Who doesn’t remember that fun Etch A Sketch from eons ago? Newsflash: They’re still very fun! You might also want to think about picking up some paint by number sets or color by number sets for your elderly loved one.
Who knows what the Magic 8 ball says? And, how surprised would you be to pull out the Oiji Board with your grandparents only to have them speak to their past family? Spooky….
And, Just Plain Old Fun Retro Toys
Any and all of these retro toys would be great stocking stuffers for Christmas. Many of these items can cross over generations so grandchild and grandfather can play together.
POOF-Slinky Model #100 Metal Original Slinky in Box, Single Item, SilverPOOF-Slinky Model #110 Plastic Original Slinky in Box, Single Item, Assorted ColorsToysmith Original Silly Putty Pack #104-48 12 PACKPlay-Doh Case of ColorsMarbles in a Tin Box, 160-PieceMelissa & Doug JacksPaddle Ball GameDuncan Yo-Yo Imperial (Assorted Colors)