Throwback Thursday - Footsie Toy
Do you remember the Footsie toy? This little plastic hoop slid up (loosely) around your ankle. There was a cord attached, with a little plastic bell shape at the end of the cord. You would get the cord (and bell shaped attachment) going around and around, and hop each time it went toward your other foot. In a way this worked like a little hula hoop. It was a great playground fad in the late 1960's - early 1970's. This simple toy provided lots of fun on the playground. Anyone remember this? I…
12 Ways to Organize Your Attic
Are y'all familiar with the mess? The one that you're left with when all the kiddos have grown up and moved out? The one that's been sitting there for DECADES waiting for you to take the time to sort through it all? No? I'm the ONLY one???? Yikes! That's not good. I never took the time to sort and organize through the years. When the lovelies grew up and moved on I had a total mess. I had not had the time to sort through one darn thing. Or, if I'm being honest, I never took the time to sort…
My Favorite Retro Toys from the 70s and 80s!
~Updated March 25, 2019~ Hey man! It's groovy! I was born in 1968, so most of my childhood was in the 70's. I have so many fond memories of the toys I loved playing with back then! I'd like to share some of those memories with you. So, come...
Happy Drinking Dunking Bird Bobbing Head
Remember the great novelty toys of the '70's? Well one of them has made a COME-BACK and is just as popular as ever! The Drinking Bird has retained his youthful stamina for trying to quench his thirst, and is still just adorable! But this chickie isn't just for looks. OH, NO! He is actually a scientific wonder! He can b
This activity uses a slinky to explore the types of waves (longitudinal and transverse), and is a good introduction to properties of a wave (wavelength, amplitude, frequency, wave speed). The activity requires a slinky and a meter stick.