What Was Your Favorite Childhood Toy? Vote Today!

Photo: Indianapolis Children’s Museum

The Indianapolis Children’s Museum is very near and dear to my heart. When my kids were young we used to drive from Missouri to New Hampshire every autumn, to visit relatives. The stop in Indianapolis was our life saver. Just when the car was starting to feel like a torture chamber, we’d pull up in front of that magnificent building and spend a day exploring.

Every year they had new exhibits, mixed in with the old favorites. It’s the largest children’s museum in the world so spending a whole day there was easy. Some of my favorite pictures of my kids were taken as they interacted with exhibits on all five levels of the building.

When I got word that the museum was having a promotion, to find the all time favorite childhood toy, I knew I had to do my part to spread the word. What’s your favorite toy from childhood? The Easy Bake Oven? Your little red wagon? Your Mr. Potato Head? The Indianapolis Children’s Museum wants to know.

On their website you’ll find the list of 100 toys that are in the running. Vote on your all time favorite. Every week the top 20 winners will be announced. Then at the end of the promotion, the all time favorites will be announced and displayed at the museum. You can also share a story about your favorite toy.

If you’re in the Indianapolis area this summer, especially if you have kids in tow, be sure to stop by this fun filled place. And take a minute today to click over and have your say, as to which toys you loved enough that you don’t want them to be forgotten. If you’re like me, you probably have a few of them still in your basement, waiting for the next generation to pick them up.

(Side note: I’d like to offer a big THANK YOU to the museum for offering special passes for foster families in the area. Having grown up in a large foster family, and rarely getting to visit museums because of the cost, I’m thrilled to know that Indianapolis foster families are being taken care of.)