Hi! A quick kid-related idea for you - the world's easiest memory game, guaranteed! (One that will really keep your little guy interested and absorbed.) This tip is kinda seasonal, so I bring it up now. You know how there are so many fabulous valentines for boys nowadays...
In sets of sturdy little cards with multiples of each design. In every imaginable subject, and lots of favorite branded characters. Get a pack at the dollar store - in a theme that your kid absolutely loves - and blammo! You have a ready-made, boy-friendly memory game!
Last year, my dragon-obssessed nephew played his for many a good long stretch. (I'm talking 45 minutes to an hour at a time - wow!)
This year, I'm going to grab some Toy Story ones for his little brother, who is Buzz Lightyear-obssessed and just the right age for his first intro to the game.
Naturally, if you have girls to shop for, there are gazillions of great sets for little lady gamers.
Super Ultra Frugal Tip: if you wait until the day after Valentine's Day, they all go on sale. Half price! A fancy memory game for fitty cents? Yesss! Happy Valentine's Day indeed.
There you have it...next time, back to jewelry and stuff!