Best wooden toy 2012-2015

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We were the best grandparents those years .. back when we still had a little energy to make it through the day of babysitting 

The Toy

The Ramp was, oh, such a hard build.

I had a piece of board (previously was an alphabet board that I’d picked up at a garage sale, I think.) size? 1x3x4’

Our grandson quickly grasped the alphabet thing and that game wasn’t fun any more. So, I turned the board into “the ramp”.

I covered it all with duct tape and I drew lines on it, wrote numbers and word on it. Washed them off and changed it up, over and over again, always giving him something new.




  • We rolled balls down it - basket balls, bouncy balls, golf balls … 

  • We rolled cars down it, and trucks, and wooden airplanes …

  • We had races on it and challenges and guesstimating games (how far do you think this one will go) … 

  • He slid down it, even when he got so big that his feet were hitting the floor before he even started. 

We played with The Ramp for many hours every day, every week, from before he was two til after he went to school. 

Now, he is 11 and he still remembers the games and the special words we used for crashes. 

Toy of the year .. maybe toy of the “childhood” or toy of the “grandparenthood”.

Memories. 
- Grandma Debbie 


Toxins Out, Nature In - body/mind/spirit

10 Comments

Sounds great, and like you had so much fun through the years. Well Done.

Main Street to the Mountains

Thanks :)
Life is. Wonderful journey / through all the ages 

Toxins Out, Nature In - body/mind/spirit

Yes it is. I just finished up a batch of items for the grandkids and shipped today. Now to finish up a few to ship to the kids, and my Sister.

Main Street to the Mountains

Nice!!

And I’m guessing they are more than just boards with duct tape :) 

Toxins Out, Nature In - body/mind/spirit

Puzzles or Signs by name. Posted the other day.

Main Street to the Mountains

Oh yes.. I saw those!! Really special 

Toxins Out, Nature In - body/mind/spirit

I be happy when I finish the others that are in progress. Then on to more boxes.

Main Street to the Mountains

Isn’t it wonderful to have the skills to do all that? 
:)

Toxins Out, Nature In - body/mind/spirit

Top marks for creative imagination Debbie 
Fun and play is the name of the game for children’s toys, well done 👍 

Life’s Good, Enjoy Each New Day’s Blessings

Thanks :) 

And brownie points for the high level woodworking skills 🤣

Toxins Out, Nature In - body/mind/spirit