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TOYS: Favorite Toys

Main Core Tie

Child Development
Strand 5 Standard 1

Time Frame

1 class periods of 90 minutes each

Group Size

Large Groups




This unit shares some interesting facts about favorite toys from the past century.
This could be used the second day after the lesson on Toy Selection and Safety.


Computer & LCD Machine, crayons/colored pencils

Background for Teachers

Review Power Point Presentation

Intended Learning Outcomes

Students will gain a better understanding of toys and the history behind some of children's favorite toys.

Instructional Procedures



Introduce: Draw a picture of one of your favorite toys when you were a child.

  • Graph the different types of favorite toys (pre-math activity)
  • Complete the CLASSIC GAMES QUIZ (actual games can be used as visuals).
  • Student should list their 5 FAVORITE TOYS they played with when they were children.
  • POWER POINT: Using the power point, talk about some the CLASSIC TOYS of the 21st Century (others may be added)
  • If time, write a 1-page ESSAY on a childhood memory with a particular toy.


    American International Toy Fair - 100th Anniversary Celebration: 100 Fun Facts for 100 Years

  • Created: 11/19/2003
    Updated: 02/05/2018