How to keep the little guests entertained?
With fun toys! You don’t need a ton of toys, just a few basic, classic ones that pretty much anyone likes. Check out this collection of well-loved toys for the guest room and pick your favorites.
These toys will appeal to a wide age range.
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1. Building Blocks
Building blocks have been popular forever. And no wonder. They are fun to play with and encourage imaginative play.
You could go with colorful Legos® that provide hours of fun for everyone. But if you want to maintain a more neutral look for the space, grab a set or two of these wooden blocks in various shapes.
These interlocking discs, that look like flowers, are quite cute. The kids can create various things with these.
2. Kitchen Accessories
I’ve not met a child who did not enjoy working in a play kitchen. You don’t need a whole kitchen but if you have one, awesome!
I’m sure the kids will get creative and turn anything into a stovetop like a chair or a suitcase.
This kitchen accessory set has lots of fun things including a pot, pan, kettle, pressure cooker, cooking utensils, cups, plates, and pretend food.
Other fun ideas include coffee shop or bakery accessories.
Get ready to “taste” various creations your little guests will whip up.
Keep a few 50-100 piece puzzles in the guest room for 5-6 year olds, 200-300 pieces for 7-11 year olds.
- unicorn puzzle, beautiful illustration, large durable pieces
- construction site puzzle, amazing colors
You might want to have a couple of puzzles for the adults too. Start working on one with your guests while you chat. Though I must say, it can be pretty hard to work on a puzzle with more than two people.
4. Magnetic Drawing Board
A good old-fashioned magnetic drawing board can be quite entertaining. But if you prefer an electronic drawing pad, check out this one. It looks fun and it’s got great reviews.
These can be brought along for car rides and are great for any moment when quiet play is preferable.
5. Board Games
Simple board games keep the kids busy. And not only kids, you all will have a fantastic time playing games together.
Make some amazing memories with all the houseguests.
These are some fun games for ages 5 and up:
- Chutes and Ladders
- Junior Monopoly
- My First Dragon Adventure
- Memory Games
Ages 8 and up:
- The Game of Life
- Exploding Kittens
- Connect 4
6. Games for 1 Player
We’ve all been there… nobody else wants to play a game. These one-player games are perfect for those moments.
Ages 5 and up
Ages 8 and up
7. Simple Crafts
A little craft corner in the guest room encourages creativity. Watch the kids make all sorts of cute creations with these craft kits.
- Jewelry Making Kit, the little kids will love these snap pop beads, older girls might be more interested in DIY charm bracelets.
- Modeling Clay Kit, air dries in 24 hours
- String Art, this set is for ages 10 and up, but you can find some for younger kids too.
Simple Toys for the Guest Room
You don’t need to have a toy store, but a few fun toys in the guest room make the guests feel welcome. Keep it simple, or go crazy. Either way, it will be appreciated.
Make Your Guests’ Stay Fun
- Tips on Hosting Overnight Guests With Children
- Snack Bar Ideas for the Guest Room
- Books for the Guest Room
Do you have the guest room essentials covered?