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Mark Your Calendars for a Day of Play–November 16, 2013

Posted by lindamartinandersen on November 12, 2013

“Mark Your Calendars for a for a Day of Play–November 16, 2013” by Linda Martin Andersen

“A Writer’s Playground”–A place to find wordplay, writing, and monthly calendar activities for kids and those young at heart.

Saturday, November 16, 2013 is National Day of Play. 

Have you ever heard of it?  How will you spend the day?  Why not spend it playing with toys inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame.  The what?

The National Toy Hall of Fame.

 Want to know more about the National Toy Hall of Fame?  http://www.toyhalloffame.org/about

Where is the National Toy Hall of Fame?

The Strong in Rochester, New York is home to the National Toy Hall of Fame.

Would you like to visit?  Need directions?  See here:


How long has the National Toy Hall of Fame been established?

Since 1998.

How many toys are on the list?

There are 53 toys in the National Toy Hall of Fame.

Which ones have you played with on the list?  Ask your parents how many they have played with.

What are the Two Inductees for 2013? 

How are they chosen?  Have you played with both of them?

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Want to know what the other 10 finalists were and other toy trivia?  Read here:

“Rubber Duckies, they’re the ones” by Carolyn Thompson


Nominate a favorite toy for 2014.


And if you say you’re too old to play, check this author’s comments on having fun and being silly.  http://taralazar.com/2013/10/28/pre-pibo-day-4-betsy-devany/

Thanks for visiting “A Writer’s Playground.”  Leave a comment if you’d like.  Let others know how you put a little play into each day.  Come again soon.  Bring a friend. 

Please note:   Children 14 and under are not allowed to leave comments. It’s against the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. (COPPA)  See:  http://www.coppa.org/coppa.htm

Copyright © 2013 Linda Martin Andersen

5 Responses to “Mark Your Calendars for a Day of Play–November 16, 2013”

  1. Dear Linda,
    Toys are such fun. I don’t believe we ever get to old to enjoy toys. I loved spinning tops to see how long they would stay upright spinning. Thanks for sharing so many wonderful ideas and ways to have fun.

    • Joan,
      I’m with you. We’re never too old to play! From now on, I’m going to pretend a top is spinning in front of your photo. What color should I imagine? Any shapes, stripes, or other designs?

      You are welcome for the ideas shared here. Thanks for continuing to visit and comment!

  2. […] Mark Your Calendars for a Day of Play–November 16, 2013 […]

  3. have recently been reminded by Joyce Hostetter how important it is for us adults to have fun. So easy to forget!! Thanks for the reminder. I’m looking forward to seeing my grandkids at Thanksgiving and either playing with them or watching them play! 🙂

    • Carol,
      I’m glad you have a play date on your calendar. Being with grandchildren is always fun. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts as well as Joyce’s spin on things. She is very wise and it sounds like she believes in having fun too.

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