At 2y/o my DS got a metal Tonka dump truck. He will be 4y/o on Sunday and still constantly plays with it. No batteries, and it's not plastic junk. In fact, all my kids love it.
Does the 5y/o like doing crafts? When my ODD was that age, craft kits, beads, starter sewing sets, paints, markers, etc. were a HUGE hit. Also fun because we could do them with her.
Homemade play dough is cheap and fun.
ETA: totally did not see this said homemade, sorry!
Wife to Rich
, SAHM to Elliana
03/11, Jeanette 12/12
, and our new bean due 07/14.
Last edited by lensesforeyes; 09-11-2012 at 03:55 PM.