Outside of beat-up, hand-me-down plush toys like my yellow lion missing an eye, I can't recall what other sorts of toys were on hand during my pre-school years. I do, however, have a very clear memory of the toys and games that consumed my play-time when I was in elementary school.
Here's a short list of some of the toys and games I loved playing with that had nothing to do with gender and everything to do with just being a kid.
1. Slime was goopy, snotty, drippy, icky and bright green. I loved it.
|-in a gender-neutral, green-colored 'bin'!|
2. Pick-up Sticks
|Gee, I'm confused. Can I only pick up all but the blue ones?|
|OMG, it's red and that's almost like pink! Does that mean boys can't play with it?|
|A toy, a toy...good for both girls and boys!|
|'Butterfingers' come in both genders.|
|'I sunk his Battleship!'|
|This could have been me, ca. 1975.|
|This is me around 1973, dressed nicely for house guests. Out of frame: farmhouse on wheels.|