Memory blocks or one that says DAD- I think this would be great to teach spelling and matching. Have blocks that have only pictures of thing s/people (I. mom, dad, dog) have them find hose pictures and then put the letters in order. And spell.
Here are 100 teddy bear patterns as large as a grizzly or as small as a tiny teddy pin. There are patterns for simple two-piece bears, bears with a wardrobe of outfits for every holiday and complex patterns for teddies with moveable joints.
We would catch lightning bugs & poke holes in a mason jar lid. Fireflies magical-nature ( do you remember when you asked you mom for a jar so you could catch lightning bugs and then she would set them free while we slept :)
Image by an Iraqi artist taken in an orphanage. This little girl has never seen her mother, so she drew a mom on the ground and fell asleep with her. Such a sad picture. I can only imagine the heartbreak children like this feel.