We always said if you buy the kids a toy, they'll play with the box it came in... and they did. They loved turning boxes into cars, playhouses, etc. Even babies get creative with everyday items. When my cousin was little, he used to love to play with the Lids from POTS AND PANS. He also loved plastic lids. My aunt would save the tops from plastic containers from yogurt and such, and he had a big basket full of them. This is a child that had every toy imaginable, yet you'd find him playing with his bucket of lids. I think it's great when kids are creative like that and can have fun with anything. So, don't feel bad if your kids don't have tons of toys. Help them learn to use their imaginations and have fun with everyday stuff.