3 Activities From Toys On The Square to Keep Kids Engaged

Updated: Apr 25

Toys on the Square is an expert on keeping kids engaged! Which is why parents, grandparents ,aunts and uncles drive from all over the country to shop this independently owned , specialty shop of fun.


8,000 square feet of fun and every toy and memory from my childhood are in it. They've been putting smiles on the faces of adults and children alike for more than 30 years.

Just this past Christmas I went in for some toys for my 6 year old grandson and not only did they offer to Christmas wrap them but they offered to ship as well. Now that's customer service!

Toys On The Square is a specialty toy store In Hummelstown, Pennsylvania, about 3 miles from Hershey. They hand-select all of their inventory and look for specific toys that inspire imagination, cooperative play and an a creative mind, Which is why you will not find video games on their shelves.

Their shelves are loaded with an endless variety of unique quality toys. There is something for infants to toddlers ,teens and adults! They offer a wide variety of stem toys and games including some of the best brands in the business like LEGO, Thomas & Friends and Melissa & Doug, just to name a few!


Read on for activities and a tutorial.

Kids Love Toys On The Square!

Paint-Your-Own-Pottery "We have a paint-your-own-pottery studio in the back of our store where you can hand select a piece of pottery, choose from more than 75 vibrant colors and design a masterpiece to call your own! We have a large selection of pottery pieces to choose from. You can also host your next birthday party, bridal shower, or Girl Scout troop event with us! Our pottery studio is available to be booked for painting parties of all types.  Pottery Hours  Monday 10:00 AM-4 PM

Tuesday 10:00 AM–4 PM

Wednesday 10:00 AM–4 PM

Thursday 10:00 AM–6 PM

Friday 10:00 AM–4 PM

Saturday 10:00 AM–6 PM

Sunday 12–3 PM 1. Check the tutorial on making your own Pogs and Slammers on their Instagram page!!  Not sure what a P0g is? Pogs are cardboard discs about the size of a half dollar. They're typically blank on one side with some kind of design on the other side. Slammers are metal discs that are a bit larger than the pogs themselves. Pogs began as a playground game in Hawaii in the 1920s. I remember these launching in the 90's. My oldest son , who was 10, and every other child I know was playing and collecting their favorite designs. I remember getting these in Happy Meals and inside cereal boxes. Have fun making your own! Tap here for the tutorial



2. This backyard nature hunt that they reposted to their Facebook page from the Manada Conservatory is a great idea. Not only is it keeping the kids engaged but they're learning about nature.




3. This idea is a blast from my childhood past and more recently made a comeback as the Kindness Rock Project. Whether you choose to do a rock hunt in your backyard or home or strategically place rocks throughout your neighborhood on your daily walk. Rock painting is a great idea to engage the kids and put a smile on someone's face.



Look for play days, game nights, and other fun activities coming soon!


Store Hours

Monday 9:30 AM-6 PM

Tuesday 9:30 AM–6 PM

Wednesday 9:30 AM–6 PM

Thursday 9:30 AM–8 PM

Friday 9:30 AM–6 PM

Saturday 9:30 AM–6 PM

Sunday 12–5 PM


Toys On The Square 22 East Main Street

Hummelstown, PA. 17036

toysonthesquare22@gmail.com

(717) 566-6301


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