(Maybe) The Best Kids’ Meal Toy Ever

In the past few weeks, I’ve been thinking about what I saw at Starbucks, and I’ve been intentionally looking for ways to spend more time with my kids.

Now, you’ve got to know that I hate the toys that come in the Kids’ Meals at fast food restaurants. They are generally low quality junk that should (and often do) get thrown away within 2 hours of making it home.

I thought that until we recently got a pack of UNO cards from Arby’s (not an endorsement; just a fact). The pack is really like an eight of a pack of regular cards (they’ve gotta save money somehow), and they’re also about half the physical size of regular UNO cards (comes in handy after a few Draw Fours).

My daughter and I have pretty much been playing UNO non-stop since she got them. It’s easy because we can whip them out and play a quick round of UNO (which quickly turns into two or three rounds).

Far from some cheap plastic toy that breaks before you’ve gotten a refill on your drink, they really did a great job with this one, giving us an excuse to spend time together. Not that I really needed an excuse…maybe just a better opportunity.

Here’s a little video my son made of us playing the game:

What’s the best Kids’ Meal toy you’ve ever gotten?