Are the kids tired of all their new toys already? Maybe you should make a quick family jaunt over to Jefferson Barracks Park (533 Grant Road; 314-544-6224) and show 'em what you had when you were their age. Playing with the Past: Military Toys
, an exhibit of classic war toys, features everything from the pressed-steel tanks and fighting planes of the '40s and '50s to timeless board games such as Battleship
. It'll either make the nippers grateful for what they have or envious of the simpler fun you grew up with. But hurry — Playing with the Past
is open from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday — and Sunday, December 30, is the final day of the exhibit. Admission is $2.
Dec. 26-30, 2007