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16 games and activities for anyone who wants a dose of nostalgia

If you never got your Tamagotchi, it's not too late.

If you find yourself longing for the good old days of recess or find yourself taking trips down memory lane more often than not, you're not alone. In fact, "kidulting" has been a trend gaining more and more popularity over the years, according to lifestyle expert Meredith Sinclair. So what exactly is kidulting you ask?

Sinclair says kidulting is a way for adults to carve out time for games, activities and toys that remind them of their own childhood. Fortunately for kids of the '80s and '90s, a slew of nostalgia-driven toys are still available and making their way to popularity again. To help breakdown the trend further, Sinclair stopped by TODAY with Hoda & Jenna to share some fun ways to find your inner-child, from elaborate Lego builds to toy cars from iconic '80s films.

In addition to shopping the toy section of your favorite retailers, Sinclair says there are some low cost ways to incorporate kidulting into your routine, such as going on a long bike ride, visiting a trampoline park or even signing up for adult jazz classes.

Keep reading to see all 16 nostalgic activities, toys and games for adults that you can add to your "playtime" routine.

Activities for Kidulting

FAO Schwarz Giant 69-Inch Dance-On Piano Mat

Dance it out (while getting your steps in!) with this giant 69-inch floor piano. It features 38 musical notes that challenge you to test our musical capabilities. Plus, it allows you to record and play back your new songs.

Lego Icons Wildflower Bouquet Building Set

Thanks to their nostalgic and elaborate building sets, LEGO has been making a come back and it might be a fun activity to see how far your building skills have come. This flower set pick contains 939 pieces that will definitely keep you occupied. Once completed, you can play with the different arrangement styles and keep it out on display for everyone to see.

Lego Architecture New York City

If you're looking for fewer pieces, this architecture set has just under 600 pieces and includes the iconic towers of the Big Apple: Statue of Liberty, Flatiron Building, Chrysler Building, Empire State Building and One World Trade Center.

Playmobil Back to the Future Delorean

Fans of the iconic Back to the Future films can have their very own model Delorean, which features the time-traveling car, flux capacitor, characters and more. You can enjoy prepping the Delorean for its next time-jumping trip, or keep it on your bookshelf for a nostalgic touch.

Playmobil Knight Rider

Playmobil has another '80s favorite for car enthusiasts; K.I.T.T. from Knight Rider. According to the brand, it features a detailed interior and touch controls that play original voice clips, scanner lights and more.

FAO Schwarz Pottery Wheel Studio

If you loved Play-Doh or making handmade arts and crafts in school, this pottery kit will be a fun activity that uses your hands while also stimulating creativity. Coming with a real spinning wheel, clay and paints, you can create your own cups, bowls or figurines and decorate them however you like.

Rikrack Embroidery Kits

Whether you're an expert embroider or looking to pick up a new skill, Sinclair says these embroidery kits are the perfect stating point for anyone wanting to learn. And they come in tons of patterns for all levels.

More games and toys for adults

Tamagotchi Original

Do you remember the craze of these digital pets? You can now buy them in their original form on Amazon for $20. This nostalgic gadget allows you to raise your Tamagotchi from egg to adulthood — but it's not as easy as it seems. If you want it to live to adulthood, you have to make sure it's well fed, healthy and entertained.

Hasbro Gaming Jenga Classic Game

Whether you're looking to host the ultimate nostalgic game night, or want to introduce one of your childhood games to your own children, Jenga is a No. 1 bestseller for the ages! The name of the game is easy too, all you need to do is pull out a block — without making the tower fall!

Fuji Instax Max Mini 11 Camera

Although most smart phones take amazing pictures these days, there's something special about having a tangible photo. Coming in six pastel and light colors, this Fujifilm camera will capture and print pictures instantly. It even has a selfie-mirror to keep up with the modern-times of photo taking.

Mattel Uno Card Game

Another game to bring you back to rainy days at summer camp or family game night is the classic card game of Uno. This friendly-yet-competitive game will have you and your friends racing to match the colors and numbers in the center. If you have one card left, make sure you yell UNO before anyone else notices.

YourNotes Mindfulness Coloring Book for Adults

Coloring books aren't just for kids! In fact, experts say there's many benefits to adult coloring, such as reducing stress and promoting relaxation. This bestselling coloring book has 50 pages filled with flowers and animals that will help resemble meditation, says the brand.

The Oregon Trail Handheld Arcade Game

This handheld version of the '80s computer game has original graphics and sounds just like parents remember, now in a handheld version similar to a Gameboy.

Bop It

This hot toy for kids of the late '90s plays music and then gives a command, which you respond to by pushing, pulling or twisting the correct button.

Simon Electronic Game

Follow the pattern of lights and sounds in the order Simon says in this game of memory. This was cutting-edge technology at one point!


With this very cool update on the classic Viewmaster, you can load in your own photos to create a personal reel.