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Seriously fast help needed: toy suggestions

Synopsis:  6 children, running the ages of 3 months to 9 years.  Their 28 year old mother was diagnosed this week with stage 4 cervical cancer.  The gentleman of the house, father of the baby, works as a rental property maintenance person in order to have a house for the family to live.  Five of the kids will probably go to the homes of their biological fathers when their mother dies.   This will be those kids' last Christmas with their mother and with each other,

Kathy, Russ & I are going toy shopping tomorrow.   WHAT THE HELL KIND OF TOYS CAN I GET FOR THOSE KIDS ?

I need fast suggestions on age-appropriate non-electronic toys.  No video games, tablets, stuff like that.  Do kids still like coloring books and Crayolas?   Do little boys still like Matchbox cars and Hot Wheels?

Russ has the exact ages & sex of the kids, but seriously guys, I need suggestions.  They might NEED clothes, but I sure as hell am going to buy them toys.  Russ will take the gentleman grocery shopping, so food will be taken care of.

I would rather spend a weekend having my uterus being surgically removed through my nostril without benefit of anesthesia than hit, oh my gawd, WalMart and K-Mart and Toys R Us & Big Lots.  But...I know what it's like to lose everyone you love.
I can't change that for them, but for a few hours this coming Wednesday, I can hopefully give them a good memory.

We'll start shopping around 11am Saturday morning (it's 2230 Friday night).....and I'll be checking back for suggestions.  Remember, Kathy is 67, Russ is 75, they never had children and gawd knows I never had children.....so HELP !!

(WalMart the Saturday before Christmas.........may gawd have mercy on my soul!)
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