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I'm trying to brainstorm a list of odd keepsakes that a child might collect - a random assortment of things that only a kid (a boy) would think are precious. Like a really smooth rock or bottle caps or old bubble gum  ....???. But nothing too creepy.

Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you!!

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#1 - January 29, 2013, 09:04 AM
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#2 - January 29, 2013, 09:58 AM

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Oh that's a good one! Why didn't I think of that? I live in Florida! LOL
#3 - January 29, 2013, 10:03 AM
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I kept some "really old" coins for a long time. A few were older than my parents!
#4 - January 29, 2013, 10:15 AM

I used to think keys were really cool, especially the old skeleton-style ones.
#5 - January 29, 2013, 10:21 AM

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Marbles! God forbid you lose your marbles.
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My ten-year-old son has a box with an eagle feather and some blue bird/jay feathers (luck/happiness), numerous cool rocks, an 1896 silver dollar, several silly bands, and an assortment of his very best Pokemon cards.
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#7 - January 29, 2013, 10:25 AM
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My son loved license plates and cool rocks.
#8 - January 29, 2013, 10:48 AM
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OOooooo such marvelous ideas. Thank you!
#9 - January 29, 2013, 10:53 AM
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Crookedbook, our son collects pieces (usually about four square inches) of balls that have been destroyed at recess.
#10 - January 29, 2013, 01:15 PM
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I collected iron pyrite...I loved the sparkle...I pretended it was real gold. I had cans of it in my room.
#11 - January 29, 2013, 04:27 PM
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Tiny springs from pens. Paper clips.
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acorns, pine cones, unusual sticks, pebbles, leaves -- pretty much anything they can pick up outside and put in their pockets
#13 - January 29, 2013, 06:46 PM
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matchbox/hot wheels cars - this carries over into adulthood!

depending on age pocket knives (boy scouts/cub scouts) my brother still has a large collection that is ever growing and I am not sure he carries one in his pocket.

sports cards

hats (right now snapbacks are very big my nephew has several)

odd pop (soft drink) cans, bottle caps (rare these days)



#14 - January 30, 2013, 07:46 AM
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The tooth fairy likes to bring coins from other countries to our house.

Fossil rocks.

Boy scout badges.

Rewards from the good behavior treasure box at school.

Star Wars lego guys.

Happy Meal toys.
#15 - January 30, 2013, 09:12 AM

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My kids have:

1) a bunch of crinoids (fossils) that they collected from the creek by our road,
2) napkins from various restaurants we've been to  :eh2
3) seeds collected from different types of trees that Son1 wants to propagate
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My grandsons have: Sports cards, fun shaped erasers--the tiny ones, rocks from places we've been, shells from our beach trips, and little plastic men called Go-Gos that come in various colors and designs.

I have shells and beach glass from my trip to Okinawa and a shark's tooth (Great White) that I found on a beach in Ft. Myers, Florida.
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