If You Were Born In The Late '90s You Will Remember These
Start writing a post
Lifestyle

If You Were Born In The Late '90s You Surely Will Remember These

Growing up in the 2000s involved tamagotchi's, a gamecube, and beanie babies.

203
If You Were Born In The Late '90s You Surely Will Remember These
Bridget Ells

Even babies born as late as 1999 (like me) feel fortunate enough to have grown up in a generation without excessive technology. Life was much simpler but we had some pretty awesome toys, movies, and games. If you grew up in a generation before all this technology, I hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane.

1. Gamecube video games

Growing up in the 2000s, kids would prefer competition in Mario Kart with others rather than playing Candy Crush on an iPad.

2. Silly Bandz

We have our parents to thank for giving in to our constant begging to buy us the newest shapes. Now you can get a pack for only $5 on Amazon! Who knows, maybe this trend will come back?

3. Webkinz

If you have extra time on your hands, check out the Webkinz website! A lot of stuff still remains the same and it's fun to reminisce.

4. Floam

The toy before the "satisfying posts" of slime phenomenon.

5. Board games

Operation, candy land, chutes and ladders, don't break the ice, the game of life, connect four: just to name a few.

6. Disney Channel and Nickelodeon TV shows

You can bet that every 90s baby daydreamed of drawing the Disney Channel mouse ears logo.

7. Beanie babies

You didn't grow up in the 2000s if you didn't own as least one beanie baby!

8. Lite-Brite

This was the messiest toy and your parents totally hated it! Lite-Brite would always end in losing the pegs, your dog eating them, or you having a fit because you didn't have your yellow peg to finish the picture.

9. Tech Decks

The fidget spinner of the 2000s.

10. Cootie catchers

This was the easiest and cheapest playground pastime. You felt like a powerful kid fortune teller.

11. Friendship bracelets

Back in the 2000s, making these was always the highlight of your slumber parties and these bracelets were how you claimed each other as BFF's.

12. Polly pockets

Polly Pockets was originally created in 1989 and brought back in 1998. So this toy was extremely popular around the time of 90s babies. They are a collector's item after being discontinued, but word on the street these dolls are coming back.

13. Mighty Beanz

If Might Beanz were a part of your childhood, you can remember collecting a ton of them and having racing competitions.

14. Furby

Looking back, these things were honestly super creepy looking!

15. Tamagotchis

Tamagotchis were every 90s kid's first responsibility. Hitting the market in 1996, these little digital pets flew off the shelves.

16. Blockbuster movies

Your exciting Friday nights consisted of going to rent a Blockbuster movie with your siblings and parents. In today's age, only one Blockbuster store remains in Oregon.

17. Boomboxes

I have vivid childhood memories of dancing to my Hannah Montana boombox CD in my room.

18. Road map rugs

I swear these were everywhere: your basement, your doctor, your dentist, your friend's house.

19. Plastic dollys in gym class

Any early 2000 baby can fend for these scooters being the BEST day of gym class!

20. Nerf guns

The kid version of Call of Duty.

21. Easy bake ovens

Too young to use a real oven? Meet the perfect child's toy to experiment with all your culinary desires!

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less
houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee
nappy.co

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

107562
college students waiting in a long line in the hallway
StableDiffusion

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments