Terracotta figurines have long been considered toys, often without question.
Ancient Indus civilization toys.
Terra cotta toy boat from Harappa. Such toys may have been used by children. Harappa Archaeological Research Project.
Textile impressions on a toy bed made during the Harappan Phase (c. 2600-1900 BCE) show finely woven cloth made of uniformly spun threads. This example shows a fairly tightly woven normal weave.
Some terracotta figurines such as the unusual ithyphallic pot-bellied animal figurines with tails and holes through the shoulders for movable arms were probably used as toys or puppets. A few examples also have holes in their bases. Approximate
Another figurine that may have been used as a toy is the quadruped, probably a bovine, with a movable head and tail.
Hollow egg shaped whistles may have been used for making music and for accompaniment to singers, a tradition that is still present in rural areas of Pakistan and India.
One of the games played by the children of the Indus cities may be represented by terra cotta discs found in graduated sizes.