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Holiday Gift Guide 2021: For Kids Who Love to Play and Create

Holiday Gift Guide 2021: For Kids Who Love to Play and Create

Smart Teddy
by Elena Epstein
Director, National Parenting Product Awards

At National Parenting Product Awards (NAPPA ) our focus is family and our mission is simple — find and showcase the best toys, baby and family products. We have been celebrating the best for 31 years! The industry knows and respects us and parents trust us. As one of the longest-running awards programs in the country, we are the “go-to” source for parents and professionals seeking the best products for their children and families.

Batman All-Terrain RC BatmobileBatman All-Terrain RC Batmobile

Water, snow, mud, rocks and grass are no match for this Batmobile built with performance tires for unstoppable fun. $49.99, ages 4+, amazon.com

 

American Girl’s World by Us Dolls & Books

American Girls World by Us Dolls & Books

Meet Makena, Evette and Maritza whose diverse stories reflect social issues of racial equality, environmentalism and immigration. Each doll includes a book. $110.00, ages 8+, americangirl.com

 

Marshall’s Transforming City Fire Truck™Marshall’s Transforming City Fire Truck™

An all-new toy from the PAW Patrol Movie. Best suited for the city streets, with two different modes and exciting sounds for added fun. $54.99, age 3+, amazon.com

 

Rainbocorns Fairycorn Surprise
Rainbocorns Fairycorn Surprise

Collect seven new characters, all featuring ten magical surprises. $24.99, ages 3+, target.com

 

Disney Junior Roller-Skating Party Minnie MouseDisney Junior Roller-Skating Party Minnie Mouse

These friends feature matching glittery helmets and can skate side-by-side, spin together, or skate in a conga line. They can even spice up their routine with 360 turns! $39.99, ages 3+, justplayproducts.com

 

Big Horse Show

Features 100+ accessories for hours of play with Sarah and Tori and their Tennessee walking mare and Lusitano stallion. $99.99, ages 5+, amazon.com 

 

PLAYMOBIL Dino Rise T-Rex: Battle of the Giants
PLAYMOBIL Dino Rise T-Rex: Battle of the Giants

Featuring a robot machine on a destructive path. A dino-human team is needed to stop them before it’s too late. $69.99, ages 5-12,  playmobil.us

 

Magic Mixies Magic CauldronMagic Mixies Magic Cauldron

Mix the potion to create real mist, revealing a surprise creature that will respond to touch, lights up, grants wishes and casts endless spells. Kids can continue to create potions using household items. $69.99, ages 5+, moosetoys.com

 

My Fairy Garden® Light Unicorn ParadiseMy Fairy Garden® Light Unicorn Paradise

A charming toadstool house sits beside a sparkly rocky cave for magical fairy fun. Includes a shiny light-up rainbow and a glittery unicorn friend. $29.99, ages 4+, playmonster.com

 

Animal Planet Deep Sea Shark Rescue Submarine
Animal Planet Deep Sea Shark Rescue Submarine

Experience the ultimate underwater sea adventure. But beware of the killer whale and the great white shark, both with jaw-chomping action. Features lights & glow-in-the-dark sea animals. $39.99, ages 3+, target.com

 

Paint & Create Easel Case
Paint & Create Easel Case

A portable, dual-sided, painting studio allowing little artists to create their own masterpieces anywhere. Includes a portable travel art case. $24.99, ages 4+, shop.crayola.com

 

Adora Amazing Girls 18-inch Doll CassidyAdora Amazing Girls 18-inch Doll Cassidy

Enjoy hours of imaginative play with this free-spirited doll who calls Arizona home and likes ot stomp with the rhythm of her favorite country songs. $45.36, ages 6+, amazon.com

 

Magna Tiles Builder 32 Piece SetMagna Tiles Builder 32 Piece Set

Engage in real engineering and construction. Includes light printing of roads, bricks and caution signs to enhance imagination. $49.99, ages 3+, magnatiles.com

 

Geostix® Letter & Construction SetGeostix® Letter & Construction Set

Linking engineering, art and mathematics for unlimited imaginative play. Straight and curved flexible sticks snap together for endless creations. $34.99, ages 3+, amazon.com

 

Purse Pets
Purse Pets

Fabulous interactive pets packed with purse-onality. Respond to touch, really blink and have fun sounds and reactions $24.99, ages 4+, amazon.com

 

Pets Alive Pet Shop SurprisePets Alive Pet Shop Surprise

With Speak & Repeat animal sounds and over 10 surprises inside, these are the perfect new bestie. Six pets to collect. $14.99, ages 3+, target.com

 

Ryan’s World Chef Ryan’s Fridge SurpriseRyan’s World Chef Ryan’s Fridge Surprise

Mini figs, oozes and compounds, a working ice cube dispenser and more. $49.99, ages 3+, justplayproducts.com

 

Spirit Untamed: Swing & Saddle Barn Playset
Spirit Untamed: Swing & Saddle Barn Playset

Inspired by the film Spirit Untamed, this set brings the friendships, bravery and adventure home. $39.99, ages 3+, shop.mattel.com

 

Carry Around Robot TownCarry Around Robot Town

A super-cute robot-shaped carrying case on the outside, an adventure-filled factory of robot pals on the inside. $19.99, ages 3-8, lakeshorelearning.com

 

KidKraft Blue’s Clues & You! Cooking-Up-Clues Play Kitchen
KidKraft Blue’s Clues & You! Cooking-Up-Clues Play Kitchen

Four-sided play with a sink, fridge, snack table, stove and oven. Sized just right for a playful preschooler. $79.00, ages 3+, walmart.com

 

Coding Critters™ MagiCoders
Coding Critters™ MagiCoders

Enchanting creatures teach STEM skills through screen-free storybook coding adventures. The playset and spell book take kids on a journey to decode the magic inside. $54.99, ages 4+, learningresources.com

 

Gabby’s Purrfect Dollhouse
Gabby’s Purrfect Dollhouse

Packed with exciting features and characters, including a dollhouse delivery tower, working Cat-A-Vator, Gabby Girl collectible figure, Pandy Paws figure and furniture for each room. $55.99, ages 3+, target.com

 

On-the-Go Story Pal™

Take story time wherever you go and spark imagination through books, poems, songs and lullabies. $27.99, ages 3-8, shop.leapfrog.com

 

Marble Rush™ Ultimate Set™Marble Rush™ Ultimate Set™

Roll through thrilling stunts and exciting challenges with this 145-piece color-coded building set, which includes a spinning Ferris wheel, thrilling ramps, fast tracks and extreme launchers. $44.99, ages 4+, vtechkids.com

 

Ice Ribbon Twirler
Ice Ribbon Twirler

Sparkly dance accessory perfect for indoor and outdoor play. Use the light up feature to add some magic to your nighttime dance activities. $9.99, ages 6+, kess-co.com

 

Got2Glow Fairy Finder
Got2Glow Fairy Finder

Catch them in your bedroom, in the kitchen, outside, in the dark and even upside down. There’s always a fairy around. $39.99, ages 5+, wowwee.com

 

Smashers Lava Light Up Dino Mega SurpriseSmashers Lava Light Up Dino Mega Surprise

Discover different dinos to build, which then light up and are ready for battle – complete with dino sounds! Over 25 different surprises in each egg. $24.99, ages 4+, zuru.com 

 

Make-A-Fort Build Kit
Make-A-Fort Build Kit

Never hear “I’m bored” again. With this kit, what happens next is totally up to imagination. A maze? A mansion? An igloo? $77.00, ages 4+, makeafort.fun

 

Smart Teddy
Smart Teddy

An innovative toy controlled by parents through a mobile app that can lead your little ones through educational games and activities designed to promote literacy, math and social-emotional learning. $149.95, ages 3-6, smartteddy.store 

 

Just Add SoapJust Add Soap

Make science and art at home easy with supplies you already have. Loaded with at-home experiments and new discoveries. $24.95, ages 8+, griddlygames.com

 

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Discovery #MINDBLOWN Career Play Doctor KitDiscovery #MINDBLOWN Career Play Doctor Kit

Features a wide variety of games, activities and medical-style tools, for real world medical, pretend play fun. $32.50, ages 6+, discoverymindblown.com

 

5 Surprise Toy Mini Brands Mini Toy Store5 Surprise Toy Mini Brands Mini Toy Store

Build, store and display with the ultimate toy store. Includes shelves, accessories and magical extras to build out an extraordinary shopping world. $29.99, ages 4+, zuru.com

 

Count Along Basket & Scanner
Count Along Basket & Scanner

Let’s shop with play food, shopping lists and scanners. Carry the basket or expand into a rolling cart while learning about new food groups, colors, shapes and numbers. $34.99, ages 2+, store.leapfrog.com

 

Bakugan GeoForge DragonoidBakugan GeoForge Dragonoid

Features six exclusive Geogan to build the ultimate Dragonoid. Watch as it pops open from its unique shape into a fierce creature. $39.99, ages 6+, amazon.com

 

Sort & Recycle Ride-On Truck™Sort & Recycle Ride-On Truck™

Do your part to help the earth with this recycling truck made from 90% reclaimed plastic. Beginner recyclers will love hopping on this lean, green recycling machine. $29.84, ages 2-5, walmart.com

 

Snapsies Mix and Match Surprise
Snapsies Mix and Match Surprise 

Offers a whole world of animal characters each with its own distinct personalities, looks and accessories that you can customize in a snap. $9.99, ages 3+, amazon.com

 

Mosaic Photo Frame Craft Kit
Mosaic Photo Frame Craft Kit

Beautiful shimmery colorful mosaic pieces made from mother of pearl shells. Everything kids need to create a unique frame. $15.99, ages 6+, plbfun.com

 

Scribble Scrubbie Ocean Pets Lagoon PlaysetScribble Scrubbie Ocean Pets Lagoon Playset

Use the washable markers to customize the crew: shark, octopus, whale and clownfish pets. $29.99, ages 3+, michaels.com

 

Sketch Pals Doodle BoardSketch Pals Doodle Board

Clipable board characters, perfect for backpacks, lunchboxes or carry-on luggage. With the push of a button, the doodle board instantly clears itself for a new creation. $19.99, ages 4+, myboogieboard.com

 

Choppin’ Fun Learning Pot
Choppin’ Fun Learning Pot

Prepare for a recipe of learning. Chop the food, set the temperature dial and start cooking. $21.99, ages 1-4, shop.leapfrog.com

 

Gift Box Ornament Decorator
Gift Box Ornament Decorator

A DIY craft to embrace the holiday season, allowing kids to make hand-decorated ornaments for the tree. $27.99, ages 4+, eggmazing.com

 

STEAM Paper Butterflies Science KitSTEAM Paper Butterflies Science Kit

Create beautiful paper butterflies that explode with color while learning about capillary action. Use colorful inks to create one-of-a-kind masterpieces. $22.99, ages 7+, amazon.com

 

PIXTERPIXTER

Unleash your inner artist. Select an image and the electronic drawing coach will show you how to draw step-by-step, one line at a time. $19.99, ages 6+, pixtertoy.com

 

Mindful Animals Calming Activity CardsMindful Animals Calming Activity Cards

Pause and destress with 50 animal-themed mindfulness and relaxation techniques for kids. Help calm and soothe after a busy day or even in the middle of one. $12, ages 4+, petitcollage.com

 

Squishmallow Food SquadSquishmallow Food Squad

Are you a foodie? This toy features everything from appetizers to cheeseburgers to desserts. A squad member of carry out food for everyone. $19.99, all ages, squishmallows.com

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