Are you ready for the biggest shopping season of the year? Thanksgiving is less than 2 weeks away, which means Black Friday is nearing too! Get ready for the holiday frenzy with this list of hot toys for kids. I’ve collected some of the best toys of the year in this gift round-up. Whether you’re shopping for a preschooler or teenager, I have you covered with this ultimate list of toy favorites.
Hot Toys for Kids
This is a partnered post. All opinions are my own.
Hot Toys Gift Round-Up
For the Preschooler:
This foldable tent from Discovery Kids is the perfect addition to a playroom, or outside patio. Let your little one’s imagination run wild with this fun tent for kids! The sturdy design is made of durable canvas with real wood poles for stability and an authentic feel
It’s available in a variety of patterns and colors, and priced at less than $50! Find it at Toys R Us, Belk, Kohl’s and Amazon.com.
As seen on Shark Tank, FunBites creates bite-sized food kids can’t resist! Each 2-piece set includes a food cutter and matching top to “pop-out” the fun-shaped bite-size pieces. Use FunBites on sandwiches, deli, pancakes, fruit and more! Your kids will love seeing some of their favorite characters from Minions and Paw Patrol too. We absolutely LOVE these food cutters!
Find them at Walmart, Target, Bed Bath & Beyond and Amazon.com.
Blaze and the Monster Machines and Paw Patrol are popular shows your kids love. Choose from the “Blaze And The Monster Machines: Fired Up!” DVD and A Blaze (Red Monster Truck) gift pack, or “Paw Patrol” DVD with Paw Patrol puppy.
Vtech Bizzy the Mix & Move Bot is one of VTech’s newest toys! Bizzy is ready to sing, dance and learn with your child! This happy bot will challenge your child with more than 120 questions, responses and sing-along songs. Role play, imaginative play, cause and effect, musical creativity, and auditory stimulation are all listed on the box, and that is exactly what this toy provides! I would encourage any parent, or caregiver, with children ages 2-5 years old to get this fun toy.
Find Bizzy the Mix & Move Bot at Walmart, Kmart, Target and Amazon.com!
For the Elementary Aged Kid:
Do your kids love to sing and dance? Don’t miss this hot new CD from Kidz Bop! Kidz Bop 33 includes today’s biggest songs like “Can’t Stop the Feeling!,” “Rise,” and “Lost Boy.” Kidz Bop has always been a huge hit in our house. The boys love collecting the latest CD’s.
Shop at KidzBopShop and Amazon.com.
Nabi, a Mattel brand, has some of the coolest gadgets of the year! For your young athlete, pick up this 2-pack of nabi Compete bands – make fitness fun and engaging for kids through gamification, social features, and rewards. Kids will learn concepts of calorie burning and distance through food and exploration challenges.
Find Compete Bands at Target, Toys R Us and Amazon.com.
Is your little one a BIG fan of American Girl? Well you’re in luck! For the first time ever an American Girl tablet has been released. The 7” Tablet Powered by Nabi includes 70 videos, apps, and games featuring American Girl characters. The tablet comes with a berry colored bumper and has American Girl specific sound effects that will surprise and delight kids as they explore their tablet.
Find the American Girl tablet, along with Barbie and Hot Wheels tablets at Toys R Us and Amazon.com.
DinoTrux is based on Chris Gall’s children’s books, the comedy action-adventure series is set in the prehistoric “Mechazoic Era” and centers around the unlikely friendship between Ty Rux, a massive Tyrannosaurus Trux, and Revvit, a tiny razor-sharp Reptool. The two form a unique team and build a community that survives earthquakes, volcanoes, and dangerous creatures — led by D-Structs, the most feared trux of all. See the show on Netflix!
Get ready for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story with these fun model kits! The three newest plastic model kits deliver hyper-realistic replicas of each vehicle that also include moving parts, interior lights, and battle action sounds that bring each model to life. The parts permanently snap together with no need for glue, paint or tools. Choose from the Build & Play Rebel U-wing Fighter, Imperial Star Destroyer, or Imperial AT-ACT™ Cargo Walker.
Find these new Star Wars model kits at Toys R Us, Target, Hobby Lobby stores and Amazon.com.
Animal lovers and skilled readers will LOVE this Animal Planet Animal Atlas. It’s filled with beautiful photos and information galore about some of the coolest animals on the planet. Meet fierce snow leopards in the Tibetan mountains, giant helicopter damselflies in the rain forests of Central America, majestic eagles in the temperate forests of North America, and hundreds more fascinating creatures.
Find it wherever books are sold, and at Amazon.com.
Know someone who loves STEM activities? Check out this cool Dual Microscope for kids! Geared towards ages 8-15, the National Geographic Dual Microscope kit includes over 50 accessories and is the perfect introduction to microscopes. The high-quality scope features upgraded glass optics and high powered lights – illuminating slides from below or 3D objects from above. This 2-in-1 microscope does it all, serving the same functions as 2 traditional microscopes. With this kit, your child will learn how to conduct experiments, distinguish a variety cell types, and so much more!
Find it at Amazon.com.
For your Teen:
Integrated smart auto-orientation and stabilization technology makes this National Geographic Quadcopter Drone incredibly easy to fly! It’s the perfect gift for younger pilots. The box includes the Quadcopter Drone, propeller guards, rechargeable LiPo battery, controller, landing gear and more. Kids young and old will enjoy watching this fly.
Find the Quadcopter Drone at Amazon.com.
Find the coolest ping pong tables at Killerspin! We own the Mini and MyT Street Edition tables and enjoy building our skills with these fun table tennis tables. The Mini is a portable table that allows us to take it to friends, tailgates and much more. Both tables can be easily folded for storage and easy access to play. We can’t say enough good things about Killerspin ping pong tables.
Shop on their site or at Amazon.com.
For the movie lover:
Finding Dory was a huge blockbuster hit. Viewers can watch Dory’s hilarious and heartwarming quest to find her family and continue the underwater adventure with hours of immersive bonus features.
Available on 11/15 – pre-order your copy today at Amazon.com.
This newest masterpiece, Kubo and the Two Strings, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment is another summer favorite. About the film: Young Kubo mesmerizes the people in his village with his magical gift for spinning fantastical tales. When he accidentally summons an evil spirit seeking vengeance, Kubo journeys on an action-packed quest to solve the mystery of his fallen samurai father, discover his own magical powers, and reunite his family.
Available on 11/22, pre-order your copy at Amazon.com.
I’ll be adding to this list as I find more of this year’s hot toys, so stay tuned!
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