Crazy Cuddly Wolf Toddler Gifts

Who’s afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

Love the big bad wolf? Want some kids toys with personality? The old classic of Little Red Riding Hood is totally revamped with this quirky new line of toys called Crazy Cuddly Wolf. The line features bright patterns, funky designs & in general uber cute baby gear. What toddler wouldn’t adore this cute toys?

These are perfect toys to go with the book & will make story time even more fun. Whether you’re getting a snazzy wolf backpack or a wooden pull behind toy these delightful Crazy Cuddly Wolf items will make your toddlers day!


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P’kolino Book Buggees

P'kolino Book BuggeesLooking for a little mobile organization? These fun P’kolino Book Buggee wooden pull alongs are great for dragging around kids favorite toys & even acts as storage in their room! They’re made by P’kolino so you know the quality is as amazing as the design.

The P’kolino Book Buggee is a fantastically fun way to make books a part of your child’s everyday play. This fun-loving friend helps introduce and develop a playful bond with books through the self-directed acts of selecting, loading and pulling books and other treasures. This incorporation of books into play helps nurture a child’s love for books.


  • A fun way to make books part of every day
  • Ergonomically designed for easy use
  • The “v” shaped book holders are wider at the top for easy loading and unloading and narrow at the bottom to hold the book in place
  • Meets or exceeds all US, EU and Canadian safety standards




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Fisher-Price Imaginext DC Super Friends Batcave Set

DC Super Friends BatcaveIf your kids even remotely like batman then this Imaginext DC Super Friends Batcave set will be a huge hit. It’s super interactive & has tons of moving parts that the kids can fiddle with, plus it comes with both Batman & Robin so the kids can play with it right out of the box, Mine simply adore this set! They also have several of the superman toys & another play set to make for some interesting mashups! There are 43 possible accessories, characters, vehicles or play sets that could be mixed in here. It’s definitely worth getting a few of the vehicles & a bunch of the figures to full out the theme. Options include Mr.Freeze, green Lantern, Superman, Joker, The Penguin, The Riddler, Wonder Woman, Lex Luthor & more. Surely you can find the perfect bad guys to mix in with the super heroes!

DC Super Friends Batcave SetIf you have boys that are between 3 & 9 then this set is going to be perfect for them! It’s made by Fisher Price so you know it’s designed for rough kids. So far ours has lasted for 2 years under heavy boy play & everything still works. The figures fit right into the play set to make groovy things happen throughout the Batcave. The Imaginext DC Super Friends Batcave comes with a Bat cycle that the figures will fit on & there is even a rocket launcher that really shoots! The jail can be open with the push of a button & you can suit up Batman in the flight suit! The set pops out of the box ready to play & is very well designed.

DC Super Friends Batcave ToyThere’s also an app that you can use with the set to watch a short video & play 2 games…but personally I like that this toy is low tech & kids have to actually think in order to play with it.

Get Your Imaginext DC Super Friends Batcave Here!

K’NEX Mario Kart Nintendo Wii Building Sets

Looking for a great building set? If your kids are die-hard Mario cart junkies then these building sets are perfect for getting them unplugged & creative! The kits can all be mixed together & it’s great for adding on to an existing set to make it huge! These kits are designed for kids ages 8 -15…unless you plan on helping younger kids (which is also fun) you should stick to that age bracket.

Nintendo Mario Circuit Ultimate Building Set

Nintendo Mario Circuit Ultimate Building Set

If you looking to get your kids a fun interactive building set with a Nintendo twist this is by far the coolest one. It’s a great starter set if

you want to get them going on K’NEX Mario Cart…it features fun obstacles including a moving chain chomp, piranha plant that slides, goombas with swinging action & 2 super fast Mario karts! There are 665 pieces to this set & it

It’s for kids age 6 & up…however until about age 8 kiddos may need a little help with assembly. If your kids already have K’NEX then all those parts will also work with this set….which it awesome!

K’NEX Nintendo Mario Kart Wii Mario and Diddy Kong Fire Challenge Building Set

K'NEX Nintendo Mario Kart Wii Mario and Diddy Kong Fire Challenge Building Set

This fun set includes a Diddy Kong Racer, & a Mario Racer with a jump, two swinging balls of fire & a fabulous cog of fire that rotates just like in the game! This is a smaller set with 234 pieces & it’s great as a starter or add-on set!

Nintendo Mario Kart Wii Track Pack

Nintendo Mario Kart Wii Track PackDo you kids already have a set? Then you need more track! Kids can literally never have enough track to make those elaborate projects that are in their heads. Might as well get the extra pieces they crave now…then they can build til their heads explode! This set includes 24 track pieces, a Mario figure & a gold trophy.


Nintendo Warios Penguin Jump Building Set

Nintendo Warios Penguin Jump Building SetThis is an add on set for any of the Mario Kart racing tracks, If you don’t already have a set Don’t get this item first! You get a new racer featuring Wario in a yellow Kart with an evil purple penguin ready to knock your racer off the track. It comes with 70 pieces & includes two extras collectables…a Blooper & a banana.

Nintendo Toads Side-Stepper Challenge Building Set

Nintendo Toads Side-Stepper Challenge Building SetThis is a fun add-on set that works with any of the other Mario Kart Kits, you get a toad figure with a blue Kart. There is a side stepping crab that jumps in the way, a palm tree & two collectible items…a Shell & a Star. This set is great for enhancing your kids earlier K’NEX building Kits!


Mario and Bowsers Ice Race Building Set

Mario and Bowsers Ice Race Building SetAhh… level 3 & the evil sliding penguins! This kit includes blue & white “ice” track, a jump in the track, 2 Karts…Mario in red & Bowser in green/yellow. Throw in the crazy snowboarder & penguins shooting at you & this set is great for interactive play! It includes 182 pieces & will give your kids hours of building fun…once their done just tear it down & build something else!

Mario & Yoshi vs Stone Bowser Building Set

Mario & Yoshi vs Stone Bowser Building SetNo kid could resist the coolness of this set! it features a giant fire-ball shooting Bowser Head! It’s a larger set so it have 2 karts (Yoshi & Mario) plus 30 pieces of track to make a pretty large loop. The kit includes 340 K’NEX Pieces so the kids can spend the day building the track then actually get to race on it! How fun is that?



Nintendo Bowser’s Castle: Mario and Luigi at the Starting Line Building Set

Nintendo Bowser's Castle Mario and Luigi at the Starting Line Building SetWe have this kit…it’s nice but I would say that this is an add on set as well, the track is just a little too short to be the main drag. However the Chompers & starting gate are Great features to have so it’s definitely worth having as part of a larger collection. As with all of these I would suggest kids ages 8 & up…or 6 & up with a bigger kid or adult helping set it up.


Nintendo Mario Circuit: Mario vs The Goombas Building Set

Nintendo Mario Circuit Mario vs The Goombas Building SetThis is an add on set, it works with any existing larger kit. This fun Kit features swinging Goombas, a new Mario Kart & a zig zag track that your car can zip thru….this one is Great & a must have! My kids voted this as the favorite add-on set.




Nintendo Mario versus Chain Chomp Building Set

Nintendo Mario versus Chain Chomp Building SetOk, for an add on set this is Fabulous! I love that you can literally punch a car off the track with this chomper on a chain. It’s Classic Mario & comes with 6 pieces of track, Kart & 2 little bonus pieces to collect. Your kids won’t be disappointed in this one!

Wii KNEX Building Set #38468 Mario vs Piranha Plant

Wii KNEX Building Set #38468 Mario vs Piranha PlantIf you looking for an add on set with bite then this one will be perfect! It features a yellow track with Mario Kart, & chomping Piranha plant…who doesn’t hate those? It building kit works perfectly with any & all the other sets & you kids will love adding to their collection!



Mario Kart Wii Mario and Donkey Kong Circuit Start Line Building Set

Mario Kart Wii Mario and Donkey Kong Circuit Start Line Building SetLove Mario & Donkey Kong? Not a problem! Now they can race head to head in this fun building toy that will give your kids hours or entertainment! it’s great for getting them unplugged & playing with toys again.


Mario Kart Wii KNEX Exclusive Building Set #38470 Mario vs Delfino Oak Tree

Mario Kart Wii KNEX Exclusive Building Set #38470 Mario vs Delfino Oak TreeThis fab add on set features a tricky tree that’s out to get the whole gang! It includes 139 parts to build the kit & step by step instructions to help design your new toy.






K’NEX Nintendo Mario Kart 7 Piranha Plant Slide Track Set

K'NEX Nintendo Mario Kart 7 Piranha Plant Slide Track SetThis full set has over 200 parts & is perfect for an add-on or as a total set. It comes with all the parts to build this spiffy kart, Plus the Goomba and Piranha Plant track obstacles. Hooks multiple sets together to make one giant one…heck you can use Any K’nex pieces with these!


So have a blast & make a mega set just like ours!

Mario Kart Meg Set

Christmas-opoly Monopoly Style Board Game

Christmas-opolyIt’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Put your lights up, get all the presents wrapped, gather family & friends, then pop the top off Christmas-opoly! To play, collect Christmas properties, increase your property value by buying presents and trading them in for a Christmas tree. It’s all fun and games until someone blows a fuse, gets snowed in, or gets sent to “Naughty” and is out of the game for three turns! Watch out kids, You may be run over by a rogue reindeer! Be nice or you will surely end up with a giant lump of coal. But whatever happens…you better not pout.

Christmas-opolyThis game is stocking stuffing fun! Perfect for a Christmas party or get together, it features traditional monopoly play with a twist…you could end up on the naughty list to miss your turn in, or a nice lump of coal & it fabulous Christmas themed pieces which include a sleigh, stocking, scrooge, teddy bear, toy train, and Rudolph.


Bug-Opoly Insect Monopoly Board Game

Bug-Opoly Insect Monopoly Board GameLooking for a fun party game? Something different for family game night? Bug-Opoly is not only fun, it’s based on the old classic Monopoly. Your guests will love the custom insect themed playing pieces, ridiculous creepy bug trivia & best of all it’s just Fun! This game is recommended for 2-6 players.

Bug-Opoly Monopoly Board Game



This game is a creepy crawly delight! Perfect for bug enthusiasts, it features traditional monopoly play with a twist…bug facts, get stuck in Bug Off to miss your turn in & funky bug themed pieces which include a grasshopper, fly, snail, ladybug, dragonfly, and ant.

Get your very own Bug-Opoly Here!

Kids Picnic Tables

The weather is warm & you want to keep the kids outside & running in circles as long as possible! There are literally hundreds of kids picnic tables on the market…but you are only going to see the top 4 here. I’m all about quality!

My top pick is the KidKraft Outdoor Table & Chair Set with Navy Cushions

KidKraft Outdoor Table & Chair Set with Navy CushionsI have this one & can assure you the quality of this kids picnic table is as good as my adult set. It comes with an umbrella which is a huge deal for us & padded cushions for the seats. The seats aren’t attached to the table & it makes things easier for littles to get on the benches.

This one is ideal for kids 7-ish and under because it’s literally pint-sized. However I have sat at the table…I just feel like a giant!

It’s very sturdy & after 2 years & 5 boys worth of use it still looks brand new (some kind of miracle!). You’re looking at a 30-45 minutes assembly depending on how handy you are. The directions are great & easy to follow.



Next up is the Step2 Naturally Playful Picnic Table with Umbrella

Step2 Naturally Playful Picnic Table with UmbrellaMy daycare has this one & it’s pretty roomy…you can fit 6 little butts on those benches! This one is a little more simple, it features an umbrella & plastic all connected together type design. Because of the material it’s super easy to clean & will work inside or out. Once assembled it measures 20 1/2″H x 43″W x 41″D.

If you do lots of outdoor crafts or your kids are into making mud pies this is the table for you. A hose & scrub brush will remove just about any filth your kids can create. The directions are easy to follow & assembly on this table is super fast.


Option 3 as voted by a friend of mine the Little Tikes Easy Store Picnic Table with Umbrella

Little Tikes Easy Store Picnic Table with UmbrellaOk, so you can’t ever go wrong with Little Tikes, their stuff always fades out & the kids are off to prom way before it breaks!

This one has some cool features. it folds flat to store…that’s right you can fold this thing up for a road trip or to hide in the closet during winter. It seats up to 6 little people at a time & of course has a swanky removable umbrella. The table top has 2 cup holders & a fabulous condiment/crayon tray. Age range on this picnic table is 2-8 years old. According to my friend the umbrella that comes with it is amazing & stand up to real storms…plus keeps the sun off her kids while they eat.

Also Little Tikes makes a smaller Jr size…that table is really small & your kid will outgrow it very fast…so skip that one & go straight to the toddler/small kid version shown.

We also have a vote in for the Little Tikes Fold ‘n Store Picnic Table with Market Umbrella

Little Tikes Fold 'n Store Picnic Table with Market UmbrellaIf your kids are social butterflies and have a gaggle of tiny friends this is the table for you! This kids picnic tables seats 6-8 littles at a time, making it perfect for large families or visiting relatives. It comes with a large umbrella & when not in use this cool picnic table just folds flay & can be hung on the wall or stuffed into a closet. It also makes a trip to the beach super easy!

Little Tikes Fold 'n Store Picnic TableIt’s made by Little Tikes so you know it will last for years of hard abuse by the kids. Once assembled you won’t need any tools to fold it flat. Directions are pretty straight forward but plan on at least an hour to assemble.


KidKraft Mega Ramp Race Car Set


KidKraft Mega Ramp Racing SetLooking for a great play set for the kids? The KidKraft Mega Ramp Racing Set is full of heart pumping racing action! With a house full of kids I’m huge on play sets like this, Since they are So large you just need one of two good themed mega sets to give your kids hours of playtime. This one features a wooden design with little wooden brightly painted cars, trucks and even a gas pump. The beauty of a set like this is the size & quality. They can race cars down the ramp and it even has a “wicked jump at the end” (per my kids). Hot Wheels or matchbox cars also work with this set & apparently it’s the perfect size to play out all kinds of action hero sagas as well. I saw some ninja turtles using the ramp as a slide last week.
KidKraft Mega Ramp Racing Set JumpIt has some cool features like a working elevator, gas station, car wash, helicopter pad & of course two separate ramps. It’s perfect for toddler 3 and up but even the tweens will race cars on this so it’s a great long lasting toy. We actually have 2 different play sets like this on the old train table with the entire train set that wraps around. They don’t seem to care what toys actually came with this set…everything is part of playtime!
You can actually race on the largest ramp with a special launch pad that kids lower to let the cars go, guaranteeing that they take off at the same time. The car wash has moving car cleaning action and the traffic lights signal the beginning of the race. All in all this is one awesome toy!

KidKraft Mega Ramp Racing Set Specs-
KidKraft Mega Ramp Racing Set Detail

  • Includes standard traffic lights green, yellow and red  that help countdown to the beginning of race time!
  • Gliding elevator takes passengers & cars to the top of the parking garage
  • Three-level “Mega Ramp” with launch pad for racing cars against one another
  • Three-level spiral ramp
  • Helicopter and helipad
  • Dimensions: 29.53″ L x 14.96″ W x 4.92″ H

DIY How to Make a Kids Play Tent

Kids love being creative & play tents are Awesome for pretend play! Whether you are looking for a simple no sew solution or a full on crafty project you can find some cool ideas that you & the kids can build together. We have a bunch of different options that can be indoors, outdoors or even as a permanent part of your kids room or play space. Personally I love the tipis but with a house full of boys you tend to lean with the crowd!

Get the kids off the couch & away from the TV with these creative projects the whole family can get involved with!

Are you ready to get started? Go find the kids & pick a project!


Make a Reading Teepee!

Make a Reading Teepee!I really like the idea of this for older kids. the design look pretty fantastic & it’s nice to make something for the bigger kids every now & then. You can make this of inside the house in a quiet area or even in the backyard for their own sanctuary. Kids love their own space & it will get them away from the TV!

There a fun DIY tutorial on the link below, plan on a couple of hours & make the kids help a little. it will be a blast! You can go nuts with the material so it can match any kids space or style, personality. I adore the crazy patterns like chevron or polka dots….but you pick what you like!

Get the Directions Here


Make Your Kid Their Very Own Play Teepee!

Make Your Kid Their Very Own Play Teepee!This adorable play tent will need a bit of sewing, nothing fancy just straight lines! The total cost for parts is about $20 (unless you scavenge around the house for old stuff), Making this project much cheaper than store-bought variety. Per the directions it will take about 3-4 hours to build this.

Depending on what sheets you use this can go for either gender & be pretty customized. We have one similar to this that stays up all the time downstairs so the kids always have access to it. It’s a bit big for their rooms (we have double occupancy around here) but if you only had one kiddo per room you might find it more doable for your family.

Get the directions here!

DIY Girly Play Nook

DIY Girls Play NookIt’s Fabulous!

If you have girly girls then this is one of those things they will flat-out adore! It is a no sew project & the hardest part is installing the bar on the ceiling. This will be a permanent install so you will need to find a groovy corner in the kids room or play room before getting started.

This one requires lots of imagination & can really be decked out to match your kids personal style & taste. Go with solid colors, a fun theme or an eclectic mess! You’ll want the kids in on this project because they get to pick out the parts. I also recommend some white twinkle lights or theme light strands to help create this relaxation nook.

Get the Directions Here!

Two Little Hooligans Play Tent

Two Little Hooligans Play TentThis is a fun canopy tent that can be easily move around so on nice days to can take it outside for the kids. You could also mount this permanently in your kids space. If you live in an area with nicer weather you could leave this out in a special spot in the yard all summer. It doesn’t take up much room & looks adorable.

You will need to do some sewing for this design. The design is flexible since you are using sheets so make a boy theme is as simple as buying different sheets. I’m sure most of us have all these parts lying around the house being unused…so go dig up some stuff before heading to the store. DYI projects are always better when they are almost free!

Get the Directions Here!

No Sew Kids Play Tent!

No Sew Kids Play Tent!This one is not only simple it’s flipping adorable!

Much of this project is going to be spent decorating your kids new tent. Plan on the kids getting really involved with this, use lots of bright colors & if you can have someone handy with a camera because this is going to be messy & fun! Defiantly a project for the old scrapbook. You’ll need acrylic paint, felt or fabric markers to trick out the tent.

Get the directions here!


DIY Fort Kit Gift!

DIY Fort Kit Gift!Make one for their friends too!

This isn’t really much of a thing for you to build, this is a thing to give as a gift! It’s full directions on how to make a kits DIY fort kit for about $13. It’s perfect for any kid & of course you can be creative & go with either gender on this project. Action heroes or My little pony…just find the right sheets to match the theme you want!

Basically the kit comes with everything a kid will need to make their own fort & use lots of imagination. This is definitely on my must do list for the next kids party I go to!

Get the Directions Here!

Create a Custom Bed Tent!

canopy-bed-tentOk, this one is so easy it would be a shame not to try it! All you basically need is a couple of window panels & an embroidery hoop (there are a few more little parts too)! This could easily go around the bed or even make a reading nook with a chair inside it. No kid will be able to resist the cuteness of this fun craft project!

No sewing needed on this one & the skill level is super easy. The kids will have fun helping on this project. you should be able to do the entire thing in an hour.

Get the directions here!




Kids Reading or Play Tent

Kids Reading or Play TentThis fun project takes about an hour & can be made for less than $20. I assure you the kids will get plenty of happiness out of this project. The site features a full PDF of the instructions so you will be able to get going pretty quickly.

This will be something you keep up all the time in the kids room, it’s really a cute idea! However if you just want to break it out for special days them it can fold up easily & be stored under a bed. Either way it’s adorable.

Get the directions here!



DIY Clothesline Play Tent

DIY Clothesline Play TentThis is the ideal solution for those parents like me that simple gets tired of the house looking like a war zone. This super witty mom installed a retractable clothes line in her kids play room & when they need a fort fix she can just toss in some sheets!

She went thru lots of trial & error so be sure to check out her directions before heading to the store.

Get Directions Here

Girl’s Dreamy Teepee

Girl's Dreamy TeepeeThis could be the most adorable frilly girls tent I have ever seen…infinity. First the possibilities on the colors are endless & second OMG it’s so fluffy! You will definitely want to keep this inside most of the time & frankly I don’t see how you could not leave it out in the room all the time. It’s just so fabulous.

As you can imagine this is a sewing project & it’s going to take some time. This is totally worth every second of effort & beyond cute!

Get the Directions Right Here!

Simple Play Tents

DIY Simple Play TentsKids aren’t that picky…at least not when it comes to tents! This swanky little tent is great as it is or can have a sheet tossed over it. Just find some fabulous material & your well on your way to parent of the year! (yeah, play tents are really that cool.)

This is a sewing project so you should plan on a bit of effort…but it’s a pretty quick project.

Get Directions Here!

DIY Classic A Frame Play Tent

DIY A Frame TentThis cute little play tent is perfect for smaller kids, you can make an entire little set up in there!

The design is pretty simple & it’s fairly easy to make. You just need some fabric & wood for this project. This one can go for either boys or girls, if you have both then go neutral on the color scheme.

Get Directions Here


PVC Mega Fort

PVC Mega FortThis is one of those projects that you can either do simple or go all out & sew up the “tent” to make it look super finished.

The basic materials cost about $25. This tent will be great for active kids that are often running around. You could also leave the PVC base outside & just take the tent skins out on nice days. Skys the limit on this fun design.

FYI if you are going to be sewing this then buy some mesh & sew in some windows, kids gotta have windows!

Get Directions Here

No Sew Kids Teepee

No Sew Kids TeepeeNeed a super simple kid play tent? Want something fabulous on a tight budget? This is the perfect DIY project for you & the kids, it’s simple, cheap & looks amazing!

You can make this spiffy little nook for under $30 & it’s no sew! This is the perfect solution to wanting great design & being on a budget. The end result is simply adorable. Swap the colors out to make a boys version!

Get Directions Here!




DIY Drop Cloth Play Tent

DIY Drop Cloth Play TentEven Lowe’s is getting in on this tent building craze! You can not only find these free directions handy but they also have a complete part list with all the proper part names…always good when going to the store!

This is a fairly simple design that will fold totally flat when the kids aren’t playing with it. But be a little creative & get some paint on that drop cloth!

Get the directions Here


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Parking Pal Car Magnets For Kids

Parking Pal Car Magnets For KidsLet’s see those hands!

Looking for a fabulously cool way to keep your kids safe & keep them happy? These Parking Pals are perfect for anyone with kids, grandkids or even daycare’s! The idea is simple, just slap this one of these magnets of the car & direct the kids to keep their hand on that spot. It’s easy, fun & will make it safe to load kids, stuff or them into the car.
Are you little monsters causing all kinds of trouble in parking lots? Then a spiffy Monster, or butterfly magnet will help rein in those pesky kids. Add this spot to the side of your car & you’ll know where everyone is.

These come in several styles choose from a Monster, Butterflies, Letters, Numbers, Flowers, Fish, or Dinosaurs.

Parking PalsThese awesome magnets help kids understand the dangers of parking lots & keeps them safe at the same time. The perfect gift for Anyone with kids, it’s not super pricey & could save a life!

  • Protects children from moving traffic
  • Visually directs children to stand near parked vehicle
  • Teaches children responsibility
  • Gives parents time to load or unload vehicle
  • Size: 5.75″ diameter


Perplexus Rookie Puzzle Ball

Rookie Puzzle BallLooking for a fun toy that doesn’t need cables or plugs? Something that will engage the kids And adults? This groovy Perplexus Rookie Puzzle Ball will do the trick! This particular one is the rookie or starter ball…which is ideal for younger kids or someone new to this toy. They also have an Original, Twist & Epic. Perplexus is a house favorite around here…We have them all except the new Twist which is on this years holiday list. They are proudly displayed in my living room.

Perplexus Rookie Puzzle Ball TubeI have 3 teens & they get bored of puzzles in record time…2 of them can rip thru a Rubik cube in minutes. So clearly I needed to step up the game last year…I got this ball the Epic & the original for the kids. They were totally annoyed, frustrated & yet they couldn’t set it down. They spent hours trying to beat this ridiculous puzzle….then they called friends over & tortured them with it. I’m not sure I’ve seen them play with anything that long that wasn’t attached to the Xbox!

So the basic idea of this Rookie puzzle is you have to twist & turn the ball to get the loose marble to run thru the maze. It sounds easy…I assure you it’s a challenge!Kids ages 4 & up have played this at my house with zero problems. It has no loose parts so it’s good for the car or as a thing to take to dinner to keep the kids busy.Because of how this works it helps with hand eye coordination, motor skills & honestly it’s nice to see a toy that challenges their brain.

Perplexus Rookie Puzzle BallsIt’s also not just for kids, every single person that has seen the ball picks it up & plays with it. Making this one of those fun everybody gifts!

Three Stooges Mr. Potato Head Set

Mr-Potato-Head-The-Three-Stooges_15443-lWhat could be more iconic than a Three Stooges Mr. Potato Head Set? Most of my childhood memories revolve around watching endless hours of the Three Stooges…and then making the stupid noises, obnoxious sayings & of course trying to beat the snot out of each other just like the Stooges did in the show. Ahhh, memories…good thing we didn’t have access to pies or giant wooden mallets! Somehow my cousins & I all managed to not be sociopaths or serial killers…which is always good thing. I have always fondly remembered the Stooges The role they played in my life at 10pm every Saturday.

Mr-Potato-Head-The-Three-Stooges_15444-lSo you can imagine my delight in finding they the made Stooges into these hilarious potato heads! Even better they used curly & not Shemp…that would have been a disaster. Each Stooge stands 6″tall & comes with the classic accoutrements including a mallet, wrench & the beloved pie. Moe is of course in the eye poke stance & curly is ready for the block. They are designed for anyone age 2 & up plus all the parts can be mix up to make one crazy Stooge!

Mr-Potato-Head-The-Three-Stooges_15445-lThese are great for younger kids that love the show or die hard collectors that want to display their collection on a shelf or in their office. The set of 3 comes in a snazzy display box but I recommend taking them out so you can play with them. Life is too short to keep awesome toys trapped in boxes, plus how could you enjoy them? So break out your wallets & get yourself or someone you love the gift of Stooge!

Minions Fart Blaster Toy Gun

Despicable Me 2 Fart Blaster A Despicable Minion GadgetOk, I admit it, I love the minions & all the obnoxiousness that comes with them…weird language, obsessions with food & of course their favorite weapon, a fart gun. I pretty much loved both movies but the kids in the theater gagging with laughter over the fart gun scenes were hilarious.

Now mind you I am a grown adult, well beyond the fart joke years…until I saw this gem at the store. I was minding my business checking out the new minion toys (because I am really obsessed with them) & then my eyes locked on a strange but silly looking weapon. I stopped, daintily picked it up, read the box, flipped it back over & pulled the trigger…then I laughed like an idiot…then laughed some more , & obsessively pulled the trigger while trying to come up with some conceivable logic for purchasing this gun. After all it’s not a cheap toy…but after a full ten minutes of playing with this fart gun it occurred to me that it’s just to good to pass up, I work hard & dang it I deserve nice things, even if that means a weird fart gun. I mean how much stupid junk have I bought the kids over the years? Surely it’s my turn!?

Fart Blaster DeluxeSo yes I am a 36 year old woman with a fart gun in my office, it lights up & makes me happy, so there. I’m not sure if there is an evil minion support group but I would definitely bring the gun with me if there was. No when dealing with the fart gun market you should know you have options. The standard Minion Fart Blaster or the Deluxe Despicable Me 2 Banana Scented Fart Gun, This one is bigger and makes a fabulous farting minion banana aroma. Which kinda makes it more funny.


Oh FYI kids seem to really love this toy as well!

Girl’s Playhouse Pink Princess Castle Play Tent

Pink Princess Castle Fairy House Kids Play TentTired of the kids being attached to electronics? Get them a Pink Princess Castle Play Tent that will let their imagination run wild! It’s a known fact that all kids love play tents & forts so why not get them the coolest pink princess castle in all the land!? It’s great for rainy days inside or just leave it up all the time as part of your princesses decor.

This durable tent is made just for kids so it’s nice & sturdy for years of hard kid play. It’s geared for kids age 3 & up but I don’t see any small parts so with younger kids playing in it make sure they are supervised…I would think climbing would be the only issue.

It features a two tone pink design that girls will adore, with small hearts & stars covering the bottom half of the tent. it comes with a floor so it’s Ok to take outside on nice days (I wouldn’t leave it outside permanently), it sets up in about 2 minutes & easily pops apart to store…it even comes with a carrying case to store it in. It has a front door/flap that can be closed with Velcro and two back “windows” to look out of.

Princess Castle Fairy House Kids Play TentThese are great to have around the house for grand kids, or other family with little takes up very little storage space when not in use & small kids LOVE to camp in this thing. We have the circus tent version & the kids like to set it up for movie night & watch from inside the tent like they are at the drive in…it’s hilarious.


MarbleWorks Starter Set by Discovery Toys

MarbleWorks Starter Set by Discovery ToysLooking for a fun interactive building set for your kids…and you? Marble runs are a fun way to unplug & actually play with a toy. This particular one is the toughest on the market (as tested by my pack of boys), We’ve had a few fatalities with other brands. It’s built for kids so it’s very sturdy…which is a super important feature…and easy for kids to build on their own. Even with lots of use ours has lasted for at least 3 years without a single piece broken…lost marbles seems to be the only for us & user error can hardly count against this toy!

MarbleWorks Starter Sets by Discovery ToysThis Marbleworks Starter Set is perfect for a anyone that wants to play with marbles & comes with lots of pieces (46 to be exact). The age bracket on this kit is ages five & up but younger kids like 3-4 love it… although you will have to put it together for them & make sure they don’t try to eat it. The starter set features bright purple, blue & yellow colors & can be mix with any other MarbleWorks sets.

The basic idea is to connect tubes, bases & chutes together in different ways to race your marbles down. Kids can learn the laws of gravity & critical thinking to get that marble where they want it to go. It’s great for a family toy & I highly recommend getting more than one kit, the Marbleworks Deluxe is a good choice or simply get 2 starter sets…they are kinda like Legos, more pieces are just better no matter what the pieces really are.. Or if your kids already like this get some of the extras like the Wild Ride or the Crank it Up! There are tons of options & millions of possibilities with a set like this. The kid will have a blast and you will have a great unplugged toy for rainy days.

Teddy Needs a Bath Laundry Bag

Teddy Needs a Bath Laundry BagDo you have kids? Are their toys…well, disgusting? Teddy Needs a Bath Laundry Bag is perfect for you then! it makes cleaning toys fun (seriously) & helps de-funk your house a bit.

This adorable product teaches kids (and adults) that their favorite plush toys need a bath too. It’s great for new parents, grandparents or Any parent. You can get a Teddy Gets a Bath Book (seen below) that has a fun story about keeping teddy clean & gets them excited about washing & even drying their buddies. You can also get the larger version of this bag for bunches of plushies or just one large one…and finally they offer a Cotton Candy Dryer Sheet…Why is that not offered in the dryer sheet isle!? That sounds amazing! Each item is sold separately but well worth the cost (plus each item is pretty cheap).

Teddy Needs a Bath Laundry BagsDirty toys are just gross, they are covered in germs & dust mites & who knows what other fun things they got dragged thru by those little darlings. This product is endorsed by The National Allergy Association as they recommend washing plush toys every two weeks. It’s also great for pet toys, baby shoes or any of those hard to wash kid/pet products around the house.

Teddy Needs A Bath!It’s a simple product that every parent should have, it’s also a fun project to do with small kids. the plush hunt is great for teaching kids to clean up & keep their stuff clean. That makes this the perfect gift for any parent or care giver to those pint sized germ farms. This item was also featured on Shark Tank, clearly it was a great idea!

Go check…are your kids toys clean? I didn’t think So!

Melissa & Doug Wooden Car Carrier

Melissa & Doug Car CarrierLooking for the best Wooden Car Carrier on the market? Need something kid tough & cool looking? The Wooden Car Carrier by Melissa & Doug makes parents happy & the kids adore it. If your kids are obsessed with cars & trucks then this is the perfect toy for them! We have a few different Melissa and Doug car toys, but the kids seem to really like this one. From an adult standpoint it’s nice to see the kids playing wooden toys over that plastic junk they usually want. The design is simple which makes play time even more creative if you ask me. It’s held up for more than a year in my house…which is saying a lot! We have yet to have one Melissa and Doug toy break on us…that is itself is super impressive to us. Too bad all toys aren’t made this nice!

Melissa & Doug Car Carrier DownYou get the big sturdy car hauler truck (green) & 4 brightly colored wooden cars, the details are painted on so you don’t have to worry about tiny parts breaking off. The ramp flips down so the cars can be driven on & off the car hauler with ease. It’s great for little hands learning how to make things move & pretty simple even from for a 2-year-old to play with unassisted. All in all this is a great low tech toys for kids to spend hours playing with, I’d even get a different truck or two if you have more than one kiddo, it’s a pretty popular toy around here.

Excavator with TruckYou may want other cars to work with this toy…Hot wheels are a bit too small but Thomas the Train toys fit great. They also make loose cars to add to the set.

If the Melissa & Doug Wooden Car Carrier Isn’t quite what you were looking for then check out the Trailer & Excavator or the Magnetic Car Loader.

Despicable Me 2 Minion Dave Talking Action Figure

Despicable Me Minion Dave Talking Action Figure 2Is Dave your favorite minion? Can you even tell the difference?

Dave is one of those classic movie characters that steals the movie…I think Gru & the girls were in this one…but I only saw minions! Clearly one of my favorite movies of all time, I can’t wait for the full length minion movie to come out next fall…it’s going to be epic! This “toy” is ideal for any kid that liked the movie…plus it farts so basically any kid anywhere will like this thing. He also look pretty fab “doing things” around the house. Some of the pics online are hilarious!

despicable me 2 minionsThis “toy” is for kids age 4 & up, but I see no reason to limit this to kids. Dave talks of course & says fifty five different sayings in hilarious minion speak & movie voice. He changes facial expressions while talking, so that makes him even more fun. His eyes close & move side to side as you move his head…which is a soft rubbery material. You can pretend to feed Dave when he’s in banana mode…this makes him fart…Super banana mode (press his tongue twice) makes the farts even bigger! He also farts if you move his head…keep feeding him Classy!

Now if you are a Die hard Dave fan you can find him here, They also make Tim (the tall skinny one) or Stewart (with one eye). They do different stuff…Tim Sings & Stewart laughs. Basically you can’t go wrong with any of these guys…the fans love them all. Not to mention it makes people smile to hear a minion fart, laugh or sing.

Nightmare Before Christmas Operation Game

Nightmare Before Christmas OperationAre you a Huge Nightmare before Christmas fan? Are your kids? Get the a family friendly game with a ghoulish twist…The Nightmare Before Christmas Operation Game!

Ahh that famous Tim Burton movie that changed Halloween & Christmas forever! The Nightmare before Christmas is definitely a house favorite around here, So why not get a fun game to go with the creepy movie? It’s perfect for either holiday & everything in between….Ok, maybe not Thanksgiving…but all the other days in between.

Nightmare Before Christmas Operation OpenThis Nightmare Before Christmas Operation Game features the Oogie Boogie Man as the “guy” you operate on, You also get Lock Shock & Barrel to help. The game is basically the same as the old version except instead of an annoying buzz…Oogie Talks. Then instead of funny bone your yanking “crawling flesh”, “spider veins”, “snake eyes” & other creepy goodies (twelve in all) out of him! It’s recommend for kids age 6 and up…mainly because you need steady hands to pull out the parts. It of course comes with the tweezers, card deck & fake money.

Not buying this for the kiddos? Don’t worry I understand die-hard fans want all the cool toys too. For the older folks this makes a great drinking game, take a shot for every “buzz”. Your friends will all be sloshed & singing the Oogie Boogie song in no time. Or leave it sealed & save it as a fabulous collectible (No, really you have to open this toy & play with it). So go get yours today & start making those great family game night memories!

Not feeling the Nightmare Before Christmas Operation Game? They also have Nightmare Before Christmas Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit, & Yahtzee.

Smurfs Monopoly Board Game

Smurfs Monopoly Board GameWho wouldn’t love a Smurfs board game? My life changed forever in 1981, that’s when the Smurfs hit Saturday morning cartoons…for you young kids that’s the one day a week that cartoons were on, we didn’t have cartoon networks or TiVos if you missed it you were just out of luck. Any-who…I was totally obsessed with smurfs, I had the bedding, wallpaper (no really is was great), ALL the little PVC toys (which I still have), Shirts, backpacks, lunchboxes, hats, a belt (also my fav) & I even went to see the Smurfs on Ice! Basically my entire life revolved around the Smurfs. So you can imagine my absolute delight in finding one of my favorite board games is now been Smurfed! What could be better than my favorite childhood cartoon mixed with the best board game on the planet? Nothing!

Smurfs Monopoly Board Game OpenSo the basic monopoly game is the same it’s just all Smurfed out. It comes with custom Smurfy playing pieces that include: Papa Smurf, Smurfette, Brainy, Vanity, Grouchy and Jokey Smurf. Instead of houses & hotels you get to trade Smurf property like Papa Smurfs Lab, Smurfettes flower garden and Hefty’s weight room. The traditional money has been swapped out with Smurf berries (of course) & the board itself is totally tricked out with all the best parts of the show, it’s a trip down Smurf memory lane! It’s still for 2-6 players & for “kids ” age 8 & up. It’s perfect for family game night & the Smurfs add a fun twist to the classic monopoly game.

Clearly this will be on my Christmas list! You can get your own Smurfs Collector’s Edition Board Game Here.

Pure Fun Kid’s Super Jumper Trampoline

Pure Fun Kid's Super Jumper TrampolineAre your kids bouncing off the wall with…well, bouncy kid energy? Give those kids something to jump about…and wear them out! I had one of these as a kid but it didn’t have a handle (to keep kids from bouncing right off!) & was a lame brown color. Things have gotten much cooler for kids with this snazzy pink design with purple & pink circles. When I was a kid we had to live on the edge. They also make a boyish version with reds & blues.

So clearly your kids like All kids have more energy than sense so you need to get something to keep them moving & playing at the same time. This groovy trampoline is made for kids up to 100 pounds & the hand rail can be adjusted to 2 different heights. This is the perfect indoor solution for bouncy kids. Winter is long & boring…but this definitely helps keep them busy & out of your hair for a while.

Pure Fun 36 in. Kids TrampolineIt features a super tough cover over the springs so little figures won’t get pinched & it’s made for kids 3 & up…frankly 2 an up with supervision is fine too. It’s 48″ in diameter & this particular one is designed just for girls (or boys that love pink)…they do come in more neutral or boy colors too (just scroll down). These are great for rainy days or just something fun to do indoors. It makes for a great gift too! I still keep one around for pint-sized guests that need to be worn down….it’s just awesome!

EZ-Fort Kids Fort Kit

EZ-Fort KitLooking for a over the top cool toy for kids? Need something that is fun And isn’t electronic? These kits feature 54 pieces & can work with any of the EZ-fort building kits…which are the Bunker, Fairy Tale Castle & The Original (as shown). All the kits can use the BlingKeez LED lights. These are made by Toobeez but they are NOT interchangeable. You need to stick with the EZ-forts if you want more parts…which is great since the kits are rather affordable for their size. Because they are so awesome they can be used inside or out & all you need is a few well placed sheets to finish off the kids fort. They are designed to not scratch floors so they are safe to use almost anywhere.

EZ-Fort Kids Fort KitEz-Forts are specially design for small hands so even little kids can play with this kit. It’s also great for working kids fine motor skills & they are designed to help promote problem solving & reasoning skills. They are used in schools, child development programs, occupational therapy programs & recreational programs all over the country. Making these the perfect choice for a creative kids toy.

You’ll relive your childhood when you help your kids build forts, houses, obstacle course, soccer goals & whatever else they can think up. They won’t need directions to figure out this cool kit…just lots of imagination! You’ll wonder why you didn’t have these when you were a kid…I know I did! I actually recommend at least 2 of these kits, because we ran out of parts really fast & the kids needs more pieces….but mine are spoiled rotten.

Groovy Play Tents for Kids

Want the perfect gift for any kid? Get them a play tent! It transforms any space into a play house, a castle, a jungle safari…or anyplace your kids imagination will take them. These tents are easy to put up & built kid tough.

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Lilly the Ladybug 3-in-one Zoobie Pet

Lilly the Ladybug 3-in-one Zoobie Pet
A Zoobie pet is a soft toy, soft pillow and comfy blanket – all rolled into one. Take Lilly the Ladybug for instance. He’s a unique patented plush toy that converts, first, into a comfy pillow and, then, into a cuddly super-soft blanket – the blanket is folded inside the animal and attached by a zipper. With its micro-bead stuffed head, large, extra soft inside coral fleece blanket and outer chenille body material, its now wonder that Zoobies have won so many awards. Each animal has its own definitive extra-soft-to-the-touch body texture. The inner blanket is made of coral fleece.

LeapFrog Text and Learn

Text and Learn is designed to let little learners play in a grown-up way! Children can exchange text messages with their puppy pal Scout check Scout’s planner to see what his week entails and more in the pretend browser mode. Other learning modes offer practice with letter matching shape identification and QWERTY keyboard navigation through silly animations and sound effects. Children also explore letter names and sounds. Parents can connect to the online LeapFrog Learning Path for customized learning insights and ideas to expand the learning. Learning Skills: – QWERTY keyboarding – The alphabet – Shapes – Following directions

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All Snowed In?

Flexible Flyer 3-Pack
3-pack of 26″ Flexible Flyer Plastic Saucer 26″ Diameter. The kids will have hours of fun in the snow! These saucer come in three great colors.

Flexible Flyer Snowball Maker, colors may vary

This simple tool does what it is intended to do: make snowballs to the right compactness. The snowballs were neither too soft that disintegrate when thrown; nor were the snowballs packed too tightly making dangerous iceballs. From toddlers to grownups, the tool is very easy to use. Plus, its bright red color makes it very easy to find in the snow.

I would recommend getting one for each child/snowball maker; it’s hard to call a “truce” in the middle of a snowball fight to borrow the snowball maker!

WHAM-O SnowBall Blaster
Rest your arm when engaging in landmark snowball battles with the Wham-O Snowball Blaster. The device–which is designed to both make and launch snowballs–starts with a removable three-ball snowball press on top. Simply insert snow into the top cavities and press down. Within seconds, the Snow Blaster will compress the snow into three tightly packed snowballs. More significantly, the Snow Blaster can shoot snowballs up to 80 feet, making you the deadliest weapon on the hill. No one else stands a chance. The Snowball Blaster, which includes an ergonomic wrist support handle, also comes with a scored game.

Play-Doh Creations Caddy

Everything you need to make amazing creations is here, in one place. This awesome CREATIONS CADDY set comes with all kinds of crayons, markers, molds, rollers and Play-Doh modeling compound so you can create whatever you can imagine. Draw exciting scenes with the crayons. Mold sculptures. Stamp and roll designs. Even color accessories for your molded creations. There’s so much to create and so many tools and materials to use — you can really let your imagination go wild. Caddy comes with 6 reusable coloring parts, 4 texture tools, roller, 3 stampers, rolling pin, pizza cutter accessory, knife accessory, scissors, 4 wet-erase markers, 2 activity mats, 4 washable crayons and 5 two-ounce cans of Play-Doh brand modeling compound.

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Fisher-Price Musical Tea Set

Fisher-Price Musical Tea Set
Every child should have a tea set somewhere in the toy box, not just for feeding favorite dollies and teddies, but also for practicing tea-party manners before a special party or dinner. This molded plastic set is made with the thoughtful design and extra-durable materials of most Fisher-Price toys, with the added bonus of a jolly musical teapot. It plays “I’m a Little Teapot” when the top of the lid is pressed, and also provides a “magical” chiming noise when the pot is poured (requires two button-cell batteries; included). The set includes four teacups in pastel shades, matching saucers, a sugar bowl, a creamer, and four white spoons. Everything fits onto a sturdy lavender tray with large handles and a built-in stand for the teapot.

Zobmondo!! You Gotta Be Kidding – The Crazy Game of “Would You Rather” for Kids

Zobmondo!! You Gotta Be Kidding
You Gotta Be Kidding… The Crazy Games of Would You Rather? for Kids. Of course we are kidding. After all, these Would You Rather choices are not real, but they are fun to think and talk about. You Gotta Be Kidding! gets kids and grown-ups thinking, laughing, reasoning, and having a blast making goofy decisions and completing the wild Would You Rather Challenges. Best of all, kids have fun speaking up for a change, instead of always saying ‘I do not know’. Watch imagination rule and confidence build as kids get comfortable standing up for their choice while laughing the whole time. Would You Rather eat a bucket of apple stems or eat 20 banana peels? Gross, huh? But you cannot say ¿neither¿ when playing this game. Even though nobody would be dumb enough to eat that stuff, each player still has to choose. So make your best choice and then speak up and tell everyone why. To win, you must correctly guess what the others will say and successfully complete your even more outrageous challenges as you try to move forward to the Finish Line.

Easy Bake Oven and Snack Center Set

Super Value Easy Bake Oven and Snack Center Set

Your child will love baking up delicious treats with this classic light-bulb oven. It comes with all the yummy mixes and accessories you need to create a culinary masterpiece. Follow the directions to bake them inside the oven and keep your treats warm in the special warming chamber — then frost, serve and enjoy!
Easy Bake Oven & Snack Center, Includes 11 Mixes, 2 Baking Pans and Utensils

Sassy Car Wash Bath Toy

Sassy Car Wash Bath Toy
Rub-a-dub-dub, three cars in the tub! Forget rubber duckies and bubbles—bath time gets really fun when there are vehicles to be washed. This car wash activity set will hold baby’s attention long enough to turn her into a chubby raisin in the bath. An oval-shaped roadway features terry cloth sponges, bumps, squishy spinners, and a water-squirting nozzle. Bathers can scoop and strain water with the purple car, squirt water with the green car, and scoop and pour water with the red truck. A mesh pocket underneath provides a storage garage, and a convenient hook allows parents to hang the car wash over the shower nozzle when not in use. There’s even a removable car ferry, so babies can float cars from one end of the tub to the next. So cute! A list of interesting and age-appropriate activities are provided, in case baby’s not already having enough educational fun on her own! Made of soft, sturdy, mildew-resistant foam. For babies nine months and older.

Mega Playland

Mega Playland
A landscape of tunnels and hiding dens can instantly be assembled in your yard or family room with this compact modular play structure. One of the best features is the abundance of colorful balls (there are 50!). Pile them all into one cube and children can experience the feel of a small-scale ball room like the ones in commercial play areas. When children tire of burrowing, crawling, and hiding, they can use the balls to shoot hoops into the built-in basket. The pop-up nylon play structure is easy to assemble, but be careful while assembling–modules spring open quickly. The challenge is folding it back into the carrying cases (no careless cramming–adults will have to follow instructions carefully). Megaland works with other PlayHut structures. The set includes one large hut with basket, one medium hut, one small block, two tunnels, two carrying bags, and 50 balls.

MATCHBOX Rocky the Robot Truck – Deluxe Rocky

MATCHBOX Rocky the Robot Truck – Deluxe Rocky
Built with strong, durable plastic, Rocky is ready to handle heavy loads. Your child can manually tilt his dump bed to unload it — or make some noise and he’ll do it for you. And when you push Rocky forward or pull him backward on all six wheels, his blue headlights are activated and he’ll make some noise of his own, with engine sounds and honking.

The smokestack on the front of the truck is the primary way to control this robot truck. Tilting the lever back gets Rocky to stand on his back four wheels. The truck is automatically set in dump mode, but pressing the red button on top of the smokestack several times will switch it to dancing mode, where he’ll shake his upper truck body to music. Pushing the lever forward returns Rocky to a normal truck position.

The red button also cues Rocky to say one of his many phrases or jokes, and also wakes him up if he’s taking a nap. If you don’t play with Rocky for a while, he will go into sleep mode — a may even snore. Kids get Rocky’s attention by placing objects in his dump bed, or by pushing or pulling him.

Transformers Movie 2 Bumblebee Role Play Helmet

Transformers Movie 2 Bumblebee Role Play Helmet
The Transformers Bumblebee Voice Mixer is the perfect toy for the Transformer fan in your home. Designed for ages five and up, the Voice Mixer has an adjustable strap that fits both children and adults, providing great opportunities for role-playing adventures. Your child can take on the Decepticons by “transforming” into the Bumblebee–an unstoppable Transformers Movie hero. And if your child needs to escape from enemies, he simply hits the conversion sound button and transforms into a car for a super speedy getaway.

Mattel SCREATURE Interactive Dinosaur

Mattel SCREATURE Interactive Dinosaur

Your own prehistoric pal! Dare pet his head? More bite than roar!

Can you master Screature, or will you be his prey? Lifelike and realistic with ferocious sounds, Screature uses an infrared sensor to sense and attack his prey with your help. If you can control Screature, he will respond loyally to your petting, but if you pet him in the wrong place, Screature attacks! Set him in room guard mode and Screaturewill guard all your prized treasures! Screature is a mean little predator with a big appetite. Try me, open tray package. 3x ‘AA’ batteries included, with minor assembly required.

Limited Edition Tan Bear by Gund

Amazon Exclusive Limited Edition Tan Bear by Gund
Beloved plush toymakers Gund are at it again with the adorable, silky Amazon Mascot Plush. One of the oldest stuffed toy manufacturers in the U.S., Gund has been a pioneer in creating cuddly toys for more than 100 years. The results are spectacular; it’s hard to find a softer stuffed toy anywhere. Designed for children ages two and older, the Amazon Mascot Plush bear is plush and huggable.

Blokus Classics Game

Blokus Classics Game

Not Your Average Board Game
Blokus encourages creative thinking and has received a Mensa award for promoting healthy brain activity. The goal of this game is for players to fit all of their pieces onto the board. When placing a piece it may not lie adjacent to the player’s other pieces, but must be placed touching at least one corner of their pieces already on the board. The player who gets rid of all of their tiles first is the winner and strategic thinking helps as you block moves from your opponent. Blokus sometimes comes to an end because there are no more possible moves.

Four players make this abstract game especially fast and exciting; however, it can be just as fun for two or three players. Blokus has come up with a number of different ways to play the game to make it more thrilling when playing with less than four players. Draft Blokus allows a player to use more than one color and Reverse Blokus reverses the entire game so that the person who places the least amount of tiles on the board is the winner. It can even be played in a solitaire version when one player attempts to place all of their pieces in a single sitting. A game of Blokus typically lasts a 30 minutes. As a practical feature, raised edges on the board help keep the tiles in place and allow convenient clean-up. This game includes 84 pieces in four vibrant colors, an instruction guide, and one gameboard with 400 squares.

Blokus is simple to understand, but the game’s complexity is revealed shortly after everyone begins to play. It can be addictive, even for those not normally into abstract games. Blokus is a catalyst for spatial thinking, as players form images in their mind before placing the pieces on the board. Children and adults can play together for hours of competitive family fun. As Europe’s 2003 Game of the Year, Blokus is adored by many and even played in professional tournaments.

Crayola Glow Dome

Crayola Glow Dome
With various light and rotation settings, the Crayola Color Explosion Glow Dome brings drawings to life with the illusion of animation. A fun, new interactive way to draw, the clear Glow Dome and inside panel become see-through canvases for creating imaginative scene. Using colored glow markers, the dome lights up drawings when turned on. Designed for children ages six and up, this award-winning toy is fun for one, two, or even three friends to play with at a time.


Bananagrams is a fast and fun word game that requires no pencil, paper or board. All you need is a table. One hand can be played in as little as five minutes. It is a great for family fun as well as being educational. Bananagrams portability makes it perfect for travel. Just grab the pouch and go.