It’s that time of year again! The holidays are right around the corner and we have your guide to some of the hottest new toys this season! Here is our break down of some of the best toys and games we’ve tried this year.
We just loved this activity center from Tiny Love! The best thing about it was that it took less than 10 minutes to set up. The other thing that we love about it was that it was a jumper, walker, push-along and activity center all in one. It is a huge space saver to have so many function in one center. It has simple locks to change it from stationary to walker or jumper. This will for sure keep baby busy for hours while you get Christmas dinner on the table! Ages: 6mo-14mo
This mobile is wonderful for Moms and Dads on the go. It comes with attachments so it can go from crib to stroller to the car seat. It has 30 minutes of continuous music with 5 different melodies. The engaging black and white contrasts provide visual stimulation for babies as their site is still developing. Perfect for keep baby calm and quiet on those trip to the store! Ages: Newborn and up
Watch Samantha demo the mobile on our YouTube Channel: https://youtu.be/GFBIeZRrWpo
This is an adorable on the go clip-toy with jittery vibrations that stimulates the senses and helps develop fine motor skills. Also has a teething ring to soothe baby. Perfect for a stocking stuffer! Ages: Newborn and up
Four little birds are missing their tail feathers and need help finding them. Add feathers to your bird each turn by drawing from the deck or Trading away your unwanted ones to the nest. Score points at the end of the game based on your colorful collection. The player with the most points wins! This is a great game for little ones. It is easy to learn and can be played in about 10-15 minutes. The birds are super cute and easy for little hands to hold. Ages: 3 and up
Play kNOW! offline straight out of the box. Or, for the best game experience, play online using the Google Assistant. Download the Google Assistant for free to your favorite Android or iOS device from the Google Play or App Store. You can also use a Google Smart Speaker or Google Home Device.
Set up the board and buzzer, cards, and pawn, and get ready to play. kNOW! is made up of ten mini games, focusing on intuition, creativity, knowledge, and fun! Players earn points for doing well in each mini game. Play an individual board section for a shorter game, or play the entire board for a longer experience. Whoever earns the most points by the end of the game wins!
This game is a family favorite! We love playing this for game night. You can set the timer and play for a set amount of time or play until a spot on the board. The game never goes out of date because it uses Google Assistant to come up with questions and answers. You can team up if you have smaller children or battle one on one! Ages: 10 and up
Watch our family battle it out at game night on our YouTube Channel: https://youtu.be/vDa7WvSefvk
Crayola Scribble Scrubbies are just adorable!!! We first got to play with Scribble Scrubbie Pets when we went to the Crayola Experience. They were a huge hit with everyone. These cute pets can be colored on and washed and colored on again, as many times as your heart desires. Safari Oasis features all new safari-themed pets that kids can customize with color, wash in the kid-powered tub with a fun slide attachment and customize all over again. Kids are transported to an imaginative safari where they can create, nurture and collect four new pets, including a monkey, elephant, giraffe and lion. You can also add on to your collection by purchasing 2 pack add on kits. Ages: 3 and up
Check out these adorable Scrubbies on our YouTube Channel: https://youtu.be/V0OaTPUTVCI
Crayola Color Chemistry is perfect for you future little scientists! I don’t know about you, but we have about had it with slime making in this house! But Samantha loves to do experiments, so we tried out Crayola’s Arctic Lab Kit. We were super impressed with the quality. It comes with just about everything you need to do over 50 experiments. The directions for each experiment were easy to follow so much that Samantha could do it on her own. Each experiment took about 15 minutes to complete, so you could do a short project or do a bunch at a time. Perfect to keep your littles busy on a snow day! Ages: 7 and up
Watch Samantha demo some of these great experiments on our YouTube Channel: https://youtu.be/V9WPEoqta3E
When it comes to puzzles, Ravensburger is simply the best! The pieces are premium quality, unique and fit perfectly together. This puzzle is perfect for your little Toy Story fan. We completed the puzzle together in about 20 minutes. It was a bit challenging for Samantha, but not too hard that it was frustrating. Ages: 6 and up
Watch Samatha solve the puzzle on our YouTube Channel: https://youtu.be/Bs0mNL4sA3c
What makes this puzzle unique is not only is it a puzzle, it is also an escape room. This innovative cutting process allows pieces throughout the puzzle fit together in multiple places, thus allowing the puzzlers to form items or objects that will assist in their escape. Similar to physical Escape Rooms, the Escape Puzzles are perfect for social gatherings and make a great gift for puzzlers and gamers alike. This is a perfect gift for teens and adults who like a challenge! Ages: 12 and up
What’s better than Aaron’s Thinking Putty? Aaron’s Thinking Putty IN a puzzle! I love that this game is great for sensory processing too. Connect the same-colored dots by creating same-colored paths of Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty without crossing different colored Thinking Putty paths. The Thinking Putty Puzzle includes 6 colors of the popular Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty, a puzzle grid, a base with storage, 3 bridge pieces, 3 blocker pieces, and 60 challenge cards with solutions. We love playing with the putty and solving the puzzles! Ages: 8 and up
Check it out on our YouTube Channel: https://youtu.be/amUeQ4FZYIk
Another great puzzle game from Think Fun! Take control of your very own UFO to solve magnetic challenges! Maneuver your way over and around farm obstacles while beaming up cows. The 40 Easy to Super Hard challenges are great for beginner puzzlers, while the 20 Genius level challenges are appropriate for experienced puzzlers. The magnets fly up, click and attach to your UFO to solve the puzzle. Samantha loved playing with the magnets and it said the magnets clicking onto the UFO was super satisfying.
Check out these THINK FUN Games on our YouTube Channel: https://youtu.be/amUeQ4FZYIk
This game is perfect for Disney fans who love a challenge! Whether you’re playing with a group of devoted Disney fans, classic strategy gamers, or with your family, Wicked to the Core is perfect for any game night occasion and makes a great gift for Disney lovers! It takes a bit of learning to get a hang of this game, but it’s well worth it! Ages: 10 and up
Do you know someone that loves Shark Week or the Jaws ride at Universal Studios? Then this game is for them! In this strategy game you can either play as the shark or cooperatively as a member of the crew. Each game will be different as the results of Act 1 will affect Act 2 either in the crews favor or the shark. This 60 minute game for 2-4 players will have you playing the epic finale to the classic film over and over again. Ages: 12 and up
This bag is so cute! Best thing is that you can customize it just the way you like it. The colors are super vibrant and it was very easy to stay in the lines. Perfect activity for a snow day! Ages: 6 and up
Watch Samantha color her bag to match her style: https://youtu.be/LOY6J3Ovzvg
Who doesn’t love slime??? Transform ordinary slime into an eye-catching creation by mixing in fun and sparkly embellishments. Create a bumpy texture and shiny details for an exciting sensory experience. Squish, twist, stretch and squeeze ready-made SLIMYGLOOP to reveal fun embellishments in this calming, stress-relieving and therapeutic activity.
Check out Samantha playing with her slime: https://youtu.be/fD7ghYfYKw4
Hope everyone has a happy and healthy holiday season!