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My kids love to build. They love games that make them think and figure things out. Challenging their mind, body and brain power is so important to me. I love to watch them thinking and figuring things out. Trying new things, working as a team and learning how to play games, take turns and more!! Check out my top picks for this 2014 holiday season!
Disney Jr Super Stretchy Game – The twisty, turny, see what you can do, game!
My kids are obsessed with Disney Junior!! If you are looking for a fun twist on a great classic, filled with relatable characters, then Disney Jr Super Stretchy Game is the right choice for you. I love that kids can work on learning how to identify body parts, shapes and colors while staying active and having fun.
Star Wars™ Force Grab Game – A fast-action family party game that will challenge everyone…even those strong in the force.
My Jedi Master loves anything Star Wars. Star Wars Force Grab Game does not disappoint. Get ready to test your reaction time and hand/eye coordination. If your kids love Star Wars as much as mine do, you will love this well-made strategic game.
Ultimate Spider-Man™ Trickshot Duel™ Game – Take out your opponents in this fast-paced disc-shooting game!
Spidey Rocks!!! The Marvel Ultimate Spider-Man Trickshot Duel Action Game is awesome. If you have a Spider-Man fan in your life you will want to check out this fast paced game where Spidey and the Green Goblin fire discs to take out their opponent’s pucks. My favorite part about the game is that kids need use dexterity and strategy skills to outwit their opponents. It makes for fun competition on game night!
Star Wars™ Rebel Missions Game – A fast-paced family strategy game where teamwork and tactics are put to the test!
A new favorite in my house is the Star Wars Rebels animated series. Star Wars Rebel Missions Game will be a new family favorite. I love how the kids work together, not against each other to play this game. It is fast paced and can be enjoyed by kids ages 6+. If you are in the market for a game where your kids can be partners rather than opponents, this is the game for you!!
Alex Toys Hopscotch mat is great! Kids can put it together easily, and will love to hop down & back. You will be happy that they are getting exercise and practicing their numbers as well as balancing skills. It is a high-quality item that is easy to travel with, great for building coordination, motor planning and fun to put together and take apart as well! I would recommend Alex Toys Hopscotch mat to anyone with a preschool aged child.
This is an oldie, but goodie. Loads of laughter and fun for all!! Easy to pack and carry, no lost bits, a total must buy for the holiday season!
Throw N Go Jenga will be a fan favorite on game night! The best part is the blocks are colored and players use the die to determine which end the block must be removed from, adding a new and exciting element to the game. If you are looking for a fun twist on a classic game Throw N Go Jenga is for you!
Trouble is a classic game both kids and adults will love to play. It’s great for school preparation, numbers, counting, and taking turns. It is a great product for an awesome price!
Splash Cards are a unique gift idea! They are waterproof cards that float making bath-time a fun learning experience! Splash Cards are waterproof, good for the bath, pool, beach or hot tub and can be disinfected (goodbye germs!!). With 4 different varieties there is sure to be a Splash Card to please your little one
Spot it! Doc McStuffins is a fun and fast paced card game for ages 3 and up. It is very much like the original Spot It! game but with characters, numbers, and shapes that are more geared for young ones. I loved the packaging of this game. The tin carrying case fits perfectly in your purse for a fun activity on the go. I like that there are different ways to play the game which adds to the fun and the variety of play.
We love Alex Toys! This activity set will not disappoint. It allows you to be a spy or detective, solve crimes and mysteries. Included is a flashlight, spy glasses, magnifying glass, secrete marker pen, and finger print case. Super Sleuth Kit-Spy Set is perfect for those cool spy kids on your list!
If you want an extremely fun building set guaranteed to challenge your child’s creativity and imagination for years to come, then I highly recommend the CitiBlocs Hot Colors Precision Cut Building Blocks. Boys and girls will love building virtually any design they can dream of with CitiBlocs!
I really like how many pieces this comes with the Lincoln Logs Collector’s Edition as it really allows for unlimited possibilities and different set ups. The pieces all fit together really nicely, and like the original Lincoln Logs they are smooth and have that awesome wood smell. All of the extras included make this set a great buy!
With this Tinkertoy set, the building possibilities are endless. And since they are so fun to play with, even adults will enjoy. The main thing that I love is that the pieces not only fit together perfectly but they stay together. So if you build a car with wheels you can play with it and not have to worry about it falling apart. Great classic gift guaranteed to provide years of enjoyment!
Ravensburger’s Shark Alarm 73-pc puzzle features Bruce, the great white shark from Nemo. It is a great gift idea for the Nemo fan in your life! The puzzle also features other key characters with nine flaps that lift up to reveal fun facts from the movie for kids to discover. With a price point under $15 you can’t go wrong with this adorable puzzle!
Alex Toys 3D Cityscape is a puzzle and play set in one! Kids can build an entire city with skyscrapers and then drive their cars around on them or have their superheroes save a city in distress. It is super sturdy and well-made and a great gift for kids aged 3 and up.
B. Toys B. Puzzled Wooden Blocks are all natural wood blocks. They are so much fun to touch, turn, stack and learn. Watch as they discover friendly creatures and make new funny faces. Kids will love discovering all the different combinations of this 15 piece puzzle! There is even a decorator style pouch for storing the blocks! Great gift idea!
Make your own movies! But first, create your own characters!
My kids love Toy Story! Ravensburger’s My Photo Friends is a 48-pc frame puzzle with the whole Toy Story gang. It even has a special cutout in the middle for your child’s photo. You are better off getting one for every Toy Story fan in your life and at the suggested retail price of $6.99, you can afford to do so!! Awesome puzzle and a unique gift idea!
BILD + AnimateIt! Studio Kit
The AnimateIt! Studio Kit combines the ingenuity of a building toy with the creativity of video production, to teach children the basics of stop-motion animation. The construction pieces are designed to allow for the incremental positioning required to create a series of still images for a stop-motion film. I love how this kit makes even the youngest, and least experienced, of film directors feel like stars!
Elektrokidz are the first ever music inspired collectables that dance to the beat of the music you are listening to! Wowwee offers 6 unique Elektrokidz that come in 6 different finishes, including black matte and shiny gold. Each comes with their own stylized sunglasses and they have their own special hair movement that dances to the beat. They are so fun to watch and will be a great gift for kids and adults alike!
Tipster, is an electronic learning robot that has character pieces are able to move, balance and tip. Tipster, from WowWee, is aimed at children who are 4 years old and above and can aid in developing and sharpening a child’s fine motor skills, while having fun at the very same time. My favorite part is that Tipster likes to play and act silly while teaching children how weight can impact balance! Tipster is fun and education and a great gift for a little techie on your list!