2018 Hot Toy List
With only 3 days left to shop for Christmas, I’m sure many of you still have gifts to buy. As a mom of four kids, I definitely have been shopping for the seasons hottest toys. Christmas morning is so much fun when you have little kids, and seeing their eyes full of excitement when they open their gifts makes the experience of the holidays so rewarding and memorable. So if you are waiting until the last minute to find that perfect toy, believe it or not you still have time (of course shopping on Amazon, or doing in store pickup at a place like Wal-Mart). And you can still get things in time for Christmas morning!! So today’s post is all about the season’s hottest toys (from the perspective of my children that is, as they helped me put together this list!). And I made sure to include not only fun toys, but educational ones too.
Introduce your kids to the creative world of coding with this fun and educational STEM toy while they built this fun and playful robot! Set includes 847 LEGO pieces that kids can build and rebuild into 5 fun multifunctional models. Best for kids age 7-12.
TWO // Exploding Kittens Game
Is your child into kittens and exploding things? Then this is the game for you! This family-friendly, party game is for 2-5 players (up to 9 players with 2 decks). My niece and nephew love this game so much, that I decided to get it for my kids too.
THREE // L.O.L. Surprise! Bigger Surprise
If you have tween daughters like I do, then you’ve probably heard of LOL Surprise! Discover 60+ never before seen surprises inside with exclusive dolls and accessories!
FOUR // Nintendo Switch
This popular gaming console is definitely a splurge. My son desperately wanted this for Christmas, so Santa is surprising him this year with it! I like it because he can play on our big television or he can play on the go. Perfect for traveling too!
FIVE // Little Tikes STEM Jr. Wonder Lab
As a nerd myself, I love introducing my kids to the world of science, technology, engineering, and math. Stimulate your child’s natural curiosity with the STEM Jr. Wonder Lab, the only STEM lab designed for preschoolers. The lab includes 20 fun, hands-on STEM experiments that use common household items. And it also has 40+ playful sounds and phrases bring the lab to life as your little scientist runs his or her experiment.
SIX // Shapemags 124 Piece Set
My kids love building with these fun magnetic tiles. This 100 piece set includes 98 magnetic tiles, 1 car base, 1 stabilizer and 24 stile mags
Head to a galaxy far, far a way with this challenging Lego set. Build the legendary Kessel Run Millennium Falcon from the Solo: A Star Wars movie. Set Includes a Han Solo figure, Chewbacca figure, Qi’ra figure, plus Lando Calrissian and Quay Tolsite figures.
EIGHT // Harry Potter’s Wizard Training Wand
Get your Harry Potter fan ready for Wizard training! Kids can now train like a Wizard with the award winning Harry Potter Wizard training wands! There are 11 different spells for kids to learn and master using the included spell training guide. The wand recognizes movement to know when kids have cast their spells. The interactive wand also provides sound feedback that the spells have been cast correctly.
The perfect gift for the child who loves collectables. Inside this sparkly egg carton you’ll find 10 in-egg CollEGGtibles & 2 out-of-egg exclusive Swanlings!
I don’t know why but my youngest daughter has a fascination with unicorns and slime. So this is the must-have toy for her this season!
ELEVEN // Osmo Genius Kit (for Amazon Fire or IPad)
Transform your fire Tablet into a hands-on learning tool with Five award-winning games. Comes with the Osmo base for tablets, game pieces, and stackable storage containers. Grows with your child (ages 5-12).
Grow your own habitat and teach your kids the world of nature with the Grow N’ Glow Terrarium! This fun kit allows you to craft, plant, water and grow your own terrarium tabletop garden.
Teach your child about electricity and magnetism with this fun and interactive kit. You can build over 75 projects using the included meter, electromagnet, motor, lamps, switches, fan, compass, and electrodes. When I was growing up I made these types of circuits on my own, and I’m so glad to finally see something like this in a kit.
FOURTEEN // Beaker Creatures Liquid Reactor Super Lab
Watch a colorful bubbling creature reaction! And in the process extract the Beaker Creatures from their mysterious science reactor pods with the Beaker Creatures Liquid Reactor Super Lab! The lab doubles as a working science lab, complete with fun and exciting hands-on experiments inspired by the Beaker Creatures and their worlds. A good option if you want something smaller than the Little Tikes STEM Jr. Wonder lab.
So I hope today’s post has given you its of last minute toy inspiration for your little (or big) kid with my 2018 hot toy list. And happy holidays to your and your family!
xo | April*This post contains affiliate links.
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