Today I am going to share a great holiday shopping list for this year. Why? Because you are probably racking your brain for some “smart toys” for your children’s holiday wishlist of Slime, Craft sets, Squishies and PJ Mask action figures…..
I bet your kids don’t want any of the toys on this list. In fact, if you show them this list and say, “Hey, do you want to ask Santa for this?” my guess is they’d shrug and say “Eh….”
We all were kids once and we know the lure of the trendy toy item; we also all know where fad toys end up….stuffed in a corner under the bed or played with for one afternoon and then discarded for another Youtube video….sounds about right?
Now there’s nothing wrong with kids requesting trendy toy items on their holiday list, but as you well know, most of these items get played with briefly and then tossed aside for the next craze.
But here’s a little secret….your kids do not want any of the toys I am about to mention but I bet they will end up LOVING them.
Why? Because no kid can resist a good challenge, no kid can resist a puzzling game or an invitation to create something magical….I call these gifts: “Smart Toys” and my kid has never put a single one on her holiday list.
SMART TOYS: toys that challenge, games that confound, and anything that asks them to add a little creativity…and guess what? Your kids might even still be playing with these toys next year, I know we are!
9 Toys Your Kids Don’t Want but are going to love anyway!
- Cool Science Experiment Book (Has toy building projects inside) Ages 8+
- Gravity MazeAges 8+
- Pattern Play GameAges Preschool +
- Snap Circuits KitsAges 8+
- Wooden Marble RunAges 4+
- STEM Doodle book Ages 4+
- Set Card GameAges 6+
- DIY Robotics Stem Toys Ages 7+
- STEM Building Toys Ages 5+
That’s it! Surprise your kids with a few of these this year; you can always say…”Wow, Santa must think this is an amazing toy!”
What your child’s favorite toy they never asked for? Let me know in the comments section.