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Kid-Tested, Kid-Approved™ Toys for the Perfect Gift

Who better to give you great gift ideas for your kids than other kids? At our annual Kid-Tested, Kid-Approved™ event, kids played with and determined their favorite toys. These toy experts picked their top 5 favorites, but all of the toy finalists are perfect for gift giving this holiday season! Check out the toys below!

2021 Kid-Tested, Kid-Approved toys available at The Children's Museum Store

Top five Kid-Tested, Kid-Approved™ toys: 

#1 Techno Gears Marble Mania Zoomerang 2.0

Techno Gears Marble Mania Zoomerang 2.0
Put your hard hat on and build a structure to guide your marble down to the bottom using different shaped funnels and interconnecting pieces. You can also change up the marble run by disconnecting and reconnecting the pieces in a different order. This toy is recommended for childrens ages 6–12. To order this toy, click here.

#2. Stomp Racer

Stomp Racer
Racers- start your engines! This fun toy features a car that races away once you stomp on the launcher! The toy comes with a ramp and stickers so that you can customize your car to make it your own. This toy is meant for children ages 5 and up. Click here to get yours!

#3. Dinosaur Poppers Fidget Toy

Popper fidget toys are on the top of many wish lists this year! One that is shaped as a dino just adds to the excitement! This toy is great for all ages! This popper also comes in a variety of colors. Click here to order yours before they run out!

#4. Fishin’ Frenzy Game

Fishin' Frenzy game

Bait your hook and drop your line in the water! This game features fish who move in a circular motion and open and close their mouths. Test your fishing skills and see if you can catch one! This game is recommended for those who are 4 years and older. To purchase this product, visit The Museum Store website

#5. T. rex Rumble

T. rex Rumble

This RAWRsome game has players complete tasks using ‘T. rex arms’. This game provides laughs for the whole family. This game is recommended for those age 7 all the way to 107. To purchase the game, please visit our store online or in person.

Others receiving votes

There were so many awesome toys tested this year that it was difficult to determine the top five! Here is a look at the other toys that were tested and are just as much fun! 

Light-Up Gyro Wheel
Watch centripetal force at work as you flick your wrist and spin the light around the magnetic tracks! This fun toy creates hours of fun and can spark interest in science and physics! This toy is perfect for those ages 3 and up. Click here to purchase yours today

Travel Spirograph
Make amazing designs on the go with this spirograph travel kit! The case allows you to store your wheels, pens, paper, design guide, and finished products! This toy is recommended for children ages 5 and up. Click here to order.

Buildzi
Try to build your tower first without it falling over! This game is the perfect opportunity for a little friendly competition! This toy is fun for ages 6 all the way to 96! Click here to learn more or make a purchase.

My First Drum Set
This fun drum set is a great way to introduce your child to making music! The set includes 6 instruments and they can all be easily stored inside the barrel of the drum. This toy is recommended for children ages 2 and up. Click here to order.

Stretcheez Pizza Play Food
Viola! Create your own delicious pizza with these fun, putty-like ingredients that bring all the fun and no mess! Stack on the ingredients and serve up a masterpiece! This toy is recommended for children ages 3 and up. Click here to order.

Stretcheez Hamburger Play Food Set
Build a mouthwatering burger with this play food set! All of the pieces stretch, bend, and twist just like putty! There is no mess involved and after you are done stretching and bending the pieces, they morph back to their original shape. This toy is recommended for those ages 3 and up. Click here to order.

RC Mini Racer
This car is tiny, but it is fierce! You can control the car to whip in and out of obstacles and race around the room. The car also features headlights and taillights that illuminate when you make the car move forward and when you put it in reverse. This toy is recommended for those ages 8 and up. Click here to order this speedy toy.

Wooden Apple Run Play Set
This fun maze is perfect for your toddler! Race the bee, butterfly, and ladybug through the zig zag to the bottom and ring the bell! This game is perfect for teaching your child hand-eye coordination skills! This toy is recommended for ages 12 months and up. Click here to order.

Hand Boiler
This gift is perfect for your science loving kiddo! The ‘Hand Boiler’ works by cupping your hand around the base of the device. The blue water appears to boil and demonstrates Charlie’s law. This toy is recommended for those ages 14 and up. Click here to purchase.

Hairball Kitty
Load a ‘hairball’ in this kitty’s mouth and then squeeze it’s belly to shoot it across the room! This toy can provide hours of hilarious fun! The kitty comes in several colors. This toy is recommended for children 5 years and older. Order from The Museum Store.

Pet Tornado
Turn this toy clockwise and watch the funnel form! This fun toy allows you to watch how a tornado forms in a safe way! This is perfect for the weather loving kiddo! You can find the Pet Tornado here.

Dinosaurs Card Game
Does your child LOVE dinos? This pack teaches you all the facts you need to know about different dino species! It is the perfect card deck to encourage learning and fun! This is a game for 2-6 players. It is recommended for those who are 6 and older. Click here to learn more and/or purchase.

Dino Dissection
Don’t wake the dino! The goal of this game is to remove all of the pieces without touching the side of the hole they are in. If you touch the side, a buzzer will sound waking the dino! This toy is meant for 2 or more players and is recommended for those ages 5 years and older. Click here to purchase. 

Looking for the perfect gift? It's probably at The Museum Store!

The Museum Store is sure to have the perfect gift for your child this holiday season! If you didn’t see what you were looking for on this list, visit the store in person or explore The Children's Museum Store online. What’s more? Purchasing from The Museum Store helps further the mission of The Children’s Museum! Find the perfect gift for your child today!