1. A peel-and-stick magnetic contact paper so you can create the instant chalkboard wall you've probably seen all your Pinterest feed. The best part? It's also compatible with magnets (including this awesome Melissa & Doug magnetic letters and numbers set!)
P.S. reviewers love that it sticks on textured walls, too!
Promising review: "I love this for the playroom. I purchased a poster sized frame and easily attached this to the backing of the frame. It doesn’t hold heavy magnets very well (which is why I have it a 4*) but I got lightweight foam magnets and it works perfectly. This has been a hit with the kids!" —Joyce Hales
Promising review: "This works perfectly for us. We use it for my toddler to both color on with chalk and play with his magnets on. It was very easy to apply to our wall. I love that the chalk wipes off cleanly too. Such a creative idea." —Tami Coleman
Get it from Amazon for $28.99.
2. A fuzzy bed floor lounger cover that feels softer than a cloud, and will def become their comfy go-to spot for snuggles, games, and storytime.
FYI, the floor lounger requires 5 queen pillows, which aren't included.
Promising review: "Comfortable and cute! I got this for my boys' room so they could have a place to sit and play video games. I figured out a way to fold the back three sections into a triangle so it makes it look more like a chair. My 8-year-old and 4-year-old can both sit on it together like this (I got the bigger size). It can also be unfolded if they want to lay down instead, and they had a friend sleep on it during a sleepover. He thought it was the coolest thing ever." —Emily Rosales
Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in two sizes and in 10 colors).
3. A starry photo display perfect for showing off your budding Picasso's latest artwork *and* for adding a celestial vibe to any playroom.
Promising review: "Unique! Excellent addition to our playroom to hang my daughter’s artwork. Very well made and easy to hang!" —Jacquelyn E Behles
Get it from Amazon for $14.99.
4. A rainbow-colored saucer swing guaranteed to add swirling pops of color and become your toddler or teen's fave ~hangout~.
Promising review: "So first off my kids LOVE this swing! It has been one of the greatest purchases I have purchased so far for their playroom!!! We use it inside to keep them busy on rainy days or when they need to get their energy out! I give the swing itself 5 stars for sure!!!!" —Samantha Brooke Main
Get it from Amazon for $49.99.
5. Or a sensory swing to take a room from boring to awesome. It's designed with an extra spring, allowing bouncing up and down in addition to swinging — ideal for endless aerial acrobatic fun.
Rest Nets is a small biz based in Israel started by a mom who created these hammocks as a way to give parents "an extra pair of hands" for entertaining kids.
Promising review: "This swing is probably the best thing that has happened to our house since we renovated. My daughter can’t go to OT because of the pandemic, so we turned the basement into a sensory gym. This swing is amazing! It’s simple, safe, and versatile. My kids love it!" —Leanne A
Get it from Rest Nests on Etsy for $98.60 (available in 10 colors).
6. An inexpensive Pop2Play foldable indoor slide because it LITERALLY pops up in minutes to instantly transform any room into a playground filled with gleeful shouts of "Wheeeee!" Plus, it folds down flat for easy storage once playtime's over.
The slide's capable of holding up to 50 lbs.
Promising review: "My 3-year-old loves this slide! He couldn’t wait to open the box when it arrived from Amazon. It took less than a minute to pop open and he’s been on it for the past hour... win!! I was skeptical about buying a cardboard slide but it’s heavy duty and works for my 5-year-old son who is almost 50 lbs, too. The pattern is bright and happy for spring! This would be a great Easter present!! I love that I can store it easily under the couch." —The Coach
Get it from Amazon for $34.99 (available in two styles).
7. A nature-inspired tree trunk stool that looks so realistic no one will believe ~it's actually a storage bin in disguise~. Plus, it can hold kids or adults up to 220 lbs. Are you as *stumped* as I am by this clever invention?
Promising review: "I was very pleased with this stool. It actually looks very good in person, just like the picture. Goes great with my son's tree house theme in playroom. He and his older cousins use it for a table more than they do to sit on, because it does sit up pretty tall (and he's over 3' tall). It stores A LOT, right now we have several Melissa & Doug dress-up costumes in ours. It's also very sturdy as a stool, I can sit on it, and my son's very large dad can too without issue. However, the way you put it together is with a plastic ring in the top that is easy to take out, so if you have a young one who likes to take things apart like me, you'll be putting this back together frequently, which is annoying." —Olivia
Get it from Amazon for $38 (available in 10 styles).
8. A farmhouse-themed felt story board because who wants drab walls when you can have a giant farm with animals instead? It'll keep your little ones busy for hours creating a variety of imaginary scenes.
The set includes a 3.5' green backdrop flannel board, 33 felt pieces, and four hooks.
Promising review: "My toddler loves this! The felt work on each piece is detailed and so colorful and lifelike. I did have to add more Velcro to the back on the pieces to get them to stick to the board more. Overall, my toddler loves this!" —Amazon Customer
Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in three colors).
9. And for older kids, a touch-activated talking world map poster to make even the smallest space more ~worldy.~ It's packed with 1,000 facts and quizzes to introduce the little geniuses to geography. Before you know it, they'll be spewing fun facts about this fascinating world we live in.
Recommended for ages 5+. Explore the 92 countries around the world and learn about the national flag, population, important landmarks, language(s) and more trivia.
Promising review: "My nephew loves it SO much. He hung it from the wall and plays with it every day. He’s 4 and has always loved learning about countries and is very curious about geography. He’s super smart but now he knows every single country’s capital. I’m honestly astonished." —C.
Get it from Amazon for $56.98.
10. A neutral play tent that'll blend into any decor and comes with all the fixin's, so the kiddos can have their own ~glamping~ experience, whenever they need a little pretend getaway.
The cute play tent comes with a set of poles to build the tent and a comfy nonslip mat for playing, reading, or taking a nap.
Promising review: "My children love this play tent (ages 6, 4, and 2) and I don't mind it sitting in my house because it's all cream and pretty to look at. Fits my house decor and is cute! Was easy to assemble and fairly sturdy. The size is generous, too. I really like how the canvas tucks under the base to keep it in place." —Outdoor E.
Get it from Amazon for $79.99 (available in three colors).
11. Or a large castle tent with sheer drapes and starry lights to create an enchanting hideaway in their playroom, because, like, your little royal deserves it.
Promising review: "This Princess Tent is super cute. It was easy to put together. Big enough for my average-size 3- and 4-year-olds to stand up and to lay down with plenty of room around them. It isn’t what I would call sturdy exactly. It won’t withstand much rough housing. It is perfect for little ones to lounge in, read a book or play Barbies or with other small toys. My two girls started fighting almost over it almost immediately, so they are taking turns for a while. At least until the newness wears off. I absolutely recommend this. It is a perfect addition to a playroom or the corner of your little one's room." —Cassyk
Get it from Amazon for $38.95.