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    30 Toys If Your Kids Have Endless Energy

    From LED hover soccer balls to a pogo jumper, rambunctious kiddos have finally met their match.

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    1. A two-pack of LED hover balls so siblings can battle it out for the title of indoor soccer champ. These glide smoothly like air hockey pucks and are cushioned with foam bumpers to prevent dents on furniture or baseboards.


    Promising review: "We have so much fun 'kicking' this around the kitchen or basement! Gets us all (adults and kids) up, moving and laughing as a family! Helps with the long-winter-day blues!" —Jollyholiday7

    Promising review: "These are so fun! This is the perfect toy for my high-energy 8-year-old boy, he loves getting to play soccer in the house and I love that nothing gets broken. These work really well and are definitely a good value; it’s great that you get two with the purchase." —Britni

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $23.99.

    2. A foam pogo jumper far safer than the good ol' pogo stick, with a sturdy foam base to stand on, so little whirlwinds can burn off their energy hopping from room to room as grown-ups secretly wait their turn.


    Promising review: "Our 4-year-old loves this toy! It's really fun for her and great for developing balance and large motor skills. The fact that it burns off some of her boundless energy is an extra plus. There's a built-in squeaker (which kids enjoy and adults learn to block out). Nice that it's an indoor/outdoor toy! Definitely a good value for the money." —L J Wessling

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in 13 colors).

    3. A Fat Brain door pong game, a fun alternative to classic Ping-Pong without needing to set up a table or collect runaway balls off the floor. Just attach to a doorway, adjust the length of the string, and start showing off that forehand smash.

    Child model playing ping pong with toy hanging from doorway

    Promising review: "This toy is fantastic! My 9- and 7-year-old say it is the best toy we have bought them in a while. It has kept their attention and keeps them off screens. It's perfect for burning energy on cold, rainy days when we can't go outside. I also love the fact that there are no loose balls lying around so I don't have to worry about the dog eating them." —aw7

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    4. Banzai Bump N' Bounce Body Bumpers perfect for impromptu sumo tournaments in the yard or living room that'll elicit nonstop silliness and laughs.,

    PSA: Make sure helmets are worn during bump-offs.

    Promising review: "Absolutely hilarious to watch! I got these for my kids (7 & 8) because i thought it would be a perfect way to blow off steam and get out some energy... It was great! They ran at each other pretty hard, but it didn't pop and no one got hurt! If your kids do a lot of bickering like mine do... Get these! 😅" —Sky Moran

    Get it from Amazon for $31.40.

    5. Or a sensory swing designed with an extra spring, allowing bouncing up and down in addition to swinging — ideal for endless aerial acrobatic fun. Do they make an adult version?

    Rest Nests

    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 $88 (available in 10 colors).

    6. An inexpensive Pop2Play foldable indoor slide that LITERALLY pops up in minutes to instantly transform any room into a playground when it's raining outside. Plus, it folds down flat for easy storage once playtime's over.,

    The slide's capable of holding up to 50 lbs.

    Promising review: "This slide keeps my easily distracted 1.5-year-old daughter entertained for long periods of time! I thought this would be a great way for her to learn to use a slide on a carpeted surface. She has a blast pushing her toys down and has become so confident at climbing and sliding down herself! It’s very sturdy and easy to pop up and fold down. When this one does wear out, I’ll be purchasing a new one. Take all of my money to keep my toddler’s attention for as long as it does!"Lindsey Pleakis

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in two styles).

    7. A rainbow-colored saucer swing guaranteed to add a pop of color anywhere and become the kiddo's fave ~hangout~ spot in the playroom or yard.,

    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 $56.99.

    8. A flying orb with flashing lights that'll cure cabin fever while the kids make it float in the air and boomerang back, leaving them wondering "what is this sorcery?",

    Promising review: "My son has had this for a few days and has had a lot of fun with it. He is a high-energy kid so chasing it around the front yard has been fun for him. It operates with a fan inside so very lightweight. It also lights up so it's very pretty to look at." —Diana H

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in three colors).

    9. A marble run set for providing endless possibilities to build creative structures — all while developing their problem-solving skills. They'll be ~ah-mazed~ at the results when the marbles roll through the mazes they create.

    Promising review: "My almost-5-year-old grandson requested this for his 5th birthday. He was so excited to receive it and couldn't wait to put it together. He spent two hours in his room (which is most unusual for this active child) putting the pieces together. He loves playing with the marble run and it has entertained him for days. What perfect gift." —Patricia S. Wolbe

    Get it from Amazon for $46.99.

    10. A pack of Crayola Globbles so your littles can run around the house hurling these sticky globs at the wall or ceiling. Don't panic, parents, reviewers say they don't leave a sticky residue.


    Promising review: "Amazing toys! My 1- and 2-year-old LOVE them! They scream 'sticky balls!' and run around throwing them on the fridge, windows, cabinets, walls, etc. Easy to wash and air-dry, and don't lose their stickiness! My new go-to gift! Love them!"Rachel

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $17.90.

    11. A Gator Golf set that involves aiming to get the ball into the hungry little gator mouth three times to win. If you score, it will even flick your ball back with its tail for more putting fun.


    The set includes a gator with built-in bird scorekeepers, a golf club, four golf balls, and instructions. Recommended for two to four players, ages 3+.

    Promising review: "Our 7-year-old grandson played this for hours when we were stuck inside due to bad weather. The next time we went to see him, several days later he was playing it again. Because the ball gets flipped back in your direction when you get a 'hole in one,' it saves steps on retrieving the ball too. Well worth the money!" —S. Spradlin

    Get a set from Amazon for $15.97.

    12. An adorable, inflatable unicorn ride-on boasting a washable plush cover that'll have little dudes and divas looking so precious, they'll melt your heart as they bounce around the house on it.


    Promising review: "Perfect for my 2-year-old energetic niece to bounce out that energy! She loves it!" —Christy S

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    13. A Stomp Rocket launcher because they'll have such a *blast* as they jump on the launchpad, countdown to liftoff, and watch the rockets shoot up to 200 feet high into the air.


    Promising review: "My 4-year-old goes nuts over this. He’s so loud with excitement, it draws out the neighborhood kids and next thing I know the neighbors are over chatting outside with me while their kids are COMPLETELY occupied playing this thing. The assembly is EXTREMELY easy. The rockets launch well above my two-story home that I have to make sure it’s not too close so one doesn’t land on the roof. It’s actually fun for the adults as well. My son loves to watch me really launch one. This is a great outside activity for any boy or girl. You don’t have to chase the kids around and they get plenty of exercise running to get the rockets after they’ve landed. Fun for everyone. Well worth the 20 bucks I spent on it." —Geno

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    14. A pack of parachute toys ingeniously designed not to tangle despite being tossed excitedly from the top of the stairs or a balcony over and over.


    Promising review: "My 5-year-old nephew wanted a parachute so bad, but we didn't want him jumping off the roof of the house, so I found these toys and he LOVES them! The boys have contests and make up games on who's chute goes farthest or highest and they play play play! It's awesome!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $14.59.

    15. A Lily & River foldable wood climbing triangle that'll not only keep your toddler from climbing everything but will also ensure they're all tuckered out after a chilly day spent indoors.

    Two kids climbing the wooden triangle and ladder set
    Instagram: @the_plus_o / Via Etsy

    Recommended for ages 6 months to 4+ years.

    Lily & River is a small biz, owned by a father, that specializes in building intuitive products for kids in their manufacturing workshop nestled within the desert foothills of South Mountain in Phoenix, Arizona.

    Promising review: "We received the Pikler triangle and the rock climbing slide last week and it’s awesome! My 19-month-old son absolutely loves it and it’s a great way to exert his energy on days when it’s too cold to go outside, or just every day! It was a little tedious to put together and definitely would’ve needed to do it during naptime if I was alone, but the instructions were simple and the outcome is phenomenal. I’m obsessed." —arosenthal93 

    Get it from Lily and River on Etsy for $219.95+ (available in four finishes and two accessory options: ladder or rock wall).

    16. And a two-pack of super-cool foam gliders capable of doing loop the loops and flying at night thanks to LED lights. These will have the kiddos eagerly running back and forth as they launch and retrieve them.


    Promising review: "Wow!!! These things REALLY work as advertised!! To be honest, my expectations were pretty low. But I was very pleasantly surprised to be proven wrong! The looping mode is so awesome, the kids and adults were giddy with excitement! It’s also very durable — can handle hitting the ground pretty hard without taking any damage. Definitely best airplane toy I’ve ever played with." —kliles

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $17.99.

    17. A light-up scooter with 10,000 5-star reviews (!!!) outfitted with over 100 LED lights that'll appeal to flashy little daredevils who would love nothing more than to zip around the block and show off stunts. The best part? It's under $30!


    Promising review: "Got this scooter for my 4-year-old. It is great size for him and will be able to use it for a while by adjusting the handle bar. He loves it — such great exercise for kids. The lights on the wheels are everything!!" —Julius

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in five colors).

    18. A Dyson Ball toy vacuum so you can delegate cleaning to your little helpers and keep them out of trouble. This cool device boasts realistic sounds and ~working suction~.


    Promising review: "Our son, 1.5 years old, is OBSESSED with vacuums and carpet cleaners. He has nearly broken my vacuum a few times because it's a bit too large for him to maneuver. We got him this for Christmas, and it was the only gift he cared about. He wouldn't open any other gifts after getting to it. His sister had to do the rest of them. He has been 'vacuuming' for four days straight. When I vacuum, he follows along side me with it. It is a lot quieter than I expected. The sound doesn't get annoying. I love it! If it ever breaks, I'll buy him another." —Kelsie

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    19. A Wiwiurka triangular rope ladder you can hang from the ceiling or a tree branch to provide endless opportunities to swing, do acrobatics, or yell: "I'm taking off in the spaceship!"

    Split image of children playing in triangle rope ladder outdoors and indoors

    Note: mounting hardware not included. The climber is capable of holding up to 175 pounds.

    Wiwiurka is a Mexican woman–owned business based in Tepoztlan, Mexico, that creates handcrafted and sustainable wooden toys using water-based paints and nontoxic materials to enhance imaginative play.

    Promising review: "My kids LOVE their tree climber. It was easy to put together and it's like a magnet for my 3-year-old who gets bored easily and wanders." —Brynn

    Get it from Wiwiurka for $180 (available in two sizes and two colors). 

    20. A Melissa & Doug activity book with a pair of safe scissors to channel their (*cough* destructive) energy into a creative activity.


    Promising review: "My 4-year-old was starting to cut everything it seemed like in the house. I ordered this activity book that came with scissors and it was a hit; she would sit quietly and cut her pages, and after we would put the puzzles together or hang them on fridge. 10 /10!! ✂️." —Tracie

    Get it from Amazon for $6.49.

    21. The Big Dig Sandbox Digger Excavator Crane that swivels 360° — basically a dream toy for any construction aficionado, who would love nothing more than to scoop sand and snow all year long (Now the Blippi song is stuck in my head: "I'm an excavator, hey, dirt, see you later..."),

    Promising review: "My 3-year-old nephew loves — LOVES — this toy. He chooses it when he has any number of other toys that he could choose to play with at any time. It has helped with his coordination and gives him plenty of exercise!!!"Snklf8

    Promising review: "Bought this for a highly active 3-year-old boy who absolutely LOVES this thing. I couldn't have picked a better gift!!!" —Sandra J. Pease-Simon

    Get it from Amazon for $47.83+.

    22. A 3-in-1 tent, tunnel, and ball pit to create an ~exciting play zone~ where little ones can crawl, explore, and fling balls for hours on end, while grown-ups kick back with a glass of wine.


    Promising review: "This has been a huge hit with our toddler. We originally got it when COVID was in full swing and we needed to get some play energy out since the playgrounds were closed. This is still a huge favorite and we typically don’t even have all of it out at once, just one or two of the pieces at a time, which keeps it fresh, too. It’s a great fort or ball pit and the tunnel has held up to even small adults crawling through it. One of the highlights is the carrying/storage case — it has folding instructions sewn in, making it super easy to fold and store the pieces. (I would never be able to fold them back down flat otherwise.) One of the best purchases we’ve made!" —R. Thompson

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99.

    23. A pack of flying rings that'll put old fashioned Frisbees to shame — they're 80% lighter, fly straighter, and have a hole in the middle, making them easy to catch for little hands. (Oh, and they float in water.),

    Promising review: "Bought this for my 3-year-old to enjoy in the park. She absolutely loves them and they help expend a lot of her energy, which means bedtimes are easier!! True to the description, the design and weight of it mean that it doesn't hurt when it's accidentally thrown and connects with a person!" —KC_blue

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $13.99 (available in nine styles).

    24. A DIY rock climbing wall set for taking playtime ~up a notch~ and challenging the kiddos to get off the couch and scale new heights.,

    The set includes 25 hand and foot grips, two climbing handles, and a knotted climbing rope.

    Promising review: "My girls absolutely love this! We’ve been wanting to give them some things inside the house to climb and jump on since it’s cold here and we’re stuck in the house most days. We haven’t installed the rope yet but plan to do so soon. The climbing holds are very durable and seem pretty sturdy. They are also a good size, making it easy for my girls to hold on to. I would definitely recommend this as it’s a lot of fun!" —KKL—L&L’s Little Shop of Goodies- Living Life RV Rentals

    Get a set from Amazon for $39.99.

    25. The Nugget foam play couch, equal parts furniture and toy and universally loved by parents for entertaining the kids indoors. They won't stop building forts and obstacle courses...any time soon.

    Two models playing on the blue nugget

    Nugget Comfort is a small biz based in Butner, North Carolina, that specializes in play furniture made out of foam cushions.

    Orders are estimated to ship within eight weeks.

    Promising review: "My 4-year-old loves her Nugget. I was searching for something I could have indoors that could help get energy out during the winter months and the Nugget has been just the thing!" —Moriah N.

    Get it from Nugget Comfort for $259.

    26. And, if you're really in the mood to spoil them, a rechargeable laser tag set that reviewers say will turn a yard or basement into an absolutely *epic* battle zone and have the whole fam running around at lightning speed trying to take each other out.


    The set includes four rechargeable guns, four rechargeable vests, and one charging station. You can play approximately eight games per charge. The cool LCD screens on the vest keep count of how many lives you have and the vest vibrates when you get shot, aka tagged. Play with up to four teams and eliminate your enemies to win the game. Recommended for ages 8+.

    Promising review: "Let’s just say I’m official the coolest mom in my kids eyes! We played for hours and ran around the house and they didn’t event realize they were exercising. They are so easy to set up my son figured it out immediately. I love the charging station it comes with because there is no need to worry about batteries. no complaints here." —Julie Gutierrez

    Get it from Amazon for $199.99.

    27. A Little Tikes Spiralin' Seas Water Table for nonstop splish-splashin' fun ~rain or shine~. Toddlers will love dropping balls down the funnel and watching them tumble down. It has more than 10,000 5-star reviews for a reason!,

    Promising review: "Pretty cool. My son loves water and I was getting tired of mopping the restroom after every bath or when he turned the knobs on himself. This helps get that energy out and keep the water outside. Pretty easy to assemble. Just make sure the water plug gets pulled through all the way (spent 10 mins and two YouTube videos trying to figure this out). He has so much fun and only wants to stop playing when he gets sleepy. Works for me!christine hernandez

    Get it from Amazon for $50.

    28. A sports center, a total *slam dunk* for MVP toddlers, who will have a blast shooting baskets or goals. Bonus points because the LED scoreboard, gears, and buttons teach 50+ songs, sounds, and phrases.,

    Promising review: "I love this product. First it was so simple and easy to put together. Secondly, it is perfect for a rainy day. If your little has loads of energy and needs to get it out, but outside is gloomy, this sports center is perfect. Easily fits into any corner, doesn't take up a lot of space, and your little one will enjoy it." —eeevolved22

    Get it from Amazon for $44.99 (available in two colors).

    29. A splurge-worthy bumper car that'll make any adult so so jealous as little Kardashians cruise around the living room looking a bit too smug.,

    Promising review: "Best investment for an active 1-year-old. My grandson has a blast in this and has learned to control it already after only a few weeks. He's a pro driver in it!" —Andrea Habowski

    Get it from Amazon for $199.96+ (available in 10 colors).

    30. A soft foam ball pit with 300 balls that'll basically pay for itself after it helps your toddler expend energy

    The grey foam ball pit filled with balls
    What Makes Kids Happy / Etsy

    What Makes Kids Happy is a small biz based in Poland whose mission is make kids rooms safe and fun.

    The ball pit is sewn in Poland, using certified high-quality Polish fabrics. The balls come from a domestic manufacturer that uses only nontoxic materials that are safe for children. PSA: Adults, please supervise your little ones in the ball pit at all times.

    Promising review: "If I could give this ball pit and seller 10 stars I would! Ball pit is top quality and so are the balls! My daughter loves her new ball pit —  she never wants to leave! Best toddler purchase I’ve made. Love that it keeps her busy and she has a blast playing in it. Faster shipping than expected, too. Thank you so much!" —Jennifer Knowlton 

    Get it from What Makes Kids Happy on Etsy for $122.97+ (available in two sizes).

    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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