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    27 Toys Reviewers Have Said Are Easy To Assemble

    "The other-brand kitchen I purchased left me swearing and in tears over pieces that didn’t fit easily without drilling or manhandling."

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    1. An inexpensive Pop2Play foldable indoor slide that LITERALLY pops up in minutes to instantly turn 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: "We just received our slide and it took less than five minutes to get it out of the box and set it up. Super easy and convenient with two little girls waiting to see what was inside the box! My girls (3.5 & 1.5) got on this slide immediately after opening it up and I am not even kidding when I say they played on it for an hour straight. I was surprised at how nice and how sturdy the slide was considering it's made of cardboard. The girls had a blast playing on it and when it was time to go to bed it took about 15 seconds to fold it up to store until tomorrow. I love that it folds flat for easy storage so if you want it out of the way it can be. Very happy with our purchase!" —Amanda Sobol

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

    2. An affordable drone, because most kids have probably be begging for one for months. This will *propel* you to instant fave status.

    Promising review: "Wonderful for beginners! Bought it for a 10-year-old. He loved it, very easy and fast to assemble. The colors are amazing, perfect for kids and adults who are new to drones!" —Mirella

    Get it from Amazon for $41.99.

    3. A sink with a working faucet and ~real running water~ that'll get them way too excited about washing dishes. The best part? The toy dishes change color in warm water. (It might even teach them to help IRL).


    The best part? It recirculates water stored in a tank under the sink so they can play for hours without wasting water. 💦

    Promising review: "My 3-year-old daughter absolutely loves this sink. She got this for her 3rd birthday and it was the best present she received. She puts all her play food and dishes in this sink and scrubs and scrubs away. She also loves to wash her hands in this sink with her pretend soap. This sink works perfectly, and easy to assemble. The key is to make sure you fill up the sink with as much water as asked or it will not come out of the spout. We love it so much I plan to buy three more for my nieces and nephew. ❤️" —Marissa

    Get it from Amazon for $25.49.

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

    Promising review: "This swing is awesome! It super sturdy. I have a 5-year-old (almost 6), 4-year-old, and 2-year-old and they all fit nicely on it together, and it’s tons of fun! Was easy to put together, took 15 mins if that." —RALPH

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99.

    5. A minimalist pine wooden play gym with ~cute as can be hanging toys~ that'll blend into any decor. It also folds for easy storage.

    The wood play gym with grey and white hanging beads and toys including a bird, loops and an elephant
    Poppyseed Play /  Etsy

    Poppyseed Play is a small biz based in Mapleton, Utah, owned by a mama of two, that specializes in modern baby gyms, toys, and mats.

    Promising review: "Great product, easy to assemble, looks great, and great quality!" —hannahhhcutwrii 

    Get it from Poppyseed Play on Etsy for $54.99+ (available in two finishes and with toys).

    6. A Little Tikes 2-in-1 pirate ship and ride-on toy boasting realistic sounds that basically any toddler will be obsessed with. It'll keep them busy for hours sailing around the house and hiding the treasures they find in the storage seat.


    This ride-on toy has a weight limit of 50 lbs. and is recommended for kids ages 18 months old+.

    Promising review: "OMG my 3-year-old son totally loves the ship. It was very easy to assemble. A single mom can even do it; trust me because I am one. The color on it was very vivid and it's just super amazing." —Kindle Customer

    Promising review: "This is probably my 1-year-old's favorite toy. He loves to be pushed around on it and he loves the ship sounds that it makes. I found the assembly to be very easy and the wheels seem very sturdy. It will be nice when he's big enough to push it around himself, but he loves it already! —Chloe R.

    Get it from Amazon for $40.78.

    7. A Hot Wheels garage that can park more than 100 cars and has a racetrack — BUT watch out for the hungry T. rex looking to devour the cars. Heck yes, adding to cart now.


    Promising review: "I have a rough 3-year-old boy and this toy has held up. Very easy assembly, just click and lock. I like that I was the one to put it together because I'm a stay-at-home mom so if a spot comes loose, I know exactly what to do vs. us waiting for Dad to fix it. It's a fun toy, I actually enjoy this one and to be honest Hot Wheels sold me just by assembly alone. I've done some Matchbox sets, and some other sets that are not Hot Wheels like My City or something but this is BY FAR THE EASIEST brand to deal with. The loop the loop and burger thing took two seconds to set up, but back to the dinosaur... It can be loud but honestly that doesn't bother me because I know my kid is having fun and it's usually played with during the daytime. You can turn the dinosaur on or off so it can eat the cars or just sit there. I LOVE that it is crank/lever/gear operated. NO BATTERIES!! So that means I never have to deal with the disappointment of the toy dying then having to scramble around looking for batteries. Overall, my kid is SO HAPPY we got this and this toy is going to be around a while. I'm very happy too because this is a good way to keep my little guy busy without the use of TV (which I'm SO guilty of putting my kids in front of) and he leaves his 4-year-old sister alone and doesn't fight with her (much) anymore due to boredom. This toy occupies him." —Kathryn Pundsack

    Get it from Amazon for $98.

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


    Promising review: "My 6-year-old son has been wanting a pogo stick. I got him a regular one but it is too hard to balance and difficult to learn. This is perfect. It's easy to use and a great for jumping. My 3-year-old also uses it. A really fun, active toy. Also seems very well made. And for busy parents, note that there is NO ASSEMBLY. Hallelujah." —M. James

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

    9. The Big Dig Sandbox Digger Excavator Crane that swivels 360° — basically a dream toy for any construction aficionado. They'll have a blast sitting on it and scooping 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: "We got this for our son's 3rd Birthday and he LOVES it! He had been asking for a ride on 'scooper dumper' since before Christmas, so we were happy when we found this option for him. I was pleasantly surprised that he was able to get a hang of it right away, it will last him a long time. Our 5-year-old daughter also enjoys playing with it. It’s very sturdy and they enjoy that it’s on wheels. Since we got this in the winter, we have it in the house and put foam blocks in a box that they can scoop out of. Very glad we choose to go with this style instead of the smaller ones that are like the ride on cars, this won’t outgrow the kids nearly as fast. Assembly was quick and easy."CG

    Promising review: "Grandkids love this!! Have had it for about one year and had to replace one broken screw. Very easy to put together. I’m 62-year-old Grammy and did it with no problem! 3-year-old twins using it...actually digs dirt and rocks...easy for them to drag around yard. I’m really surprised this has lasted this long and still looks good." —Julie Paulk

    Get it from Amazon for $47.83+.

    10. A battery-free race track for putting their fine motor skills to the test as they figure out how to get the car through the obstacles by using levers and buttons. The coolest part? There's a magnetic helicopter waiting to pick up the vehicles.


    The track includes a toy police car, ambulance, and fire engine.

    Promising review: "You know how you want to give gifts that are educational and fun? Gifts that encourage kids to explore and figure things out for themselves through play? Gifts that do not involve screens or videos or batteries, that do not flash or make annoying noises or 'talk' in a squeaky voice that sets the dog to barking? This is the gift you want to give. Easy to assemble, fun for adults to play with before wrapping, perfect for little kids upon opening. A little challenging for the 2-year-old to always keep the cars on the tracks and to line up the car with the helicopter for pickup, but something to learn and grow into. The 4-year-old declares it his favorite toy. This grandma loves it because it's kid-powered, appealing, and sturdy, and who doesn't love to push buttons, turn cranks, and close up a drawbridge. Very pleased I found this and broke my rule about no plastic gifts!" —Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $44.95.

    11. A splurgey Melissa & Doug Wooden Fresh Mart Grocery Store that'll give any play kitchen a run for its (pretend play) money with a hand-cranked conveyor belt, a scanner that beeps when you slide food over it, and a realistic credit card reader with a scratch pad that kids can actually sign.,

    Promising review: "Easy frustration-free assembly in under an hour! This is the first toy assembly project that I have actually enjoyed. The other-brand kitchen I purchased left me swearing and in tears over pieces that didn’t fit easily without drilling or manhandling. This product is excellent — instructions were clear, extra pieces provided, all the holes lined up, and everything just fit together perfectly. I was able to complete it in about an hour without a drill, cordless screwdriver or a husband to help. It is sturdy, anti-tip and all in one piece. It is about 3 feet wide and about 2 feet deep, and fits in a small living room without being obtrusive. More importantly, my daughter is yelling supermarket right now for me to come play with her. She enjoys ‘scanning’ and telling me my total, and demanding 10 coins for everything I buy — and is counting out all 10. It’s been a great tool for taking turns, counting, exchanging pleasantries, and learning manners (please, thank you, nice to see you again!). We have most of the Melissa & Doug grocery items, including the cardboard box ones. Here’s a tip — a lot of the packing material from this Fresh Mart is the perfect size to slip into those cardboard grocery boxes to keep them from crushing. I also sealed our boxes shut with clear packing tape so they last a little longer." —Erin Miller

    Get it from Amazon for $248.24+.

    12. A LeapFrog Scoop and Learn Ice Cream Cart so your little one can make ice cream cones for the entire fam while learning their colors, numbers, and flavors. *Oprah voice* You get a treat, you get a treat, you get a treat!,

    The cart comes with eight scoops of ice cream, three ice cream toppings, three cones, four ice pops, four ice pop toppings, six order cards, one ice pop menu card, one magic ice cream scooper, 10 coins, 10 bills, and one side tray.

    Promising review: My toddler just turned 2 years old and we gave this to her as part of her birthday gifts. She loves playing with this ice cream stand. It kept her attention for hours the first day as she is getting more into pretend play and she has played with it every day since we purchased. Very easy to assemble thankfully, just a few pieces to pop together (unlike other toddler toys we have bought they have taken hours to put together). Would recommend! —J.C.C.

    Get it from Amazon for $48.99.

    13. A Dyson Ball toy vacuum with actual ~working suction~ because believe it or not, little helpers actually *enjoy* cleaning the house.


    Promising review: "Bought this for my 14-month-old son. It came in a nice size box and was SUPER easy to assemble. You literally just attach the handle. The vacuum really does pick up hair and small dirt. 😂 My little boy LOVES IT. Definitely worth it. And I definitely recommend." —Pamela

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    14. 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 $74.99.

    15. Or a large castle tent with sheer drapes and starry lights for an enchanting hideaway that'll impress even the most hard-to-impress princess on your list.


    Promising review: "I brought this girl tent for my best friend’s little girl who is 4 years old. When we set up she was super excited, jumping, laughing, and running all around the tent. I felt it was really worth the money. The product is well made, it is sturdy and good quality, the LED lights are bright. The lights part is what I like the most of this product, it gives the tent a fairy tale feeling, the little girl definitely felt like a princess. Super easy to assemble, all the parts match what the seller list on the website, so you sure know what you will get in the box before buying the tent. If you are looking for a gift for a little girl, it will make a perfect gift!!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $39.94.

    16. A giant wooden Connect 4–style game you'll wish you'd had when you were a kid because it'll take family fun to a whole other level.

    Chroma Fling / Etsy

    Chroma Fling is a small biz based in Cincinnati, Ohio, that specializes in personalized gifts and accessories.

    Promising review: "The game is very well made. It was very easy to assemble and even included a small screwdriver to tighten the two screws. The carrying case makes it easy to transport and to store. This product exceeded my expectations!" —Alan Hicks

    Get it from Chroma Fling on Etsy for $129.99 (available in six disc colors).

    17. A stomp rocket launcher that'll teach the kids basic physics (without suspecting it!). They'll have such a *blast* as they jump on the launch pad, countdown to liftoff, and watch the rockets soar up to 200 feet high.

    The stomp rocket launcher

    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.

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

    Promising review: "This is a great product, sturdy, colorful, easy assembly and provided hours of fun and laughs for 5-year-old twin boys on Christmas day. Extra marbles added to their excitement and I’ll be buying many of the add on accessories for added fun and challenges. They’re excited about figuring out different configurations to change the race courses." —Tricia Davidson

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99.

    19. A Learning Resources Botley The Coding Robot 2.0 activity set to get kids excited about coding (totally screen free!). They'll love programming Botley to move up to 150 steps *and* turning it into a train, police car, ghost, and more.


    Recommended for ages 5+.

    Promising review: "My kids (ages 4, 7, 9 & 11) have all been having fun playing with this robot. It’s easy to set up and I love how even preschool aged kids can use it (no reading necessary). All you do to program the robot is press the directional arrows to control the robot’s movements. The set also comes with flags, obstacles, and fun tiles to make courses. Great STEM toy and intro to coding concepts. My older kids were able to do more complex functions like if/then statements and there is a short manual that explains everything and gives example challenges. Highly recommend!" —Andrea

    Get it from Amazon for $78.39.

    20. A rainbow wooden marble tree that'll leave kids mesmerized as they drop a marble and listen to soothing musical notes as it cascades down the leaves.

    Agactanya USA / Etsy

    Recommended for ages 4+. Attention parents, the marbles are a choking hazard.

    Agactanya USA is a small biz based in Medford, New York, that specializes in Waldorf-inspired wooden toys.

    Promising review: "The tree was easy to assemble...very nice color and works well!" —Elissa Shaw

    Get it from Agactanya USA on Etsy for $75.99.

    21. A sports center, a *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: "Easy assembly. You just need a screwdriver and some batteries. Set up took about five minutes and the kids were playing with it. I like that it’s both a basketball hoop and soccer net so helps with both hand/feet coordination. The toy also counts the number of 'goals' so it’s a fun little number reaching toy. Good height for toddlers for sure. Two-year-olds are using this but can see this being used for at least through age 3." —Helloisitme

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

    22. A Razor scooter that'll appeal to little daredevils who would love nothing more than to zip around the block and show off stunts.

    Heather Braga / BuzzFeed, Amazon

    Promising review: "This is probably the cutest scooter I have ever seen. My daughter lost her mind when she saw it. It was super easy to just slide it out of the box, pop it up, and click the handrails into place. It is sturdy and durable. My kid has been riding it all over the place and it still looks brand new. It's great!" —EMH

    Get it from Amazon for $29.96+ (available in eight colors and with or without a wheelie bar).

    23. Disney Frozen Elsa's Ice Palace by Little People because it sparkles, lights up and sings "Let It Go" to cast an enchanting spell on younger kids (ages 1–5). They'll literally never want to ~let it go~.


    The castle comes assembled and includes Elsa and Olaf figures, plus bed and chair accessory pieces.

    Promising review: "A gift for my nieces (4 years old and 1 year old) along with the Frozen sled and Princess Elena figure set. The castle came assembled from the box which was awesome. The Elsa figure is highly sought after and many fights have broken out because of it. By far was the favorite gift of the holidays." —Buyer

    Get it from Amazon for $31.98.

    24. A Radio Flyer Busy Buggy that doubles as a push walker to help new walkers build confidence. Before you know it, they will be zooming around like champs.


    The buggy is also loaded with bells and whistles like interlocking gears, sliding beads, clicking dials, and folding mirrors that'll keep the occupied for HOURS!

    Promising review: "This is a cute little car. I gave it to my granddaughter for her 1st birthday. She is starting to walk so she likes to walk behind it. She loves to ride on it and honk the horn. Well made and so easy to assemble." —Jean

    Get it from Walmart for $34.97.

    25. 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). 

    26. A 3-in-1 tent, tunnel, and ball pit to transform any home into an ~exciting play zone~ where little ones can crawl, explore, and fling balls (don't ask!) for hours on end, while the grown-ups kick back with a glass of wine.


    Promising review: "From opening the box, to pulling out all the pieces, watching us put it together, and then playing in it, our 1-year-old is having a blast. We had some ball pit balls already, and he loves moving them in and out of this. Might be the best birthday present for him as I can see a lot of enjoyment coming from this. Package came on time, and it was very easy to assemble. Also very durable as our 18-year-old crawled through it too." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99.

    27. A Lily & River foldable wood climbing triangle that'll not only keep your little whirlwind 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: "The climber and ladder ramp came exactly as expected, and my kids (1 and 3) love it! It’s easy to assemble, folds up nicely, and is super sturdy. It also arrived much sooner than expected." —Annie Baird 

    Get it from Lily and River on Etsy for $186.96+ (available in four finishes and two accessory options: ladder or rock wall).

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