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    31 Toys From Target That Should Keep Your Kids Entertained For Hours

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    1. A marble run because all kids (and parents) love marbles! Watching these marbles zip and zoom down the tubes and slides is such a fun activity. This is definitely on our holiday shopping list.

    Kids playing with marble run

    Promising review: "My grandson loves his marble games. My brain has a hard time figuring out how to put them together. I found this one that has larger pieces than some of the others and have found it easier for me to build. I like this one so much I purchased another set with more pieces." —fitwalk10

    Price: $19.99

    2. A Whacky Ball toy so your kiddo can positively redirect their anger! This super duper toy comes with four balls a mallet and a fun little set-up to watch the balls go down after you whack 'em! This toy is also educational because you can teach and identify colors with the balls!

    Whacky ball toy

    Promising review: "We had a older model of this toy and it was consistently a favorite. My kiddos and their friends would play with this all the time. We lost the mallet and I quickly bought another since it’s so fun. Just buy it. You won’t regret it!" —Mike

    Price: $14.99

    3. A bag of balls that are perfect for filling a pack 'n' play or just throwing around the yard. These lightweight, durable plastic balls are made with nontoxic materials and are easy to clean. So get *rollin'*!

    a child playing with the balls

    Promising review: "I bought these for my son with special needs and he absolutely loves them — we had to go back and buy another bag for his ball pit! They are super durable because he plays really rough and try’s to squeeze them and he can’t damage them, which is a lifesaver." —JesNes13

    Price: $14.99 for 100 balls

    4. A Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes that is sure to become your little one's new favorite travel toy. Ditch those annoying musical toys, your babe can now toggle their way through recreated classical masterpieces from Chopin to Mozart and more.

    Two babies holding the Baby Einstein Take Along Tune

    Promising review: "Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes was the favorite toy for both of my grandchildren. The sounds and lights entertained them and soothed them both. Good introduction to classical music. The handle makes it easy to grab and works as a teether. I bought this one as a baby shower gift." —Leswerks

    Price: $8.89

    5. A Little Tikes golf set perfect for toddlers. The set includes two golf clubs and three golf balls so kids can share. It's totally *on par*!

    Kids playing with Little Tikes golf set

    Promising review: "My son was obsessed with dragging around real golf clubs and watching his grandpa putt. I was not sure this kids' set would satisfy him, but I am happy to report that he loves it. He is 18 months and enjoys hitting the ball, putting the clubs into the bag. Some minor assembly is required, so keep that in mind." —AJT

    Price: $27.99

    6. A multipurpose wobble balance board to keep those busybodies occupied and work on their core strength. You could be raising the next pro surfer or skater!

    Child balancing on the wobble board

    Price: $79 (originally $105.99)

    7. A Micro Mini Kick Scooter with LED Lights so your child can scoot around town in style. This is a serious game-changer, ditch the stroller, slap a helmet on their head, and go for a nice scoot around the block. Plus it lights up so it makes for a nice evening time activity after dinner.


    Also, pick up this cool helmet to protect those precious noggins. Available for $24.99

    Promising review: "This scooter is wonderful! We gave it to my son for Christmas, a month before his 3rd birthday. Since it was winter, we said he could ride it indoors until it was warm enough outside. He picked it up quickly and was zipping around in no time. Once we took it outside, he really took off. He also loves riding it in the evening thanks to the light up wheels. This scooter feels really sturdy and well-made; it’s stable and easy to maneuver. If you have a 2-, 3-, or 4-year-old (probably older), I highly recommend this scooter!" —julpul14

    Price: $89.99 (available in three colors)

    8. And another classic, an Etch A Sketch — it's guaranteed to provide hours of focused fun. Stick your kid in front of this thing instead of the TV — soon you will be begging for a turn!

    Kid with parenting using Etch A Sketch

    Promising review: "I used to love this when I was little and now I am so excited to share the same joy with my girls. I really like that there is no Wi-Fi needed to use this product too! It is great for quiet time and on the go and encourages lots of creativity!" —Stephen3

    Price: $12.89

    9. A Let's Go Fishin' Game to occupy your little one for at least an hour. My kid went absolutely gaga over this toy. He spent a good amount of time with it and he is only two! This classic cult toy is a family favorite.

    Let's Go Fishin' game

    Promising review: "I bought this for my son’s 4th birthday and he truly enjoys playing with it. He did get a bit frustrated the first few times as some fish moves faster than the other, but I actually like that this game is a bit challenging. I feel like it requires strategy and helps in development of eye-hand coordination." —Amma

    Price: $7.99

    10. A Lego Minecraft Treehouse set perfect for your little builder. Children will rebuild and reconfigure this wonderfully convertible and customizable playset again and again to explore imaginative play-and-display possibilities that never end. It is great for kids 9 years old and up and comes with 909 pieces.

    Kid playing with Minecraft Lego set

    Promising review: "This set is really cool! my son loves playing with it because he likes the chickens and charged creeper included in the set." —L1988

    Price: $119.99

    11. And! An AT-AT Walker Lego set for kiddos 10 years old and up. This set is a blast from the past that is sure to excite all OG Star Wars fans, too! It is 1,276 pieces and comes with six figures — a great *mission* for rainy days!

    AT-AT LEGO set with figures

    Promising review: "My son liked that this one seems more stable than previous ones. It also has a larger open space on inside where you can put characters." —shelby160

    Price: $159.99

    12. A creative starter kit for an iPad to help spark your kiddo's interest in drawing! It provides fun-filled and award-winning learning games that interact with your child's iPad. This Osmo creative starter kit brings your child's drawings to life, and WiFi is not necessary to use it!


    Promising review: "Bought this as a gift for my 8-year-old and 6-year-old daughters for Easter and they absolutely love it! Easy to set up and use. Would definitely recommend to any parent with children who like to draw or do interactive things." —N Cottrell

    Price: $69.99 (iPad not included)

    13. A Machine in Motion STEM Learning Kit so your kiddos can make their creations come to life. This kit boosts fine motor skills while promoting reasoning as children create moving experiments. The learning process gets more intricate as children’s abilities advance! Cool!


    Promising review: "It was a gift for my 4-year-old nephew’s birthday. He has had a blast building with them and he has gotten a lot of help from his brothers (ages 7 and 12) and his cousins (ages 9 and 11). It’s a great family gift!" —Elizabeth

    Price: $44.99

    14. A Strider Classic balance bike that helps little ones effortlessly transition to big-kid bikes. Take it from a cycling mom — the Strider is the only balance bike I trust.

    Two kids riding balance bike outdoors

    Promising review: "We have two children who have used balance bikes from day one and we just bought this for our 1-year-old. She loves it and it only took about one week until she was flying around holding her feet up balancing herself!" —Alyssa

    Price: $89.99 (available in three colors)

    15. A glow up mini drone that is perfect for kids who are interested in tech — or especially interested in the drone phenomenon. Flip, drift, and climb through the air while performing exciting stunts and fearless tricks! Plus, it's at a price that won't break the bank.

    A light-up drone flying at night

    Promising review: "My grandson received this for his birthday and it was an instant hit! He loved how it lights up and it has great moves! It has cool landings! Really fun gift!" —SassifrasTea

    Price: $34.99

    16. A Fujifilm Instax Mini camera bundle to inspire kids to take pictures in a fun way! This bundle includes a lavender camera, batteries, and a 10-pack of film.

    Purple Instax mini camera with film

    Promising review: "I like how it has different settings for different contrasts and I don’t like how you can only take 10 pics at a time and the film is so expensive. But I have taken super-cute pictures with it and I have two of them because I like them sooo much." —Haylee K

    Price: $79.99

    17. A 91-piece art set that is sure to inspire your little ones to be the next Picasso or Frida! With paints, pastels, pencils, and markers your child is on their way to enrolling in art school. It also comes in a convenient wooden carrying case for creating on the go!


    Promising review: "Bought this for my niece who loves to do art work. She loves it and uses it every single day the amount of stuff that comes in this is crazy for a great price, I normally spend around $40–$50 for a similar premium set. Includes markers, color pencils, soft oil pastels, acrylic colors and plenty of accessories so they have plenty of options to chose from. Provides excellent way for kids and adults to experiment with a variety of artistic media. All in a premium wood case good for when your on the go and the kids want to bring it with." —Store Guest

    Price: $25

    18. A Dot Art activity kit because we are always looking for fun alternatives to redirect energy in our household! These markers are seriously great and they are mess-free! They encourage hand-eye coordination and color recognition while helping your child develop reading and spelling skills. It's the whole shebang!


    Promising review: Bought this activity set because my daughter did some dot art projects at school and loved it! This occupied her for a good period time (which is priceless for Moms)!" —Re

    Price: $14.99

    19. A scratch art set to explore different mediums with your budding artist. This set is a great educational gift for kids four years and up. It includes 16 scratch art sheets (four rainbow, four white-coated rainbow, four light-catcher, and four silver holographic), two stylus tools, and three frames. Talk about a deal!


    Promising review: "These are a great deal. I think you really get a lot for the price. Good quality" —Bets

    Price: $11.89

    20. An alphabet bead kit that comes with over 800 beads. There are unlimited possibilities as to what you will spell out. With the five yards of colored elastic, you can make just about15 bracelets. Use this kit for a party activity and everyone can take a bracelet that they made home as a party favor.


    Promising review: "This set has plenty of beads to make plenty of bracelets. This was on my baby’s Christmas list. I looked at many but when I saw this set it was the right one. It comes in an organized case. It has plenty of alphabet beads and colorful plain beads for plenty of projects. She is going to love this set!" —Mommyof1

    Price: $14.99

    21. A glow-in-the-dark slime kit because who doesn't love slime?! It includes glue that glows in the dark for electrifying arts, crafts, and slime. These brilliant neon colors truly come to life when the lights go out!

    Kid pulling slime

    Promising review: "My daughter loves it! It really does glow in the dark. Hours of fun for her (:. " —Cynthia C

    Price: $10.19

    22. A kinetic sand construction site kit so your little digger can get down to business. My kid loves this stuff, he can't get enough of it! It's also a great sensory activity that your kiddo will enjoy for hours, believe me!

    Kid playing with kinetic sand

    Promising review: "Love it. Bought it for my 4-year-old's birthday. Turned into a big hit! The container helps keep it all together and he sits and plays with it multiple times a day. His older brothers are constantly messing with it they like it just as much." —Momof4

    Price: $27.99

    23. A water bead kit that will surely impress your kiddo. We love these around my house. We pull them out, add water, then watch them grow! It's a great opportunity to talk about science, learn colors, and practice math. The kit comes with 2,500 beads, two scoops, and two tweezers.


    Price: $14.99 (originally $23.99)

    24. A dino fossil dig kit where kids will excavate a realistic T. rex replica tooth from inside the dig brick. Spark their curiosity for dinosaurs and paleontology with this kit that comes with an excavation tool, brush, and magnifying glass to help find the fossil.


    Promising review: "6-year-old loved digging to find the fossil. Kept his attention for a long time." —Mrsjp

    Price: $9.99

    25. A light-up air rocket kit because stompin' the launch pad and watching rockets soar up to 100 feet sounds dope! They light up making it a super fun nighttime activity and there is the option to choose different flight paths with its adjustable launch base. You, I mean your kids...will blast off to *planet fun* with these rockets!

    Girl jumping on air rocket

    Promising review: "Purchased for my 5-year-old nephew. He absolutely loved it and so did his friends that are his age. It’s really fun to play with at night also because of the lights. At first I thought it was a little expensive for some rockets but I changed my mind. I had fun playing with the rockets and watching the kids compete with each other." —Linn

    Price: $19.89

    26. A Candyland board game to satisfy your kid's sweet tooth, although it doesn't come with real candy. This game was always one of my childhood favorites!


    Promising review: "Super simple game of pulling cards and following what it says. My daughter who is entering kindergarten was not a big fan after a few games in, she enjoyed other games like Trouble. My 2 1/2-year-old actually liked playing this a lot more. Good build quality and not bad for pre-K kids." —EricB

    Price: $8.49

    27. A No Stress Chess Board Game that uses an innovative deck of action cards to help beginners to learn. It also comes with a two-sided board: one side is for beginners and the other side is for standard play. Get this game for your child who is interested in solving puzzles and they are sure to be on their way to being the next chess wizard!

    The No Stress Chess game

    Promising review: "I bought this to teach my 8-year-old how to play chess. Never thought my 3-year-old would learn the cards and how to move as well. It's definitely a lot of fun watching them get better. It'll be a little while before they are great at strategizing, but my 8-year-old is thinking more with each and every move." —Terrance Thomas

    Price: $14.99

    28. And The Game of Life because we all know that this is the game that can last for hours. Saddle up because you will watch your kids get to make some big life decisions! They can choose whether or not to go to college, to get married, grow their family, or retire early. It's an interesting game to say the least.


    Promising review: "My 7-year-old granddaughter and I had lots of fun. She likes getting married and having kids. We played the game four times and she won three. A good takeaway from the electronics." —The game of life

    Price: $20.99

    29. A kids' play camping set to get your child excited about that upcoming camping trip. This set comes with nine pieces and features a realistic battery-powered pretend stove and lantern.

    Kids playing with camp set

    Price: $34.99

    30. A digital camera for kids — it's easy to use *and* affordable! This cute camera will help your budding photographers master their skills and maybe they will stop asking to use your phone all the time!

    Mint green digital camera

    Promising review: "If your kid loves playing with your phone and taking pics of themselves and their surroundings, I definitely recommend this camera! Also think I’ll be purchasing another one as a gift soon." —BettyLewis

    Price: $32.99 (originally $49.99; available in three colors)

    31. And a pair of 16-mile walkie-talkies because what kid is not excited about going on a secret mission and communicating their findings from the other side of the house? Trust me, any kid would be stoked to get a pair of walkie-talkies as a gift!

    the two walkie talkies in black

    Promising review: "I wish there was a manual so we will know what button is for. Regardless, we bought it for our niece’s birthday and adults had more fun playing with it than the birthday gal! Now I know what to buy everyone for the next year!" —Janey

    Price: $39.99 (originally $43.74)

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