Valentine's Day is coming! And oh boy, is it coming quickly! With COVID19 still in full effect in some parts of the world, this year's Valentine's Day celebrations are going to be...well, they are not going to be as fun as they have been in years past - for adults as well as children! Many kids are in virtual school in the US, and I know that one of the highlights of my year as a kid were those classroom Valentine's Day parties! How about we make sure that the kids have a little extra special fun this year for Valentine's Day, whether you are on social restrictions or not!
This Valentine's Day Gift Guide for Kids is full of fun ideas for celebrating at home with the kids, if you need to!
Valentine's Day Gift Guide for Kids
Funko recently released a new toy line called Snapsies™ currently available exclusively at Target and Target.com for $9.99. Designed and developed for children ages 6-11, Snapsies™ offers innovative snap-and-match technology allowing kids to customize their figures to create thousands of unique combinations. These undeniably cute Snapsies™ creatures, including Llamas, Hedgehogs, Unicorns can be transformed into Jett the rock star unicorn, Billie the super-athletic mountain goat, and hedgehog Boe. Snapsies™ come packaged in an enclosed ball container, adding an element of surprise to the play experience.
Ooze Labs: Soap & Bath Bomb Lab
In this pretend STEM scenario, you are a chemist for a bath and body products company and it’s your job to make and test different cosmetic products. Use the tools in your laboratory to employ different scientific techniques and essential chemistry principles to make soaps and bath bombs. Try out different additives to affect the color, smell, and other qualities of the products you make. As you mold different glycerin soap shapes, you learn about the chemical properties of soap that help it pick up and wash away dirt. All materials and chemicals are non-toxic. Ages 6 & up. MSRP: $29.95.
Magformers Mini House Sets
Click, Connect, Create! Explore endless construction possibilities with Magformers Mini House Sets! Your little one can build anything they can imagine when they use the Magformers Magnetic Rainbow shapes, characters and accessories included in, Max’s Playground Set, Maggy’s House Set, Minibot Kitchen and Milo’s Mansion Set. Compatible with all Magformers, add Milo, Minibot and Max sets for extended building fun! Ages 3 & up. MSRP: $49.99.
Kellytoy’s all new Valentine’s Day-themed Squishmallows are the perfect gift to make every Valentine feel special. Fern, Winnie and the rest of the Valentine #Squishmallowsquad are as lovable, huggable, and collectible as the original Squishmallows, an international toy phenomenon launched in 2017 with more than 400 characters available in more than 40 countries; 50 million have sold to date. The Valentine squad is the perfect treat for kids, tweens, collectors and toy lovers of all ages. As cuddly as they are cute, they are available now at national retail chains and online at squishmallows.com. The all-new Valentine’s Squishmallows feature more than 10 characters ranging from four to 20 inches in size (MSRP: $3.99 - $29.99, respectively).
Thames & Kosmos CREATTO™ Light-Up Crafting™ Kits
Creatto™ is a simple yet versatile building system that consists of just two primary components that can be woven together into countless 3D creations. The flexible yet durable plastic tiles interlock quickly and easily for all skill levels; no additional materials or hardware required! Each Creatto kit includes assembly instructions for four different configurations, but the possibilities are limited only by your imagination.
Add strings of colored LED lights to illuminate your works of art from the inside out. Creatto is available in 3 fun sizes: mini, medi, and maxi. Kids can choose to build: Moonlight Elephant Safari: Ages 6+ MSRP: $9.95; Magical Moose & Forest Friends: Ages 6+ MSRP: $9.95; Starlight Kitty & Cutie Crew: Ages 8+ MSRP: $19.95; Shimmer Shark & Ocean Pals: Ages 9+ MSRP: $29.95; Sparkle Unicorn & Friends: Ages 9+ MSRP: $29.95.
Joyin is known to put joy in every occasion. They have everything from balloons and banners to b
Looking to get crafty with the kids? Joyin has kits like this 700 piece one, that parents can let their creativity loose with their kids!
Stick-O Forest Friends 16Pc Set
Explore the great outdoors with The Stick-O Forest Friends 16Pc Set. Kids can use their imagination to build adorable animal friends including an elephant, duck, caterpillar, bunny and more. The Forest Friends 16Pc Set includes 3 Spheres, 3 Sticks, 2 Discs and other magnetic accessories including bunny ears, flowers, cones, flower pots, and elephant ears. MSRP $24.99; ages 18m+
Magformers Basic Plus 14Pc Set
Create 3D structures from 2D nets with Magformers Basic Plus 14Pc Set. Build with 4 Squares, 8 Triangles and 2 Inner Circle Square shapes. Create houses, towers and our ‘magic ball’. Learn to build using combine, roll and pull-up techniques and see what your imagination can create! Build along with the step-by-step instructions and develop color and shape recognition, fine motor skills and problem-solving ability. The original and authentic Magformers. Perfect for brain development, critical thinking and STEM education. Follow the Step-by-step educational idea booklet for ideas and instructions. Each geometric shape contains magnets that never reject, so you’ll always hear the Magformers click. When playtime is over, use the magnetic power to simply stack and store. MSRP: $24.99; ages 3+.
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