With SOOOOO many toy options out there, how do you know which to pick?! These are some of the BEST TOYS for kids 10 and under, put together by a mom of five busy kids!
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I started working on this gift guide for the best toys for kids ages 10 and under this morning, and it wasn’t long before my kids started trickling in and offering their input on this list too.
Whether you have a limited budget, a small house, or simply a goal of only buying quality toys, (each certainly describes us), you want to make the best purchases you can when it comes to toys.
No one likes spending a lot of money on gifts, only to find those toys piled up in corners or under the bed in a month because your kids have lost interest.
We want to help prevent that frustration! So we worked together to assemble a list of toys that are OPEN-ENDED, QUALITY, GROUP-PLAY-FRIENDLY, and TIMELESS.
What I love about these toys is that all of my kids can play with them together or by themselves. They are safe for babies and fun for big kids. And, best of all, there’s no one way to play with them, which means that they will still be fun in six-months or two years.
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I am not going to write about each of the toys on this list because that would quickly get tedious for both of us! What you need to know is that we highly recommend each of the toys on this list. These toys have kept our kids learning and playing together for a decade.
These will always be on my gift guides because they are THE BEST. Pro tip: ask for a box from each of the grandparents to build a bigger collection!
These are a newer building toy for us, but they are great for older children who need a little more challenge.
Wooden Blocks (ON SALE)
Classics for a reason! We’ve had our set for eight years and it’s still used weekly!
Legos (ON SALE)
Soooo many ways to play with legos! Grab a Lego idea book for even more inspiration (we highly recommend each of the books below!)
Play Kitchen & Play Food
Shopping Cart (ON SALE)
Fun for all ages.
Pots & Pans (ON SALE)
With or without actual play food, a set of pots and pans will entertain for hours.
Play Food (ON SALE)
Play Kitchen (ON SALE)
We have (and love) this play kitchen!
These are another toy that never get old and boring.
Watch the cool video on how they are made! Schleich toys are definitely high quality!
Elite Delta Trooper (My kids’ favorite)
Elite SurgeFire (ON SALE)
Zombie Strike Doublestrike Blaster (HIGHLY recommended by my kids)
Elite Titan– Fully Motorized, Spinning Barrel (in my kids’ dreams) (ON SALE)
Don’t believe that dolls are just for girls. All our kids like to play family and take care of the babies!
5 years and many dolls later, this doll is still my daughter’s favorite (and STILL smells like vanilla). These are the best dolls.
Diaper Bag & Accessories (ON SALE)
Baby Doll Food (ON SALE)
GUND Animals (ON SALE)
Veterinarian Play Set (ON SALE)
Melissa & Doug Costumes (ON SALE)
Stamp Set (ON SALE)
Scratch Art Pad (ON SALE)
(My kids draw for hours a day with these pens!)
We are big fans of thinking putty! It’s less messy than other doughs and slimes, never dries out, and is super portable. We have several different kinds!
Play Keys (ON SALE)
Want to see more gift inspiration & recommendations? Check out the Gift Guide Page.
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