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These are the BEST 22 toys I have ever bought for my kids! They are toys that over the years, they never stopped playing with! So I want you to know what they are so you can stop buying and buying more and more toys! So here are the 22 toys to keep you kids busy for years to come!

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Why Buy Better Toys?

Stay at home moms have it rough when it comes to toy clutter.

We are home all day, which means our kids are home all day getting their toys out. And the more toys they get out, the messier our house gets.

The problem is, we buy and buy and buy for our kids hoping we will find toys that keep our kids busy and they never get tired of playing with.

In the end, we just wind up with tons of clutter.

But what if you cut down on the clutter you have to clean up everyday?

You can do this by only buying a few toys. Here is a list of toys to keep kids busy for years to come.

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Toys To Keep Kids Busy For Years To Come

When it comes to buying toys, I have found a few gems in my time as a mom. These are some great toys that my kids loved and never stopped playing with.

Jump House

To this day, my kids still play in our jump house. Why is this amazing? Because we bought the jump house when my son was 3 and my daughter was 6…fastforward to present, my kids are 10 and 13. They still drag the bounce house out of the storage room, set it up in the basement, and have a blast!

Click Here To Buy This Jump House


Playground Set

Ok, when I say we bought it for them, that is not actually correct. Our neighbors bought a playground set for their backyard. We made the mistake of believing our kids would never play on it, so we didn’t want to spend the money.

Why was it a mistake…because our kids spend most spring, summer, and fall days at our neighbor’s house on their playset. So don’t make the mistake we made.

If you want a toy to keep kids busy, a playset is an excellent way to do that.

Buy This Playset Here!


Apple Ipad

While I am not big on letting my kids use their electronics all day, there are some benefits to them.

  1. During the summer and school breaks my kids can still talk to their friends and set up playdates.
  2. Believe it or not, there are some great games on IPADS that help kids learn.
  3. When they are at a friend’s house or grandparent’s house, I can call them, and they can call me using facetime.

So as long as you are a parent that can keep track of how much time your child is spending on this device and keep it to a minimum, I see no reason why a child should not have one.

Plus, they are the ONE toy that can keep them busy when you need to get something important done.

>>Click Here To Buy An Apple IPAD


Garmin VivoFit Watch

My son never leaves home without his VivoFit Jr. by Garmin. He loves it because:

  • it has a lego print that is red (his favorite color)
  • that he can set timers so he knows how long it takes him to do things
  • he can tell time on it because it is digital
  • and best of all, he can compete with me for steps during the day (he also competes with his friend)

Buy This VivoFit Watch by Garmin


Toy Bow and Arrow

This bow and arrow set is a toy, not a real set. But ever since my son received it about 4 years ago, he and his best friend use them ALL the time and love seeing who can shoot their arrows farther.

Buy This Toy Bow And Arrow Here


Huffy Bike with Gears

Almost every kid loves riding bikes.

In our neighborhood, we have a lot of hills. Needless to say, it was really hard for my kids to peddle up the hills when they were little.

So we found a bike for my son that had gears. After getting that bike, he rode his bike all the time because he could switch the gears to get up the big hills.

Click Here To See This Huffy Bike


Proformance Basketball Hoop

The ProFormance Basketball Hoop was a great purchase for loads of reasons. First of all, the hoop moves up and down so when your kids are little or just want to dunk the ball like Michael Jordan or Steph Curry, they can.

Also, this hoop has seen a ton of family basketball games.

A great way to get your kids outside is to give them a reason to go out there. If your child is at all interested in basketball, then an adjustable hoop is a great purchase.

Buy This Proformance Hoop


Electric ATV for Kids

These Electric ATV’s were one of my chilren’s favorite toys. This particular set of AT’s go a little faster than the little kid cars and also have enough power to be ridden in the yard without getting stuck.

They were a huge hit even with the neighborhood kids!

Buy This ATV for Kids Here


Razor Scooters

To this day, my kids still love to ride their scooters around the neighborhood. Scooters give them an alternative to their bikes but they can still keep up with everyone else.

We did have to upgrade to a bigger size at one point, but if you want your kids to get outside and do something…then a scooter is perfect for that.

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Slip and slide

I know this is a summer item, but it is always a huge hit at our house all summer long. I have never regretted buying this because every year when the weather warms up, it is the first thing they ask to get out.

Buy This Slip and Slide


Slime kits

I guess it is possible that you don’t know what “slime” is, or how to make it, but my guess is probably not. 😉

This slime kit is one of my kids’ favorite things to play with. They are old enough now that they can do it on their own. But even when they were little, that was one thing they were constantly asking me to do with them…slime…who knew?

>>Click Here To Buy This Slime Kit


Nintendo Switch

Again, I am not a huge fan of electronics, but this is one gift that both my kids love. They play Minecraft on it and create their own homes and worlds that they are very proud of. And the best part, they actually play it together and get along…well, most of the time.

Buy Your Nintendo Switch Here


Minecraft

Again, one of my kid’s favorite games to play together and be creative.

Buy Mindcraft Here


Clue Game

We got this game about 2 years ago and it has quickly become the #1 game that my kids want to play when we have a game night. Granted, it is probably not suited for the younger kids, but keep reading, because I have a few listed below that are huge hits for the little kids too.

Click Here To Buy Clue


Zingo

When we first bought Zingo, my son was probably only 2 and my daughter 4.5. But they could both play this game and both absolutely loved it.

The game is a simple matching game, but with an added twist. Whoever grabs the chip they need first, gets to put it on their own bingo card. We have had a lot of laughs from this game.

Buy Zingo Here


Perfection

Do you remember this game from when you were growing up? My brother and I loved it as kids! So I was super excited to get it for my own kids.

It is good for helping your kids learn their shapes, but that is so not why they love it.

No, they love it because you have to put as many pieces in the tray as possible before the time runs out. . .And when the timer runs out, the tray pops up and throws the shape pieces everywhere. It’s a huge hit. Even now when my kids are 10 and 13.

>>Click Here To Buy The Game Perfection


Jenga

Jenga is a great game for any age because you don’t have to be able to read, or count, or even know your shapes. You just play and wait for the tower to fall. Which is always fun. 🙂

>>Click Here To Buy Jenga


Uno

We have been playing Uno with our kids since they were about 4 years old. My kids love it mostly because they know they actually have a chance at beating mom and dad.

Not to mention, they have learned their numbers and colors because of this game. And we still play it now as a family.

>>Click Here To Buy Uno


Yatzee Jr (Toy Story Edition)

Yatzee Jr. What a great game, that we all still love to play and have been playing since my kids were 4. The Toy Story Edition is the one we have, but now it seems to be expensive. But if you can find a different Yatzee Jr that is cheaper, I would suggest buying it because it will be a family favorite.

Seriously, we bought this when my youngest was 4 years old because our neighbors had it and loved playing it. And we still play it now that my kids are 13 and 10…it’s kinda crazy how long we have been playing it!

>>Click Here To Buy Kids Yatzee


Dress Up Clothes for Girls

When my daughter was little, she couldn’t wait to put on dresses and high heels. Now, I can’t even get her to wear a dress for Christmas. Anyhow, she had a trunk full of princess dresses and costume jewelry to put on every day.

>>Click Here To Buy Dress Up Clothes For Girls


Princess Shoes

You can’t very well be a Princess if you don’t have the shoes. And let me tell you, it didn’t matter to my daughter if she had on her dresses as much as it mattered to have on her heels! She would wear them everywhere, she would even try to wear them to the park!

>>Click Here To Buy Princess Shoes


Boys Superhero Costumes

Let’s not forget that boys love to dress up as well. Every year, my son would get a new superhero costume for Christmas. And he would wear them almost every day with his best friend. Even now, they still get dressed up as superheroes from time to time.

>>Click Here To Buy Superhero Costumes

I truly hope this list helps you buy that perfect gift for your kids this year. Toys your kids will never get tired of playing with.

Julie

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