The 10 Best Toys and Games for Kids

 Most Classic

Original Silly Putty Metallic Silver and Gold Combo

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Our Rating

  • Classic creative toy
  • Awesome silver and gold colors
  • Helps inspire creative play
 Best for Dino Enthusiasts

Dinosaur Party Pack Bundle

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Our Rating

  • Glow in the dark
  • Build your own dinosaur!
  • Includes a variety of sizes and colors
 Best for Young Scientists

Sands Alive Glow Sand Starter Set

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  • Glows with UV glasses and pen
  • The sand is alive
  • Award-winning design

5 Best Toys and Games

  • Original Silly Putty Metallic Silver and Gold Combo

    Most Classic

  • Dinosaur Party Pack Bundle

    Best for Dino Enthusiasts

  • Sands Alive Glow Sand Starter Set

    Best for Young Scientists

  • Ty Beanie Babies Yo Gabba Gabba

    Safety.com’s Top Pick

  • LEGO Compatible Brick Building Baseplate by Brickyard

    Safety.com’s Top Pick

Toys and games can help children to develop practical skills such as fine motor skills and critical thinking skills, and they’re also a fun way to spend a night as a family.

Some of the toys and games listed below may fall between age ranges, but we’ve tried to place them where we think most appropriate.

In no particular order, here are 10 of the best toys and games based on available features and average customer ratings and reviews.

10 Best Kids Toys and Games

Most Classic

1. Original Silly Putty Metallic Silver and Gold Combo

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Our take

Kids will get a kick out of molding, sculpting, bouncing, shaping and more with the original Silly Putty in this multipack that includes two different colors.

Stand-out features include

  • Recommended for ages 4 years and up
  • Storage containers included
  • Helps inspire creative play
Best for Dino Enthusiasts

2. Dinosaur Party Pack Bundle

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Our take

This multipack of toys features a variety of dinosaurs that glow in the dark, stretch and more for hours of creative and imaginative play.

Stand-out features include

  • Recommended for ages 4 years and up
  • Includes a kit to build your own dino
  • Includes a variety of sizes and colors
Best for Young Scientists

3. Sands Alive Glow Sand Starter Set

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Our take

Little scientists will love playing with this glow-in-the-dark play sand that can easily be shaped and molded to anything your child can imagine. UV light pen and glasses are included.

Stand-out features include

  • Recommended for ages 3 years and up
  • Play tray included
  • Award-winning design

4. Ty Beanie Babies Yo Gabba Gabba

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Our take

Everyone’s favorite bean bag toy gets the Yo Gabba Gabba treatment with this fun set of five of the show’s characters. They are soft and squishy and perfect for little hands to grasp and hold.

Stand-out features include

  • Recommended for ages 3 years and up
  • Official Ty product
  • Handmade design

5. LEGO Compatible Brick Building Baseplate by Brickyard

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Perfect for the LEGO-loving tot in your life, this baseplate allows them to place pieces and build on an ideal surface that is also lightweight and portable. It is available in single or multipacks, to suit your family’s needs.

Stand-out features include

  • Recommended for ages 4 years and up
  • Choose from several colors
  • Stronger and more durable than comparable baseplates

6. Mindscope Light Up LED GLOW PAD PINK Animator with Glow Markers

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Our take

This unique sketch pad comes complete with four colorful highlighters that allow your child to write secret messages and animate their drawings with neon LED lights. It’s perfect for on-the-go artwork and comes with an easel and suction cups to display your child’s work.

Stand-out features include

  • Recommended for ages 4 years and up
  • Batteries not included
  • Integrated marker storage

7. Fisher-Price Imaginext Super Friends Penguin and Batman

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Our take

This cute little set comes complete with the Penguin sub as well as Penguin and Batman figures to help bring the world of Gotham City to life. Helps to encourage creative and imaginative play.

Stand-out features include

  • Recommended for ages 3-7 years
  • Part of larger collection of toys
  • Ideal for play in and out of the bath

8. Hape Stormy Seas Game of Balance

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Challenge your child’s balancing skills with this game of strategic placement that is also fun for the whole family. It comes complete with a boat with flag, 25 cargo pieces and one die.

Stand-out features include

  • Recommended for ages 3-8 years
  • Made of bamboo and German dyes and inks
  • Perfect for little hands

9. Giant Jumbo Deck of Big Playing Cards

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These jumbo playing cards are perfect for little hands to grasp and hold and are made of heavy duty cardstock to stand up to children’s play. The deck comes complete with 52 playing cards as well as two jokers.

Stand-out features include

  • Recommended for ages 3 years and up
  • Ideal for any card game
  • Ideal for those with visual problems as well

10. Blue Orange Spot It! San Francisco

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This fun eye-spy game features familiar landmarks from the Golden Gate city and is suitable for children and adults alike. Up to 8 players can get in on the action at once.

Stand-out features include

  • Recommended for ages 3 years and up
  • Easily portable
  • Includes 55 game cards

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