I’ll let you in on a secret– I’m excessively organized. I like to set the stage for everything my kids do and make all transitions as easy and comfortable as possible. And with back to school happening today (eep!) I want to make sure my kids have new, age appropriate, and simulating toys ready for them after they come home from the longest school days they’ve ever gone through in their young lives.
That’s why here at Toy Wizards, we’ve curated a list of toys and crafting kits that are guaranteed to help your kids learn, decompress, and relax after a long, tough day at school. Whether you’re passionate about sustainability or interested in hands-on learning, these products will allow kids to explore and create while engaging in educational resources. With products ranging from science kits, construction sets and even slime putty, children of all ages can have an enjoyable learning experience!
MAGFORMERS CUBE HOUSE PENGUIN SET from Magformers
Introduce kids to magnetic construction with the Magformers Cube House Frog Set! This 20-piece set includes new character pieces – a child in a frog onesie, with a hat that can be swapped for a seal one. The set makes a variety of different mini houses using the magnetic window square, four standard squares, two triangles, a sector and two arches, while extra accessories include three floor inserts, two windows, a chair, picture and a slide. This amazing roleplay set features Magformers’ Rotating Magnets System, where small magnets safely sealed in every edge of the magnetic pieces actually spin, so they always connect. With an A3 instruction sheet the Cube House Frog set is fun and educational. Ages 3+. MSRP $24.99.
MAGFORMERS CUBE HOUSE FROG SET from Magformers
Introduce kids to magnetic construction with the Magformers Cube House Penguin Set! This 20-piece set includes a brand new character – a cute kid in a penguin onesie, with a hat that can be swapped for a bear one. The set makes a variety of different mini houses using the magnetic window square, five standard squares, floor and wall pieces, a tricycle and table. This amazing roleplay set features Magformers’ Rotating Magnets System, where small magnets safely sealed in every edge of the magnetic pieces actually spin, so they always connect. With an A3 instruction sheet the Cube House Penguin set is fun and educational. Ages 3+. MSRP $24.99.
Stick-O Forest Friends 16Pc Set from Magformers
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+.
Yummy Rainbow Lip Balm Lab from Thames & Kosmos
Mix up a rainbow of mouth-wateringly delicious lip balms and lip glosses. Experiment with a vibrant spectrum of colors and flavors to create your own personalized lip products. This cosmetics laboratory includes a special workstation and all the ingredients, containers, and tools you need to make up to six lip balms in clear plastic jars and two lip glosses in glass rollerball-applicator bottles. A full-color manual guides you through the process of making lip balms and glosses and provides detailed information about the science behind these products. Thoroughly tested to the highest standards for cosmetic and toy safety. For ages 8+ | MSRP $29.95
Sweet Candy Perfume Lab from Thames & Kosmos
This kit is a complete perfumer’s laboratory with six candy-themed fragrances, a special workstation, and all the tools and containers you need to make more than 24 sweet-smelling perfume combinations. Build your personalized fragrance, choosing from the essences of peppermint, chocolate, vanilla, lemon, cinnamon, and cotton candy. Once you have perfected your scent, store it in the deluxe perfume bottle, adorably shaped like a wrapped hard candy. The full-color manual is packed with information about the biology of smell, the chemistry of scents, and the art of making perfumes. For ages 8+ | MSRP $29.95
Groovy Glowing Candy Lab from Thames & Kosmos
Set the world aglow with peace, happiness, and good times! Make yummy candies that actually glow in the dark. Mold fun, glowing gummies and sweet, glowing ice cubes in groovy shapes. Then make a batch of hard candy and watch it glow. A small amount of a safe, natural ingredient — riboflavin, or vitamin B2 — causes these candies to glow under the included blacklight flashlight. Learn about the chemistry of glowing materials and pigments, the physics of light and electromagnetic waves, and more science behind these delicious treats. This kit includes all the food ingredients needed for a groovy good time! Made in the USA. For ages 6+ | MSRP $19.95
Smarty PAD™ from Flycatcher
The new Smarty PAD™ interactive LED tablet gives preschoolers new ways to play and learn with 12 smart games and age-appropriate, educator-vetted curriculum. Motion sensors give the lightweight tablet an innovative spin, encouraging unique sensory play along with small motor development and critical thinking. Colorful visuals complement activities including colors, coding, ABCs, and numbers up to 25. Positive reinforcement, helpful encouragement, and over 100 different responses keep kids engaged every time they play. Smarty PAD™ is bi-lingual, empowering kids to play and learn in English and Spanish. Ideal for kids 3 to 5 years old. MSRP: $34.99.
smART sketcher® 2.0 from Flycatcher
Bigger. Better. Smarter. smART sketcher® 2.0 takes everything you loved about the award-winning smART sketcher® projector and kicks it up a notch with improved hardware, new content, more durable content cartridges, a sturdier base, and built-in cartridge storage. This one-of-a-kind STEAM learning toy puts the fun of drawing and writing into the hands of kids with step-by-step sketching and curriculum-based learning activities. Right out of the box, kids can engage in over 60 age- and grade-appropriate activities that encourage small motor skills and creativity. A free smART sketcher® 2.0 app creates endless options by letting kids take a photo, project it on paper and begin to sketch like a pro! Additional content cartridges, including educator-vetted spelling activities, cursive writing, language lessons and themed drawings, plus pencils, crayons, markers, frames and professional artist tools are available to extend the fun. Ages 5 to 105. Available October, 2021 at Amazon, Target and Flycatcher Store. MSRP $59.99. smART sketcher® 2.0 includes: 60+ step-by-step drawing and writing activities, 20 sheets of framed paper, 4 colored pencils, USB power cable. Samples available in mid-September
GREEN TOYS RV CAMPER SET from Green Toys
Time to hit the road! The Green Toys™ RV Camper Set is loaded up and ready for an adventure! This colorful, 3-in-1 vehicle playset has something for everyone, featuring a pick-up truck, spacious camper, and sport boat with it’s very own trailer. Play with them individually, or link them all together for two feet of fun! And don’t forget the accessories – two characters, two chairs, a picnic table, and a camping stove round out this 10 piece set with endless narrative play possibilities. Great for indoor and outdoor play, the super-safe design has no metal axels or exterior paints or coatings.
Guion The Lion by Rebecca Wilson Macsovits Guion the Lion
Guion The Lion is a new children’s book that celebrates the differences in all children through a colorful and exciting journey. The book, which follows the adventures of an imaginative little lion who sees things a little differently from his friends, was penned by mother, entrepreneur and author Rebecca Wilson Macsovits and inspired by her three children including Guion, her oldest son who also has Down syndrome. Full of whimsical delights, discoveries and beautiful watercolor illustrations, this book teaches children that appreciating individual differences and embracing others’ ideas can lead to unimaginable adventures and endless fun. Guion The Lion is available now via Amazon and online at www.Guionthelion.com. MSRP $17.99.
CRAZY AARON’S HIDE INSIDE Crazy Aaron’s
If you look close enough you’ll always find what you are looking for. With the Hide Inside! Collection you will be on the hunt for six unique pieces that each of these three clear based puttys have to offer. So whether you are looking for spontaneous expressions amongst the smiling faces, shadowy creatures within the woods or the bothersome bugs throughout the greenery, you will sure to be captivated with the challenge of discovering them all!