If you'd like to view A Mighty Girl's holiday toy recommendations by category or age, you can choose your area of interest on our 2016 Holiday Gift Guide main page or by using the filters on the left menu -- and for small gifts, check out our Small But Mighty Stocking Stuffers collection. These recommendations are just a small sample of the more than 2,500 girl-empowering toys featured on A Mighty Girl -- to browse the full selection, visit our Toy Collection.
Imagine your child's face when she or he sees their own story and drawings made into a full-color, professionally typeset, 7 x 9 hardbound book! Your child writes and illustrates their story using the materials supplied in the kit, which are then mailed in (in the pre-paid envelope provided) for publication. You'll soon receive a beautiful hardcover book, complete with an about the author page for your proud storyteller! (Please note: completed books can only ship within the US.)
This set of 20 solid wood building blocks features the elements of the periodic table painted in non-toxic, child-safe inks. And even though they're building blocks, don't think they're just for babies! Chemistry geeks will love these colorful blocks as much at 36 years as 36 months!
Keep little brains busy with this innovative building toy from Viahart. Brain Flakes discs snap together and apart quickly and easily, and they can be assembled in so many configurations that nothing limits the imagination of little builders! This set comes with 500 discs in a variety of bright, fun colors that are sure to prompt creativity, and includes a reusable jar for easy storage when building time is done.
Snap Circuits climb the walls with this new 3D kit! With the new Snap Modules, you can set your Snap Boards up vertically, opening up a whole new dimension of electronic exploration. This set includes over 50 parts that let kids try over 150 projects that introduce concepts around electricity and light, but it's also compatible with all other Snap Circuits sets, so the only limit is your imagination.
HearthSong's popular Connectagons have been updated with colorful patterns that are sure to inspire terrific structures! This deluxe set includes 240 of the patterned, circular Connectagons, plus 240 solid-colored Geometric Connectagons in a variety of shapes. All of the pieces fit together in a myriad of ways -- and they're also compatible with previous Connectagons sets, so you can continue building your collection!
Learn the basics of sewing as you create some colorful, funny, friendly monsters! This set comes with everything you need to create five monster crafts, including a phone case/wallet. Pre-cut and pre-perforated pieces make it simple for kids to assemble the pieces and build sewing skills. It's a monstrously fun way to start fabric crafting!
Snap Circuits Alternative Energy Kit makes learning about electricity and alternate energy fun! This kit contains over 40 parts which allows budding engineers to build over 125 projects. The kit includes an instruction manual that provides step-by-step instructions for all the cool stuff you can do. Youngsters will have endless hours of fun while learning about circuits, electricity, geothermal power and lots more!
Make your own kaleidoscope using elements found in nature! This great kit includes parts to make an 8 1/2" kaleidoscope, as well as dried flowers, polished gemstones, glass marbles, and minerals to create the patterns inside. Two nature drawings and colored pencils are included to make the outside of your kaleidoscope as beautiful as the inside.
The Memorex SingStand 2 microphone speaker system allows you to sing along with music from iPod or any MP3 device with a headphone jack. Impress your friends and family with voice control and echo effects, giving them a stellar vocal performance, then connect your own musical instruments for a truly amazing show.
Spark an interest in geology with this fun science game! An 18-specimen rock collection provides the foundation for a game for up to 6 players that helps teach names, appearances, and properties of different minerals. Even the game chips are made of polished stones! It all comes in a carrying case with a handle for easy geology fun on the go.
Anyone can learn to add, subtract, multiply, and divide using the simple coding in this unique and beautiful board game! Roll the dice, then use mathematical operations to make your way towards the center of the board. Pick up prime cards to bump your opponents back to the start. The first person to get both pawns to space 101 wins! This game for 2 to 4 players is great for both the classroom and the family game room.
With littleBits, budding inventors, designers, and tinkerers can let their imaginations loose -- and with the Gizmos and Gadgets set, you can really get their creative juices flowing! Modular pieces include a light sensor, a fan, a wireless transmitter and receiver, and a servo. Because pieces snap together quickly and easily, without soldering or glue, kids can easily swap parts around when something doesn't work as planned. Use it alone or in combination with other littleBits kits.
Every household needs a globe, especially one as detailed and versatile as this light-up globe from HearthSong. With a little extra light, every feature is easy to see, including national boundaries and the geographical features that are carved in relief, depicting mountain ranges, rivers, and even undersea geography. Use it as a teaching tool, for decor, and even as a nightlight for the whole family.
Turn ordinary stones into beautiful polished gems! This high quality rock tumbler features a rubber barrel that's quieter than many other tumblers, so nothing has to interrupt your polishing. An automatic shutoff timer let you get just the right finish for beautiful results. Plus, it's sturdy enough to last for years! Get started with the 0.5 lb of mixed rough gemstones included in the set, then go rockhounding and polish your own finds.
Enjoy modular fort building with this amazing 354 piece kit from Fort Magic! With 3 different sizes of curved sticks, 4 different sizes of straight sticks, 5 different connector shapes, and 100 fabric clips, they'll be able to build spectacular shelters. The 24-page full-color manual provides directions for building several sizes and shapes of forts, as well as tunnels, a castle, a playhouse, a car, a plane, a ship, a submarine, and more.
Turn chemistry into a game with this fascinating game that lets kids tinker with chemicals without setting foot in a lab! Weave together elements to create molecules and cause different reactions. The more you create, the more points you win, but be careful! Some combinations can have unexpected -- and dramatic -- results. Best of all, everything that happens in the game is something that happens in real-life science.
Kids who love Minecraft will love this kit that teaches them how to build their very own real computer! This kit includes a wooden computer case and a Raspberry Pi 3 computer, plus gadgets like buttons, switches, LED lights, motion sensors, and more. Plus, the included Minecraft Pi adventure will get kids building and programming more electronic modules. It's a great way to get kids crafting with technology in real life rather than on a screen.
A troublesome yellow Kryptomite has stolen Batgirl's ePad! With the 206 pieces in this set, you'll build the Kryptomite's escape buggy, plus a Batjet with an opening cockpit, stud shooters on the wings, and a net shooter on the nose. Then, play out the adventure with the Batgirl figure as she chases down the troublesome thief. For more products featuring this popular DC superhero, make sure to check out our Batgirl Collection.
Wildcraft! An Herbal Adventure Game is a cooperative board game that teaches edible and medicinal plants. Players learn about plants by connecting the icon on the challenge or "trouble" cards with the icons on the plant cards. Wildcraft! is a beautifully illustrated, nature based, educational, cooperative game created in the tradition of the classic board games.
Even little kids can learn basic money skills with the Moonjar Moneybox! Moonjar moneyboxes are divided into three separate compartments: Spend, Save, and Share. This division is a great way to teach children about the benefits of saving money for a special purpose versus spending it immediately. It also provides an easy way to make charitable giving a part of your child's life.
American Educational's River Stone set provides great opportunities for creative active play. Inspired by stepping stones in a river, each side of the triangle varies in steepness and difficulty. Jump from stone to stone without touching the floor. Alter the position of the stones to create more challenging paths. Each stone has rubber studs on the base, which prevents slippage, and protects indoor floors.
Q-Ba-Maze 2.0 is a unique system of colorful cubes that interlock to form a marble run. The big difference? You can create marble maze sculptures in the form of animals, geometric shapes or any other design! Configurations are unlimited, allowing for unpredictable action when steel balls travel the various routes. It's a live demonstration of probability, physics and art, all in one!
Rory's Story Cubes are a pocket-sized story generator, perfect for a creativity prompt or for a variety of fun games. The cubes feature images that you combine into a story -- just let your imagination run wild. Now, you can get the original cubes, plus Actions and Voyages, in one complete set. These sets can be used separately or combined for a truly epic tale!
A 3D, gravity-powered logic puzzle in a box! With Gravity Maze, you stack the translucent towers to create a path for your marble from the starting point to the target. Each challenge card increases in difficulty, forcing you to think creatively about how to get the marble where you want it. With 60 challenge cards and 9 towers, these clever puzzles will provide hours of play!
Unleash her inner artist with this case full of inspiring tools! With colored pencils, oil pastels, and watercolor cakes, this set provides plenty of different ways to get just the effect she's looking for in her next masterpiece. The set comes in a wooden carrying case that's sturdy enough to tote your supplies anywhere you need to go. Quality media are guaranteed, so you know she'll get the best possible result.
Speed into action on Rey's Speeder! This 193-piece LEGO set lets fans build this cool landspeeder with everything Rey needs for scouting the surface of a desert planet, including dual stud shooters, opening storage hatch and side-mounted bag, blaster, buzzsaw and electrobinoculars. There's also a detachable sled with space for a minifigure when she must make a quick escape down the desert dunes! For more products featuring characters from a galaxy far, far away, visit our Star Wars Characters Collection or our Princess Leia Collection.
Let kids explore the sport of archery with this youth archery set! The compound bow has an 18 pound draw and a new soft-touch grip; the handle is ambidextrous so either left- or right-handed shooters can use it. Two arrows, plus packaging that can be used as a carrying case, complete the package. She'll have her sights set on the target in no time!
This high quality action figure from Hasbro's Black Series line is sure to be a hit with young fans of Rey from The Force Awakens! This 6" scale figure has plenty of articulation and lots of fine detail, perfect for both collectors and pretend play. This set includes Rey in the outfit she wore on Jakku and comes with her staff and a scale version of the droid BB-8.
Rey and her friends are ready to travel the Star Wars galaxy in this massive LEGO vehicle! With 1,329 pieces, you'll build an impressive model of the Millennium Falcon with an opening cockpit, rotating top and bottom turrets, dual spring-loaded shooters, and more. Minifigures of Rey, Finn, Han Solo, Chewbacca, and BB-8 are included, plus a few bad guys for their daring escape.
Blast Off! Climb into your very own "Space Module" for interplanetary exploration. Pacific Play Tents' Space Module tent comes complete with two roll-up "hatch flaps" for secret access. Exciting graphics make this a real life play experience. This "Space Module" has a roll up entry door for easy passage. Space fans will also appreciate this fun Docking Port Play Tunnel.
Replicate all your favorite board sports, in any location and on any surface -- safely! The Spooner Freestyle Board is a virtually indestructible balance board that spins, flips, slides, wobbles and more. Improves core stability, balance, coordination and gross-motor skills. Kids from 3 to 15 will love practicing their skills with this versatile board!
Your whole family can have hours of creative fun with the amazing Spirograph Deluxe Set. Simply choose from the gears and wheels, put your paper in place, and create whirling, spiraling, mix and match patterns for a totally awesome image. Use the design guide to try out tried and true designs, or get creative and create cool and colorful graphics of your own.
Magformers are a unique and colorful way to build! They're never frustrating, because they're designed to attract no matter how you line them up, and the plastic-sealed magnets are safe even for young children. Although the shapes are seemingly simple, you can build an amazing variety of 2- and 3-dimensional shapes with ease. The 62-piece set comes with 30 squares, 20 triangles, and 12 pentagons for hours of creative building fun.
This tiny robot lets you explore big ideas! The Ozobot Bit is only 1 inch tall, but you'll be amazed at what you can do with its simple, color-based programming language. The scaleable program lets kids start out drawing a "program" path for their Ozobot, then move on to using the OzoBlockly web-based visual editor, starting with an icon-based system and moving on to loops, logic, and equation blocks. With plenty of additional free material to explore online, this robot will provide hours of science- and art-based play.
We can do it! Pay tribute to the inspiring Rosie the Riveter, who has been an icon of women's empowerment for over fifty years, with this great action figure. This 5 1/4" tall vinyl action figure has articulated joints and comes in an illustrated window box. She's great for pretend play or for anyone who appreciates the role Rosie the Riveter has played in women's history.
Turn the whole world into a keyboard! What's MaKey MaKey? Make + Key = MaKey MaKey. MaKey MaKey is an invention kit for the 21st century. Use your wildest imagination and turn everyday objects into touch pads and combine them with the internet. It's a simple invention kit for beginners or experts doing art, engineering, and everything in between.
Your budding author will love creating their very own book with the supplies in this kit -- and then getting to see it as a full-color, 8 1/2 x 11, professionally typeset hardcover book! The set includes a "Quick Start" guide with tips and tricks for writing a great story from author/illustrator Peter H. Reynolds. She'll even get to write an "About the Author" feature to celebrate her first published story! (Please note: completed books can only ship within the US.)
High in the trees, Alex has build a sturdy treehouse, the perfect place to rest up for her Minecraft adventures! Along with Steve and her tame ocelot, she prepares her resources and crafts new tools. But Creepers and skeletons still threaten their treehouse home; they'll have to make use of some clever trap-building to stay safe! This 706-piece set can be assembled in a variety of different ways for plenty of Minecraft fun.
Bring a little Joy to her life with this cuddly, high-quality plus from Disney-Pixar's Inside Out! This 14" plush wears a satin dress that matches the one in the movie and has velvet hair. The sculpted plush is super soft, but it's durable enough to join kids on all of their emotional adventures. It's the perfect gift for any Inside Out fan.
Hearts for Hearts Girls are dolls with a difference! Each one tells the story of a girl from a different country -- a story inspired by real children. Rahel is a 10-year-old girl from Ethiopia who dreams of becoming a doctor. At 14", this child doll has a poseable vinyl body and rooted hair. Best of all, $1 of proceeds from the sale of Hearts for Hearts dolls goes to children's causes in the doll's country. To see the rest of the dolls, visit our Hearst for Hearts Girls Collection.
Be a comic artist like you've always dreamed with this kit from Lulu Jr.! Write and illustrate your own comic on the included sheets, then send them off to Lulu Jr. and they'll print an 18-page comic book that looks just like the real thing! It even includes a professionally typeset title page. You can order additional copies online as well, so you can have your own mini comic run! (Please note: completed books can only ship within the US.)
Experiment with crystallization with this great kit from Thames and Kosmos! You'll experiment with four different crystals, each with different properties and shapes, as you conduct fifteen experiments. Grow crystals on plaster shapes, use dyes to form colored crystals, and much more. This tremendously popular kit is sure to provide hours of science fun!
Kids love the Snap Circuits modular electronics kits, and this set is the one to top them all! Over 80 pieces allow you to build an amazing 750 different projects -- and that's just the ones in the guide. Once kids have learned the principles, they can start creating their own circuits with ease, since the snap-together components require no soldering. Any budding electrician or electrical engineer will get hours of fun and experimentation out of this amazing kit.
The Dragonwood is a dangerous, ever-changing place...but great rewards are to be found for those daring enough to enter! Collect adventurer cards to give you an edge when you face a foe in the Dragonwood. Choose cautiously: use up too many dice on lesser creatures and you'll be defenseless when you meet the dragon! Since each game plays out different, you can adventure through Dragonwood over and over.
Fans eager for the Wonder Woman movie will love this doll featuring Wonder Woman as she appeared in Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice! This fully articulated 12" doll is based on Gal Godot's appearance and body shape, and comes in her iconic armor with her Lasso of Truth, sword, and shield. Perfect for collectors or anyone who wants to have super powered adventures, this doll is sure to inspire.
Raspberry Pi is a clever kit that allows you to build your own computer! Assemble a credit-card sized computer, then use an included 8GB SD card loaded with the New Out Of Box Software (NOOBS) to get it running right away -- then, connect to a monitor and input device and get experimenting with programming! A vibrant online community will give you lots of ideas of what you can do with your very own Raspberry Pi.
In Cauldron Quest, you work your magic together to break the wizard's spell! Players combine their efforts to find hidden ingredients to create a spell-breaking potion; if they are successful everyone wins! This game teaches strategy, evens and odds, and deduction, and like all cooperative games, fosters communication and cooperation.
Making your own quilt has never been so easy! Kids can quickly and simply knot the fringed squares together -- no cutting or sewing required. The thirty 11" squares come in 6 tranquil coordinating patterns so that kids can lay them out however they'd like. The soft, cozy fleece is sure to keep her -- or the lucky person she gives it to -- warm and snuggly all winter long.
Who says there are no women scientists in history? 22 notable female scientists, including Elizabeth Blackwell, Marie Curie, Mae Jemison, Rosalind Franklin, and Jane Goodall are featured on this 24" by 36" laminate poster that's perfect for home or classroom. Each scientist's picture features a short biography describing their amazing contributions to our scientific knowledge.
Kids (of any age) will love building their own praxinoscope, the successor to the zoetrope in the development of motion pictures. The finished product stands approx 5-1/4" tall with a 5" diameter platform holding one of six included pattern sheets which let her create her own animation. She'll love exploring the history of the moving picture with this great kit!
If she loves great art, she'll love this coloring book! Thirty striking works by noted female artists appear in this collection, which ranges from conventional portraits, such Vanessa Bell's depiction of her sister, Virginia Woolf, to a pioneering abstract painting by Sonia Delaunay. Other landscapes, still lifes, and portraits include works by Frida Kahlo, Mary Cassatt, and Berthe Morisot. Replicate the originals or let your imagination run wild with your own color scheme!
You'll be amazed at what you can create with the help of stencils! This set from Klutz has everything that you need to start learning the basics of stenciling, including stencils in a variety of kid friendly shapes (everything from animals to aliens!) and some abstract stencils you can put together to create your own images. Eight colored inks and eight dabbers are included as well, plus 14 sheets of fun stickers for the perfect finishing touches.
You can decorate your own birdhouse to entice your local feathered friends with this kit from Toysmith! The 6.5" birdhouse comes pre-assembled, so all it needs is your colorful touch. Paint it with the included brush and paints, and then attached the link chain and hang it outside. It's a fun way to show your artistic side and your love of nature.
A case full of everything you need to learn how to sew and create fantastic art and fashions. This sewing set includes pre-cut patterns for quick and easy projects, eight colors of embroidery floss, stuffing fabric, ric-rac, needles, scissors, a measuring tape, straight pins, thimble, pin cushion, buttons, and a pom-pom strip.
Art and math intertwine in this fascinating origami kit that teaches kids how to fold complex shapes out of square pieces of paper! The set includes both a guidebook and an instructional DVD, as well as 120 sheets of durable origami paper to get them started folding. Projects include beautiful, unique shapes like a lightning bolt octahedron, a butterfly ball, and a magic rose cube.
Turn loose wool into fuzzy friends with this fun set from Klutz! Felting is simple: just use the felting tool to poke the wool into the cuddly shapes you need. This set comes with six colors of 100% natural wool, perfect for making five felted animals. It also includes a felting tool, a foam block, and an instruction booklet that teaches the basics of felting -- and provides plenty of inspiration for future projects!
Children of all ages can create their own stop motion films minutes after first installing Hue Animation Studio. The innovative, versatile design of the plug-and-play USB camera allows limitless positioning options, perfect for filming your animated movie. The included software, which is compatible with both PC and Mac, allows you to record or import sound, add text effects, use a green screen, and more. Lights, camera, action!
A hand-made card is truly special! With this kit from Made by Hands, you can make a wide variety of cards for all occasions. With 20 blank cards in 7 different colors and over 500 pop-out shapes, you can create invitations, thank you notes, and cards for special occasions. 20 envelopes are included to send your cards out when they're done.
Doodle in 3D with this easy to use pen-style 3D printer! The 3Doodler melts plastic that cools and hardens quickly, making it both kid-safe and easy to create sculptures in mid-air. The starter kit includes a pen, a micro USB cable, and two mixed packs of 3Doodler plastic, as well as a project booklet to get you started. Additional packs of the biodegradable, non-toxic and BPA-free plastic are available, so there's no limit to what you can make!
Learn to sew with American Girl! This set includes pre-cut felt pieces that have perforated stitch guides, making it easy to ensure that you've got your sewing just right. You'll make and stuff two monkey pillows, one for you and one for your doll! With bright, cheerful colors and easy to follow instructions, this is an accessible and fun way to get kids into hand sewing.
Create miniature works of art that you can display on any magnetic surface with this kit from 4M! Kids will decorate ten 2" by 2" tiles any way they please, then attach adhesive magnetic pieces to turn them into artwork for fridges, locker doors, or magnetic boards. It's perfect to use to decorate their own space or to create handmade art to give to family and friends.
Wrap yourself up in making these two yarn colored giraffes from Craft-tastic! This set comes with two cardboard giraffes, one 12.75" tall and one 9.75" tall, and twelve colors of yarn you wrap around the frame to create the perfect combination of color and texture. They're fun for decoration or for using as bracelet holders. Kids will love watching their plain cardboard giraffe come to colorful life as they wrap!
Create something beautiful with this 3D wood puzzle that you paint to look however you'd like! This kit from BFUN includes puzzle pieces made from FSC certified wood; they attach with no glue or nails to easily build (or take apart) your animal figure. A variety of different animals including a dolphin, butterfly, dinosaur, and others are available. Four colored paints included allow you to mix a wide variety of shades to get the look just right.
Explore different kinds of weaving with this kit from Melissa and Doug! Included instructions guide kids on how to make a scarf, a tasseled coaster, a drawstring pouch, or a carry-all, but they also provide enough information about the fundamentals for kids to come up with their own design! The set also comes with instructions for three different picture tapestries. She'll love seeing how simple yarn can create so many beautiful things.
Create your own yarn art with ease with this set from Creativity for Kids! It's simple to use a knit loom: just wind the yarn around the loom and then flip the loops. In no time, you'll be making hats, scarves, pouches, and other fun and useful projects. This set comes with both a double-sided hand loom and a circle loom, plus 90 yards of yarn to get things started, as well as buttons and a tassel maker for some finishing touches.
Make cute little clay charms in no time with this set from Klutz! In Make Clay Charms, you'll use the nine included clay colors to make a variety of items, from adorable fruit to tiny sweet treats, then bake them and glaze them so they're ready for display or wearing on a bracelet. A 60 page instructional booklet provides solid instruction on clay basics, as well as inspiration for future projects.
Get kids into the world of embroidery with this starter kit from Alex Kids! Learn 12 easy stitches and start combining them into patterns right away. The set includes 10 different colors of embroidery thread as well as lots of other embroidery essentials, and the guide also provides step-by-step instructions for a headband project. After that, she can start exploring other patterns or even designing her own.
Make your own cuddly owl friends with this craft kit from American Girl! There are enough materials included to make one for you and a mini owl for your doll friend. Sew the felt pieces, then embellish with embroidery floss, sequins, and a little imagination. The result will be a one-of-a-kind stuffed animal you can be proud to display.
When inspiration strikes, this art case from Crayola provides plenty of opportunity to get creative! Over 140 pieces, including paper, scissors, crayons, colored pencils, and markers, will help you experiment with color, texture, and line to get just the right look for your art projects. When you're done, tuck everything away in the tray and it turns into a convenient carrying case.
Aquarelle is a watercolor craft that allows you to get perfect works of art, every time! Three canvases featuring images of horses are embossed with a thin white wax outline, which acts as a guide for the picture, but within the borders, you still get the beautiful blending watercolors are famous for! In addition to the canvases, this set includes paints, brush, a pipette, and a mixing palette.
If you haven't tried Kinetic Sand yet, you're in for a treat! This unique play sand flow in your hand, and easily sticks for building sand castles and other play structures, then slowly slides back to flat. It makes no dust and it never dries out, so playtime can be anytime! Plus, cleanup is a breeze -- it gathers together easily so you can toss it right back in. This non-toxic, gluten-free play sand is a unique option for sensory play.
Learn the basics of sewing, crocheting, and embroidering in this easy to use kit from Alex Toys! You'll find everything you need to create nine projects, including a stuffed dog, a coin purse, a wall hanging, and more, plus some materials for working on your own. Everything tucks neatly into the included storage case with lid, so you'll always know where your tools are when inspiration strikes.
This projector kit is a fun and easy way for kids to draw! Kids can tilt the projector light to make the shapes and figures appear closer or further away in their drawing. Combine backgrounds and foreground elements, or mix and match heads and bodies to create characters. It even includes supplies to make your very own flip book! For any would-be artist, this set will get them experimenting with creating more complex scenes.
There's creativity and magic under the surface of the sheets in Melissa and Doug's scratch art kit! This deluxe set includes four sheets each of Scratch and Sparkle, Rainbow Black, Rainbow White, and Scratch-Lite translucent styles. Add a stencil, two styluses, and some hanging materials, and you have everything you need to make unique and beautiful scratch art!
Centripetal force creates beautiful art with this kit from Alex Toys! Squeeze the handle to bring the spinner plate up to speed -- no batteries required -- then drip your paint to create fascinating art pieces. The set includes four bottles of paint and 20 spin paper cards to get you started.
If you've ever dreamed of writing your own music but didn't know where to start, this game is for you! Designed by Philip Sheppard, a world-famous composer and cellist, these transparent cards can be mixed, matched, flipped, and moved. Then, register online to hear your composition played back by a full orchestra. As Sheppard says, "We all talk about playing music, but it's even more fun to play with music!"
There's a reason ukuleles are a classic of kids' music programs! Easy to handle and played with techniques that can be transferred to other stringed instruments like guitar and mandolin, they are a great introduction to music. This entry-level wood ukulele from Kala has a pleasant sound and an elegant appearance -- perfect to encourage your budding musician!
Make super fun to wear rubber band bracelets and more with the Rainbow Loom 2.0, now including a metal hook! This craft kit has spawned a craze that can keep kids busy for hours as they try new designs. The starter set comes with lots of bands, or you can buy refill bands in dozens of great colors and patterns! Perfect for any Mighty Girl who loves being able to show off what she made herself.
Color the world of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice with this adult coloring book! Each page includes a quote from the novel and beautiful, intricate designs to color. This book also features a foiled cover and a guide to the Victorian language of flowers. It's the perfect choice for any fan of this classic novel.
Learn all about what you can make with recycled paper with this Green Creativity kit from 4M. Kids will learn how you can make your own paper by breaking down old paper and recycling it, then use their recycled paper to create fun craft projects like textured bookmarks, greeting cards, and more. It's a great way to foster crafting while also encouraging respect for our natural resources.
Who doesn't love bouncy balls? Make your own super-high bounce powerballs - with a pulsar LED inside - with this great kit! Choose your colors and your mold - small for a regular ball, large for a light-up version - and before long, you'll be seeing just how high they can go! With this blend of science and art, she'll love testing her very own creation.
Create your own custom marker colors, complete with wacky tips for funny drawing effects, with this fun kit from Crayola! The set includes enough parts to make 16 one-of-a-kind markers, and refill kits are available so you can create your own rainbow of shades.
It's amazing how creative you can get using simple rectangular bricks! This set of 1,000 LEGO bricks contains a mix of several of the most common sizes and shapes of bricks; instead of getting caught up in the unique LEGO elements, kids have to work their brains to figure out how to make all the things they see on the activity cards -- or in their imaginations! Serious LEGO builders will be thrilled to have a wider selection of the 2X4, 2X2, and 1X2 blocks that always seem to run out too soon.
Would be architects and engineers will be fascinated by K'Nex's introduction to bridges! By building 13 different bridge models, kids will learn about beam, truss, and arch construction, cantilevering and suspension, and so much more. The 207-piece set can be used by up to 3 kids working together, and the set includes a plastic storage case and a Teacher's Guide on CD.
With Keva Structures there's no glue or connectors required -- simply stack wood planks to create buildings, monuments and geometric forms. Keva pine planks are precision cut blocks that stack and stack with surprising stability. It’s the ideal activity to help kids gain an understanding of balance and proportion, as well as an interest in architecture, building and design.
This classic build-your-own marble run set is a winning toy through and through. Kids enthusiastically stretch their own attention spans while they build spatial, sequential and organizational skills making crazy, complex marble runs with these durable hardwood blocks. You'll never see the same one twice!
Is there anything more exciting than carefully setting up dominoes -- and watching the chain reaction when you tip the first one? With this enormous set, kids can create truly amazing paths for the dominoes by incorporating pyramid steps, ladders, a tunnel, and more. The wooden dominoes in this set are painted in fun colors and patterns for extra flair as you set them spilling. Get ready for some spectacular chain reaction fun!
Stock your brick box with a giant collection of LEGO in bright colors and fun, inspiring shapes! This box includes 1,500 different bricks, including wheels, windshields, and other unique pieces to encourage kids to build vehicles, houses, and more. The colorful bricks encourage kids to get creative with their designs, and with this many bricks to choose from, they'll always be able to find the perfect piece.
Tinkertoys are back and better than ever! This newly redesigned set features plastic rods, but don't worry; it's compatible with the older wooden version, so you can use it to expand your existing set or create your own collection. This 200-piece mix of spools, rods, washers, flags, end caps, and more provides lots of fodder for hours of building fun. The included booklet provides ideas for 30 models, but it won't be long before kids are building their own creations!
Enjoy time at the seashore with this LEGO Creator 3-in-1 lighthouse set! LEGO Creator sets offer more challenging builds, with plenty of detail to satisfy advancing builders. Create a lighthouse with a cozy light keeper's cottage, a house with a pier and a speedboat, or a boathouse, all using the same set. It even includes a functioning light brick so your lighthouse can really guide your minifigures home!
Celebrate the distinctive skyline of New York City with this 598-piece LEGO Architecture set. The pieces in this set allow young builders to replicate the Flatiron Building, the Chrysler Building, the Empire State Building, One World Trade Center, and the Statue of Liberty. The set includes a decorative tiled based with a New York City nameplate. An included booklet includes architectural information and historical facts -- perfect for budding builders and architects!
K'Nex goes to the fairground with this fun kit that lets you build a real, moving swing ride! With gears, variously sized connectors, and multiple styles of rods -- short, long, straight, and curved -- plus an electric motor, kids can assemble this ride plus two other models, a Ferris wheel and a boom ride. The included experiment guide encourages kids to think of the "why" and "how" of the way these rides work. It's perfect for one or multiple kids to explore building fun at the fair!
Combining the versatility of the LEGO building system with the most advanced technology we've ever developed, the new LEGO Mindstorms EV3 set allows you to create and command robots that walk, talk, think and do anything you can imagine. Follow the building instructions to create TRACK3R, R3PTAR, SPIK3R, EV3RSTORM and GRIPP3R, or make your own creation, and bring them to life with an easy, intuitive and icon-based programming interface. What will you create?
If she was fascinated by stories of the Mars rovers, she'll love this kit from Thames and Kosmos that allows you to build your very own space exploration robot! Then, use the included remote control to send your rover out on Earth-bound terrain to see how it holds up. This set includes 237 pieces and instructions to build 10 models including a robot rover, a space shuttle with opening and closing cargo bay doors, a robotic space shuttle payload arm, a moon lander, and a cross-wing flyer.
Get ready to head up, up, and away with this amazing set from Lego's Education line. With this 1,176 piece set, you can build space shuttles, jet places, satellites, and helicopters -- and, equally importantly, the support buildings that they need for their flights. An equal mix of male and female heads provides terrific representation of women in all the careers depicted here, from astronaut to air traffic controller. And for easy storage, the set comes in a container with a transparent lid.
K'NEX's unique rod and connector building system inspires young builders to make anything they can imagine. This deluxe set includes 375 full-scale, classic K'NEX parts to build a variety of models for all skill levels, or to enjoy open-ended building fun. Use the easy-to-follow, color-coded building instructions to create a helicopter, elephant, Ferris wheel and much more. And when you're done, everything packs away into the included storage tub.
The LEGO Elves are on an adventure and they need your help! The Queen Dragon has been captured, and Emily Jones and Azari need to slip past the guardian, find the key, and free her. Assemble the set and enjoy plenty of in-person and app-based pretend play -- or, when you want to change things up, this 833-piece set includes plenty of unique and fascinating pieces that are sure to prompt imaginative building.
Team up with friends to build a whole community with this set from LEGO Education! A staggering 1,907 pieces allow multiple kids to work at once, building everything from theme parks to restaurants to zoos complete with people and animals. In addition to challenging their building skills, this set allows kids to explore community roles and play out elaborate, city-wide pretend play stories. Up to six can play at once!
With this massive Magformers set, it's amazing what she'll be able to create! Magformers allow kids to build surprisingly complicated 2D and 3D shapes in a snap with pieces that attach with magnets that always attract, so kids don't get frustrated. With squares, pentagons, multiple sizes and shapes of triangles, and even fun building accessories like wheels, there's a world of possibilities in this set.
Alex is ready for anything with a little help from her villager friends! A library, blacksmith, butcher, and marketplace mean plenty of opportunities for trade, while her helpful Iron Golem patrols the streets. But when night falls, watch out for the Creeper and the Enderman! Weighing in at a massive 1,600 pieces, this set can be configured in a variety of ways and provides plenty of opportunity to bring Minecraft pretend play into the real world.