Toys for Valentine’s Play

By Elena Epstein

  • Make it Sparkle

    Create gel jewelry, charms, key chains and room décor with Crayola Jewel Maker (ages 8+, $24.99). Pick a mold, mix the gel and add glitter, confetti or pictures to the mix. Your custom creations are ready to wear or share in 30 minutes.

  • Chill Out

    Get comfy on the couch for an adventure with “Little Penguins”  (ages 3-7; $17.99) by Newbery Medal–winning author Cynthia Rylant and Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator Christian Robinson. Five little penguins enjoy a wintry day as they frolic in the snow, race down hills and finally warm up.

  • A Musical Read

    Parents and little ones alike will be enchanted by “I Love Music: My First Sound Book,”  from Scholastic/Cartwheel Books (ages 2-4, $9.99). This interactive board book features exceptional musical sounds that bring every picture to life. Have a fun night listening to elephants play the piano.

  • If You Build It …

    Make room on the floor and start building together with the Lauri Action Stackers – Big Builder Set (ages 3+, $39.99). Innovative connectors let you build in new directions, and wheels keep things rolling.

  • Get Cooking

    What’s better than yummy cupcakes for Valentine’s Day? The Ultimate Baking Starter Set (ages 6+, $29.99) includes real cooking tools and mixes to make scrumptious Sprinkle Surprise Cupcakes and tasty Tuxedo Cupcakes. The set’s kid-friendly equipment includes a no-mess egg cracker.

This Valentine’s Day, gather your family for some playtime with these award-winning products. It’ll show your kids just how precious you think they are, deepen your bonds and create lasting memories.

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