The list of the most popular toys of 2021
Playground. Kids seem to have limitless energy and to fuel their active interests, treat them to a Stomp Rocket Jr. Glow that allows them to stomp on a launch pad and then propel a glow into the dark foam tipped rocket up to 100 feet in the air. Quick assembly makes it easier for keen kids to play outdoors with this toy or take turns with siblings and friends. Jumping and stomping can also inspire a nap after playtime. Available at Kazoo Toys. Recommended ages from 3 years old. $ 18.99. 3718 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. 404-500-1027, kazootoysatlanta.com.
History in the making. Remember the old school science experiment that involved a homemade baking soda-filled volcano that erupted when vinegar was poured in? The Schleich Volcano Expedition Base Camp is a modern, mess-free version bursting with glowing lava with built-in LED lighting, cool mist to mimic smoke, vibrating motion to mimic tremors, and two-looking dinosaurs realistic. Kids can have a great time walking with the dinosaurs around the obstacle course and hand slicing the volcano to see the flaming plastic boulders tumble down in different directions. Available at Amazon. Recommended for ages 4 and up. $ 129.99. amazon.com.
Finger game. What do you do with bubble wrap after using it? A portable game answers the question: Pop It! This Chuckle & Roar endless bubble game lets people pop it all the time without plastic waste. Target offers several versions including a bright yellow, tie-dye, extra-large pop stamp or one with letters and numbers. The latter can be used for educational practice, but adults can get creative and spell out phrases such as “I love you”, “Hug me” or even ask the question. Recommended for ages 3 and up. $ 7.99 to $ 19.99. target.com.
Custom colors. Art and Education Coincident with STEAM Paper Butterfly Science Kit by Crayola. Kids can create colorful and unique paper butterflies while learning about hair action. The kit includes three inks that are absorbed into the wings, creating beautiful, glowing butterflies. Inks can be mixed to create even more color using a mixing board and white pencil. Recommended for ages 7 and up. $ 29.99. michaels.com.
Crusader in hat. Downtime has endless possibilities with a 14-piece Bat-Tech Batcave playset featuring a massive Batman nearly three feet tall with the ability to transform into an action-packed Batcave. Available at Target, the set includes a 4 inch Batman action figure that can watch villains on a Bat computer, arm in the tool shop, get on an elevator and swing from a grappling hook. Special lights and sounds add another layer of adventure and, paired with the 10 action play areas, kids will find themselves busy defending their Gotham at home. Recommended for ages 4 and up. $ 99.99. target.com.