This is our BIG week here in Smartyland – our annual holiday toy gift guide. We divvy ’em up by ages and our Smarty bloggers get to work helping Santa figure out who gets what. Today Smarties Jen V., Jenni S., Tonya, and Caris dish on what the 6-10 age group is wishin’ for.
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Smarty Holiday Gift Guide: Ages 6-10
Creative QT Letter Board – Changeable Building Brick Message Board with Letters and Magnetic Backing – Includes More Than 285 StoryBricks, Grey 10 x 10 Inch Square Size
With two budding readers in the house, this is the perfect way to practice their words! Bonus, it is SUPER CUTE!
National Geographic Break Open Geode kit – My daughter is getting into science class and loves exploring rocks and fossils. I think she is going to really dig (pun intended) this National Geographic Break Open Geode kit. It includes 10 crystal-filled geodes, safety goggles, display stands and learning guide to help her understand her cool finds.
This is a game that we play in the car ALL the time! I can’t wait to see the twins play “I spy” as a board game.
Vtech Smartwatch – Kids’ Smart Watch. I’ve been looking at different options and I came across the Vtech Smartwatch that had good reviews. It teaches how to read time, takes selfies, has games and tracks activities. It comes in purple and blue colors, too.
ThinkFun Zingo Bingo Award Winning Game for Pre-Readers and Early Readers Age 4 and Up – One of the Most Popular Board Games for Preschoolers and Their Families
A game that disguises reading practice with fun! We are all in!!
Original Rainbow Loom kit – My daughter has started to make loom bracelets with her friends in after school care and I think this year she’s due for her own Original Rainbow Loom kit. This is a great starter kit to help her learn how to make fun rings, bracelets and keychains. There are additional kits that allow for more colors and quantity, which may make for a good second gift, too!
L.O.L. Surprises! – L.O.L. Surprises! are life right now for my daughter. These little toys have expanded their “blind” series and now have multiple toys within one package. They come in a range from singles, which are smaller to larger multipacks with much more surprises to be had, like the LOL Surprise Winter Disco! I must say that the actual unpacking of all the surprises is really fun for my daughter and there are a ton of accessories and fun finds!
Hasbro Gaming Candy Land Kingdom Of Sweet Adventures Board Game – For Kids Ages 3 & Up
Who doesn’t love a classic board game? Candyland is perfect – simple, and easy to navigate without parental guidance.
This might look like a game – but it is so much more. Simon is my secret weapon to help my little smarties build their auditory processing skills. They love it!
A book & game combo is always a win! Disguise learning with fun is always a plus.
This game fuels the competitive spirit. Family game night is calling your name!
My little smarty loves to tell jokes. With a little guidance, he will be on his way to the comedy zone.
Telescope for Kids Beginners, 70mm Astronomy Refractor Telescope with Adjustable Tripod & Carry Bag– Portable Travel Scope for Adult Children
For the future astronauts in your house!
Oncourt Offcourt Perfect Pitch Rebounder for Tennis – Set Up in 2 Minutes/Outdoor & Indoor Use
Is your little smarty tennis obsessed? No access to a backboard, no problem – check out this tennis rebounder!
We recently started golf lessons with First Tee of Charlotte and it is no turning back. Little Smarty Jack & Christopher are addicted. With the Galieleo golf net (especially because it has a target), after school play just became a lot more fun with your own private backyard range!
Super Pumped! Inflatable 2-In-1 Baseball & Football Target Set | Blow Up Toys with Soft Football, Baseball & Inflatable Bat | Fun Games for Indoor, Outdoor, Backyard & Party Favor | Inflates to 5 Feet
This gift just screams fun! As little smarties Jack & Christopher get older, they want to spend more, more and more time outside.
GoSports Giant Wooden Playing Dice Set with Bonus Rollzee and Farkle Scoreboard – Includes 6 Dice, Dry-Erase Scoreboard and Canvas Carrying Bag (Choose 2.5″ Dice or 3.5″ Dice)
As a family, we love to spend time outside. And again, this is a great learning opportunity. You can incorporate so many math games with dice. I can’t wait to get these!
Who doesn’t love Corn hole? More outside fun. I am not sure who will play with this more – Smarty Dad Chris or little Smarties Jack & Christopher. Let the competition begin.
My elementary school had a tetherball set and we LOVED it. It was the most popular piece of equipment on the playground. It was so much fun – super for hand eye coordination!
These are fun! Little Smarties Jack & Christopher love to play cops and robbers, spy on daddy (as he is in the yard working), hide and seek, you name it. Walkie Talkies are the perfect communication tool to use during outdoor adventures.
You would think I had two WWF wrestlers in the house. It is constant. Why not take it to the yard with Banzai Bump N Bounce Body Bumpers!
Double the fun with – a Glow in the Dark & Capture the flag! This takes the classic game of capture the flag to a whole new level.
This year, the gifts are all about quality family time being spent outdoors. My little wrecking crew love to build and watch their towers topple over. They are at the right age to introduce them to the strategic Tower Blocks game.
Apples to Apples Junior Edition – The hilarious game of comparisons has a younger version, perfect for those sleepover parties.
Beaker Creatures Liquid Reactor Super Lab – This Toy of the Year Finalist has 2 reactor pods with mystery creatures, classification cards, mini posters, experiment guide and a full-size poster. Let the reactions begin.
Circle Society Classic Adjustable Indoor & Outdoor Roller Skates – Take on the streets or sidewalks rather with these cute rollerskates.
Dueling Stomp Rockets – Kick it up a notch with this popular toy. Dueling Stomp Rockets allows for two people to compete at the same time.
Stomp Rocket Stunt Planes – A new twist on a favorite. Added wings make these glides go higher.
Electric Razor Scooter Ages 8+ – A lightweight electric scooter that cruises up to 10 mph.
Classic Razor A Kick Scooter – Classic Scooter to kick it up a notch.
Headbanz – The family favorite guessing game of “What am I?”
Just My Style Emoticon Jewelry Center – Crafts emoticon jewelry with or for friends
Laser X Two Player Gaming Set – Real-life laser game play gets kids active and moving around instead of on screens.
Lego Friends Heartlake Hot Air Balloon – For your favorite lego girls, you can’t go wrong with something in the Lego Friends world.
National Geographic Rock Tumbler – Polish everyday rocks into dazzling gemstones.
So Many Headbands – Create 10 custom headbands
The Kids Book of Questions by Gregory Stock – Get to know your kids better on long car rides and at the dinner table. Let them ask the questions and see what you learn.