Great Toys for Toy Donations

Whether December or May, the holidays or birthdays, everyone should consider donating toys throughout the year. Every child should be able to play every day. If you are wondering what to give to various charities for toy donations, here are some great toy donation ideas! These are gender neutral, cover a variety of ages, have low price points, and offer lots of play time.
Toy Donation Ideas

Play-Doh Town Ice Cream Castle

Ages: 3+
MSRP: $19.99
Available: Amazon, Target, Toys R Us, Walmart

The Play-Doh Ice Cream Castle is a creative kingdom where kids can make their wackiest ice cream dreams come true. With the 6 ice cream discs, kids can choose different shapes to press out their swirly Play-Doh ice cream.
The Play-Doh soft-serve machine also features an easy-press handle for littler hands. When the dishes are filled to the brim with swirly Play-Doh treats, move over to the topping stations to cover them in wacky whipped cream and crazy sprinkles. The sprinkle crank and frosting tool are also removable for freehand decorating.

Once Upon a Craft

(Educational Insights)
Ages: 4-6
MSRP: $12.99
Available: Amazon, Toys R Us, Walmart

The Once Upon a Craft Line has 8 different sets to choose from, like Jack and the Beanstalk, The Princess and the Pea, and more. It comes with a book and two mess free crafts based on the book. Read the story together; then, get creative with the crafts.

LEGO Creative Bricks Set (LEGO)

Ages 4+
MSRP: Starts at $16.99
Available: Amazon, Toys “R” Us, Walmart, LEGO stores

Build up a storm with a box of classic LEGO® bricks in
33 different colors. With lots of different windows and doors, along with other special pieces, you can really run with your imagination. Kids can build dragons or dogs, houses or helicopters. They can even build something that works with their existing toys – like a garage for their Hot Wheels cars.

Magic MeeMees

(Future of Play)
Ages: 4+
MSRP: $3.99-$19.99
Available: Amazon, Toys “R” Us

These adorable and “magical” little figures each have their own shining and colorful personalities. Press their heads and watch as they let you know how they’re feeling. Feed them their mini foods, and watch to see if they like them or not. Collect all 24 happy MagicMeeMees figures and create your own MeeMeeopolis.

Rubik’s Race

(University Games)
Ages: 7+
Available: Amazon, Toys “R” Us

More than just a cube – here’s your chance for head to head competition! It’s the ultimate 2 player Rubik’s challenge. Be the first to match the pattern on the scrambler and shut the frame! The first player to complete the match and slam down the center frame wins!

Crayola Air Marker Sprayer

Ages: 8+
MSRP: $29.99
Available: Amazon, Target, Toys R Us, Walmart

The Crayola Air Marker Sprayer turns Crayola markers into spray art – just like a real artist’s airbrush! The electric-powered Air Marker Sprayer allows kids to airbrush just like a professional artist, without the mess of paint.
The Air Marker Sprayer provides opportunities for continuous creativity as kids can create realistic-looking airbrush art for craft projects, school projects, and more. Kids simply plug in the unit, secure a Crayola broad line marker into the easy twist n’ load nozzle, and then release the trigger to spray. The sprayer works with most Crayola broad line markers, and has a compact, convenient design for everyday use.
Here is my TV segment on Mass Appeal (Springfield, MA) sharing a few of my favorites!
Do you have a favorite toy to donate? Please share your ideas!

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