1. dash the robot

Remember when robots were something we made out of cardboard boxes? The future is here now—and technology-loving kids will spend hours interacting with Dash the Robot. With the help of a variety of apps, kids can explore music, coding, puzzles and more through Dash. Available online through the Wonder Workshop for $149.99, Dash is also sold at other major retailers.

2. Ice Sabers: 30 Chilled Treats Using the Force of Your Freezer!

Hungry Jedis will enjoy trying out recipes from this unique Star Wars freezer cookbook. Kids can use the set of ice pop molds to make lightsaber popsicles—but no promises that they won’t play with their food! The cookbook retails for $23.91 through Amazon and is also sold in select bookshops. 

3. DreamWorks Trolls Hug Time Poppy

Kids will recognize their favorite songs from the new movie Trolls as pink-haired Princess Poppy belts them out. Kids will love adorning themselves with their own light-up bracelet that matches Poppy’s, and won’t be able to resist running their fingers through her light-up hair. Poppy retails for $49.99 through Toys R Us and other major retailers.

4. Kids’ Ridley’s® Classic Joke Set

Pranksters will delight in punking friends and family with this classic joke kit. Kids will garner laughs—and groans—with the strategically placed whoopee cushion, insects in ice, and the gory “nail through finger” gag. This set is sold online at J. Crew  for $12, and is also available at many toy stores. 

5. props in a box

Make believe becomes a breeze with these ready-to-play costume kits. Choose from Props in a Bag, which includes a costume, a backdrop, and yes—props—or Props in a Box for zany playtime mashups like The Doctor & The Farmer, or The Fisherman and the Astronaut. Available through Props in a Box for $29.99 (the bag) and $59.99 (the box), these kits also are sold at a variety of toy stores and big box stores. 

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