Skip to main content

NewFolks may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site.

The best active toys for toddlers with energy to burn

Toddlers are special little people. They seemingly have boundless amounts of energy, and moms and dads often wish that they knew where they found all that energy so that they could have some for themselves. If you have a little one with energy to burn, you’re going to want to find some engaging toddler toys. Here are our picks for active toys for energetic toddlers.

Playskool Sit ‘n Spin

The Sit ‘n Spin is an absolute classic when it comes to toys for toddlers. Little ones will love sitting on the disc and spinning themselves around and around, and you’ll love that it helps them practice balance, coordination and motor skills. Plus, think of all the energy they’ll burn spinning themselves around!

Gymnic Hop 45!

Who remembers these? These bouncing balls of fun provide hours of outdoor enjoyment. In addition to helping kids learn balance and coordination, there is so much room for imagination, too. Your kiddos can pretend to be bunnies hopping around, or just be silly little kids who are having a blast! This toy is made of phthalate-free, latex-free and BPA-free vinyl.

Little Tikes Go and Grow Lil’ Rollin’ Giraffe

Little ones will be living in pure joy when they play on this adorable roll-along giraffe toy. This three-wheel bike has an oversized back wheel to provide stability and includes a wheel guard for safety. The seat is adjustable and comes with customizable spot decals. Toddlers use their feet to power the giraffe to roll. This toy will also help to build things like coordination and balance in your child.

UTEX 3 in 1 Pop Up Play Tent with Tunnel

There is one universal truth: Toddlers absolutely love ball pits. This 3-in-1 tent and tunnel playset allows them to crawl around the tunnel and tents, and play in the ball pit when they choose. Hours of fun will be had by any little boy or girl who plays in one of these!

VTech Pop-a-Balls Push & Pop Bulldozer

With the VTech Pop-a-Balls Push & Pop Bulldozer, children will have tons of fun “driving” this bulldozer around while watching the balls pop up and down as they go. There are also fun buttons on the side that the little ones can press and learn. It’s 2-in-1 fun for everyone!

YEEBAY Interactive Whack A Frog Game

This is a great toy that will help teach your child important developmental skills. There are two different game modes that your child can play in, which increase in difficulty. Moms, dads, and their toddlers can all enjoy this fun game together.

KinderUP Bath Toys Magnetic Fishing Game

Make bath time a blast with this fun fishing game! The kids will love “going fishing,” especially when they “catch” a fish! This game uses magnets, so it is easy for little hands to grab their biggest catch of the day with this toy.

TOBBI Battery-Powered Toy Tractor

Absolutely blow your toddler’s little mind with this adorable working tractor! They will love driving around the yard pretending that they work on a farm. It has a realistic design and is 12V. It would make a perfect birthday or Christmas gift to that special child in your life.

Toddlers will love any and all toys on this list! There is so much to choose from, and they would be thrilled to play with any of them.

Jennifer Passmore
Former Digital Trends Contributor
Jennifer has written two books on how to deal with living with chronic illness using the power of positivity. She has written…
How to tie-dye shirts without a mess
How to do this fun activity without spending a ton of time cleaning up
A child wearing a tie-dye shirt

For parents, tie-dye may bring up images of the Grateful Dead. For kids, it's a fun combination of colors. Tie-dye took off in the United States in the late 1960s and early 70s, but the truth is, those cool swirls of colors on clothing and other materials have been around for quite a while, and not just at Woodstock.

Tie-dye is thought to have been a thing in other cultures for thousands of years with certain patterns identifying different regions. The earliest examples of tie-dye come from South America. Since the 60s tie-dye has been a mainstay in the U.S. and a popular pattern with kids and teens. Tie-dying shirts for kids is a fun DIY project and not as messy as you think. Here's how to tie-dye shirts for the whole family without making a huge mess.
How to tie-dye shirts with minimal cleanup

Read more
How to play hopscotch (plus 5 great variations)
Classic hopscotch and different ways to play
Brightly colored hopscotch court in a schoolyard

If it seems like hopscotch has been around for ages, it has. The classic game actually originated in Ancient Britain. A hopscotch board was used by Roman soldiers as a training exercise. Eventually, kids picked up on it, added some rules, and hopscotch was born. Today, hopscotch is still played on playgrounds, in schoolyards, and at home all over the globe.

The amazing thing about hopscotch is that it's a perfect pick for kids of all ages, not to mention adults; just try walking past a hopscotch court without hopping through it. There are also cool variations of hopscotch kids can try, too, as well as creating their own version. Don't worry if you've forgotten how to play hopscotch. We've got everything you need to know about hopscotch and more.
How to play hopscotch

Read more
The best outdoor games for kids – try these fun, classic activities
Cool activities to play outside with kids
Kids playing games outside

When the nice weather rolls around, there's nothing better than getting the kiddos outside to run and play. It can be difficult these days because getting kids off the devices is always a challenge. Another obstacle is often the dreaded announcement of being bored or there isn't anything to do outside. Well, as parents, we know that's certainly not true, especially when there are a whole host of outdoor games for kids.

Having an array of fun and engaging outdoor games is always a perfect pick for the whole family, whenever you're hosting a party or when the kiddos have friends over for a playdate. The wonderful thing about outside games is that they are timeless. They take adults back to their childhood, and even teens enjoy taking a page from their elementary school gym class days.

Read more