The Tot 10: Your Favorite Open-Ended Toys of 2021

We’re always in search of great open-ended toys, ones that not only promote learning but also creativity and endless fun. Explore your favorites of the year here!

Feat_best of open-ended toys

Open-ended play not only promotes gross and fine motor development, it also helps children gain independence and confidence and let their imaginations soar!

Discover our most popular open-ended toys of 2021 below:

#1: Explore Nook Bamboo Construct & Roll

Natural bamboo makes the BEST ball runs, and this set includes ramp channels, tube stands, wooden dowels and more.

 

Explore Nook Bamboo Construct & Roll

Explore Nook Bamboo Construct & Roll

 

$135

BUY NOW

 

 

#2: Tender Leaf Toys Cosmic Rocket Set

Tots have a blast playing with their very own rocket ship, complete with vehicles, astronauts and landing accessories.

 

Tender Leaf Cosmic Rocket Set

Tender Leaf Toys Cosmic Rocket Set

 

$84.99

BUY NOW

 

 

#3: Guidecraft Wooden Sensory Rainbow Blocks

So much more than traditional blocks, these wood and plexiglass forms arrive filled with shimmering water, colorful sand and crystal beads in primary colors to introduce little ones to a world of light, sound, color and texture.

 

Guidecraft Rainbow Blocks

Guidecraft Sensory Rainbow Blocks

 

$89.95

BUY NOW

 

 

#4: Dough Parlour Collector Set

Handmade to order in Canada, this bestselling play dough includes the brand’s 12 most popular color and scents, all made from non-toxic ingredients with a wonderfully soft, soothing texture.

 

Dough Parlour Collectors Set

Dough Parlour Collector Set

 

$80

BUY NOW

 

 

#5: Moon Picnic Forest Mushrooms Basket

Designed for budding foragers and explorers, this basket of hand-carved wooden mushrooms delights kids with their array of shapes and sizes, and makes the perfect companion for hikes, picnics or playtime with animal figurines and magical creatures.

 

Moon Picnic Forest Mushroom Basket

Moon Picnic Forest Mushrooms Basket

 

$54

BUY NOW

 

 

#6: Eco-Kids Eco-Finger Paint 4-Pack

Made with organic fruit and vegetable extracts to create delightful scents and vibrant hues, these silky-smooth finger paints are ideal for toddlers learning to apply color to paper.

 

Eco-Kids Eco-Finger Paint 4 Pack

 

$18.99

BUY NOW

 

 

#7: Guidecraft PowerClix Solids 70-Piece Set

Parents and kids alike love creating multi-dimensional objects and designs with this click-and-connect magnetic system, including six shapes and unlimited building possibilities!

 

Guidecraft PowerClix Solids – 70 Piece

Guidecraft Power Clix Solids – 70 Piece

 

$109.95

BUY NOW

 

 

 

#8: Kid Made Modern Arts and Crafts Library

A craft adventure awaits inside this reusable box, with more than 1000 pieces — from fuzzy sticks, felt and pompoms to wooden beads, adhesive jewels, googly eyes and more!

 

Kid Made Modern Arts and Crafts Library

Kid Made Modern Arts and Crafts Library

 

$49.99

BUY NOW

 

 

#9: Twee Unicorn and Narwhal Handmade Sidewalk Chalk Horn Set

Kids love the fantastical shapes, vibrant color and sun-catching glitter of this popular sidewalk chalk, handmade in the US from non-toxic, eco-friendly and biodegradable ingredients. 

 

Twee Sidewalk Chalk Horns Set

Twee Unicorn and Narwhal Handmade Sidewalk Chalk Horn Set

 

$33

BUY NOW

 

 

#10: Let Them Play Sticks + Blocks Building Set

Designed and hand made in Australia from sustainably-sourced Tasmanian oak, this bountiful bundle offers endless ways to build, stack, thread and construct.

 

Let Them Play Sticks and Blocks Set

Let Them Play Sticks + Blocks Building Set

 

$47.50

BUY NOW