Holiday Gift Guide: School (Ages 6-12)

[message type=”custom” width=”100%” start_color=”#FFFCB5″ end_color=”#F4CBCB” border=”#BBBBBB” color=”#333333″]sewcool Sew Cool Machine { MSRP $39.99 } – We are absolutely obsessed over this toy.  This threadless sewing machine makes all sorts of fun right before our very eyes. You can start with prefabricated kits or buy the Sew Cool Fabric and go Project Runway all on your own!  Ava has been begging for this! [/message]

hexbugvexHEXBUG VEX Robotics { MSRP $99.99 } – Hexbugs have been a favorite in our house year after year.  My boys never tire of these little robotic insects, even the husband.  That are totally crazy for Hexbug VEX Robotics, a very giant and awesome build your own Hexbug.  I am loving this toy that doubles as educational, reinforcing key STEM messaging.

IMG_1578Zing Air Storm Fire Tek Bow { MSRP $29.99 } – Give your child the chance to channel their inner Katniss or Robin Hood with this fun toy that they won’t want to put down.  Recommended for ages 8+ (though I’ve seen children as young as 5 enjoy it as well),  this bow and arrow  comes ready to use (with batteries included).  Also included are three soft-foam arrows that can soar up to 120+ plus feet in the air when launched.  The Zing Flex-Air also lights up, making it a toy that can be fun long after the sun goes down.  (see full review with giveaway here).

nerfrebelleNerf Rebelle { MSRP $29.99 each } – Oh don’t you worry sweet girl! You brother is not going to be the one having all the fun!  Nerf Rebelle has a full line of awesome gear for girls.  We loved the Nerf Rebelle Rapid Red Blaster and recently added to little Miss Ava’s arsenal, the Nerf Rebelle Agent Bow Blaster for even more shooting – up to 85 feet – fun!

Disney Infinity 2.0 – We are loving this new iteration of Disney Infinity!  With the introduction of Disney Originals and favorites like Merida and Stitch, there is fun for everyone at my house and yours. We love how this game fits every age groups.  Everyone from my broad age ranged family loves to play this game.

nintendo 3dsPower Rangers 3DS {MSRP $29.99 } – The Power Rangers are huge in our house!  That’s why this latest 3DS game is right up my boy’s alley.  The video game is based on the ever popular television series and gives players the chance to defeat enemies with intense martial arts actions, “zord” battles, and 30 playable characters.  Scan your Power Rangers Super Megaforce Ranger Keys to unlock and  play. If you aren’t sure what that means,  I can assure you that the Power Rangers Super Megaforce fans in your house do, and they will be thrilled when they find this game under the tree this year.

MaleficentBlurayComboBoxArt 11-4-14Disney’s Maleficent {MSRP $21.95} – Sure to capture the attention of everyone in your home, Malificent brings an excitingly new twist to the Disney classic “Sleeping Beauty.”  Maleficent, (played by Academy Award Winning actress, Angelina Jolie) is one of Disney’s most iconic villains and in this latest adaptation, viewers have a chance to see her in a different light.  Well-known as the one who cast an evil spell on Sleeping Beauty, this live-action film is told from the perspective of the antagonist herself and you will find your family will be quite surprised at what you’ll discover.

PlanesFiresAndRescueBluray.jpg_11-4-14Disney’s Planes Fire and Rescue Blue Ray { MSRP $24.95 } – If you’re looking for a feel-good movie that can be fun for the whole family, look no further.  Disney’s Planes are back in the high-flying comedy adventure “Planes: Fire & Rescue,” on Disney Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital HD, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD and On-Demand platforms Nov. 4, 2014. Featuring non-stop action, memorable characters and never-before-seen bonus features, “Planes: Fire & Rescue” is the holiday’s must-own animated family film.This movie brings Disney’s Planes to another level when Dusty, the famous racing plane steps away from racing and meets a Firefighting crew.  Boys and Girls alike will be at the edge of their seats to see what will happen next.  Our children continuosly ask for this movie on Family Movie night, making it an excellent alternative to the ever popular Frozen.Stocking_Frozen-Sing-Along-_package_Rev_1Disney’s Frozen Singalong Edition DVD { MSRP $19.95 }-We’ve all heard the song “Let it Go” before.  Kids and parents everywhere can often  be found singing songs from the Frozen soundtrack anywhere you go.  Experience Frozen, the hit musical comedy from Walt Disney Animation Studios, like never before in a new to DVD, full-length Sing-Along Edition! Follow the lyrics with a bouncing Frozen snowflake. Frozen stars Kristen Bell as Anna and Idina Menzel as Elsa.  We love the new Frozen Sing-along DVD from Disney.  Kids will love to sing together with their favorite characters from the movie and with the words scrolling on the bottom of the screen during each song, everyone can join in on the fun. This DVD also comes with the making-of featurette “Breaking the Ice”, the Sing-Along Version of the Film, the Original Theatrical Version of the Film and the “Get a Horse!” Mickey Mouse Short.


Noomie {MSRP $49.99}- With so many new remote-controlled, robotic toys geared towards boys, we were happy to find a unique interactive and very addictive option geared for young girls (though loved by both girls and boys alike).  All your child has to do is pop on one of Noomie‘s (included) accessories then watch her come to life as she takes on many different roles and enthusiastically follows directions and plays through motion and sound.  Appropriately named Noomie can become a “new me” as often as desired and is a fun and entertaining gift that will be great for your tech savvy kids.

Just My Style Paracord Bracelets – Girls and their girlfriends.  These are the years those tight bonds are forming.


DohVinci { $7.95 – $24.99 } – I thought we were totally done with the Playdoh phase with my kids and then they introduced this!  My daughter went nuts over this at a recent Holiday show, decorating her own DohVinci Style & Store Vanity Design Kit with fun stencils and playdoh push design tip fun.

Battroborg – A classic game re-invented.  The husband and the boys are obsessed with this game and bringing their Battroborg Warriors on to settle all kinds of testosterone arguments they have.  Adding to the fun is the accessories… oh I’m sorry, interchangeable armor and weapons.  The boys get such a kick out of actually feeling each hit through their kitana controllers.


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