Looking for some toys that can keep kids fit as well as entertained? Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht stopped by NBC in Dallas to show off some great toys to get kids up and active. For more on the items featured in this segment, check out the product notes below, and for our complete rundown of the best gifts for the holidays, check out our complete holiday gift guide.


  • It looks like a bubble, plays like a ball – and now it lights up the night. Squeeze it, whack it, throw it, bounce it – even sit on it! It floats, wobbles, dribbles, spins, and smashes – all while putting on a light show.
  • Made from a squishy, squashy, super soft and lightweight Xpandium, Super Wubble Brite can be inflated to 2 1/2 feet tall and changes colors.
  • When kids kick, bounce or throw a Wubble, it wobbles like a bubble – it doesn’t stay perfectly round.
  • It doesn’t hurt to get hit with a Wubble. The squooshy material literally molds around, like it’s giving a big hug.
  • Super Wubble is designed to be four times stronger and more tear-resistant than the original.
  • Age: 6+
  • MSRP: $24.99
  • Available: Target, Toys “R” Us, WubbleBall.com


  • Rockin’ Rider 2-in-1 Rocking Ponies easily convert from a rocking pony to a rolling pony without any tools. They come in both Charger and Candy, but coated in soft plush.
  • They sing the exclusive “I’m a Little Pony” song when their left ear is squeezed and say six talking phrases with sound effects when the right ear is squeezed.
  • Kids can watch their synchronized moving mouth when he sings and talks. Other features include realistic mane and tail, embroidered eyes, easy-grip handles, and non-slip foot steps.
  • Parents can select the volume level.
  • Rocking pony seat height is 12.5 inches, rolling pony seat height is 10 inches. Requires 3 AA batteries, included. Charger is recommended for up to 40 lbs.
  • Age: 1-3
  • MSRP: $49.99
  • Available: Amazon, Blain’s Supply, BuyBuyBaby.com, Hayneedle.com, ToysRUs.com, Walmart


  • Whether you’re riding around your neighborhood or cruising to a friend’s place, Hovertrax 2.0 offers the performance and maneuverability you need to make every ride a blast!
  • Our exclusive EverBalance™ technology provides an intelligently-engineered, state-of-the-art, self-balancing experience for an easier mount and smoother ride, every time.
  • Up to 60 minutes of continuous use, with a cruise speed of 8mph.
  • No assembly required, includes battery charger.
  • Maximum rider weight of 220 lbs.
  • Available in red, blue, white, black, or green.
  • Age: 8+
  • MSRP: $399.99
  • Available: Amazon, hayneed.co, Kmart, Toys “R” Us, Walmart


  • Ultra Dash is a fast-paced action game that uses lights and targets to encourage children to test their speed, skills, memory, and teamwork.
  • The active play game provides a thrilling rush of excitement as kids race to match the color of the flashing light on their tagger to the color of the targets.
  • Colors flash randomly and players can change their target course, so it’s a different game each time.
  • Designed for one or more players or teams.
  • Age: 6+
  • U.S. MSRP: $19.99
  • Canadian MSRP: $24.93
  • Available: Target, Toys “R” Us, Walmart


  • The Bouncer is a brightly colored bounce house where little ones can learn their colors while playing.
  • The bouncer is complete with 50 play balls and a built-in pump.
  • The entrance allows kids easy access to the Bouncer, helping to improve motor skills as they crawl in and out.
  • The side walls and mesh windows create a safe place for kids to play and allow for adults to easily supervise them. The 50 play balls, which come included, provide a way for kids to learn to catch and throw, improving hand-eye coordination. The built-in pump makes it super easy to inflate and deflate the Bouncesational Bouncer– simply place the house where you please, connect to a plug-in and watch as it inflates in less than 4 minutes.
  • When kids are done, the auto-deflate option makes for an easy clean-up. With an inflatable floor, kids have a soft, cushioned area for playing. The Bouncer also helps children learn balance and coordination as they bounce up and down with their friends.
  • Inflatable bounce house measures 69 in. x 68 in. x 53 in. and is good for indoor use as well.
  • Ages: 3-6
  • MSRP: $69.99
  • Available: Walmart