Searching for the perfect gift for the grade schoolers on your list?
Toy Insider Associate Editor Maddie Michalik stopped by “Sunrise” on NBC in Indianapolis to talk about the best gift ideas for kids aged 4 to 7. 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.
( SMOOSHY MUSHY PETS REDWOODVENTURES)
Smooshy Mushy from RedwoodVentures is part of the newest collectible craze, full of exciting, super squishy, slow-rise surprises.
Each Smooshy Mushy series includes one of eight randomly assorted pets. Kids can unwrap the container to find out which scented Smooshy Mushy squishy surprise is inside.
Every pet has a Bestie they can’t live without so kids should keep searching to find out, which tiny squishy “Bestie” is their pets BFF. Sets also come with a “what’s your smooshy name?” game, a nametag, mini container, stickers, and a collectible poster.
For fall of ’17 kids can collect 24 food-themed Smooshy Mushy Pets to discover, squish, and trade with their friends.
( FINGERLINGS WOWWEE)
Fingerlings baby monkeys come to life with endless ways of play and realistic sounds to let kids know how they are feeling. Kids can wrap them on their finger to have a new friend at their fingertips.
These silly critters have happy monkey sounds, blinking eyes, heads that turn, hands that grip, and a curly hanging tail.
Kids can swing them, pet them, kiss them, and even rock them to sleep.
There are six different Fingerlings to play, share, and collect.
Available: Amazon, Target, Toys “R” Us, Walmart
( CRAYOLA COLOR WONDER LIGHT BRUSH CRAYOLA)
Crayola Color Wonder Magic Light Brush lets kids create colorful art without the mess.
Color Wonder paints are clear and only work on Color Wonder special paper— it won’t color on skin, carpet, or furniture. The Magic Light Brush lights up to match whatever paint color kids are using.
The set comes with six classic colors and 18 sheets of Color Wonder paper
Available: Amazon, Target, Toys “R” Us, Walmart, Crayola.com