Are your kids all cooped up inside during these final days of winter? Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht stopped by CBS 2 in New York to show off some of some great toys and games kids can play inside while the weather’s still cold.For more on the items featured in this segment, check out the product notes below.


  • Enter the magical world of Twinkle Play Tents! These light up tents interact with kids and their music too! At the top of the tent is a magical star light that twinkles colorful & bright lights. The colorful lights dance, change color, and react to movement, voice, and music!
  • Kids can go on all day adventures inside the Princess Palace Play Tent or the Dragon Liar Play Tent! Plus, the tent is large enough to fit up to two kids inside.
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $39.99
  • Available: Walmart


  • Super Slime Studio is all the fun of homemade slime, minus the mess!  After adding your measured ingredients into the slime maker, you simple turn the handle and watch as slime magically starts to form!
  • Add glitter, add paint, add all your slimy favorites.  The best part is it includes everything you need to get slimy!  It’s the next wave in slime making and no batteries required!
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available: Now, Amazon, Target, Toys R Us, Michaels


  • The Crayola Rock Painting Kit includes everything kids need to turn ordinary rocks into amazing works of art! All kids have to add are the rocks.
  • Paint your rock into a ladybug, a random geometric doodle, or a colorful display for your favorite quotation or proverb.
  • Share creations with friends, make stunning gifts for family, or make colorful decorations just for fun!
  • Includes six 2-ounce Acrylic Paint bottles in assorted colors, an 8-ounce Crayola Paint Glaze bottle, five arts & crafts brushes in avariety of sizes, 8 Crayola Metallic Markers, a paint mixing tray, and a tips and tricks card all in a reusable tub.
  • Ages: 5+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available: Amazon,, Target


  • Create anything you can imagine with the unlimited connection points of atoms, neutrons, and electrons with ORBMolecules. Each set includes thousands of ORBMolecules in multiple sizes and colors that you can bond together to make magnificent creations! They hold their shape until you chose to deconstruct and start all over again.
  • ORBMolecules are completely reusable and never dry out!
  • ORBMolecules only sticks to itself, so clean up is a breeze.
  • More than 10,000 pieces in each kit.
  • Ages: 5+
  • MSRP: $14.99
  • Available: Michael’s, Walmart, Target,and specialty toy stores


  • Help your child think bigger, build bigger and use their creativity with this special edition underwater-themed LEGO set, featuring a range of colorful bricks and elements, plus a unique 60th anniversary LEGO tile.
  • This cool toy for kids offers varying levels of building complexity for all ages and includes two minifigures. What will your big thinker build?
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $39.99
  • Available Now: Amazon, Lego, Target, Toys “R” Us, Walmart


  • The block-stacking game of Jenga is moving off the table! In the Jenga Pass Challenge game, players stack the hardwood Jengablocks on the included platform to build their tower.
  • Tension builds as players carefully push, pull and stack the hardwood blocks while holding onto one of the platform handles.
  • After each player takes a turn, they must pass the platform to their opponent. The last player to successfully stack a block and pass the platform without causing the tower to crash wins!
  • Two or more players.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available at most major retailers nationwide and


  • Play catch in a powerful new way. Introducing the new Sling Stix from YULU!
  • Catch the super bouncy ball with the sticky suction cup atop of the 11-inch long plastic Sling Stix. Then, use the Stix’ unique trigger to release the ball, and sling it distances up to 30 feet! Kids can challenge their friends and play together for even more fun!
  • Each package includes one orange Sling Stix, one green Sling Stix and one ball. Play is designed for two players.
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: US: $14.99 / CA: $19.99
  • Available: Now, Target