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Updated on December 29, 2013

Great Christmas Toys have Educational Value

The following list of Christmas Toys were chosen for The Annual Disney's Family Fun Magazine Toy of the Year Awards as determined by the Family Fun Toy Tester Families were announced in time for Christmas. Being chosen for an award might make you believe that these toys are both fun and educational, but are they? Come discover how these Christmas Toys can be not only fun but educational as well!

This article will highlight the Christmas Toys that were chosen for the awards as well as possible ways to use these toys to teach educational concepts. Be sure to check out the articles featured under each of the toys chosen for the Top Toy Awards for more ways to teach using themes related to each toy.

Finally, at the bottom of this article you will be able to vote on your favorite Christmas Toys as well as leave comments about your reasoning behind your choice for the Best Christmas Toys.

Photo Credit: Tim and Sally by Ben Sam
on Flickr, Creative Commons.

Bristlebots Toys for Christmas - Are Bristlebots a great choice as a Christmas Present?

Bristlebots
Bristlebots

Photo Credit: Bristlebots by fdecomite

Used under creative commons

It's time to recycle your old toothbrush! What can you do?

Turn it into Christmas Toys! Turn it into robots that paint!

Turn on a Bristlebot, dip it in paint and place it on a piece of paper. Now it's time to watch it paint an abstract painting. Experiment to see if your Bristlebot will climb a slope. What kinds of designs could your Bristlebot create?

Bristlebots are not only great Christmas Toys but being made of recycled materials, they are good for the environment as well.

Photo Credit: Toothbrush

on Public Domain Photos

Par Robot! Part Toothbrush? Invasion of the Bristlebots (Klutz)
Par Robot! Part Toothbrush? Invasion of the Bristlebots (Klutz)

Bristlebots are basically old toothbrush heads on vibrators. Children will laugh, giggle and have lots of fun with these toys for Christmas. I wonder what would happen if you gave them a hotglue gun, paint and free range to do what they like with these innovative Christmas Toys? Be sure to have a digital camera ready to create Squidoo lenses to tell us all about your children's experiments with Bristlebots. What fun Christmas Toys!

 

Discover the Educational Value of Bristlebots - Are Bristlebots good educational Christmas Toys?

Watch this video to get an idea of how Bristlebots work. Our children loved their Bristlebots for Christmas toys.

2. Playmobil Pyramid - Playmobil Christmas Toys

Which Playmobil toys would your children like to receive for Christmas? Playmobils have been favorite Christmas Toys for many years. One of the hottest is the Playmobil Pyramid.

Playmobil 4240 Romans Egyptians Set Pyramid
Playmobil 4240 Romans Egyptians Set Pyramid

Product Description

Keep the Pyramid from being invaded by releasing various traps with your very own amulet. Intruders will have to overcome the collapsible staircase, chute, and scorpion trap.

There is also a secret treasure chamber, trapdoor with slide, and rotary secret chamber. The pyramid walls are removable. Set includes 4 figures, tomb, and many other accessories.

 

Playmobil Pyramid - Playmobil Pyramid Toy for Christmas

3. Green Toys Recycle Truck - Trucks as Christmas Toys!

Another option for your children's Christmas Toys are these eco-friendly Recycle Trucks. They are made from recycled plastic in the shape of recycling trucks. Encourage your children to care for the environment by giving them recycled Christmas Toys.

Green Toys Recycling Truck
Green Toys Recycling Truck

From the Manufacturer

Sort bottles, cans, and paper or just have a blast. Your eco-conscious little one will learn recycling basics while playing with this super cool recycling truck that has a movable recycling bed and open/shut rear door. The awesome eco-design has no metal axles. The Green Toys Recycling Truck is made in the U.S.A. from 100% recycled plastic milk containers that save energy and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Product Description

Kids don't worry about the fate of the planet but you can teach them the right lessons and still have fun with this Green Toys recycling truck. It is made from recycled milk cartons in a process that is non-toxic, saves energy and reduces greenhouse emissions. Even the packaging is made from recycled corrugated boxes and can be recycled again. The fun will be brand new, though. The eco-friendly recycling truck features side chutes, a movable recycling bed and open/shut rear door. Ages 3+; U.S.A.

 

Product Demo: Green Toys Recycling Truck - Watch a video of these Christmas Toys!

4. Razor RipRider 360 - Tricycle Christmas Toys!

Razor Rip-Rider 360 Drifting Ride-On
Razor Rip-Rider 360 Drifting Ride-On

Product Description

Don't forget to wear your helmet when you race your friends on this Rip Rider 360™ from Razor´┐Ż. The high-quality caster tricycle has a comfy bucket seat and unique maneuverability that allows you to drift and spin out.

Product Details

 

Razor RipRider 360 - "The World Spins" TV Commercial

Watch this commercial for the Razor RipRider and you will know what your children want for Christmas Toys this year.

6. Hot Wheels Color Shifters Cars

Hot Wheels Color Shifters Cars Undercover with Mega-Duty & Invader Car Set
Hot Wheels Color Shifters Cars Undercover with Mega-Duty & Invader Car Set

Product Description

Themed 2-pack of the new Hot Wheels Color Shifters vehicles with exclusive deco. Color Shifters vehicles change color with warm or icy cold water for double the fun!

 

Hot Wheels Color Shifters Demo

7. International Playthings Build It Bigger!

Iplay Build It Bigger
Iplay Build It Bigger

Product Description

2 years & up. Everything about this building set is bigger! Chunky nuts, bolts and tools are perfect for little hands to manipulate. Encourages creativity while enhancing fine motor skills. 75 pieces.

 

iPlay Build a Road, Build It Big & Build It Bigger!

8. BFC Best Friends Club, Ink. Dolls

Best Friends Club Ink. 18" Large Dollpack - Addison
Best Friends Club Ink. 18" Large Dollpack - Addison

Product Description

Cool accessories!

BFC ink. Book with lock and key

BFC ink. Membership card

Fortune Teller Game

BFC ink tackles common real-life issues such as dealing with friend fall-outs, jealousy, troubles at home, and the environment, reminding girls of the importance of family and friends.

 

Best Friends Club Dolls

9. Melissa & Doug Sandwich Stacking Games

Melissa & Doug Sandwich Stacking Action Games - 10 Games, 4 Bread Slice Gloves, 14 Fillings
Melissa & Doug Sandwich Stacking Action Games - 10 Games, 4 Bread Slice Gloves, 14 Fillings

Product Description

This creative game will put fun on the menu every time by inspiring children to burn calories while improving memory and matching skills! For ages 4+. Package dimensions 11" x 10.5" x 7"

 

10. Gamewright Pool Sharks

Pool Sharks
Pool Sharks

Product Description

Shoot like a shark in this fast-paced game of underwater billiards. But watch out for the slippery Eight Ball - sink it too soon and you've sunk the game! Shoot the most balls into the fish pockets and you rule the pool.

 

Come write about Christmas Toys on Wizzley, a fun and easy place to express your opinion:

How would you use these toys in educational ways with your children?

Talking about the Top Ten Toys - Would you have chosen these toys for the Top Ten Winners?

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      Michey LM 4 years ago

      Hard to say which one will be in top, I like almost all of them. Great idea to present the toy awards.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      really need many of these nowadays to teach our kids

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      Brandi 5 years ago from Maryland

      Evelyn, this is a great lens. I love how you added videos to demonstrate the toys. I hope you'll be updating this with new educational toys that come out for Christmas 2012. As homeschoolers, we are always looking for fun toys that will contribute to their learning. :)

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      HotChristmasToys2011 6 years ago

      Wow Evelyn, this is a very unique and comprehensive list of top 10 Christmas toys for 2011. My mom and sister are both teachers so I really appreciated the educational component that you added to your lense. My favorite is definitely the Green Toys Recycling Truck; we truly need more green products such as this to get our kids involved in environmental preservation. Thanks for this great lense! If you're looking for more of the top 10 hot Christmas toys of 2011 please check out http://www.hot-christmas-toys-2011.com

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      Elizabeth Sheppard 6 years ago from Bowling Green, Kentucky

      My favorites are the Recycle Truck and the Bristlebots. These are fun toys. I enjoyed this lens very much.

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      poutine 6 years ago

      I like the green garbage truck.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Check out www.toysandstuff.net for a neat collection of European and American brands.

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      Cheryl Paton 6 years ago from West Virginia

      Cool toys. I especially like the robotic toothbrush, so cool!

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      SofiaMann 6 years ago

      Fantastic educational toys. Nice lens..generate

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      Guided Abundance 6 years ago from Mobile, AL

      Looking for educational toys for my nieces and nephews. Great lens!

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      Rhonda Albom 7 years ago from New Zealand

      Some great toys here. No surprise they are all award winners.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I always find that the hard and true toys are the best, board games for instance. Then I;m not a child that someone will be buying toys for this year. I honestly don't now what children are into these days. The Bristlebots look like fun, but somehow I think children would become bored with them very quickly. Watch they'll be the number one bestseller this year. Thanks for the lens.