Hello and welcome to this year’s predictions, Always a very popular blog post for us, I compile this by talking to the kids that I work with every week at my Family Magic Shows plus my own daughter and her friends, my nephews and cousins too. Something we debuted last year were these great Christmas wish lists and letter templates.
We haven’t really delved into Christmas ideas since 2015 so this year we will be expanding massively with a series of brand new blog posts and ideas for you to try this year. Make sure you try the ideas from 2015 though (just click on the picture above) there are some great ideas in that post.
Now before we jump into our new predictions remember that Royal Mail offer a great service where you can write to Santa and you get a written response. More info here.
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Brand New for 2019! The magical Santa Coin from Wonder Kids, these coins are incredible and really have to be seen to be believed. Imagine leaving out some milk, cookies, a carrot and maybe a drink for Santa before your little ones go to bed on Christmas Eve. The next morning they come down to find the carrot hats been munched, the cookies are Gond and the drinks have been drunk but in their place is a real coin from the North Pole in a lovely drawstring bag just for them. This will really take any Childs Christmas to a whole new level and it will be cherished forever. Just click on the pictures below for the full details.
Ok are you ready? here we go, you can find out more about these toys just by clicking on them, they are in no particular order and I have tried to cover as many different ages as possible. Prices shown are all approximates and may vary depending on many different factors. Let us know how you think we did, would your little ones love anything from this list?
Meet the Fingerlings Untamed baby Velociraptors! These newborn creatures are fierce and unpredictable, and know friends vs. foes. In untamed mode, they roar, hiss and chomp! In tame mode they nuzzle, purr and love to be near you. Complete with snapping jaws and gripping claws, these interactive dinos react to touch, motion, and sound with over 40 different sounds and animations.
Num Noms glitter lip gloss truck is lip-smacking, glittery fun! mix your own flavoured lip gloss with all new flavours: cotton Candy, birthday cake and glitter sprinkles! scoop the lip gloss into the truck and dispense it like soft serve ice cream into a Nom lip gloss sundae container. Perfect for sharing with friends!
Help Harry and Ron race to Hogwarts in this action-packed LEGO Harry Potter 75953 Hogwarts Whomping Willow set, as seen in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Fly the Ford Anglia into the spinning branches of the Whomping Willow, then help the young wizards escape to join Hermione at Hogwarts, featuring a dormitory, potions classroom, Professor Snapes office and an owlery. This fantastic Harry Potter building kit includes 6 minifigures and a Hedwig owl figure.
It's not a lollipop, it's a Pikmi Pops! Unwrap a Pikmi Pops to find cute surprises inside! Each Pikmi Pops Surprise Pack comes with 2 scented mini plushies, 3 surprise items (charm, lanyard and sticker sheet), 2 surprise messages, 3 dangler strings, 1 collector's guide and 1 lollipop stand. Display your Pikmi plushies insides the lollipop or use the dangler string to hang your favourite Pikmi plush or charm on your favourite bag, keys, phone, spiral note book, pencil case and more! There are over 45+ super cute mini Pikmi plushies to collect in 12 yummy scents.
Mad titan, six infinity stones that control the multi-verse. One mission to destroy the galaxy, another to save it. A team of heroes ready for the fight. Whoever wields the infinity gauntlet wields the fate of the universe. Bring one of the most powerful weapons in the Marvel universe to life.
This LEGO brick version of the iconic Corellian freighter from Solo: A Star Wars Story features a 2-minifigure cockpit with detachable canopy, 2 spring-loaded shooters, sensor dish, ramp, rotating top and bottom laser turrets with 2 gunner seats, plus a detachable escape craft. Buildable toy also includes 6 minifigures and a DD-BD droid.
Be on the lookout for villains and defend the PJ Masks Headquarters! Activate the goggles for red owl vision, just like Owlette, and reveal Luna Girl and her moths! Trap villains in the tree snarls - they won't be expecting the closing branch clasps! The Spy scope also doubles up as a fur-ball shooter, ready for when you spot trouble! Includes a Catboy Figure and a Cat Car Vehicle!
Tremor is a mean Green shaking machine from where boulders are plenty and plants are lean. But his bark is worse than his bite. His rumbling, seismic action is a disturbing sight! No nurturing here - Poke, shake, tilt and roll them The more you mess with them the angrier they become, try to get them to full meltdown mode! More than 40 different reactions and custom sounds Each grumblie has his own personality, sounds & design
Poopsie Surprise Unicorn magically poop slime! Each time you feed your surprise unicorn and sit her on her glitter potty, she creates surprise, collectible unicorn poop (slime)! Transform your unicorn poop over and over again with Unicorn Magic! Over 20 magic surprises included with each Surprise Unicorn! Four unicorns to collect! Will you unroll Rainbow Brightstar or Oopsie Starlight?
Ricky, the trick-lovin’ pup pet is eager to perform tricks, and is sure to amaze everyone who watches him. He’s full of surprises and affection, and responds with 100+ sound-and-motion combinations that keep kids guessing. He’s all about tricks, licks, and treats. He can balance his bone toy on his nose, and with a voice command, flip it into his mouth. Reach for his paw and he’ll raise it for a friendly handshake. When he’s excited, he’ll shuffle his paws and bark happily.
Turn Crayola crayons into melted crayon masterpieces. Use the included crayon wrapper ripper to take the paper from a Crayola crayon before putting it in the Ultimelt pen. The Ultimelt pen melts down your crayon quickly and safely. Operate the Ultimelt pen like a pen but instead of ink, bright coloured melted wax will come out of the end and dry in seconds. Snaps crayons and mix colours for masterpieces. Use your Ultimelt pen on paper, canvas, wood and glass. Suitable for ages 8 years +.
Introducing Nintendo Labo, a new line of interactive make, play and discover experiences designed to inspire creative minds and playful hearts alike. Together with the Nintendo Switch console, the Nintendo Labo kits provide the tools and technology to make fun DIY creations, play games with your creations, and discover how Nintendo Switch technology shapes ideas into reality. A new way to play. Nintendo Labo. By assembling sheets of cardboard into a variety of shapes called Toy-Con, and combining them with Nintendo Switch, you can bring them to life! Nintendo Labo lets anyone pick up and enjoy making, playing and discovering. With this set, you can drive a car, fly a plane, steer a submarine and more!.
Goliath games is an international manufacturer and distributor of toys and games (among the brands we market are Rummikub, Trio Minos, roll fit, Word search, pop the Pig, doggie Doo, gooey Looney, Ribbonfish, domino rally and many more sold under the flag of Goliath). Goliath is one of the few remaining family-owned and run businesses in the world of toys and games. Goliath was established in 1980 and ever since has grown tremendously.
An ultimate rescue needs an ultimate vehicle! Save the day with Marshall’s Ultimate Rescue Fire Truck! This vehicle is equipped with an extendable 2ft ladder, flashing lights and sounds — it’s ready for anything! To activate, simply lift and pull! The adventure begins with Marshall (figure included) in the lookout cab. Lift open the top to help Marshall leap into action! Using the water cannon launcher at the bottom of the cab, you can send up to three water cannons (included) flying into the fire!
Pom-pom pets that will wrap around your heart……Pomsies are a loveable, fashionable, interactive plush pet you can take anywhere! Each unique Pomsies pet has a soft, cuddly fur face and tail you can wrap around your wrist, hair, backpack, clothing and more. They will tell you when they are happy, sleepy, or hungry by the way they react or what color their eyes light up with. There are up to 50 different reaction sounds only YOU can give them. A special freeze dance mode to play with you and your friends.
NERF laser Ops Pro Alpha point blaster 2-pack gives players everything they need to face off in head-to-head live-action laser battles right out of the box. Alpha point blasters fire a single-shot IR burst with each pull of the trigger and register hits with lights and sounds, while lights on the back display health status and ammo capacity. Designed with unlimited ammo, the blasters have a Quick-reload button to replenish supply. Select to face off in teams or in a free-for-all. Adjust for the environment with the indoor-outdoor switch. Battlers can amp up their play via the NERF laser Ops app by using the included armband to wear a smartphone device (not included) on their arm.
Meet Boxer: your real robot friend! This plucky little bot comes to life straight out of the box and is raring to go — no assembly required! With a love for fun, your new friend is ready to play! To start, place 1 of the 10 activity cards (included) in front of Boxer. Once he rolls over the card and scans it, the fun begins! Play games like Bot Bowling, Paddle Bot and Go Kart, or use the interactive ball accessory (included) to play a fast-paced game of football! As you play with this loveable bot, you’ll get to know his quirky personality. Sometimes happy, sad, grumpy or even sleepy.
Investigate awesome finds on the go with the LEGO City 60195 Arctic Mobile Exploration Base! This fun set features a crane with posable arm, hook, platform and a trailer, plus a mobile lab unit with radar dish and opening door. Also includes a mobile saw vehicle with posable arm and rotating blade, plus a snow bike and a large ice build to hold the mammoth. This Arctic Expedition set includes 6 LEGO explorer minifigures and a mammoth figure.
Let your child experience the magic of Feber’s My Lovely Unicorn 12 volt-battery! The first unicorn ride-on, it can be groomed and petted as well as ridden both at home and outside. Your little one will love brushing the toy’s hair and interacting with its light-and-sounds magic horn.
Hatch and collect all new Season Three Hatchimals CollEGGtibles with the 12-pack Egg Carton! With over 100 new friends to hatch and collect, you can find Best Friends (cute friends who connect), Twins (two Hatchimals CollEGGtibles in one egg) and sweet Squads inside a periwinkle egg carton! To meet your new friends, lift the glittery lid and start hatching! Use your love and care to warm the egg until the heart on the shell changes color!
That’s all of our predictions for the top toys this year, now another feature we only started last year was a list of the best family based games for Christmas. Imagine you have the whole family round with ages from 3 - 73, drinks are flowing, kids are already getting bored of their toys so some genius suggests playing game! Ahhh, fear not because 2018 has got something special for you, Family Board Games or Table Top Games as they are known are going through a resurgence in popularity or maybe it could be called a renaissance.
I am currently exploring the world of Table Top Games and gamers for a possible new series in 2019 right here at Wonder Kids. This has led me to finding some of the most unusual games that are seriously gaining in popularity. I have listed below this years top family based games, if you are not sure about these games and want to see more before you buy then just try this youtube channel.
In this thrilling fortnite edition of the monopoly game, players claim locations, battle opponents, and avoid the Storm to survive. The game play, design, and components of the board game include elements inspired by the video game including fortnite locations and loot chest cards. Instead of monopoly money, players earn health points (hp). first choose a character: pick from 27 awesome outfits. Then, it's time to battle.
Play in the dark board game. You are deep in a dark, ancient forest with only your lantern to guide you. Tall, looming trees cast shadows all around. Off in the distance you hear a faint rustling sound and your heart begins to race. Could the legend be true? Will you finally discover the creatures who hide in the forest shadows?
It's the musical crown-spinning, chow-chompin' game. Put on the crown then load the dangling forks with various food. (Food not included, additional purchase required.) ready? the crown will spin and play music – and the challenge begins. Players try to bite off the food without using their hands, and aim to eat them all before the music stops. Want more of a challenge? switch from the short game mode to the longer game mode. The player who eats the most food wins.
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Codenames is a social word game with a simple premise and challenging game play. Two rival spymasters know the secret identities of 25 agents. Their teammates know the agents only by their codenames. The teams compete to see who can make contact with all of their agents first. Spymasters give one-word clues that can point to multiple words on the table. Their teammates try to guess words of their colour while avoiding those that belong to the opposing team.
Make this wildly different MONOPOLY game a favourite go-to game for game nights and other fun get-togethers. Lean into those iconic (yet unspoken) MONOPOLY moments in which rules are bent, money is borrowed, and funny business is welcomed. The outlandish suggestions on the board, cards, and rules encourage players to express their inner cheater to own it all while they buy, sell, dream, and scheme. Fake a die roll, steal some bills from the bank, and even skip out on rent. Complete a cheat to get a reward, but fail a cheat and pay the consequences! no houses in this edition – only hotels – and pretend handcuff unit may leave players "chained" to the board.
Be careful not to poop out while playing this hilarious game with messy consequences. Put on a blindfold, spin the spinner, and then take that many steps across the game mat. But watch out. Little piles of compound, moulded in the shape of poop have been strategically placed on the mat. Sometimes players will have to add a poop, remove a poop, or even re-arrange the poops along the mat. Who can avoid the number twos to be number one to win? Hasbro Gaming and all related terms are trademarks of Hasbro.
Witness the craziest camel race of all time, as things really go topsy-turvy when camels stack up and entire pyramids turn upside down. As members of Egyptian high society, you gather in the desert with one simple goal: to gain the most money by backing the right camel to win a leg or even the entire race. However, in this race, it's not just the lucky ones who can beat the odds. Reading the dynamics of the race and having a good sense of timing is just as important when it comes to backing the right camels and taking the victory. Camel Up is a simple, quick and outrageously exciting family game that can be enjoyed by up to 8 players.
A board game for two to four players by renowned designer Antoine Bauza, Takenoko allows you to work the bamboo plantations and care for the Emperor's panda yourself. Colorful miniatures for the giant panda and the Emperors gardener suit the game's light-spirited tone, and these figures will be critical to your designs to grow the most beautiful bamboo stands. Takenoko includes more than four dozen plastic bamboo sections and twenty-eight beautifully illustrated garden plots, which combine to create a uniq
The pie face cannon game is a real "blast" as players take aim and "pie" their opponent with a cannon full of whipped cream (whipped cream not included,.) one player puts their chin on the chin rest behind the facemask. The other player aims the cannon and launches the whipped cream (whipped cream not included, additional purchase required). the player behind the mask can try to avoid getting "pie-faced" by using the blocking hand. Players earn points by either blocking themselves or by successfully "pie-ing" their opponent. The first player to get 5 points wins. Pie face, rocket games and logo are trademarks of rocket games. Copyright 2014 rocket games. Hasbro gaming, Hasbro and all related terms are trademarks of Hasbro.
Payday comes at the end of the month and to make it there without going broke, you will have to manage your money wisely try to stack up the cash by finding bargains and selling them for a profit. Take out loans if you have to and watch out for those bills. The player who can make and hang on to the most cash wins for two to four players.
In the game Concept, you and your opponents use the icons on the game board to convey words or phrases to each other without using sound or speech. Each player takes a turn conveying a concept as the others guess at it. One point is awarded for conveying a word or phrase clearly; two points for guessing one correctly, and if you want, you can grant more points for guessing more difficult ideas.
King of Tokyo is a game for 2 to 6 players where you play as mutant monsters, rampaging robots, or even abominable aliens battling in a fun, chaotic atmosphere. Roll dice and choose your strategy: Will you attack your enemies? Heal your wounds? Improve your Monster? Stomp your path to victory! This new edition of the best-seller boasts new artwork, clearer rules, and revamped card abilities. Monsters have a new look, and the coveted Space Penguin character takes his place in Tokyo!
Have fun with family and friends as you compete in this exciting game inspired by the thrilling and glamorous TV treasure strictly come dancing. Journey through training answering trivia questions, taking challenges and performing mini dance-offs, trying to win as many votes as possible. Will you be the first to make it to the game's live show and dance to one of the six tunes played on the revolving glitter ball speaker?