Giveaway! Tell Us Which Holiday Toys Your Kids are Still Playing With & You Could Win a $50 Amazon Gift Card!

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The holidays were SIX months ago! By now many of the toys your kids received during the holidays last year have been set aside, but I’ll bet there’s at least one that’s still getting regular use. So tell us:

Which of the toys your kids got at the 2017 holidays are they still playing with?

Include your kids’ ages, please.


Leave a comment below with the answer to this question by 11:59 pm ET Friday and you’ll be entered to win a $50 Amazon gift card! Be sure to include your kids’ ages.

This giveaway has ended. Congratulations to our winner, Misti N. I’ve emailed Misti with the great news.

If you like, you can also tell us which toys were duds.

I create BC’s super-popular Toys that Get Played With lists from your comments, so please chime in! The more responses, the better the lists!

I’ll share the new toy lists with you in October.

The fine print:

I’ll choose a winner randomly from the qualifying comments on Saturday, July 7 & notify that reader via the email address used when leaving the comment. I’ll also announce the winner here and on Facebook. The winner will have four business days to respond. If I don’t hear from her/him by the end of the day Tuesday, I’ll choose a new winner. One entry per family. Open to U.S. readers 18 and older only.

Good luck!

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  1. Marcie says:

    My 4 year old plays with his paw patrol lookout tower almost every day! We also have a giant slinky both of my kids play with often and absolutely love.

  2. Karalee says:

    My 9 yo loves her large wheeled razor scooter.

  3. Katie says:

    My 3 boys are still loving their magformers

  4. Julie says:

    Art supplies are tried and true! My kids who are 1,4,5 all love art supplies

    They don’t play with the doc mc stuffing toy hospital cart or vet clinic. They do play with the toys that came with it.

  5. Ashley says:

    My four year old still plays with all of his LEGOs. Doesn’t matter which set – he takes them apart and builds new creations. And despite having tons of them, he still wants more for his birthday!

  6. Katie says:

    My boys 2, 3 and 6 are still loving their magformers

  7. Christina Griffith says:

    My son is 7, and he is still playing with his Kano computer and Snap Circuits. My 4 year old son is still playing with his Schelich animals and his Melissa and Doug giant Lion. My one year old is still playing with her Madame Alexander Little Love Princess doll.

  8. Jenn says:

    My 5 & 3 year old girls are both still loving their princess dress up clothes & their Wellie Wisher American Girl dolls. That’s the only things they’re still playing with from Christmas! Both things get played with on a daily basis…and sometimes at the same time 😂

  9. Candace says:

    My 5 year old son still play with his Legos, anything Paw Patrol(including the lookout tower), and the Playskool Star Wars play sets. The biggest flop is the Cars 3 Ultimate Florida Racetrack, he lost interest within 10 minutes and rarely touches it.

  10. Beth says:

    My 4 year old still loves his Paw Patrol lookout tower!

  11. Jennifer says:

    My 5 year old loves her Kid Made Modern craft library, she makes lots of collages and other crafts. She also loves her calico critters, wellie wishers, playmobil sets and still into princess dress up. She also loves board games and logic puzzles (like castle logix) and micro scooter. Also her fire tablet.
    My 2 year old daughter loves her wooden trains, princess dress up, play make up, Corolle baby doll and stroller, play doh, art easel and finger paint supplies, little people castle and farm, dot markers, mini magna doodle, and her push trike.

  12. Gwen says:

    My one year old daughter still plays with her Little Tikes rocking horse almost every day! It’s a fun toy that can be played with indoors or out!

  13. Kristen says:

    10 year old girl LOVES legos. Others still played with are Razor scooter, drawing/art books, American Girl stuff. Biggest request was a robot. She got a wowwee mip robot and lost interest after a few weeks. To be fair it is a battery guzzler!

    7 year old girl still plays with American Girl doll, horse, and accessories and legos.

    Board games ( connect 4, kerplunk, life) are still popular with both of them.

  14. Amy H says:

    Girl, 3, loves her kindle, baby doll, and little people sets.

    Boy, 7, loves his kindle, legos, and pretty much anything crafty (coloring, clay, drawing, painting, perler beads, etc)

    Girl, 10, loves her kindle, legos, and craft/science kits

  15. Erin O says:

    My 3 year old daughter loves the Melissa and Doug clean up set, the Minnie Mouse phone, the laugh and learn tea set, and the kindle.

    My 7 year old daughter still plays with her lol surprise dolls every day as well as her Barbie dream house. She also loves her kindle.

    They both love the little tikes indoor trampoline and anything peppa pig!

  16. Ashley says:

    My 3yr old still plays with her wooden train set and doll house. Also our foamnasium piece from 2 Christmas ago get played with daily still!

  17. Heather says:

    The nerf guns, action figures, legos/duplos, wooden train set and play food get played with. Ages 8 and 3. Drum set did not.

  18. Kirsten says:

    3yo – Schleich animals, wooden train set, mini trampoline
    6yo – art supplies, board games, nerf gun, legos, razor scooter
    9yo – snap circuits, boooks, nerf gun, bicycle

  19. 3 year old boy – cars, magformers and bike.
    4 year old girl – dolls, Polly Pockets, magformers, bike, and all art supplies.
    10 year old boy – Kindle, bike, skateboard, snap circuits and magformers.
    11 year old girl – Kindle, bike, magformers and all art supplies.

  20. Kate says:

    Melissa and Doug toys are a big win for us. My son still plays with his wooden “food cutting” set from Christmas every day. The best part is, no noise!

  21. Lena says:

    My (now) 4 year old still plays with her Cupid Shuffle Pig from Valentine’s Day of LAST year!! Haha She also still plays with her Fisher Price Little People sets, blocks and play dough

  22. Christy McPherson says:

    They are still playing with the Little People zoo. Ages 7, 6, 5, 4. We got the zoo as a gift, and I thought they were too old for it. They play with it EVERY DAY! Even the older kids play with it weekly.

  23. Cait McElrath says:

    Our 14 month old LOVES his Step 2 whisper ride cruiser and we use it everyday!

  24. Jen says:

    My almost 5 year old still plays with her LOL dolls

  25. Melissa S says:

    My 2 1/2 year old son is still playing with his Melissa and Doug Wooden Scoop and Serve Ice Cream Counter!

  26. Stacy Cockerham says:

    My son just turned 3 & two Christmas gift toys he plays with every day multiple times a day are his outdoor trampoline, his hot wheels sto & go garage, & die cast cars like mommy & daddy drive. Two other toys he plays with regularly, but not every day multiple times a day are his doctor kit & 12volt ride in Jeep. I can’t think of an epic fail for any gifts he got this particular year.

  27. Susana Iannucci says:

    Logan 7
    Axel 4
    They played with Amazon boxes that the toys came in. Lolololol. 8 years plays with his Nintendo switch
    4 year old plays with paw patrol

  28. Katrina Gardner says:

    Legos (both the 3 and 5 year old) and a play doh table and tools set, along with playdoh (3 and 5 year old)

  29. Jamie says:

    My kids (5 and 3) love the magnatiles. Also the game Diggin Doggies was an instant favorite.

  30. Becky Laswell says:

    5 year old twin girls. Still playing with: Lego (especially Lego Friends), Our Generation / American Girl dolls & accessories, Barbie, Amazon Fire Tablets from 2 Christmas seasons ago, and fort kit.

    Not playing with Peppa Pig sets, large-piece puzzles, gear toys, chunky kids camera (though the small waterproof one gets some use) or most character stuffed animals.

  31. Megan says:

    For both a 5-year old boy and an almost 3-year old boy, they love their Magformers, Legos, sandbox, and kid-sized card table.

  32. Erin says:

    My three year old girl still plays with dress up clothes, tea set, and Anna and Elsa dolls.

  33. Rebecca says:

    4 year old boy: Thomas Wooden Railway and Magformers!

  34. Jennifer says:

    My 6 year-old, 4 year-old, and 2 year-old play with their duplos very often!

  35. Danielle says:

    My 4 year old daughter loves her Rody bounce horse, she uses that thing more than any other toy she has, an extra perk is that it burns some of her energy!

  36. Misti says:

    I have 3.5 year old twins. My daughter plays daily with Magnatiles, Crayola easel, and play-doh. My son plays daily with baseball equipment and race cars. They both play with dress-up clothes regularly.

  37. Taysha Riggs says:

    My 2 year old still loves a Star Wars x-wing motorized bike

  38. Jen says:

    My 7 year old got a Kindle which she would play with everyday if I let her. My 5 year old got an Imaginext remote control toy that he still plays with every few days.

  39. Sheba says:

    My son still plays with his magnatiles and train set.

  40. Lynda says:

    legos. he’s 3 almost 3.5

  41. Linda says:

    Olivia (almost 6) still plays Legos (which she received when she was 2) and Megatiles (which she received when she was 4), and Felix (just turned one) loves to play her big sister’s Legos and Megatiles!

  42. Hannah Thompson says:

    My 14 month old loves her Cozy Coupe!

  43. Belinda Toyama says:

    My daughter is 4 years old and she plays with her Barbie set everyday.

  44. Shannon Bott says:

    2 1/2 year old girl: baby doll furniture, play kitchen, Melissa and Doug play food, Happy play mixer, Radio Flyer trike, figures and playsets (Paw Patrol, Minnie, Puppy Dog Pals)

    8 1/2 year old boy: Lego sets, Transformers, Wii U and 2DS games

  45. Amanda Bennett says:

    4 year girl still loves dressing up in princess and superhero costumes

    7 year old boy loves MagnaTiles and Picasso Tiles, LEGOS, Snap Circuits

  46. Heather says:

    My 5 year old son still plays with his Legos that he got at Christmas.
    My 3 year old daughter still plays with her Kidcraft dress up wedding gown & pretend makeup set that she got at Christmas.
    Both of my kids play with a set of pop up play tents & a tunnel that we got them at Christmas a couple of years ago. They use them all of the time!

  47. Christy says:

    My 5 year-old daughter loves her V-tech kidizoom camera, Barbie dolls/playsets, and art supplies.

    My 3 year-old son still loves his duplos, Mr. Dusty (garbage truck), and his toy tool set.