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.

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.

This giveaway has ended. Congrats to Janelle G. Her comment was randomly chosen as the winner. I’ve emailed Janelle with the good news. Thanks to all who entered!

The fine print:

I’ll choose a winner randomly from the qualifying comments on Saturday, September 29 and 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. Sara T says:

    VTech Sit-to-Stand Alphabet Train

  2. Liz says:

    My kids are still playing with:
    – marble run (daughter, age 6)
    – Brio train set (son, age 2)
    – Magnatiles (both)

    Thank you for publishing these lists every year! I always consult them when I’m doing my Christmas shopping!

  3. Andrea Bundermann says:

    Sorry. Didnt read directions. My twin 4 year old boys have gotten Duplo legos for the past 2 Christmases and play with them every day!

  4. Lauren Beach says:

    The Cinderella Castle Play Set – Walt Disney World! It comes with mickey and Minnie and tinker belle and has firework lights and sound effects, as well as royal music. Many parts adjust as you play and a few things move like the elevator. It’s the biggest hit with all the Prek to grade school kids who come over. It’s even better if you add a set of princess figurines.

  5. Sara says:

    My 2.5 year old loves her play kitchen and food (kidkraft, has held up through 3 kids. She also still loves her play animals (terra brand). My 8 and 6 year olds are LEGO obsessed and carefully play with the LEGO sets assembled last Christmas.

  6. Andrea Tanner says:

    Pokemon Plushies. She still loves them all

  7. Kirsten says:

    Age 3:
    Battat take apart vehicles (airplane)
    LEGO duplo battery operated train
    Schleich farm animals
    Melissa and Doug latches barn
    B. Toys Purum Pum Pum instrument set
    Pretend play/dress up clothes

    Age 6:
    Board games – connect 4, Monopoly Gamer, battleship
    Jigsaw puzzles
    Art supplies

    Age 9:
    Snap circuits
    Video games
    Board games – Stratego, Risk, chess
    Harry Potter toys
    Meccano Erector sets/micronoid robot
    Hot wheels launchers

  8. Tiffany says:

    4 year old: her Magna doodle and Her boogie board play (she likes practicing her letters) and her baby alive doll and baby bubs

    2 year old (who is into trucks and tractors) plays with any pull back and go truck or ones that light up and make sounds that I got from Dollar general/walgreens

  9. Megan says:

    Magformers- for a 5yo boy, 3yo boy and 1yo girl! Seriously everyone loves them.

    Legos- 5yo boy, 3yo boy

    Simon game- 5yo boy

  10. Priscilla says:

    Best toys are easily the trampoline, swing set and legos.

    Everything from dolls and random knicknakes lasted maybe a month. My kids are 6 and 14mo.

  11. Becki says:

    Legos. Always legos in this house!

  12. Holly P says:

    My 10 yo girl uses her chrome book everyday.

  13. Jasmine says:

    Little people sit and stand skyway! My son loves it. He can sit there and play for an hour with no interruptions lol

  14. Corrie says:

    2 years old (was 18 months last christmas): v tech cars and track. Soccer/basketball goal by v tech.

    5 years old (was 4.5 last year)
    Barbie house and barbies. Sing along Elsa doll. Usborne books and craft sets.

  15. Heather says:

    8 and 3 year old
    DUPLO legos

    3 year old
    Kidkraft kitchen
    Melissa and Doug play food, diner in a box, puzzles

  16. Kiera says:

    Age 2: vtech activity cube, Lego duplos, baby doll and stroller

    Age 4: magformers, Tonka electronic excavator, legos

    Age 6: Dress up dresses in varying characters, magformers, legos

    They also use their kindle fires just about everyday for many different things from reading to learning games to having a little bit of streaming time.

  17. Christina Lee says:

    6 year old boy: Legos, art easel, magformers, board games, scooter
    4 year old boy: Legos, paw patrol lookout tower, hot wheel garage, Imaginext batbot

  18. Ashley Stevens says:

    Calico critters & Lil Woodzeez
    Pancake pile up game
    Hot wheels cars
    Books—berenstein bears, Nancy drew, critter club
    Learning resources pretend and play school set

  19. Schayna Booth says:

    My kids are 8 and they still use their Crayola Inspiration Art Case daily!

  20. Lynda says:

    My son is 3.5 now. He loves anything that has to do with cars/vehicles/anything with wheels so hes still into a set of simple hot wheels he received last year.

  21. Angie Lupton says:

    My 5 year old daughter is still playing worth her hatchimals. She has collected some more for her birthday and is asking for more for Christmas. Also Lil Woodzeez from Target. And a third that she loves is aquabeads. And finally, crafts….crafts and more crafts!!

  22. Jenna says:

    Age 1: cozy coupe
    Such a hit inside and out.

  23. Bridget S says:

    Age 6: Lego, Architectural blocks, nerf guns, Magna Tiles, dress up clothes, Imaginext castle.

    Age 3: Art supplies, Calico Critters, Duplo, Kelly Dolls (The little girl in the Barbie line of dolls), stuffed animals, Schleich animals, Magna Tiles, climbing dome, dress up clothes, Schwinn Roadster tricycle, balance bike, tea set by Green Toys.

  24. Ashley hadsall says:

    For babies/toddlers cars, little people, and nice animal sets.

    6-8:legos, fun board games (monopoly gamer, toilet trouble) hex bugs, outdoor scooters

  25. Andrea says:

    5 y/o plays with legos and hot wheels and paw patrol sea patroller. We also use a train table non stop. It used to be for trains but now he uses it for his hot wheels or LEGO’s or transformer toys.
    18 month old is just now into playing with toys and she likes baby dolls.

  26. Jessica says:

    10-year-old boy:
    Lego sets (Minecraft, Star Wars)
    Outdoor trampoline
    Nintendo DS

    7-year-old boy:
    Legos (Minecraft, Star Wars)
    Outdoor trampoline
    Nintendo DS

    4-year-old boy:
    Magnetic tiles
    Bowling set
    Basketball set

  27. Jessica Grigsby says:

    My 5 year old still plays with his step 2 hot wheels tower and my 2 yr old does as well. My 2 year old is still loving his fisher price sports center. We have other toys from several Christmas past that are still a big hit— drums and a guitar. The guitar I scored on a Black Friday sale for $8. It’s the best $8 I’ve ever spent! It’s from 3 years ago. Legos are another past item that have kept my 5 year old’s interest as well.

  28. Rebekah says:

    Age 4: magformers and duplos are still a hit!

  29. Betsy says:

    My 6 year old loves her scooter, craft kits, and magformers and tegus. My 4 year old still loves Little People and dress up clothes, as well as Melissa and Doug magnetic dress up dolls. My one year old loves any ride on toy and anything car-related.

  30. Katie says:

    VTech Go! Go! Enchanted smart friends princess castle and Polly pocket sized princess dolls and dresses. My girls are a fan of anything princess!
    Also Melissa and Doug necklace kits are still a hit!

  31. Katie says:

    Forgot to say my girls ages. They are 5,4, and 2.

  32. Kersti says:

    Hello! Age 4 1/2 – These are still being used:

    Teddy Ruxpin
    5 Minute Story Books (Peppa Pig, Mickey Mouse, Winnie the Pooh, etc.)
    Amazon Kindle Fire
    vTech Kidizoom Camera (favorite toy!)
    Board Games – Hi Ho Cherry O, Chutes and Ladders, Candy Land, Yeti in My Spaghetti
    Radio Flyer 4-in-1 Stroll ‘N Trike Ride (although she’s getting too big now)
    Animal Puzzles with 50 pieces or less
    Anything DC Super Friends related
    vTech Go Smart Wheels playsets

    Not playing with anymore:
    Mega blocks
    Anything Melissa and Doug food set related

  33. Lisa says:

    Daughter age 4- Melissa and Doug magnetic dress up dolls, any and all art supplies, Lincoln logs and simple card games like old maid and go fish
    Daughter 2- loves the vtech ( or leafgrog- cant’ remember) simple little computer that opens up and has letter buttons and songs. Peg puzzles and duplos

  34. Amanda B says:

    7 year old boy:
    Brio train
    Science projects

    4 year old girl:
    Dressup clothes
    Doctor toys
    Little Passports

  35. Laura J says:

    I have an 8 year old and 5 year old girls. They are both still using the play easel we got (with whiteboard one one side, chalkboard on the other-magnetic) to play school!

    Also they still play with the magic kit (more so my 8 year old) and the dollhouse dolls (got the dollhouse 2 years ago—5 year old plays with it daily!)

  36. Marty love says:

    My 7 year old: trampoline, board games (sequence, zingo). Magnatiles. 3 year old: trucks, gears, kitchen set.

  37. Karen says:

    Age 4: play doh, slime, My Little Pony figures, kinetic sand, kindle for kids
    Age 6: play doh, craft materials, legos, card games, kindle for kids

  38. Erica says:

    3 year old boy:
    Playskool Heroes Transformers
    Kenetic sand

    5 year old girl:
    Little mommy dolls

    Both play with legos often

  39. Kristyl Riddle says:

    Magnatiles, LEGO minifigs (he’s 4 so not totally great at normal sized legos, but he loves building and rebuilding his minifigs), Transformers

  40. Janelle says:

    Boys Age 2 and 4
    Paw Patrol Sea Patroler
    Little Tykes Soccer Net
    Land of Nod Firehouse
    Learning Resources Play Food – Waffle Maker Set is the favorite!
    Melissa and Doug Dress Up (Pirate is favorite!)

  41. Sarah V says:

    My 2.5 year old still plays with her Little People.

  42. Radhalakshmi Sreedharan says:

    7 yr old boy

    Disney eye found it
    Puzzles Ravensburger
    Coloring sets
    Action figures ( playskool heroes)

  43. Shannon Bott says:

    I know I’m too late for the contest, but here’s our list:

    Girl, age 3: baby dolls, baby doll furniture, doll bathtub, Duplos, wood blocks, stuffed animals, art supplies, Little People

    Boy, age 9: Nintendo 2DS, Legos