Fun toys to keep kids occupied for under $20

Good Morning CT at Nine

(WTNH)– These days parents are looking for toys that are great at keeping kids occupied and having fun, but in a way that does not break the bank.

Chief Toy Officer of The Toy Insider, Laurie Schacht, tells us some of her favorite choices all under $19.99 in the video above.

She also details the choices below:


  • Blume Baby Pops are the newest addition to the Blume World
  • Each flower pot turns into a playset with 25 surprises to uncover.
  • Hidden under every sprout is either a baby or a cute baby accessory, just pull and “POP” to reveal what’s inside.
  • Blume babies come wrapped in removable swaddles with unique hairstyles on top.
  • Playsets include a nursery, a jumbo swimming pool
  • Throw a gender reveal party with color-changing diapers.
  • Three babies guaranteed and 50 styles in all to collect
  • Includes two sticker sheets and a collectible poster.
  • Ages: 3+
  • $14.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Walmart


  • Big sister character plush tuck in their little baby counterparts in colorful compact playsets in a range of styles
  • Tiny Tukkins Playsets include Big Sister and Baby plush animals, soft bedding for Big Sister, and a crib/play pen for Baby.
  • The set also includes removable clothes for Big Sister, a removable diaper for Baby, and three play accessories.
  • These playsets come in three themes: Cuddle ‘n Play Playroom, Preschool Playtime, and Naptime Nursery.
  • Also available are the smaller mystery Crib sets, arange of six blind mini playsets with 12 baby plush characters and accessories to collect. ($3.99 each)
  • Ages: 3+
  • $12.99 each
  • Available: Walmart, specialty retailers


  • Explore the world of collectability with Peppa’s Surprise Balloons!
  • This partial blind box features an exclusive Peppa figure along with 3 peel-and-reveal balloons each holding a surprise figure or accessory.
  • Find the golden accessory to add to your world of Peppa collection.
  • This series offers 4 themes each with 2 figures and 2 accessories.
  • Includes 2 Figures, 2 Accessories (including 1 gold accessory)
  • Ages: 2+
  • $7.99
  • Available: Target, Best Buy, TRU Canada


  • Discover one of 12+ Cry Babies Magic Tears doll in each shimmering Winged House with their own glittery design.
  • Feed your doll water with their baby bottle, squeeze their bellies, and watch them magically cry colorful tears.
  • Each doll comes with six glitter accessories: a winged magic bottle, a pacifier, a customized blanket, personalized stickers, and either a bow and a toy wagon or a bib and a highchair, plus two accessories unique to your doll’s personality.
  • Look out for the rare diamond bow or pacifier and the rare character that has a magical color changing onesie.
  • Featured in the Cry Babies Magic Tears’ animated web series on Kitoons on YouTube.
  • Ages: 3+
  • $9.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Walmart


  • Two sweet guinea pigs and two rabbits have a lot of fun in their hutch and make sure the little ones have a lot of fun playing!
  • The perfect sets as souvenirs for in between or for special occasions.
  • · Includes small hutch to hide, a seesaw that can also be used as a ramp and random pluggable fence!
  • $17.99
  • Ages: 5+
  • Available: Amazon

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