The only thing that makes us feel more smug than Christmas shopping early and being done before school Halloween is buying everything on sale. And isn’t that what Amazon Prime Early Access Sale is all about?

We’ve hunted down some of the best big ticket gifts that kids will be thrilled to get this holiday season. From bikes to train sets, you can save some serious coin if you strike while the iron is hot!

Check out some of the best Amazon Prime Day toys that make perfect gifts for holiday (or even upcoming birthdays!)

The Big Dig Sandbox Excavator

The Big Dig


Sandbox Excavator

This is one of those classics that no kid can resist. The sturdy construction and quality materials means it not only really works, it actually lasts through multiple kids. Use it to dig in everything from snow to sand to plain old dirt!




Pound & Tap Bench with Slide Out Xylophone

This xylophone set isn’t one of those toys that’ll get deserted in record time, thanks to the fact that it features more than one way to play. Your kiddo can use the hammer to tap the balls through the holes to create a melody on the xylophone below, or they can slide out the xylophone and pound out a solo.

Was $32.99, now $19.49

LEGO DOTS Big Message Board



Big Message Board

Less traditional LEGO building, more arts and crafts, this LEGO DOTS set gives kids a customizable canvas to create any sign they can dream up. It comes with four design plates and hundreds of DOTS along with patterns to get started.

Was $39.99, now $27.99

Top Bright Ramp Racer

Top Bright


Ramp Racer

There’s a simple delight in watching objects speeding down a ramp, and that joy is not lost on this classic toy. This ramp racer is not only fun, but teaches fine and gross motor skills, cause and effect, hand-eye coordination, and much more. Babies will laugh as the cars speed down the ramps, while toddlers and older kiddos will love engaging in pretend play and racing their cars over and over again.

Was $21.99, now $17.59


Air Fort


Air Fort

The Air Fort inflates in just 30 seconds—no building required—but it will entertain them for hours and hours. All you need is a box fan to get it going. Think of all the creativity and magic that will happen in this air fort.

Was $55.95, now $47

Step2 up and down roller coaster



Up and Down Coaster

Step2 offers a twist on the classic ride-on toy (since it comes with its own 10.25 ft. roller coaster track!), so you can see why I couldn’t pass this toy by. Perfect for indoor or outdoor play, your toddler or preschooler will practice gross motor skills as they zoom down the track safely, since the ride-on toy features a high back, handrail, and footrests for a safe, secure ride down the track.

Was $159.99, now $111.49

Magna Tiles Builder Set

Magna Tiles


Builder Set

Arguably one of the most popular toys of the past decade, Magna-Tiles have become ubiquitous for good reason. These colorful blocks are great for encouraging open-ended, creative play and developing math, science, spatial and fine motor skills. The magnetic sides will inspire beginning builders and help more experienced builders think “outside the box.” There are tons of different sets to add on as the obsession grows and don’t be surprised if you find yourself wanting to play with them after the little ones go down for the night!

Was $49.99, now $34.99

Schwinn Elm



Elm 20 Inch Bike

Schwinn’s been making bikes since 1895, but a lot has changed over the years—most notably with their line of SmartStart bikes. Like their more expensive counterparts, the geometry is designed to better match a child’s body type, as opposed to simply shrinking an adult bike. Available in a wide range of sizes, the Schwinn Elm is a solid budget option. It’s a bit on the heavier side and requires a fair amount of assembly, but is overall a great value for the price. (And it comes with a kickstand and basket!) And check out the toddler size which is on sale here.

Was $200, now $160

Radio Flyer My 1st Scooter

Radio Flyer


My 1st Scooter

The most classic of all scooters, this Radio Flyer “My 1st Scooter” is an Amazon Exclusive and built for ages 2-5 years old. Perfect for beginner riders, this scooter is designed to help with balance and coordination. It has a specially designed turning radius that provides safety without compromising mobility. I also love the wide deck for little feet, which adds traction and stability.

Was $34.99, now $23.99

Tegu Magnetic Wooden Block Set



Magnetic Wooden Block Set

Heirloom quality and totally engaging, these magnetic wooden blocks make building more fun and less frustrating.

Was $35, now $24.49




Learning Friends 100 Words Book

Introduce little ones to 100 words in both English and Spanish with Amazon’s #1 best-selling preschool learning toy, the touch activated word book from LeapFrog. They’ll learn colors, animals, mealtime words and more with plenty to explore as they grow.

Was $19.99, now $9.49


Creativity for Kids


Grow 'N Glow Terrarium Kit

Kids will get to mix science and art as they grow their own habitat in this terrarium kit. We love that it glows in the dark at night and the chia and wheat grass seeds grow within a few days.

Was $15, now $9.99

Crayola Light Up Tracing Pad



Light Up Tracing Pad

Mini artists will love the satisfaction of perfect line drawings with Crayola’s best-selling Light-Up Tracing Pad.  The super slim design makes it great for travel and it comes with plenty of supplies to get them started.

Was $30.19, now $17.99

Melissa & Doug Cutting Fruit Set

Melissa & Doug


Cutting Fruit Set

Fun for little hands and even better for developing hand-eye coordination, this cutting set is always a hit!

Was $27.99, now $10.49

Creativity for Kids Sensory Bin: Outer Space

Creativity for Kids


Sensory Bin: Outer Space

This ready-made sensory bin comes with everything your kiddo needs to entertain themselves for hours. When they’re done, just snap the lid back on and store for next time. Honestly, I’d pay double.

Was $24.99, now $13.99

Thomas & Friends 2-in-1 Transforming Thomas Playset

Thomas & Friends


2-in-1 Transforming Thomas Playset

With 20+ pieces that are compatible with all Thomas & Friends track, this is a great first train set for your mini conductor. The oversize Annie & Clarabel car transforms to become part of the push along train and track set and Thomas opens to become storage for their die-cast engines!

Was $48.99, now $33.99

Power Wheels Disney Pixar Toy Story Jeep Wrangler Ride-On Vehicle

Power Wheels


Disney Pixar Toy Story Jeep Wrangler Ride-On Vehicle

Go big or go home, right? The ultimate gift to find under the tree, this Toy Story themed Power Wheels will have them cruising the driveway and radioing their favorite characters like a boss.

Was $339.99, now $237.99

Crayola Scribble Scrubbie Pets Mega Pack



Scribble Scrubbie Pets Mega Pack

There’s something about coloring on things that aren’t paper that’s oh-so-appealing to kids. Give them an opportunity to do just that with Crayola’s Scribble Scrubbies. The creatures can be colored, washed and colored again to keep the fun going.

Was $44.29, now $21.99

VTech Marble Rush Ultimate Set



Marble Rush Ultimate Set

With 135 building pieces including a spinning Ferris wheel, a musical light-show cone, fast tracks, extreme launchers and more, this STEM toy will keep kids (and parents) busy for hours.

Was $54.99, now $40.99

Melissa & Doug Wooden Take-Along Sorting Barn

Melissa & Doug


Wooden Take-Along Sorting Barn

A brain-boosting sorter with the added fun of farm animals!

Was $32.99, now $16.49

Hide N Side Ball Pit and Tunnel

Hide N Side


Ball Pit and Tunnel

On a rainy day future you will think, “I’m the best, smartest mom in the entire world.”

Was $89, now $69.95

Clixo Rainbow Pack



Rainbow Pack

What is Clixo? Well, a better question might be what isn’t it? A flexible, magnetic and modern-twist on building toys, Clixo sets invite kids to create any 2D or 3D structures they can dream up. The pieces, which are made from a durable and eco-friendly material they can bend and twist, feature secure magnets at the ends that click together with an impressive hold. From robots and jewelry to purses and rocket ships, the sky’s the limit on what they create!

Was $69.99, now $46.99




Little Genius Starter Pack

Screen time can get a bad rap, but there’s a huge difference between a YouTube binge and engaged learning. Osmo turns your little’s iPad into a fun tool—that requires no WiFi!—and bring imagination to life. Pair it with the pretend play costume pieces and silicone rings to practice letter forming, early math skills, create costumes and make magic happen. (For older kiddos ages 6-10 check out this set instead.)

There are a bunch of other Osmo sets on sale to check out too!

Was $79.99, now $49.99

Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids tablet



Fire HD 8 Kids tablet

Summer birthday coming up? The Amazon Fire Tablet is a super affordable way to make it the best one yet. Arguably the most durable kids table out there, it also comes with 1 year of Amazon Kids+ (FreeTime Unlimited), and a 2-year worry-free guarantee.

Was $139.99, now $69.99

Yoto Player and Starter Pack



Yoto Player and Starter Pack

Looking for screen-free entertainment instead? We love the Yoto player for endless hours of screen-free fun. The clever (and delightfully minimalist) audio player allows kids to listen to a huge library of bestselling audiobooks, music and singalongs, educational activities and kids podcasts through super cool content cards they can insert themselves. It even comes with a record your own card that’s perfect for personalized books they can’t get enough of! Bonus: It’s also a nightlight, sleep trainer and white noise machine in one! Includes Yoto Player and starter pack.

Was $109.99, now $99.99

Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls Gift Set

Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls


2-Book Gift Set

Packed with gorgeous illustrations and inspiring easy-to-digest biographies of some of history’s most trailblazing, change-making women, this two-book set is a home libray must have.

Was $65 now $35.49

KidKraft Uptown Wooden Modern Dollhouse with Lights & Sounds



Uptown Wooden Modern Dollhouse with Lights & Sounds

With a working elevator and 36 included accessories, this four foot tall wooden dollhouse is designed for years of play. The giant size makes it a great option for siblings since they can play without getting in each other’s way.

Was $164.97, now $129.99


Educational Insights


The Sneaky Snacky Squirrel Game

This highly-rated game is one of the absolute best for preschoolers. (And fun enough that older kids will want to play too!)  Spin the spinner and use the squeezer to pick up matching acorns. It’s perfect for teaching your littles matching and sorting skills.

Was $36.99, now $25.89

Peppa Pig Wooden Deluxe Playhouse

Peppa Pig


Wooden Deluxe Playhouse

Peppa Pig fans will be over the moon in love with this brand new wooden dollhouse featuring Mummy Pig, Daddy Pig, Peppa and her little brother George. With three levels, eight rooms and 29 accessories (including some that open and close), it’s sure to be hit!

Was $139.99, now $96.49

A version of this story was published July 13, 2021. It has been updated.