Last year, I started my series of posts on show and tell items from A to Z to help parents (like me) who were scrambling to find a show and tell item for their kids at the last minute. I included foods from A to Z, books for each letter of the alphabet, and toys for every letter as well. I decided to dive a little deeper and create move comprehensive lists for toys that start with each letter from A to Z – and here I am sharing the list of toys that start with the letter V!
Whether you’re looking for toys that start with V for show and tell, you’re a teacher who likes to have letter-themed toys for your alphabet lessons, or you’re looking for a gift that starts with V for a special reason (maybe you’re shopping for gifts that start with the same letter as your child’s name), this list is a great way to get started!
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Toys that Start With V
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A hands on volcano project is an oldie, but a goodie! This classic chemistry project from National Geographic is a number one hit with kids and adults. With this STEM building skill set, your child has the opportunity to create his/ her own volcano by mixing powdered contents with water and pouring it in the mold. After it dries, they can paint the volcano to look realistic.
Then comes the true fun! Adding the eruption powder into the spout and slowly pouring water inside to see the lava pour out. Also provided in this kit is a bag of pop crystals that make the eruption even more intense. This is a great project for any home or science class.
My kids love to vacuum. I’m not sure why, but they do. Honestly, it’s one of the only ways I can get the youngest to clean his room. I tell him he can use my big vacuum if he picks up all his toys. And in a matter of minutes, like magic, his room is clean!
This miniature vacuum from Dyson is perfect to teach your children how to help clean. It has real suction that can pick up debris, such as little pieces of paper. It has a trash compartment, just like a real vacuum that your child can dump out once clean up time is over.
Teach your children the importance of eating healthy with this play vegetable set. Introduce them to simple division with this set. Each piece of food can be “cut” into two pieces. They stick back together with magnets.
This is a great addition to any kitchen or farmers market set, or to simply play with by itself.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a classic book from our childhood that is still enjoyed by children today. Now the board book comes with a caterpillar plush toy that the children can play with while you read them the story. Once they learn the words, they can then read the journey to you.
This magical book from Eric Carle shows how the caterpillar eats and eats and eats until he eventually becomes a beautiful butterfly.
Another classic and much loved game is velcro paddle ball. For those who have not yet mastered the skill of catching a baseball with a glove, velcro paddle ball is a fun and easy sport.
This set comes with two velcro hand disks, one for each player and two tennis balls. The balls stick to the hand disks when they make contact. Easy for even the youngest players.
Any animal lover will go crazy for this Veterinary Clinic Playset. A working scale and exam light, three X-Rays that can be drawn on to explain what may be broken. This playset will help teach empathy towards animals, and problem solving skills, showing that animals need to go to the doctor just like we do.
A stuffed kitty and a stuffed puppy are included in this vet clinic so the children already have multiple patients to work on. Allow them to examine all their toys to make sure everyone has a clean bill of health.
The classic and original Virtual Reality toy. This viewer is placed over the eyes, like goggles and by clicking a button, the pictures switch. This set comes with two picture disks of endangered species, however, you can purchase additional disks to teach your children about multiple subjects such as dinosaurs and Sea creatures.
Enhance your child's endurance and hand-eye coordination with this Volleyball set. Encourage them to get outside and get active. Volleyball is simple to learn, but can become a very intense competition once the skill is mastered.
Not only can this weather resistant net be used for volleyball, but also for tennis, soccer, badminton and more. You children will love to have this set up in the back yard.
Creepy and cool toys such as this ventriloquist puppet are sure to grab the attention of anyone passing by. Even if your child can’t throw their voice, they can still have fun pretending to talk for their newly acquainted friend.
Having a hand puppet encourages your child to use their imagination and use fine motor skills. These puppets also help with children who tend to be shy, that holding a complex conversation can be fun.
Another harmless and stress free toy that is fun for all ages is the velcro dart board. No sharp points that will injure anyone, or any furniture. Velcro darts is great for any family game night, or when the kids have friends over. Get them away from screen time and see who can score the most points with this kid friendly game.
MEET THE AUTHOR
As a mom of 4 kids (and the oldest of 4 kids herself), Amanda has over 30 years of parenting experience. A former special education teacher, Amanda has a Master’s degree in Special Education and a second M. Ed. in Educational Leadership.
When she’s not working, Amanda enjoys DIY projects, exercising, photography, and long walks through Target.