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Can we all just admit that keeping the family occupied and entertained is a struggle these days? As the snow falls and hunkering down is the only activity on the calendar, here are 19 top-notch items—from the latest in gaming to outdoor essentials—to get you and the crew through winter together. 

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Crayola Canvas Paint Party Kit

Recreate those infamous BYOB Paint & Sip nights — just ditch the vino and include the kids!

$97.15 or 4 payments of $24.29*

Nintendo Switch Neon Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Accessories System Bundle

With multiple controllers, anyone can get in on the Mario Kart action. Mamma mia!

$394.99 or 4 payments of $98.74*

Rainbow Chrome X6 Bluetooth Hoverboard

The bestselling all-ages Hoverboard is decked out in rainbow chrome, and can even be used indoors.

$188.99 or 4 payments of $47.25*

National Geographic Digital Handheld Microscope

For the aspiring Indiana Jones in all of us, this set combines modern tech with a classic childhood pastime.

$124.99 or 4 payments of $31.25*

Wenzel Klondike Large Outdoor Camping Tent

Can’t take that family vacay? Set up shop in the backyard — no passports necessary.

$189.89 or 4 payments of $47.47*

Lego Colosseum

Transport the gang to Ancient Rome courtesy of the biggest ever LEGO build. All hands on deck!

$549.99 or 4 payments of $137.50*

Melissa & Doug Deluxe Magic Set

Whether you’re five or 50, no one can deny the magic of, well, magic!

$39.99 or 4 payments of $9.99*

Singing Machine Karaoke Machine

Karaoke is common ground for all generations — just wait ’til you’re rocking out to “Shallow.”

$69.99 or 4 payments of $17.50*

Steelmade Portable Fire Pit Kit

Year-round s’mores? Yeah, it’s absolutely happening.

$249.00 or 4 payments of $62.25*

Sharper Image Portable Drive-In Movie Theater

Turn your Friday movie nights into an experience worthy of MTV Cribs.

$599.99 or 4 payments of $149.99*

Cuisinart Red Popcorn Maker

You can’t have a proper night at the theater without freshly popped popcorn — period.

$79.95 or 4 payments of $19.99*

KitchenAid Classic Series 4.5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer

The hottest kitchen accessory ever — prepare for nonstop baking and bonding.

$279.99 or 4 payments of $69.99*

Sam’s Club Lifetime Double Shot Deluxe Arcade System

There’s nothing like a game of HORSE to drum up some friendly competition!

$249.98 or 4 payments of $62.50*

Primitive Collegiate Butterfly Complete 7.3 Skateboard

This board arrives fully assembled and ready to use — Sk8er Boi goals!

$89.99 or 4 payments of $22.50*

Wrebbit Game of Thrones 3D Puzzle

Nothing brings a group together like an 845-piece puzzle.

$49.99 or 4 payments of $12.50*

Pioneer DJ DDJ-200 Smart DJ Controller

Upgrade your at-home dance parties and show the next generation how to scratch.

$149.00 or 4 payments of $37.25*

Alo Yoga Tie-Dye Warrior Mat

Start ‘em young. The family that zens together, stays together — right?

$120.00 or 4 payments of $30.00*

Jenga Giant JS7 Game

The largest Jenga game on the market — prepare for endless fun (and some major clean-up too).

$118.50 or 4 payments of $29.62*

Rosetta Stone Lifetime Membership

Netflix can wait — there’s never been a better time for the fam to learn a new language.

$179.00 or 4 payments of $44.75*

*Terms and conditions apply. Prices are included for representative example only, and are subject to price and availability changes without notice. Taxes and platform fee, if applicable, are not included in this calculation.

Everything we feature here has been hand-selected by our editorial team. When you purchase an item linked in our shopping guides, we may earn a small commission.