Cheap and Fun Toys for the Classroom

There are lots of ways to find cheap and fun toys for the classroom to make learning more fun and engaging. Thrift stores and garage sales are always a great place to check for lightly used toys. Just make sure that each toy has all of the pieces and is still working properly before you purchase them as they usually don't accept returns. If you are looking for new toys, you can find lots of great deals around the winter holidays. If you missed the holiday sales, Amazon is also a great place to check. They offer a wide variety of toys at great prices all year long. 

Below we have created a list of cheap and fun educational toys available on Amazon with our suggestions for teachers. This site is updated daily, but prices and availability are subject to change at any time. As always, happy teaching!

 

Barrel of Monkeys
Barrel of Monkeys
Practice counting, hand-eye coordination & fine motor skills. 
Regular price $9.99 $4.46
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Rubik's Cube
Rubik's Cube
Challenge students to use problem solving skills. 
Regular price $9.99 $4.59
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Play-Doh Factory
Play-Doh Factory
Reinforce fine motor skills through sensory play. 
Regular price $9.99 $4.94
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6 Sparkle Play-Doh Tubs
6 Sparkle Play-Doh Tubs
Reinforce fine motor skills through sensory play. 
Regular price $9.99 $4.99
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Bean Bag Toy
Bean Bag Toy
Act out Eric Carle's "The Very Hungry Catterpillar" book. 
Regular price $12.99 $6.33
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Playskool Mr. Potato Head
Playskool Mr. Potato Head
Practice body part vocabulary while playing.
Regular price $11.99 $6.88
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Memory Game
Memory Game
Practice matching and short-term memory skills with this fun game.
Regular price $9.99 $6.95
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Play-Doh Starter Set
Play-Doh Starter Set
Reinforce fine motor skills through sensory play. 
Regular price $11.99 $6.99
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Yeti in My Spaghetti
Yeti in My Spaghetti
Practice fine motor skills with this fun game.
Regular price $17.99 $7.19
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Yahtzee Game
Yahtzee Game
Practice number recognition, addition & probability.
Regular price $12.00 $7.50
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Sorry! Game
Sorry! Game
  Practice counting & problem solving with this fun game.   
Regular price $12.99 $8.77
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Sushi Go! Card Game
Sushi Go! Card Game
Practice probability, visual discrimination & strategizing.
Regular price $14.99 $8.95
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Playful Pies Set
Playful Pies Set
Reinforce fine motor skills through sensory play. 
Regular price $19.99 $8.99
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Don't Spill The Beans
Don't Spill The Beans
Practice fine motor & hand-eye coordination skills.
Regular price $12.99 $9.49
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Alphabet Puzzles
Alphabet Puzzles
Practice letter identification & beginning sounds. 
Regular price $11.99 $10.13
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HedBanz Game
HedBanz Game
Practice asking & answers questions & basic vocabulary.
Regular price $15.99 $10.60
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300 Snowflake Discs
300 Snowflake Discs
Boost creativity, fine motor skills & problem-solving skills. 
Regular price $29.99 $10.98
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Blokus Strategy Game
Blokus Strategy Game
  Practice logic & problem-solving skills.
Regular price $19.99 $11.47
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Kinetic Sand - 3 lbs.
Kinetic Sand - 3 lbs.
Stimulate the sense of touch & strengthen fine motor skills. 
Regular price $14.99 $11.69
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Thumbs Up!
Thumbs Up!
Practice fine motor & hand-eye coordination.
Regular price $15.99 $11.78
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Molecules Building Set
Molecules Building Set
Boost creativity, fine motor skills & problem-solving skills. 
Regular price $22.99 $11.99
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Deep Sea Creatures Kit
Deep Sea Creatures Kit
Encourage creativity while practicing fine motor skills. 
Regular price $14.99 $11.99
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Magnetic Tile Set
Magnetic Tile Set
Boost creativity, fine motor skills & problem-solving skills. 
Regular price $24.99 $12.30
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Beehive Surprise
Beehive Surprise
Practice fine motor & hand-eye coordination skills.
Regular price $19.99 $12.35
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WikkiStix Set
WikkiStix Set
Inspire creativity & practice fine motor skills.
Regular price $19.99 $12.60
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WikkiStix Number Cards
WikkiStix Number Cards
    Practice number senses with a sensory approach.
Regular price $15.95 $12.68
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Classic Operation Game
Classic Operation Game
Practice body part vocabulary & fine motor skills.  
Regular price $19.99 $13.44
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Creative Lego Set
Creative Lego Set
Encourage creativity while practicing fine motor skills. 
Regular price $16.99 $13.59
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Produce Food Set
Produce Food Set
Provide opportunities for kitchen-themed dramatic play.
Regular price $19.99 $14.40
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Game of Life Jr.
Game of Life Jr.
Practice life skills with this fun game.
Regular price $16.99 $14.50
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Kinetic Beach Sand
Kinetic Beach Sand
Stimulate the sense of touch & strengthen fine motor skills. 
Regular price $20.85 $14.68
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500 Snow Flakes
500 Snow Flakes
Boost creativity, fine motor skills & problem-solving skills. 
Regular price $19.99 $14.98
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Fidget Toys
Fidget Toys
Calm & focus students & relieving stress with sensory play.
Regular price $22.99 $14.99
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Pondering Putty
Pondering Putty
Calm students and relieve stress through therapeutic sensory play.
Regular price $22.99 $14.99
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Kinetic Sand
Kinetic Sand
Stimulate the sense of touch & strengthen fine motor skills. 
Regular price $20.21 $14.99
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Word Construction Set
Word Construction Set
Reinforce letter recognition, word patterns & spelling skills
Regular price $24.99 $15.29
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Lego Suitcase
Lego Suitcase
Encourage creativity while practicing fine motor skills. 
Regular price $19.99 $15.99
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Magnetic Tile Set
Magnetic Tile Set
Boost creativity, fine motor skills & problem-solving skills. 
Regular price $39.99 $15.99
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Robot Face Race
Robot Face Race
Practice descriptive language & matching skills.
Regular price $19.99 $16.05
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Play Foam
Play Foam
Encourage creativity & practice fine motor skills. 
Regular price $21.99 $16.66
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Toy Tool Set
Toy Tool Set
Provide opportunities for work-themed dramatic play.
Regular price $24.99 $16.99
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Sparkle Kinetic Sand 2 lbs.
Sparkle Kinetic Sand 2 lbs.
Stimulate the sense of touch & strengthen fine motor skills. 
Regular price $32.99 $16.99
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Peg Board Set
Peg Board Set
  Practice colors, counting, patterns & fine motor skills.
Regular price $24.99 $18.99
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Duplo Creative Play
Duplo Creative Play
Encourage creativity while practicing fine motor skills. 
Regular price $29.99 $23.99
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Kinetic Smart Sand
Kinetic Smart Sand
Stimulate the sense of touch & strengthen fine motor skills. 
Regular price $39.99 $24.97
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Medium Lego Set
Medium Lego Set
Encourage creativity while practicing fine motor skills. 
Regular price $34.99 $27.99
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Take Apart Bulldozer
Take Apart Bulldozer
Practice engineering & fine motor skills.
Regular price $35.99 $29.99
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Duplo Creative Box
Duplo Creative Box
Encourage creativity while practicing fine motor skills. 
Regular price $62.39 $39.99
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