Gift More Play This Holiday At Home - Our Gift Guide

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Spread joy this season with play at home. Whether your child is an aspiring artist, writer, architect, builder, or simply a curious thinker, the Cayton Children’s Museum store can spark your child's imagination through the magic of play! Explore our thoughtfully curated gift guide. When you purchase from our store, you are supporting our various programs and access initiatives that bring play to all.

Pretend Play

Watch your little ones blossom into chefs, doctors, and everyday heroes with pretend play that encourages creativity and social-emotional development. Make this world-class, sustainably sourced wooden sushi set an international gourmetPet Care Set snack on an imaginary picnic or inspire responsibility and care with our Pet Care SetMaybe your little firefighter could use some inspiration to fight pretend fires and save a kitten from a tree. Our Firefighter Dress Up Set will set the stage. Shop our Pretend Play collection for endless imaginative exploration.


Nurture a lifelong love of reading with our carefully curated selection of children's books. Our collection boasts a rich tapestry of stories and authors, celebrating diversity in voices and perspectives. 

From lessons in mindfulness and self-empowerment to tales of cultures near and far in the "Our World" series, foster an appreciation for diversity and the joy of sharing with others.

Creative Play

Hey Clay clay kit monsters
Give the gift of creative play, where each creation is a step into colorful self-discovery at any age. Whether it's colorful, non-toxic Hey Clay clay kit for your preschooler or Eco Kids finger paints crafted from organic fruits and vegetables, our selection caters to every stage of artistic exploration.
Eco Kids Finger Paint  

Games & Puzzles 

Play with engaging challenges that spark strategic thinking and foster problem-solving skills! See what you can discover inside the books of these animal friend bookworms in their local bookstore.

Decoder puzzle

Once you've completed the Decoder Puzzle, use the decoder masks to find the objects hiding in this busy bookstore scene. Ages 4+Piece together and inspire a dog-gone good time with Puppy Fuffle, winner of the Oppenheim Platinum Award. 

Sensory Play 

sensory kits, sensory toys, travel toysFrom tactile wonders to interactive scenes, our Sensory Play collection invites you to explore the world through a lens of wonder. Immerse yourself in our Sensory-on-the-Go Boxes, where each touch, texture, and color of this farmers market themed set sparks curiosity and nurtures language and motor skills. Great for roadtrips, on the airplane, or anywhere you travel, the Sensory-on-the-Go boxes will keep your traveler entertained for the trip. Our Sensory Play boxes are more than toys –they're tools designed to inspire mindfulness and calm play.

Additional Ways to Gift Play


This year, give the gift that will last a lifetime – the gift of play. Membership to the Cayton Children’s Museum allows your little ones to immerse themselves in hands-on sensory art and movement activities, explore different cultures and perspectives, and engage in play experiences that foster curiosity and creativity.  

Play It Forward

With many children living in our community that don't have access to safe or meaningful places to play, you can play it forward by gifting a PLAY4ALL pass to a family where they can discover, connect and grow at the Cayton. Your support, big or small, will mean play for all. Your choice of a membership, PLAY4ALL pass, or a purchase from our store not only provides the gift of play but also supports our mission, programs and access initiatives. Gift a membership, PLAY4ALL pass, or a present today to join us in playing our way to a better world. 

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