27 Awesome Toys for Twin Toddlers 2019

toys for twin toddlers

If you’re looking for the perfect toys for twin toddlers or young siblings, always consider ways to promote a sharing mentality. Twin toddlers don’t always like to share their toys, and it’s a steep learning curve for all involved!

The moment my boys turned one they began to fight over toys, and I now choose their toys carefully to help them learn and play together. Give parents a break and make their life easier by choosing toys which promote good behavior. Sharing literally is caring when it comes to twins!

Awesome toys for twin toddlers or young siblings gifts for twins

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How to Shop Toys for Twin Toddlers and Young Siblings:

Whether you’re buying one present between them, or a present each, twins will always want to play with the other ones’ toy. So, you have a few options:

  • Buy two of everything and watch them fight over one of them anyway;
  • Assign them each their own toys and optimistically try to teach them about sharing and being kind to each other;
  • Buy toys they can use to play together. No fighting, it’s actually MORE fun to get along and share.

I would recommend the latter choice. Buy toys for twin toddlers that encourage sharing and interactive play. Those are best toys anyway aren’t they?

The Best Toys for Twin Toddlers and Young Siblings:

The selection below varies in price range from under $10 to $100+. From small bath toys to large scale pop up tents, you will be sure to find the perfect gift for two lucky twins! Although this post is aimed at twin toddlers, many of the items are perfect for older ages and therefore work great for kids with slightly older siblings too.

Toys for Twin Gross Motor Skills:

Once mobile, toddlers are full on energy! Give them something they can chase each other through, play sport with or jump about on and you’re sure to be on to a winner!

Kiddey Children’s Dual Play Tent with Tunnel

Play tent with tunnel toys for twin toddlers

It’s big but it’s awesome. It does break down into pieces too, so you don’t have to have the whole thing out at once if you want to still access the rest of your house. My twin boys have a similar set up from IKEA and they love chasing each other though it. Not everyone has an IKEA at hand, so if Amazon is your thing I’m certain the Kiddey Children’s Dual Play Tent will be a hit!

Play tents make a fantastic gift for twins. For more tents, check out my post: Top 10 Picks for Indoor Play Tents!

LeapFrog Learn & Groove Musical Mat

Musical play mat toys for twin toddlers

I have seen kids play together with something similar in an indoor play park. They love giggling over the sounds together – it is definitely more fun with two! One Amazon reviewer says her two young children love the Learn & Groove Matbecause sharing is out of the question for them.” The twin mom struggle is real.

Little Tikes Basketball Set

Shooting hoops is always fun when you have a playmate. Luckily, the Little Tikes Basketball set comes with multiple balls… mine fight aver balls all the time!

Toys Already Sold in Pairs

Some toys are already offered in pairs, offering immediate coordination and a little money saving along the way!

Prextex Remote Control Cars (2 Pack)

Remote control cars toys for twin toddlers

What’s more fun than driving a remote control car? Having another driver to race against! This little two-pack of toy cars and remotes comes ready for a mini police chase… too cute!

Retevis RT30 Kids Walkie Talkies

Walkie talkies are no fun without a buddy at the other end! Twins will have so much fun with these simple walkies… these are definitely going on my birthday list for my boys!

Adora Twin Baby Dolls

My boys love to play with babies… dolls are not just for girls! Either way, this cute set offers lots of accessories which makes it great value and sure to please.

John Deere Sandbox Vehicle 2 Pack

One digger, one dump truck. The perfect combo for some shared time in the sandbox! These John Deere Sandbox Trucks will also be a hit with little ones. Timeless classics!

Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet 2-Pack

We bought our twins their Amazon Fire tablets for their 3rd birthday, but many of the games on offer are suitable for 2yr-olds too. I share lots of info on these wondrous machine here on the blog, try my article on setting educational goals for info on parental controls and digital books my kids love.

Role Play Toys & Dress Up

My boys play best together when they are in role-play mode. Whether it’s cooking each other lunch, playing doctor or going grocery shopping, they always have the best time. I’m a big believer that kids learn everything from this kind of play, it’s so important!

TOPTIE 4 Sets Kids’ Role Play Costume

The only thing you have to be careful with when it comes to role play roles is… make sure their are two separate roles to play. With this dress up set, there are four costumes to pick from, and the doctor and surgeon outfits make for a great game together!

If you are looking for some creative ideas for Halloween dress-up, head over to my post for coordinated costumes for twins.

Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Servin’ Up Fun Food Truck

Restaurant/food truck set ups work great, because there are two sides, one for the customer and one for the server. This Fisher-Price Food Truck looks sturdy and great for little ones and I feel like both sides have lots to play with.

Learning Resources Farmer’s Market Color Sorting Set

A fabulous toy for role play but also really educational if you want to use it for sorting colors! The Farmer’s Market Color Sorting Set is a win win!

Melissa & Doug Examine & Treat Pet Vet Play Set

Both kids can be the vet at once with this Melissa & Doug Examine Set because there are two little animals to treat and plenty of bits and bobs to go with. Plus, this would double as a great doctor/patient kit.

Bath Toys for Twins

I don’t know why, but my twin boys share toys better in the bath. Is it the toys themselves of the bath environment? I have no idea. But I do that all toddlers love bath toys!

 Foam Bath Letters

Toys for Twin Toddlers Foam bath letters

I was given foam bath letters when my daughter was little and they were such a fantastic tool for teaching her the alphabet and how to read. The Twins now have the same, and they’ve been perfect for our speech therapy homework. They absolutely love them and there is plenty to share between the two of them.

MooToys Under the Sea Animals Bath Cups

With plenty of cups to share, this adorable set of stacking bath cups will allow plenty of bath time fun. Mine do enjoy pouring water over each others’ head which has varying responses, ha!

Pinkfong Baby Shark Bath Squirt Toys

“Baby Shark Do Do Do Do Do Do…” You know they love it! This cute set of baby shark toys is perfect for a bath time sing along!

Activity Centers & Tables

Manhattan Toy Tree Top Adventure Activity Center

My boys love bead mazes! We have a smaller bead maze which is great for individual play occasionally Arthur decides he wants it to himself and tips the whole thing over. The Manhattan Toy Activity Center is bigger and more solid. Great for two kids at once.

Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Around The Town Learning Table

If your twins are just starting to stand and are 1-2yrs, this Fisher-Price Learning Table is perfect! My boys really enjoyed pulling themselves up and pressing all the buttons.

Step2 Finding Dory Swim & Swirl Water Table

Water Table toys for twin toddlers

In case you’re in the market for some summer fun, check out the Finding Dory Swim & Swirl Table. Water play is one of those activities that is more fun when you have someone to splash, and there’s plenty of space to move around it without getting in each other’s way. And who doesn’t love finding Dory?

Step2 Dino Dig Sand & Water Table

From water to sand, I am loving this adorable Dino sand table! My boys would go crazy for this one for sure!

Fisher-Price Little People Sit ‘n Stand Skyway

Fisher Price Skyway perfect toy for twin toddlers

It’s a classic and still going strong… long live the Fisher Price ramp. Who doesn’t love to run cars down ramps? This one is perfect for two kids to play together because it has too ramps!

My boys have this one, it’s a little fiddly to put together but once finished it flips from a low level wider ramp for sitting height and a high, standing level tower. We swap it over every now and again and the novelty starts all over again!

Creative & Fine Motor Skill Toys

This type of toy will always be my favorite. They last for a much wider age group, are educational, and fun for adults to play along with too!

LEGO DUPLO My First Deluxe Box of Fun

Duplo toys for twin toddlers

It’s a timeless classic… everyone loves Duplo. I would recommend a big box of classic blocks over a fancy school bus or the like. My boys have my daughter’s hand-me-down Duplo airplane and they fight over the crate of bananas and the propellers, apparently they’re the best bits. However, they also have a LEGO DUPLO My First Deluxe Box of Fun and even at age one, they love just carrying the blocks around and smashing down towers built by their big sister. There’s plenty of blocks to go around, no arguments.

Play-Doh Cookout Creations

Playdoh makes the perfect toy for sharing and twins

My boys starting being able to use play doh molds at around 2.5yrs, and now at 3.5yrs they are obsessed! We love all the play doh sets and this Cookout Creations one is next on our list. There are plenty of different molds to allow sharing, and the set comes with one burger bun and one hot dog bun. As long as your siblings can agree to swap every now and again things should run smoothly.

Magna-Tiles 100 Piece Set

Magna-tiles toys for twins

These magnet tiles are so much fun, parents won’t be able to resist getting involved! They are aimed at 2yrs+ but even at 18 months, my boys loved playing with them (even if they haven’t perfected their building skills yet). I’ve featured the bigger set to make sure there’s plenty to go round, but Magna-tile do a smaller set if you want to keep the budget down.

It’s worth mentioning that even my 9yr-old absolutely loves these, so if you’re looking for a toy that lasts years, this one is a win!

Aquadoodle Draw N Doodle Mat with BONUS Pen and Cap

AquaDoodle toys for twin toddlers

This one was picked by my six year old. She thinks it is the perfect present for her twin brothers, and I’m sure the choice has nothing to do with the fact she is desperate to have a go herself. Do note that Aquadoodle make the Classic Mat and the Classic Mat with BONUS Pen. If buying toys for twin toddlers… make sure you get the bonus pen!

ToyerZ Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles

Wooden Jigsaw puzzle sets always make a good gift and this simple colorful puzzle set is beautiful! With four puzzles, the little ones can rotate and share with ease.

Finally… Don’t forget the Dinos

My boys have this bucket of dinosaurs and honestly, it’s the best value for money! I bought it for their second birthday for them to share and at 3.5yrs they still play great together with it. It also goes great if you have a train set like the one below!

Brio My First Railway Beginner Pack

I’ve always loved Brio because it’s timeless and lasts a lifetime. This Brio Starter Set keeps things simple for the younger ones and can be adding to as they grow. We love turning our railway into a Jurassic Park style Dino world with the little Dinos in the box shown above!

We also have some awesome personalized letter trains which we were given by the Twins auntie. I feature them in my post on personalized kids decor from Etsy… so many awesome gifts there, do check it out!

So there you have it…  unisex toys for twin toddlers, young siblings, or just about any kid that likes to have company! And in case you’re looking for some twin cuteness… here’s a short video of the boys hanging out in their tunnel!


Katherine Betts

Architect and Science Teacher in a previous life, Katherine Betts is now a SAHM of three kids and family lifestyle blogger. She created her twin parenting blog, TwinPickle, to help parents of multiples with the unique challenges they face. Since it's conception, TwinPickle has grown to include a larger virtual community of twin parents through social media.

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Yeessss!!! Building blocks, Duplo or MegaBlocks, and something to crawl and /or hide in were my life savers in those days! Crazy me, I’d watch my friend’s kids who were 2 months younget than my 2 or their cousins who were all boys under 5. We had lots of toys and the park was our best friend! They are great at sharing, but the youngest is the only little one around this time and has such a hard time with it. I almost wish I’d had 2 back to back again… almost.

I honestly think two back to back might be tougher than twins, you’re brave mama!!

The tunnel looks INCREDIBLE. I might just have to buy it for our 3 year old.

Do it! They have so much fun and even my six year old has a laugh chasing them through it!

my son has those foam blocks and they are amazing! we got him a tunnel tent this year too 🙂

It seems tunnels are all the rage, I have only recently discovered they’re used for children as well as dogs! ?

I so want to find the popup house for myself ! It looks so fun! My kids would love it!

I’m sure they would… who wouldn’t?!

I am so glad that you included Duplos. We are counting down the days till we can gift some to our Little One.

It’s timeless!

LOL @ buy two and watch them fight over one anyway. I miss toddler toys. Except the legos. I never miss the legos. 🙂

Worth the pain! ??

GREAT stuff here! I have had such trouble keeping my twins from fighting over toys. That playhouse looks AWESOME! Tunnels still haven’t lost the appeal for my kids. We have now had ours (no where NEAR as cool as the one you posted) for years. #DreamTeam

They were fighting over cuddles with me this morning, not sure there’s much I can do about that one ?

Love these toy ideas! Super fun and interactive

Interactive is the only way to go with two… keep them busy!

Fab post – such great ideas! It must be such a difficult one finding toys the twins can both play with. Thanks for linking up to #dreamteam x

I can totally relate to the struggle, even though I don’t have twins! My son’s cousin is 3 weeks younger, and we’ve had terrible tantrums over the last year with them learning how to share. We’ve definitely found that things like the water table, or activity based things are great for this age, until they can learn to share better (which is happening now at 2.5 – hurrah!) Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

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You are a genius! And I totally mean that! I’ve never really though of it before, but these sorts of toys are the ones that my girls play best together with. We bought them a dolls house for Christmas and they’ve loved it – they can both contribute and they interact with each other.

It also made me smile that you featured the fisherprice Rampway because I was very proud of myself for finding one of those in a charity shop for £4 for my daughter’s birthday last year! Bargain! #SharingTheBlogLove

£4? Total bargain!! We bought one for the boys for Xmas and they are loving it and playing so well together!

My best friend has twins (just made 2 this past November) and I’m always like, what can I get you?? Love some of these ideas. She will probably kill me, but I think the tunnel thing would be awesome for the kids and their two dogs =) Win Win for all of them. Haha. #SharingTheBlogLove

The boys love chasing the cat through the tunnel!

I just love that tunnel! We’re. Big fan of duplo here. Great advice for many siblings not just twins!! #sharethebloglove

Hello Katherine, I like your tips for toys for twin toddlers. My neighbors have twins and their birthday is coming soon. I will gift twin Groove musical mat and hope they will surely like it. Thanks for sharing this blog.

Oh lovely, I hope they enjoy it 🙂

A friend of mine has twins, and I am definitely going to suggest this article to her. She’s always complaining about them fighting.
Thank you for this great post and keep up the good work.

Thanks Selina!

A lot of parents are interested to buy toys for their kids. I think this information is a must read. Great idea for sharing it to everyone!

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