When my younger daughter, Rebecca, was a toddler, she was crazy about Minnie Mouse. She had a red and white polka dot Minnie Mouse costume that she wore almost every day for about three months. (Things haven’t changed much over the years. Today, at age thirteen, she owns both a huge stuffed Minnie and a Minnie t-shirt, and she regularly asks when we can go back to Disney World.)
I searched high and low for Minnie Mouse toys that girls like my Rebecca would love and fell in love with these six.
I’m always a sucker for stuffed animals, and this adorable plush Minnie is no exception. Her eyes are sewn on, making her safe for babies and toddlers. She is 12 inches tall, which is a great size for little ones to tote around with them, and appears to be very soft and cuddly. Best of all she has a round bell inside at the chest level, so she “jingles”!
This house play set is 19 inches tall, has a staircase, and a front door that opens and closes. Some of the 16 accessories include a kitchen table and chairs, oven and refrigerator, bed, desk, couch, and bathtub. It has two mini figures, Minnie Mouse and her cat Figaro, so it’s perfect for two kids to play together.
I wouldn’t think of a doll house (uh, mouse house) to be a battery-operated toy, but this one is, if you want it to be. It says several phrases in Minnie’s voice and the floor lights up with a little bit of music. (It needs 3 AA batteries.)
I’ve always enjoyed toys like this, both as a girl myself and as a parent, because they never get old. You can have the character do all kinds of things, act our stories, and rearrange the furniture in different ways. It’s perfect for imaginative play, either for girls to play alone or with a friend or sibling.
Who knew — Minnie Mouse and Daisy Duck have their own pink jet airplane!
In addition to Minnie and Daisy, this airplane toy contains eight play pieces, including a food cart, luggage, and a fold-down vanity mirror. In addition to the regular cabin, there is a salon up on the second floor. The front of the plane, of course, is decorated with Minnie’s “signature bow.”
What’s neat about this toy is that not only can little girls act out scenes on the airplane itself, but they can take their adventures anywhere they went, depending on where Minnie and Daisy happen to be flying that day. With just one toy, little girls can travel with Minnie Mouse to anywhere from California to Paris … to Disney World!
Almost all little girls love ponies at some point, and with this toy, they can play with Minnie and her pet pony and stable. Minnie is about five and a half inches tall, so she’s too big to really be a choking hazard. The pony has a curly, blue mane that you can brush, and it can even gallop and jump over a hurdle when you press a button. There are two different dresses you can snap onto Minnie, in addition to a few bows that either Minnie or her pony can wear.
This toy requires no batteries and makes no noise. (I’ll leave it to you to decide whether or not that’s a good thing!)
When my girls were little, they just loved toys they could push, whether they were walkers, toy shopping carts, or doll strollers.
This pink vacuum is another variation of a “toddler push toy.” Make sure you switch it from “demo” mode to “on” when you first open it, otherwise you and your little girl might get frustrated that it isn’t working correctly. There are pearly balls inside the canister that jump to life when “vacuuming,” plus a bow that lights up and flashes pink and blue. It also makes a vacuuming sound, which can be turned off if you prefer.
At about four and a half inches long, this little car makes a great stocking stuffer and is perfect for older babies and toddlers. It’s small enough for them to carry and easy to push down on Minnie to make the car zoom forward. It works well on both hardwood floors and most carpets. Even if a little girl is too young to get the hang of pushing to make to car go, they still have fun pushing it (or having an adult make it go) until they fully grow into it.
Hopefully one of these toys will be just the thing to delight your little Minnie Mouse fan!