Yesterday, Toys-R-Us unveiled the top 15 toys that are expected to make kids’ Christmas lists this year. These are what they are expecting to be the best of the best. As children’s ministry leaders, knowing this type of information can help us to better relate to our kids and give us connecting points with them in the coming months!

Here are the top 15:

To see this list, plus other top toys, visit the Toys-R-Us website.

How have you used information like this to help you better reach out to and understand kids? Leave your thoughts below!

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GJ Farmer is a husband, a dad, the founder of, and is the Children’s Pastor at First Baptist Church in Somerset, Kentucky. He has completed a Bachelor’s degree in Church Ministries and a Master’s degree in Children’s Ministry. He has also been fortunate to lead and teach groups at children’s ministry conferences and to have had some of his writing published. Apart from working with kids, he enjoys reading, performing magic tricks, playing video games, and University of Kentucky basketball.


  1. Ok, I’m not even gonna pretend. I want the Lego Fusion thing. MAN that’s cool. It’s funny the Stretch TNMT thing is simply an update on a toy that was popular with I was a kid. Can’t remember what it was called, but it was a wrestler with stretchy arms and legs like this toy.

    Thanks for putting this collection together. Definitely important to know what’s popular with the kids we minister to.