Toys and other things to play with - synonyms or related words
a small coloured bag of thin rubber that you fill with air, used as a child’s toy or a decoration
a small amount of explosive that is used to make a loud noise in a toy gun called a cap gun
British an object that children use for firing stones. It consists of a stick in the shape of a ‘Y’ with a thin band of rubber across the top. The American word is slingshot.
American a doll’s house
doll’s house noun
British a toy house where children put dolls and toy furniture
face paint noun
special thick bright make-up used on children’s faces to create animal faces or draw designs
a large ring that children use for jumping through and swinging round their waist
a very large ring that you try to keep spinning round your waist by quickly moving your hips
a small metal or plastic object with six points used for playing jacks
a toy that consists of a box with a small model of a man on a spring inside it. The man jumps up when the lid of the box opens.
a toy that flies in the air while you hold it by a long string
mud pie noun
a lump of mud made into a round shape by a child
a container filled with sweets or presents that you hang from the ceiling at a party for children to hit with sticks and break while their eyes are covered
British a type of soft substance like clay, used especially by children for making models
formal a toy
pogo stick noun
a toy used for jumping around. It consists of a pole with two short bars for your feet.
a baby’s toy that rattles when it is shaken
a puzzle in the form of a box with nine different coloured squares on each side. You have to move its parts so that each side shows only one colour.
a pile of sand that is made in the shape of a castle or tower, usually by children on a beach
a child’s vehicle consisting of a board with two small wheels and an upright handle. You stand on the board with one foot and push with the other.
security blanket noun
a blanket or piece of cloth that a young child carries to help them to feel more confident
skipping rope noun
British a rope that you swing over your head and under your feet as you jump. The American word is jump rope.
British a toy that children use for digging in sand or earth
one of two long narrow pieces of wood with places to put your feet on so that you can stand on them to walk high above the ground
a child’s toy that spins around on a point
an object that a child can play with, especially a model of a real thing such as a car or an animal
used for describing a toy that is a model of a particular thing
whoopee cushion noun
a rubber cushion filled with air that you put on someone’s chair as a joke because it makes a loud rude noise when they sit on it
British a toy that consists of a long stick with curved pieces of plastic at the top that turn in the wind
a toy consisting of a round plastic or wooden object on the end of a string that you can make rise and fall by tying the string to your finger and moving your hand up and down