The 7 Best Busy Ball Poppers

Updated May 22, 2017 by Ezra Glenn

7 Best Busy Ball Poppers
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We spent 26 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. Looking for something to keep your infant or toddler occupied while you work, clean up the house, or make dinner? We say, "Balls!" Keep your tiny ones engaged and having fun, while at the same time developing crucial motor skills, hand/eye coordination and cognitive development, with one of these busy ball poppers. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best busy ball popper on Amazon.

7. Hog Wild Dino

The Hog Wild Dino is an air-powered option, so there's never any worry about running out of batteries during playtime. To ensure safety for every child, it uses foam balls instead of hard plastic ones like many other models.
  • good budget pick at under 10 dollars
  • can shoot up to 20 feet
  • tough for younger kids to squeeze
Brand Hog Wild
Model 54360
Weight 6.4 ounces
Rating 4.0 / 5.0

6. Bright Starts Jungle Fun

The Bright Starts Jungle Fun easily keeps most kids occupied as they watch its orbs roll, climb, and spin around its contained system to playful and happy sounds. It comes with four AA batteries, so it's ready to use out of the box.
  • helps develop motor skills
  • simple one button operation
  • motor is fragile and easily broken
Brand Bright Starts
Model 52132-2-W11
Weight 4.2 pounds
Rating 4.0 / 5.0

5. Playskool Poppin Park Elefun

The Playskool Poppin Park Elefun offers 4 ways to play. Each swivel of the elephant's trunk in a different direction offers a new and exciting experience, which helps prevent kids from getting bored as quickly as they might with some of their other toys.
  • plays 10 different songs
  • improves hand-eye coordination
  • volume is loud and not adjustable
Brand Playskool
Model 31943
Weight 4.1 pounds
Rating 4.0 / 5.0

4. Tomy Pic N' Pop

The Tomy Pic N' Pop has two rolling wheels, so kids can take the fun with them on the go. It's designed with a front hole to scoop the balls back up into its holding chamber, which might just lure your children into doing some of the cleanup themselves.
  • squeeze triggers on the handlebars
  • good for indoor and outdoor use
  • too short for some kids
Brand TOMY
Model E71161
Weight 3 pounds
Rating 4.0 / 5.0

3. Playkidz Pound A Ball

The Playkidz Pound A Ball is driven by the power of your toddler's strokes with the included plastic mallet, so you'll never need to worry about dead batteries or jammed motors. It should keep little ones entertained for at least a few rounds of play.
  • good for kids 12 months old and up
  • develops cause-and-effect thinking
  • a bit too easy to tip over
Brand Playkidz
Model pending
Weight 1.7 pounds
Rating 4.5 / 5.0

2. Leap Frog Peak-A-Shoe

The interactive Leap Frog Peak-A-Shoe Octopus teaches your kids about numbers while they play a variation on the ever popular hide and seek. It neatly stores the balls when not in use, to help you keep play areas nice and tidy.
  • comes partially assembled
  • plays music by pressing the collar
  • sliding switch for volume control
Brand LeapFrog
Model 80-19179E
Weight 3.2 pounds
Rating 4.0 / 5.0

1. Playskool Explore'n Grow

The Playskool Explore'n Grow provides a lively sensory experience for babies aged 9 months and up. It plays upbeat music and comes with five balls in attractive bold colors that are sure to keep infants and toddlers entertained for hours.
  • exciting forceful popping action
  • easy to wipe clean with a damp towel
  • auto shutoff preserves the batteries
Brand SHN-Toys
Model pending
Weight pending
Rating 4.0 / 5.0

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Last updated on May 22, 2017 by Ezra Glenn

Ezra is a writer, photographer, creative producer, designer, and record label-operator from New York City. He's traveled around the world and ended up back where he started, though he's constantly threatening to leave again.

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