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Top 100 Youth Trends of 2015

From Girl-Targeted Science Kits to Augmented Reality Blocks

— January 30, 2016 — Life-Stages
The top 2015 youth trends reveal an effort to turn playtime into an educational activity. For children of all ages, playtime is important for building social skills and encouraging creative thinking. However, playtime can also serve as an opportunity to develop specific skills such as reasoning and logic.

Indeed, the past year has seen toys take on an increasingly educational focus. More specifically, these toys aim to teach skills that are increasingly in demand such as coding and robotics. Popular examples include educational board games, smart dinosaur toys and child coding playsets.

The top 2015 youth trends also reveal that these kinds of educational activities are not just limited to young children. Indeed, tweens and even teenagers are also interested in products that encourage learning in a tactile and interactive way.

To dive deeper into changing youth trends, check out Trend Hunter's 2015 Trend Report.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
99
Youthful Sport Shoes
Youthful Sport Shoes
The Nike Hypervenom Youth Collection Targets Young Athletes
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98
LED Building Blocks
LED Building Blocks
Builds Upon are Light Up Bricks That Work with LEGO Pieces
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97
Recommending Toy Campaigns
Recommending Toy Campaigns
These Play-Doh Toys Show the Role Imagination Plays in Children's Lives
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96
Superhero Wearable Technology
Superhero Wearable Technology
Disney Playmation Lets Children Immerse Themselves as Favorite Heros
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95
Girl-Targeted Science Kits
Girl-Targeted Science Kits
Yellow Scope Produces Creative and Rigorous Science Kits for Girls
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94
Kid-Safe 3D Printers
Kid-Safe 3D Printers
Bonsai Labs' 3D Printer for Kids Operates at a Lower Temperature
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93
Haunting Ice Cream Portraits
Haunting Ice Cream Portraits
Michael Massaia Captures Melting Children's Treats in a Dark Manner
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92
Grotesque Snack Packaging
Grotesque Snack Packaging
These Illustrated Monster Wrappers Depict Consumers When They're Hungry
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91
Toy Inventor Apps
Toy Inventor Apps
Make Toys with Autodesk's 3D-Printing Tinkerplay App
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90
Fatherly Playtime Kits
Fatherly Playtime Kits
The Cooper Kit Supplies Monthly Dad and Kid Activities
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89
Hi-Tech Cartoon Toys
Hi-Tech Cartoon Toys
Disney Dream Play Uses Augmented Reality to Bring Figurines to Life
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88
Motorized Toy Attachments
Motorized Toy Attachments
RC Bricks Enhance a LEGO Toy with Electronic Attachments
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87
Gumball Wall Pegs
Gumball Wall Pegs
Piff Wall Hooks Are Playful Home Accents That Encourage Organization
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86
DIY Rainbow Putty
DIY Rainbow Putty
This Kid-Friendly Craft is Made Using Simple Household Ingredients
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85
Cereal-Inspired Shoes
Cereal-Inspired Shoes
The Nike KYRIE 1 Cereal Celebrates Kyrie Irving's Favorite Childhood Snack
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84
Intelligent Creativity Campaigns
Intelligent Creativity Campaigns
The Play-Doh Ad Campaign Shows How the Toy 'Makes Smart Kids'
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83
Brain Freeze Campaigns
Brain Freeze Campaigns
Freddo Ice Cream Shows That Even in Pain, This Treat is Delicious
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82
Girl Power Art Projects
Girl Power Art Projects
Photographer Kate Parker Has Created the Series 'Strong is the New Pretty'
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81
Reinterpreted Kids' Drawings
Reinterpreted Kids' Drawings
Artists in 'The Monster Project' Turns Kids' Art into Masterpieces
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80
Interracial Sibling Photography
Interracial Sibling Photography
These Photos Capture Two Daughters' Bond Beautifully
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79
Squeezable Ice Cream Packaging
Squeezable Ice Cream Packaging
d'Ice Has Two Vibrantly Branded Children's Ice Pop Treats
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78
Pop-Out Sticker Boxes
Pop-Out Sticker Boxes
This Fun Sticker Box Design Features an Excited Easter Bunny
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77
Personalized Pixel Art
Personalized Pixel Art
Pixelhobby Turns Photographs into Artful 8-Bit Creations
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76
Educational Robot Toys
Educational Robot Toys
Codie Takes a Simple Gaming Approach to Teaching Coding to Children
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75
Maze-Like Child Boutiques
Maze-Like Child Boutiques
The 'Kindo' Store Combines a Sense of Play with High-End Clothing
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74
Shipping Container Children's Centers
Shipping Container Children's Centers
This Industrial Children's Activity Center is in Australia
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73
Undercover Distress Devices
Undercover Distress Devices
This Location Tracker Informs Loved Ones of Your Unsafe Circumstances
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72
Transformer Bed-Chairs
Transformer Bed-Chairs
The Girella Can Transform Into a Chair Or Bed and is Ideal For Children
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71
Ornamental Campus Facades
Ornamental Campus Facades
This Stunning Building is Part of the U of Southern Denmark Campus
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70
Educational Toy Subscriptions
Educational Toy Subscriptions
Spark Box Toys' Rental Service Entertains and Educates
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69
Student-Designed Backpacks
Student-Designed Backpacks
Staples' Student Backpack Features a Detachable Bottom Compartment
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68
Overcomplicated Kids Toys
Overcomplicated Kids Toys
The 13 x 13 x 13 Rubik's Cube by YJ MoYu is Impossibly Difficult
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67
Insect-Examining Toys
Insect-Examining Toys
Hi-Tech Bug Viewer Encourages Curiosity and Education with Handheld Device
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66
Yogurt Cap Containers
Yogurt Cap Containers
This Yogurt Cup Concept Imagines Containers as Tiny Hats
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65
Eccentric Door Designs
Eccentric Door Designs
Nendo's Seven Doors Become Hybrid Home Features with Whimsical Charm
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64
Adorable Animated Packages
Adorable Animated Packages
Kinder Toothpaste Packaging Has an Interactive Illustrated Element
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63
Interlocking Eco Toys
Interlocking Eco Toys
Tobo Toys' Eco-Friendly Toys for Kids Join with Other Track Playsets
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62
Playful Slotted Carpetscapes
Playful Slotted Carpetscapes
Pocket Rug Lets You Stash Toys and Create Unique Settings for Games
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61
Hypnotic Fish Packaging
Hypnotic Fish Packaging
A 'Tuna for Kids' Product is Labeled with a Mesmerizing Scaly Illustration
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60
Responsible Kite Packaging
Responsible Kite Packaging
Lily Li's Versatile Design Can be Repurposed as Storage and Supplies
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59
Boxy Snack Packaging
Boxy Snack Packaging
Exotic Edibles for Kids Are Contained Within Bird-Themed, Beveled-Lid Cartons
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58
Entertaining Cereal Boxes
Entertaining Cereal Boxes
The Backs of Kix Cereal Boxes Contain Cutouts for Playtime
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57
Book Spine Locker Art
Book Spine Locker Art
These Lockers Feature Hand-Painted Novel Spines to Encourage Reading
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56
Kids' Programmable Pendants
Kids' Programmable Pendants
Linkitz are Wearable Hi-Tech Puzzle Pieces That Respond to Commands
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55
Light-Up Bike Accessories
Light-Up Bike Accessories
These Neon Handlebars Illuminate Your Pushbike with Style and Safety
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54
Illuminating Doll Boxes
Illuminating Doll Boxes
This Toy Box Packaging for a Doll Doubles as a Lamp
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53
Playful Programming Games
Playful Programming Games
Code Kingdom Teaches Coding for Children Through Play
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52
Inclusive Disability Dolls
Inclusive Disability Dolls
The Toy Like Me Campaign Spurs The Makies to Create More Diverse Dolls
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51
Teddy Puzzle Toys
Teddy Puzzle Toys
Ozobear Challenges Kids with Twisting 3D-Printed Blocks
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50
Plaited Paper Packaging
Plaited Paper Packaging
Hybrid Crayon Candles are Tucked into Slots and Folds a an Eco Container
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49
Educational Craft Subscriptions
Educational Craft Subscriptions
Green Kid Crafts' Activity Boxes Gift Smarts & Sustainability
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48
Stress-Relieving Rage Rooms
Stress-Relieving Rage Rooms
Toronto's 'Rage Room' Provides a Novelty Experience in Smashing Things
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47
3D-Printing Pens
3D-Printing Pens
The 3DSimo Mini Facilitates the Manual Fabrication of Three-Dimensional Creations
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46
Immaculate Beverage Marketing
Immaculate Beverage Marketing
Innocent Juices Were Rebranded with Decluttered and Haloed Fruits
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45
Eccentric Surfing Ensembles
Eccentric Surfing Ensembles
This 'Surf Suits' Collection for Women is Stylish and Skin-Protecting
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44
Adorable Dog Lights
Adorable Dog Lights
Luminose Lamp Will Sit and Stand to Your Command for Directional Illumination
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43
Squeezable Yogurt Packaging
Squeezable Yogurt Packaging
The Cheerpack Yogurt and Dairy Packages are Convenient For Children
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42
Autonomous Dinosaur Toys
Autonomous Dinosaur Toys
WowWee's Robot Dinosaur Takes Cues from Beacon Technology
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41
Subterranean School Facilities
Subterranean School Facilities
BIG Has Designed an Art Building Underneath This School Field
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40
Plush Family Restaurants
Plush Family Restaurants
This Bangkok Restaurant Has a Teddy Bear Factory Theme
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39
Cardboard Play Panels
Cardboard Play Panels
These Cardboard Dividers by Enzo Mari Protect Play Spaces
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38
Hilarious Adulthood Drawings
Hilarious Adulthood Drawings
These Graphs About the Realities of Adulthood are Simple and Direct
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37
Animalistic Orange Packaging
Animalistic Orange Packaging
NOMsters Boxes Feature Engaging Imagery of Fruit-Eating Beasts
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36
Multifunctional Baby Rockers
Multifunctional Baby Rockers
Rokii's Baby Chair Doubles as a Rocker and Toy
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35
Child Coding Playsets
Child Coding Playsets
Cubetto Introduces Programming Basics to Kids with a Robot
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34
Youthful Summer Fashion
Youthful Summer Fashion
Chloe Grace Moretz's Latest Role is as Vogue Girl Korea's Cover Girl
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33
Educational Board Games
Educational Board Games
The Hubo Cubo Offers Learning Opportunities in a Sustainable Package
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32
Imprinted Bodily Photography
Imprinted Bodily Photography
Justin Bartels Created IMPRESSION After Dating Women in College
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31
Smart Dinosaur Toys
Smart Dinosaur Toys
The CogniToys Dino Talking Toy Learns and Grows Alongside a Child
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30
Exotic Snack Boxes
Exotic Snack Boxes
Exotic Snacks' Packaging Makes Superfoods for Kids Appealing and Fun
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29
Irregular Rocky Ottomans
Irregular Rocky Ottomans
Geometric Stools Create Comfortable and Customized Landscapes for Sitting
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28
Taunting Interactive Illustrations
Taunting Interactive Illustrations
Inkteraction Art by Alex Solis Brings 2D Drawings Off the Page
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27
Personified Popcorn Packaging
Personified Popcorn Packaging
Paulina Arzillier Creates Fun Snack Packaging for Kid Consumers
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26
Designer Youth Sportswear
Designer Youth Sportswear
The adidas StellaSport Collection is Bolder and More Affordable
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25
Dr Seuss Seating
Dr Seuss Seating
This Rainbow Abstract Chair is Sweet Enough to Furnish a Candy Store
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24
Crafty Marker Scissors
Crafty Marker Scissors
The ColorCutter ShapeShark Transforms Doodles into Creative Cutouts
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23
Augmented Reality Blocks
Augmented Reality Blocks
LEGO Connect Gives Kids 3D Virtual Visuals of Unbuilt Toy Brick Sets
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22
Surreal Childhood Portraits
Surreal Childhood Portraits
This Photographer Captures His Sons in Imaginative Fictional Fantasies
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21
Urban Youngster Fashion
Urban Youngster Fashion
Heart N Soul Offers Spunky Clothing and Accessories for Little Ones
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20
Knitted Fin Blankets
Knitted Fin Blankets
This Crochet Mermaid Tail is a Cozy Bundle Inspired by Fantasy Sea Creatures
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19
Wooden Teepee Beds
Wooden Teepee Beds
The Teepee Cabin Bed is Perfect for a Any Miniature Cowboy or Cowgirl
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18
Children's Design Festivals
Children's Design Festivals
The Kids Design Week in Milan is the First of Its Kind for Young Ones
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17
Ultimate Urban Playgrounds
Ultimate Urban Playgrounds
The City Museum was Formerly a Converted Shoe Factory
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16
Authentic Female Fitness Ads
Authentic Female Fitness Ads
Sport England's This Girl Can Campaign Embraces All Body Types
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15
Ingenious Play Areas
Ingenious Play Areas
CplusC Architectural Workshop Creates a Futuristic Space for Children
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14
Cardboard Kids' Desks
Cardboard Kids' Desks
Flatpacked Furnishings Teach Youngsters the Process and Logic of Assembly
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13
Retractable Bed Designs
Retractable Bed Designs
The 'BedUp' Pulls Up to the Ceiling, as Opposed to Folding into a Wall
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12
Educational Packaging Toys
Educational Packaging Toys
IDEO.org Creates Eco-Friendly Packaging that Doubles as Playthings
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11
Loch Ness Ladles
Loch Ness Ladles
This Cute Nessie Spoon was Made in the Image of the Fabled Scottish Monster
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10
Stackable Storage Stools
Stackable Storage Stools
Colorful Seating Objects Improve Classroom Comfort and Organization
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9
Tiny Drone Toys
Tiny Drone Toys
SKEYE Nano Drone Buzzes Like an Electronic Insect, Navigating Nooks and Crannies
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8
Color Pencil Packaging
Color Pencil Packaging
Julia Karwasz Designs a Reusable Cardboard Case for Art Tools
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7
DIY Desk Lamps
DIY Desk Lamps
This Plywood Light Was Designed to Be Assembled by the User
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6
Uplifting Animal Illustrations
Uplifting Animal Illustrations
These Drawings Reaffirm Through Simple Inspirational Quotes
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5
Paper-Made Kid's Furniture
Paper-Made Kid's Furniture
These Animal-Mimicking Chairs Use Recycled Materials and Zero Toxins
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4
Eco Garden Kits
Eco Garden Kits
The Vive Planting Set Prepares Kids for Easily Growing Greenery in Their Backyards
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3
Playground Sofa Sets
Playground Sofa Sets
Marvin Reber's Fun Furniture Design Can Be Dismantled for Play
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2
Eco Popsicle Packaging
Eco Popsicle Packaging
Vegetable and Fruit Treats are Wrapped in Green, Recyclable Sleeves
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1
Embracing Cartoon Beds
Embracing Cartoon Beds
This Minion Mattress Cover Lets Gru's Loyal Underlings Give You Hugs
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