What are you shopping for?
Each kit focuses on a different life skill!
Welcome to Open the Joy! Our focus is playQ: developing emotional intelligence in kids through play.
How do we do this? We make screen free activity kits, designed by therapists, with the intention of bonding families and fostering life skills in kids. Our award-winning kits have found fun and innovative ways of teaching important skills such as forgiveness, empathy and self-confidence, all through hands on fun!
All materials required to complete your EQ building activities come in the kit. Simply "Open the Joy" today, and help build an emotionally balanced tomorrow. Partner with us in our mission to "Grow Good Humans", one kit at a time.
How it works.
Select the perfect activity kit.
Nurture a life skill.
✓ Designed by therapists
✓ Endorsed by pediatricians
✓ Child play specialist recommended
✓ Loved by kids!
From Open The Joy
From Open The Joy
✓ Activites to promote kindess and empathy
✓ Create a stronger bond with your family
✓ Develop motor skills with hands on activities
✓ Build confidence in your child through problem solving
4.9 stars8,470 reviews
"My grandson was hospitalized and I was heartbroken that I couldn't go see him. When he got my gift he called to show off all the cool things that came in it, and I felt like I was there with him!" - Lois M.THE FEEL BETTER KIT
"This made gift giving so much easier because of all the wonderful products they have. With so many different activity kits I was able to get something for all the kids in the family!" - Jacqueline J.STEAM ACTIVITY KIT
"I have attached these to all of my purses so that whenever I am out with the kids, I can always pull these out whenever need be. They always help turning a boring moment or situation into something that is filled with joy and laughter." - Cece L.LET'S CHAT CARDS
"Currently writing this review from the airport. My kids are sitting quietly folding origami and learning new card games & I have never been so grateful for a toy in my life! This activity kit is the best and my new favorite travel companion!" - Kim I.ON THE GO BOX
"These cards are a game changer. We have gotten so much closer to our kids thanks to these cards! They opened up conversations I never thought to have with them. Our bonding experience was taken to another level!!" - Meghan Y.CONVERSATION CARDS
"This whole kit is great and I LOVE the cards that come with it! My whole family has started to use them (we call them our calm cards). Mental health is so important to take care of so these are great tools to have on hand."-Ryan L.ANGER MANAGEMENT KIT
"I feel helpless that I can't help my niece get through her chemo treatments but I am thrilled that at least I can bring her a smile by sending her a feel better bag filled with games and activities." - David K.THE FEEL BETTER BAG
"I got this for my daughter's friend and they went on Zoom to perform magic for their whole class. Even my daughter, who has always been pretty shy, learned a trick to show everyone! A confidence booster for sure!" - Kim I.MAGIC KIT
Not all stories have fairytale beginnings, in fact, our journey started in a hospital room. My daughter was diagnosed with an incredibly rare childhood disease requiring frequent hospitalizations, and as her mom, I was determined to make sure she was emotionally equipped for journey ahead. I wanted to teach her important life skills such as patience, forgiveness, resilience and self-confidence. I realized that the school curriculum didn't teach this, neither did the toy industry. Nobody was focusing on the emotional intelligence of kids- so I did.Read more As Featured On Business with Purpose Honored by The Tory Burch Foundation
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Open The Joy's Promise:
For every item purchased, we donate a toy designed specifically for hospitalized children, right here in America.