Why would I start a contest giving away a huge selection of toys in March? It’s true that toys spark creativity and make learning fun at all times of the year. As such, I don’t think we should introduce children to new toys only twice a year: birthdays and Christmas. More importantly, though, March is full of important days related to toys. I’ll list five of those days below. I’m sure after reading that list you’ll agree with me that all children should get a new toy in March. Then you can enter for a chance to win a toy prize package that will make March the most important toy month in your home.

What are 5 important days in March to celebrate toys

I truly believe that every day we can help a child grow in their understanding and appreciation of the world and the people we share it with is an important day. So consider these five days as opportunities to kick off an explosion of exploration by a child that will last for weeks or months. For each day, I will suggest one or more toys that might be perfect gifts to give on that day.

  1. The first Friday of March is traditionally the National Day of Unplugging, encouraging us to unplug digitally for 24 hours. I see it as a day to disconnect from tech to reconnect with people. The best toy to give on this day is a new board game! The prize packages in this contest include some fantastic classics from Hasbro including The Game of Life, Yahtzee, Connect 4, Scrabble, and Clue, and exciting new board games like Unlock!, Skull, and The Werewolves of Miller’s Hollow.
  2. International Women’s Day, March 8th, celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. One women who had a huge impact on education practices around the world was Maria Montessori. One of her famous quotes is, “Play is the work of a child.” Celebrate her achievements and the achievements of other women around the world with toys that encourage exploration. The prize packages in this contest include Leapfrog Touch and Learn World Map which helps children learn about many countries including Italy where Montessori was from.
  3. Math and science related toys are perfect for Pi Day. Celebrated on March 14th since the mathematical constant pi or 3.14…. The prize packages in this contest include a learning tablet called LeapPad Academy that includes a huge range of fun and challenging activities designed to build a range of skills including those related to science and math. There is one other prize offered in this contest that celebrates a truly amazing technological achievement seen in hockey rinks all across Canada: a Zamboni! This amazing ride on toy teaches driving skills and more. It will also be a truly unique way to introduce your child into learning about the states of matter!
  4. March 20th is the International Day of Happiness meant to promote happiness and well-being for everyone. A new toy that brings joy and happiness to a child’s life can help them develop positive emotions and coping mechanisms. I suppose that all of the toys that we are giving away in this contest would be great to give on this date. However, I’m going to suggest a robot called Miko. It will follow you, come when you call it, answer complex questions, and generally do its best to please you at all times. Alternatively, video games never dissappoint, especially classics like Pacman. The Pacman Collectorcade is an adorable small gaming console with a few classic fun favourites.
  5. Lastly, celebrate creativity on World Poetry Day, March 21st. There are many toys mentioned above, like Scrabble and LeapPad Academy that encourage language skill development. However, I believe this day is about more than using language creatively. One prize included in this contest is the Vtec Kidizoom Creator Cam that encourage the whole range of creative skills necessary to make a great video. These include visual creativity, scripting, and presentation skills. You children will have fun while building confidence in skill they’ll use throughout their lives.

You might be wondering why I didn’t call out any of the other big events coming up in March, like spring break or St. Patrick’s day. For some people, those are the most important days in March. If you have a different day than what I mentioned that’s great; you’ll have an opportunity to share that as you enter this contest.

How to enter

Entering this contest is easy and you can enter in three different ways.

  1. In a comment below, tell us which day in March, either one of those mentioned above or one that’s important to you for other reasons, is a great day to give a child a new toy. Also, please explain what kind of toy should you give on that day and why.
  2. Visit the Education and Learning toys page at Best Buy, to find one toy that you like and think is very interesting. In an email to bestbuyblog@bestbuycanada.ca with the subject line “March toy contest” tell us what the name and model number of that toy is and why you liked it.
  3. For a bonus entry, and in keeping with my favourite day above, March 21st, compose a poem of at least two lines (though it can be as long as you want!), that extolls the virtues of toys for young and old. Please enter that poem in a comment below.

What you can win

At the end of this contest, we will randomly draw five winners to win one of these five amazing prize packages:

Prize 1 Miko 3 AI Robot /Kool Karz NHL Zamboni Ride-On Toy Car / LeapPad Academy / Werewolves Of Miller’s Hollow Card Game / Hasbro The Game of Life / Hasbro Yahtzee! /
Prize 2 Miko 3 AI Robot / Kool Karz NHL Zamboni Ride-On Toy Car / LeapFrog Touch & Learn World Map / Skull Party Board Game / Habro Connect 4 / Hasbro Clue Board Game/
Prize 3 Miko 3 AI Robot / Kool Karz NHL Zamboni Ride-On Toy Car / LeapFrog Touch & Learn World Map / Skull Party Board Game / Habro Scrabble / Hasbro Clue Board Game/
Prize 4 Miko 3 AI Robot /Pacman Collectorcade / LeapPad Academy / VTech KidiZoom Creator Cam / Unlock! Mythic Adventures Card Game / Hasbro Scrabble / Hasbro Connect 4
Prize 5 Miko 3 AI Robot /Pacman Collectorcade / LeapPad Academy / VTech KidiZoom Creator Cam / Unlock! Mythic Adventures Card Game / /Hasbro The Game of Life/ Hasbro Yahtzee


This contest runs from March 3rd until April 3rd.

Remember, you can enter in three different ways as mentioned above. Do you think your friends and family are aware of why March is such an important month for toys? If not, tell them about this contest and ask them which day they think is the most important in March.

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Good Luck.

Editor in Chief
Martin loves working with the talented editors and writers on the Best Buy Blog as Editor-in-Chief. During his spare time he is either working on his next novel, cooking up a masterpiece in the kitchen, or adding some smart tech to his new home on Mayne Island in British Columbia.


  1. March 20th seems fitting. I’d look for something to do together like Lego, board games or something to do as a family.

  2. March 20, for international day of happpiness. I would give my kids a toys that brings us together like a board game or something we can all participate in because I value family the most.

  3. Kids need toys every day
    That’s how they learn, it’s all through play.
    Educate, re-create, great books to read
    Only at Best Buy, all the toys you need.

  4. From all above days mentioned for March, I like March 20th ,the International Day of Happiness it is meant to promote happiness and well-being for everyone. A new toy that brings joy and happiness to a child’s life can help them develop positive emotions and coping mechanisms. And happy kids means, happy parents (adults) , a happy family.
    I would give an educational board game, that will require kids and parents both to play together building a strong bond between family, developing strong happy relationships, needed for a happy family and future .

  5. The best day to give a child a new toy is March 20th, the International Day of Happiness. Think of how happy a child is when they get something new to play with. It doesn’t have to be expensive, depending on their age, a container of slime, a colouring book and crayons, a toy car or building blocks, anything that sparks the imagination!

  6. March 14 is Pi Day, a great day to give a new toy to a child. You should give a child the Elenco Snap Circuits because there are many science projects to complete with this toy. It is also fun for the child. My grandsons have completed many projects.


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