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What do you stick on your fridge? Just an animal to hang your child's drawings? Or the to-do list for the day?

Much more is possible, such as this fun educational magnet figures from Quercetti, including math symbols like plus, minus, divide by, and fractions. Good to grow with your child's development.

In this guide I tell you what to look for when buying and I discuss the 5 best sets.

Best Fridge Magnets Toys Reviewed

Let's see all the options in a quick overview. Then I'll dive deeper into each of these choices.

Best Magnetic Numbers

QuercettiNumber magnets

26 numbers in different colors. The numbers are magnetic and made of plastic. Learn to count and recognize the numbers with this super fun toy set!

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Best cheap fridge magnets

SpriteGruLetters

Just like with the Quercetti numbers, you can also lay the foundation for the alphabet with 26 letters. It's especially nice that they are such cute animals.

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Best wooden fridge magnets

Melissa & Doug20 Wooden Animals

This set is slightly more expensive, but that is also due to the sustainable wood and the beautiful case that you get.

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Best fantasy game

XylolinConstruction Set

In this set you get 50 magnetic construction vehicles, tools, and other things that you find on the construction site.

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Best creative fridge magnets

4MMagnetic Mini Tile Art

What? Do you hang the children's artwork with magnets? MY children's magnets ARE magnets!

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Magnetic fridge toy buying guide

It seems there isn't much to watch out for. They're just something magnets that you stick on the refrigerator.

Yet?

But when you take a closer look there are a few important things.

Age

Pieces that are too small are dangerous for children under 3. Pay close attention to this because you don't want them to swallow a magnet.

In addition, some sets may be safe, but release the plates when they get wet. Like with the Melissa & Doug and Xylolin play sets.

Magnet

Do you just want them to play with it, or should the magnets also be able to hold something up, such as a drawing or shopping list.

Quercetti and SpriteGru magnets, for example, are very educational, but they can only hold up a thin piece of paper.

The magnets from 4M are a lot stronger and can stick paint paper or birthday cards to the fridge.

Replayability

Are the magnets fun for a while, or do they come back to them over and over again? Games where they can think or lose their creativity work best.

The Xylolin construction set, for example, is a good example of a set that they can also use for imaginative play.

Read also: dthese are the 12 best magnetic toy sets we could find

Top 5 Magnetic Fridge Toys Reviewed

Best Magnetic Numbers

Quercetti Number magnets

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8.2
Toy score
Magnet
4.2
Replayable
4.2
Sustainability
3.9
Best for
  • Fun for small children to organize and bigger ones to practice sums
  • Cheerful colors really appealed to my son (3)
Less good
  • In the end it's just numbers

Is it time for your little one to learn the numbers, and do you want to do it in the most fun way possible? The Magnetic figures 26 pieces is the ideal toy!

With this set you get 26 numbers in different colors. The numbers are magnetic and made of plastic. Learn to count and recognize the numbers with this super fun toy set!

There are not only numbers, but also calculation symbols such as plus, minus, divided by, fraction.

This way it can be fun for school children to practice with.

Quercetti magnetic numbers toys

Please note that the parts are designed small and are therefore not suitable for small children who are still inclined to put toys in their mouth.

Best cheap fridge magnets

SpriteGru Letters

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7.6
Toy score
Magnet
3.9
Replayable
3.9
Sustainability
3.6
Best for
  • Very nice animal letters
  • Safe ink and thought of everything
Less good
  • Magnets could be better
  • Are not too firm

Just like with the Quercetti numbers, you can also lay the foundation for the alphabet with 26 letters. It's especially nice that they are such cute animals.

Each animal represents a letter, such as the A for Alligator. It is in English, so children with different language backgrounds will not learn in their own language.

I like that because we teach my son English from an early age.

In other languages ​​the letters are still letters of course to learn to recognize them and to make words.

They have thought of everything, such as safe vegetable ink coloring and soft edges.

The quality is not too good, for example, the magnets are letting go of some letters in the meantime. But it has also been played with a lot.

The magnets could also be a bit better. They also do not hold thick paper on the refrigerator.

Still a very nice set that will look perfect on any fridge.

Best wooden fridge magnets

Melissa & Doug 20 Wooden Animals

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8.1
Toy score
Magnet
4.4
Replayable
3.6
Sustainability
4.1
Best for
  • Very nice images
  • Magnets are pretty strong
  • Sustainable wood
Less good
  • Pictures are not made of wood and are less durable

20 nice wooden animals to stick on basically all magnetic surfaces.

This set is slightly more expensive, but that is also due to the sustainable wood and the beautiful case that you get.

This is truly a set built to last.

It is suitable for children from 2 to 4 years old.

What else to say about it. They are animals that can stick.

Melissa & Doug plants a lot of trees to make their products sustainable. That is very important to good toys to continue producing.

Some animals are a bit small, so it's better to put them aside when your 2-year-old plays with them and you can't pay attention all the time.

It is also a pity that the pictures are glued on. They are made of paper or cardboard so they come off quite easily. Although I've really only seen it with repeated mouthing.

The magnets are a bit stronger than those of Quercetti and SpriteGru so you can easily hang things with them.

Best fantasy game

Xylolin Construction Set

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7.9
Toy score
Magnet
3.9
Replayable
4.5
Sustainability
3.4
Best for
  • Lots of magnets
  • With cars as construction site parts they can recreate a scene
Less good
  • Paper pictures don't last long

In this set you get 50 magnetic construction vehicles, tools, and other things that you find on the construction site.

There is also a booklet where you can stick them on, of course in construction theme.

The booklet is not so much, not very sturdy. But sticking the magnets on the fridge and inventing all kinds of fun adventures on the construction site is great fun.

You can then save them in the book. Moving from the book to the fridge every time is already fun, and most children are busy with that for half an hour.

This can really keep your child busy for a while while you cook.

Xylolin is a brand that copies many toys, such as wooden marble runs and building blocks. But they do it themselves with quality.

The plates come off a bit easily (picking), especially when they are wet (drool). So don't expect them to last through their entire toddlerhood.

If you don't mind that, this is a very nice set that you can buy for little money.

Best creative fridge magnets

4M Magnetic Mini Tile Art

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8.1
Toy score
Magnet
4.5
Replayable
3.2
Sustainability
4.4
Best for
  • Nice creative set
  • Some fridge magnets that are also fun for school children
Less good
  • When it's gone it's gone, you can only paint it once

What? Do you hang the children's artwork with magnets? MY children's magnets ARE magnets!

If your kids like to paint, this is a very nice set. Also nice for a party so that everyone can take their own magnet with them at the end.

The 4M Magnetic Mini Tile Art lets them create their own magnetic tiles.

It is a bit fiddly because the tiles are only 2 inches by 2 inches (5×5 cm). This makes it suitable from 8 years.

Actually one of the few refrigerator toy sets that are also fun for school children, because the most is to keep toddlers busy.

The magnets are also very strong so they can hold some thicker paper as well.

Conclusion

There are a ton of things you can stick on the fridge, but these sets are the nicest we've found.

Whether you like creativity, educational magnets, or pretend play. There's something for everyone.

Also read: this is the cutest magnetic toy for your toddler

Always something to do for the holidays or rainy day?

Play Choice now has the ultimate activity book collection, with over 60 pages of fun coloring pages and educational puzzles.

Joost Nusselder, the founder of Speelkeuze.nl is a content marketer, father and loves trying out new toys. As a child he came into contact with everything related to games when his mother started the Tinnen Soldaat in Ede. Now he and his team create helpful blog articles to help loyal readers with fun play ideas.