Celebrate Sesame Street’s 50th Anniversary with These Awesome Toys and Sutton Foster

by Bethany Braun-Silva

Celebrate Sesame Street’s 50th Anniversary with These Awesome Toys and Sutton Foster
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It’s hard to imagine a time before Sesame Street and, thankfully, for many of us, we don’t have to. The beloved show is turning 50 this year and they have a bunch of celebrations taking place. The lovable monsters are hitting the road for the Sesame Street Road Trip and will be working their way west across the United States through August 3. They’ve also teamed up with a lot of cool brands and people along the way. We even got a chance to talk to Sutton Foster about her partnership with the show and her work with Lactaid, an official sponsor of the Sesame Street Road Trip.  “I can still count to 10 in Spanish because of Sesame Street,” she said. “It is innocent. It is educational. It is fun and whimsical and it’s timeless. I watch the new Sesame Street episodes but I still go back to the classics, and they still remain relevant. All of the teachings from the ‘80—when I was watching it—still remain the same today. I can’t believe it’s been 50 years, and I’m so proud that it’s been such a part of my life!”


She also discussed Sesame Street’s partnership with Lactaid. “I have a wonderful relationship with Sesame Street, I grew up watching Sesame Street,” she said.” “I’m now introducing it to my daughter and Lactaid is the official milk sponsor for the 50th anniversary road trip. Milk is back in my life because of my daughter and Lactaid is 100% real milk, just without the lactose. They also have ice cream, cottage cheese, and you can cook with it!”


Foster wanted to spread the word about how lactose can “upset some people’s tummies,” but that shouldn’t stop them from being able to enjoy milk, especially when it’s paired with delicious cookies. She even created an adorable video with Cookie Monster, so be sure to check it out!


You can also celebrate 50 magical years of Sesame Street with these great toys and gifts:




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Sesame Street Playskool Friends Elmo & Friends Smartphone


Any parent knows the fixation toddlers have with phones. Maybe it’s the bright lights or colorful buttons, but toddlers love to play with phones, much to mom and dad’s dismay. This pretend smartphone is the perfect solution as it gives kids the option to call four Sesame friends including Elmo, Ernie, Cookie Monster, or Abby Cadabby. It also plays songs, counts to 10 and has silly voicemail messages that play when the appropriate button is pushed. So much more fun than an iPhone...right?

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GUND Sesame Street 50th Anniversary Surprise Plush


These blind boxes give kids a chance at collecting eight classic Sesame Street characters. They include a sealed bag containing a randomized 3” plush of either Elmo, Cookie Monster, Big Bird, Prairie Dawn, Snuffy, Baby Bear or a mystery character!

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Mega Bloks Lets Build Sesame Street Buildable Playset


These blocks encourage kids to not only use their imaginations to build different creations, but it also helps them to learn letters. Your little one can learn their ABCs when they build with the colorful blocks featuring alphabet and character-themed decorations. They will love spelling out “Cookie Monster,” “Elmo,” “Abby” and “Big Bird.”

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Sesame Street Organic Toddler Sheet Set


Snuggle up with the Sesame Street crew in these soft, organic sheets. The set includes a matching flat sheet, fitted sheet and pillowcase. It’s adorned with a vintage-inspired print in black and white and multicolor for a playful, hand-drawn look. The sheets are as timeless as the show itself!

Sesame Street Talking ABC Elmo Figure

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Sesame Street Talking ABC Elmo Figure


Learn your ABCs with everyone’s favorite little red monster! Theis Talking ABC Elmo plush loves will explore the alphabet with your toddler or preschooler by singing the alphabet song as well as speaking 14 fun phrases. It’s also super cuddly!

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Sesame Street 50th Anniversary 16oz Tumbler with Lid


Parents can celebrate Sesame Street too with this 16-oz tumbler that pays homage to vintage Sesame Street! It’s great for both hot and cold drinks and is microwave and dishwasher-safe!

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Sesame Street Baby Activity Chair


This Sesame Street Baby Activity Seat features all the classic characters on a removable tray, which has an array of stimulating hands-on activities. It includes an attached harness for safety and a soft seat for comfort. The hand-stitched details and embroidery make this a truly special item for your little one!

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Sesame Street Ultimate Board Books Set For Kids Toddlers


This board books set for kids and toddlers, features eight books that are all narrated by different Sesame Street characters. Learn about bath time with Elmo or bedtime with Big Bird. You can even explore the zoo with Zoe!