What toys are at McDonald's now? Current Happy Meal toys in the UK and US

Here's what you can expect to find in your kid's next Happy Meal...

A collage of a McDonald's sign and a Happy Meal
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Happy Meals are a convenient lunch option for kids, whether it's grabbing a quick bite while running errands, stopping off on a long car journey or just as a treat. But before you buy you might want to know what toys are at McDonald's right now.

Many of us have fond memories of trips to McDonald's as a child, and over the years the fast food giant has introduced some some of the best toys for keeping kids entertained while they're eating, from Minions and Furbys to Disney characters and Frozen toys too. Available for a limited time and often collectable, some Happy Meal toys even go on to become worth a lot of money.

Available for just a fraction of the price of adult meals, Happy Meals contain a choice of fish fingers, chicken McNuggets or veggie dippers with an apple & grape fruit bag, or carrot bag side, and drink options include water, milk, or a Fruit Shoot - plus, the all important toy. Whether McDonald's is your Friday evening ritual or reserved for special occasions, if you've got kids you probably know want to know what toys are at McDonald's before you order.

What toys are at McDonald's now in the UK and US?

Starting 3 May 2023, the McDonald's Happy Meal toys are a selection of Karma's World themed activity journals. The eight unique activity journals  feature mazes, dot to dots, coloring in and more, and are available in McDonald's Happy Meals until 2 June.

Inspired by the Netflix show of the same name celebrating music, performance, and creative expression, the Karma's World Happy Meal toys aim to help children discover the connective power of music by joining aspiring musical artist and rapper Karma and her friends.

Along with the journals, kids can scan the QR code on each Happy Meal box, which gives fans the chance to dance along with Karma and her friends and open new worlds of possibility in a game where each character dances to their own beat.

Each journal features one of eight Karma's World characters including Karma, Winston, Carrie B and Chris, who each encourage Karma to appreciate joyful family moments.

A collage of the Karma's World toys that are in McDonald's Happy Meals right now

(Image credit: McDonald's)

If you don’t want a toy, then you can also choose a Happy Meal book, and receive one of two stories about outstanding people who have achieved great success in their field:

  • I Can Be an Imaginative Creator: Your little one can discover the life of Louise Bourgeois, the inspiring French-American sculptor and installation artist and learn about Hans Christian Andersen, the father of fairy tales and meet Ada Lovelace, the British mathematician and daughter of poet Lord Byron.
  • I Can Be an Inspiring Leader: Your little one can discover the life of Martin Luther King Jr., the inspiring minister and civil rights activist. And meet Maya Angelou, from her early childhood to her time as a singer, actress, civil rights campaigner, and learn about Malala Yousafzai, the incredible activist for girls’ education and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate.

The books are part of McDonald’s mission to support children’s literacy, in which the fast-food chain has partnered with Little People Big Dreams - the best-selling biography series for kids by Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara - throughout 2023. The book series allows children to discover the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists.

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Ellie Hutchings
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Ellie is Goodto’s Feature Editor, having joined the team as a Junior Features Writer in 2022, and covers everything from wellbeing for parents to the latest TV and entertainment. Ellie has covered all the latest trends in the parenting world, including baby names, parenting hacks, and foodie tips for busy families. She has a distinction in MA Magazine Journalism from Nottingham Trent University and a first-class degree in Journalism from Cardiff University, and previously Ellie has worked with BBC Good Food, The Big Issue, and the Nottingham Post, as well as freelancing as an arts and entertainment writer alongside her studies.