rockpaperscissors is located in downtown Ottawa, Illinois and provides a wide array of educational toys, games, school supplies and more for children of all ages! Sign up now to receive special email offers and discounts.

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Welcome to Rock Paper Scissors, a toy store in the heart of the Midwest. Running a toy store is a full-time activity for us, so our new website has a limited number of items for you to browse online, but it’s only a fraction of the fabulous items we have in our store.

Please bear with us as we add new items to the website, and if you ever are looking for something you don’t see here, please call us at 815-433-4233. We’d love to help you find the perfect toy or educational item!



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Our mission is to provide fun and quality educational resources for children of all ages, all with our mind on delivering exceptional customer service. Rock Paper Scissors continues to remain committed to furthering our customers’ educational experiences, encouraging their imaginations, and providing everyone with creative inspiration.

At Rock Paper Scissors, we love to learn AND have fun. In fact, we call ourselves “Edumaginationists” (those who strive to combine the best in education, imagination, and inspiration in a fun and effective way). Walk through our shop, and you’ll see toys, books, games, puzzles, crafts, trucks, trains, dolls, science kits, history, baby toys, puppets, and so much more. These playthings didn’t come here by chance; everything is meticulously curated for its quality, educational, and play value.

Whether you are looking for a birthday present, tools that inspire learning and creativity, or a timeless picture book, Rock Paper Scissors’ Edumaginationists will guide you to a perfect fit.


  1. We have the BEST selection of educational and developmental toys and resources in LaSalle County.
  2. Our Edumaginationists truly love what they do and are happy to provide personal guidance. We are a “please touch” shop. Whether you want to bring your little one in and explore or have specific age/level–appropriate needs, our staff will provide you with a fantastic experience. We know you have many shopping options, and we constantly strive to set ourselves apart.
  3. FREE gift wrapping. And now, free delivery within three miles of Ottawa (within 3 business days) when your purchase is over $75.
  4. We make a difference in our community. Your choice to shop local at this locally-owned toy store has far-reaching economic effects. Visit for eye- opening information on how our shopping habits affect our local communities. In addition, your patronage allows us to support schools, charities, events, family organizations, etc. We also offer free events open to everyone. Join our friends, customers, and community on Facebook.
  5. If you are unhappy with your purchase, please bring it back, and we will make it right.
  6. Running late? Shop by phone. Save some time and call us. Our staff can guide you over the phone as if you were in the store. We can text photos for you to approve, then wrap it up. Then you can swing in and pay for your wrapped gift when it’s convenient for you. This can be especially helpful when you have little ones in tow and want to make a quick stop.
  7. We offer layaway with a 10% non-refundable deposit, and weekly payments.

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Quick Contact Info

712 LaSalle St., Ottawa, IL 61350
Phone: (815) 433-4233
  • Monday

    10:00 am-5:30 pm
  • Tue-Thu:

    10:00 am-5:30 pm
  • Fri:

    10:00 am-6:00 pm
  • Sat:

    10:00 am-4:00 pm