Do you have a child that loves to build things? Whether it is a preschooler who stacks blocks or an older child that puts together imaginative creations and complicated kits, there are tons of great ideas for gifts. Be it blocks, tools, models, electronics or other materials building is a great hobby. It can help with fine motor skills for the younger set and logic, critical thinking, and more for older children.
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When it comes to building there are so many options. There are kits that give step by step instructions, books to help learn skills, giant buckets of Legos to encourage creativity and ingenuity and so much more. On our personal lists are Legos, tools, and a whittling set. I hope this gives you some ideas to encourage your builder this year.
Gift Ideas For Your Budding… Builder
Preschool/ Early Elementary Ages
- Wooden Planks
- Lego Duplo
- Magnetic Tiles
- Lego Junior
- Foam Wood Kit (My son had a similar kit when he was younger that he loved.)
- Birdhouse Kit
- PlayDoh (so good for creativity and fine motor skills)
Older Elementary/Middle School/High School
- Legos ( a favorite toy in our house)
- Lego Architecture (for those that want a little more challenge)
- Beginning Tool Set
- Whittling Book (this one is on my son’s wish list)
- StopMotion Explosion (check out our review here for more information. This is great for making movies out of the creations they build.)
- Snap Circuits
- Robotics Kit
- Lego Robotics
- Model Airplane
Be sure to check back for each of the posts this week relating to a different interest. If there are other interests or ideas that you have, please feel free to share them. You can also check out Educational Christmas Ideas (that don’t feel like school supplies), Clutter Free Christmas Ideas, and Twelve Christmas Adventures for clutter free Christmas ideas. If you have other interests or hobbies that you would like to see included, please share in the comments.
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