Our son, Beau, is happiest when he is building. He could build all day long. He’s the type of kid that goes into his workshop or our garage and builds for hours on end… woodworking, metalworking… you name it – he’s done it. He’ll spend hours inside, too, coming up with new ideas & inventions. That’s what today’s gifts are all about – gifts for kids who love to build!
Giving a child a gift that lets their creativity flow is a gift that keeps on giving.
Last Christmas, Beau didn’t know what to ask for, so we told him to leave it up to us. We would make this his Christmas to remember and we did. We didn’t buy him extravagant gifts… instead, we let him build his creativity with these gifts for the child that builds.
Ten Gifts for Kids Who Like to Build
1- Little Bits.
This is awesome. You get all of these little magnetics with power connectors. You can make lights for a car. The Bits snap together with magnets, make circuits in seconds & come with thousands of invention instructions. Beau likes to make a fan work with it (we found him doing his homework with a little fan that he made – an electric fan and a flashlight).
2. Lincoln Logs
Good, old fashioned Lincoln Logs are perfect for the building kid. Make forts, houses, cannons… whatever you can think of.
3– Design Masters
If your kids love cars & love to draw, this one teaches you how to do both. Think of it as Test Track (the Disney ride) for your house.
4. Erector Set.
My father-in-law suggested this one a few years back & it was a great gift. Beau spends hours putting together different things. Think of it like Legos for the kids who love tools.
5 LEGO sets–
Now Beau isn’t as into LEGO as I would think he would be, but they are definitely on the list of gifts for kids who like to build.
6- Car Models. They are metal, so they aren’t going to break easily when your kids handle them or play with them.
7- Bracelet Kits
This one is great – plus, they get to show off what they made.
8. K’Nex kits – this one is the 35 model ultimate building set (we like this one) but they are all great.
9- Build Your Own Fort. I can’t think of any children that wouldn’t love to build a fort. Our kids put sheets on the table to make forts. This one lets you design & create it however you want.
10. Young Architect. – Design rooms of all shapes and sizes & then build it & bring it to life!
I hope you like these ideas. If nothing else, throw some things into a box (yarn, scissors, paper, tape) and give it to them. They’ll amaze you with what they make.
We just got the build your own fort for Christmas… It’s a popular one 🙂
Mickey Mansfield says
Same with us. Our kids (all 4 of them) just love it as well.