Holiday Gift Ideas For Young Builders

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Engineering activities are wonderful for improving your children’s fine motor skills, problem solving abilities and their imaginations.

Christmas gifts for young builders and engineers. Imagine and construct dollhouse for kids from Oriental Trading.

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My daughter loves to build. She can and will construct out of anything. We build with recyclables.

We build with nature.

Nature engineering for kids. Construct a stick log cabin. Build with sticks and play dough
Use sticks and play dough to construct this simple stick log cabin.

Rock and play dough structures. Stack and build simple structures using large and small rocks and stones. Simple buildings and engineering activity for kids. Nature arts, crafts and activities

We build with Legos, blocks and any other fun finds that we stumble across along the way.  Christmas is nearing. If you are looking for gifts for your children that both entertain and educate, here are some great gift ideas for you.

Build and Imagine Magnetic Dollhouse

We were lucky enough to discover this from Oriental Trading. This kit is amazing. It comes with double-sided wall panels with different scenes on them, roof panels, home accessories and dressable magnetic dolls with a variety of outfits. My daughter quickly began constructing her houses. She fell in love with her dollhouse immediately. I must have heard “I love this so much, mama.”, “Mama, I love this.” about a million times. The pieces are easy to assemble and easy to tear back down. Suffice it to say, it was a huge hit with our little. If doll houses aren’t your thing, this is also available as a marine rescue center.

Imagine and Build Magnetic Dollhouse from Oriental Trading Company. This is a wonderful gift for a little engineer .

Magnetic dress up dolls from Oriental Trading Company

Keva Structures

These simple planks will challenge your children for hours. Build structures of your own design or try to recreate a design from the idea booklet.

Keva Structures from Oriental Trading. A wonderful engineering tool for kids. Build, sharpen fine motor skills and learn about balance

Amaze-N-Marbles 

Build your own marble ramp with 50 wooden pieces. Assembling the ramp is only half of the fun. When you are done, enjoy watching your marbles travel down their path. See how many different configurations you can come up with.

Wooden marble ramp from Oriental Trading. Great engineering toy for the kids.

Wooden Blocks

Every child should have a set of wooden blocks. These are recommended starting at age 1. They are a great introduction to building, shapes and colors.

Wooden Building blocks from Oriental Trading. Great introductory to engineering, colors and shapes for kids.

Gigi Blocks

What could be more fun than building your own play fort with these large cardboard blocks? These offer a great opportunity for pretend play.

Cardboard building blocks from Oriental Trading. These are great for little engineers and for imagination and pretend play. Your kids will love these.

Gears, Gears, Gears

This is a favorite in our home. Snap your gears together and watch them roll. An excellent introduction to mechanics and problem solving.

These rotating gears from Oriental Trading snap together easily and are a ton of fun for your little engineers. Fun to kids to build with and watch. Great for problem solving.

Start your shopping early & don’t forget to pick up your holiday gift wrapping and decorations at Oriental Trading as well.

 

Christmas gifts for young builders and engineers. Imagine and construct dollhouse for kids from Oriental Trading.

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Nature engineering for kids. Construct a stick log cabin. Build with sticks and play dough

 

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