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Roundup: 48 Ways For Kids to Build & Create!

Summer is here and I have been looking for creative ways to keep my boys busy.  I will fully admit that blocks are the bane of my existence.  They rarely come in a package that is perfect for storage and often end up in every crevice of my house.  That aside, they are the best thing for a rainy day and actually bring my pair together to create projects without fighting.

Over the years we have been gifted many building sets for birthdays and holidays.  It used to drive me crazy that they didn’t all go together, but now I am thankful for the variety.  Each set, unique in its construction, teaches my kids a new way to create.

Learning to stack and build helps advance mental and physical development.  It improves shape recognition, hand-eye co-ordination, and boosts creativity for little ones of all ages.

We have rounded up 48 ways to build.


building blocks

  1. Plus-Plus Blocks
  2. Nanoblock
  3. K’nex
  4. Cra-Z-Art Lite Brix Building System
  5. Lego
  7. Mega Bloks
  8. Citiblocs
  9. Kre-O
  10. Dado Planks
  11. Twig Blocks
  12. mokulock

wooden building blocks


  1. Plan Toys Construction Set
  2. Water Blocks
  3. Lincoln Logs
  4. Tegu
  5. Pyramid
  6. Haba Little Amsterdam
  7. Plan Toys Chunky Wooden Blocks
  8. Haba Fit Together Building Blocks
  9. Ball Track Construction Set
  10. Haba Building Blocks Sevilla
  11. GoodWood Deconstruction Blocks
  12. Kaleidoscopic Blocks

Kids Building sets

  1. Techno Gears Marble Mania
  2. Structures 200 Plank Set
  3. Zoob building Set
  4. Natural Wood Building Blocks
  5. Wonder world Safari Tower
  6. The Quadrilla Cyclone
  7. Tree Haus Construction Set
  8. Texo Building System
  9. Tinkertoy
  10. Kubix, 50 Geometrix Cubes
  11. Foam Wooden Blocks
  12. Plan Toys Tower of Tumbling


12 ways to build - plastic

  1. Kid K’NEX
  2. Lauri Toys Locktagons
  3. Guidecraft Powerclix set
  4. Guidecraft Magnetos
  5. B. Stackadoos
  6. Fisher-Price TRIO Building Set
  7. Tall Stacker Pegs Building Set
  8. Fisher-Price Little People Builders Set
  9. Magna-tiles
  10. MindWare Q-Ba-Maze Big Box
  11. Edushape Ez-Grip Tiny Stars
  12. Quercetti Tubation

How many of these sets do you have in your house? I counted 10 in our house.


About the author

Lisa Arneill

Founder of Growing Your Baby and World Traveled Family. Canadian mom of 2 boys, photo addict, lover of bulldogs, and museumgoer. Always looking for our next vacation spot!

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