Legos are a great toy for kids, but sometimes you just want some Lego alternatives. Here’s a gift guide of the top ten best Lego alternatives for kids who love Legos.
My kids LOVE Legos! They’re one of their favorite things to play with. But our house is becoming overloaded with Legos. Legos are a great toy option for kids. They keep them away from screens, help with motor skills, and promote creativity. But with all the fun, new sets, they start to pile up!
Over the years, I’ve found some great Lego alternatives that my kids love! They still keep the building theme and promote creativity, but they’re something different. With my son’s birthday this month, I decided to put together a gift guide of good Lego alternatives for other moms with kids who love Legos.
These gift ideas are perfect for kids who love Legos, but won’t add any more Legos to your ever-growing collection. So if your kids love Legos but you’re sick of stepping on those freaking little blocks, here’s a list of some great Lego alternatives they’re sure to love:
1. Marble Run
This marble run is so much fun! Kids can create their own track for the marbles, then let them go and watch them roll throughout the course. It’s honestly one of my favorite things to play with my kids. We also snagged this tin of marbles because while the marble run set comes with some marbles, dumping a bunch at once makes the game extra fun!
2. Interlocking Plastic Discs
My kids got a few of these interlocking plastic discs as a prize for something at school and LOVED them! And that’s when they only had five! If they had this pack of 500, I’m sure it’d keep them occupied for HOURS. Mom win! We don’t have this yet, but it’s on my list.
3. Snap Circuits
We got this Snap Circuit Set for my son for his birthday a couple years ago and it was a HUGE hit! He spent HOURS playing it for MONTHS and still pulls it out quite often. Plus, it’s teaching him science and skills, so it’s a double win!
4. Magnetic Tiles
We actually have both Magformers and Magnatiles and we love both! The kids get super creative with these, and Mom and Dad love to play with them too!
5. Kid K’Nex
This Kid K’Nex set is so adorable! This is a great option for younger kids, but K’Nex makes lots of sets for various ages. But this one is our favorite!
Jenga is such a classic game! It’s great for all ages, so kids and adults alike have fun playing together. Plus, it’s a great way for kids to learn strategy and science while they play!
7. Roller Coaster Challenge
This Roller Coaster Challenge is 50% logic game and 50% roller coaster builder. What a fun combo! We haven’t tried this one out yet, but it’s been on our wish list for awhile now. I mean, roller coasters are awesome, so why not bring them to our house?
8. Mouse Trap
Mousetrap is my son’s favorite game! He could play it for HOURS. Setting it up drives me nuts, but good thing he loves to do that part himself! Wahoo!
9. Connect 4
Connect 4 is another classic game that Lego lovers tend to really enjoy. The best part about this game is that it takes hardly any time at all. If you’ve only got 5 minutes, you can play a round or two. If you’ve got longer, you can play more. I love that about this game!
10. Lego Book
Absolutely Everything You Need to Know: Stacks of Lego Facts is such a fun book! If you’re having a hard time getting your Lego lover to read, this is a great place to start. My son LOVED learning the history and facts about Legos. It kept him reading for hours!
10 Lego Alternatives
There you have it! Ten Lego alternatives for the kid who loves Legos. Any of these gifts are sure to bring a smile to your kid’s face and keep them occupied for hours.
What are your favorite Lego alternatives for the Lego-loving kid?
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