My big boys have really gotten into building the last six months or so. They were always good designers with the different types of blocks we have, but it seems it has now become one of their first choices of activities. I am happy about this! Makes them think!
K’NEX are great because they not only keep them occupied for hours, but they have to follow instructions to accomplish their task. On some of the bigger projects they work together. Teamwork!
C’Man was thrilled to receive the Cosmic Twist Coaster. A roller coaster where you are able to slide down a car and watch it zoom along the track you just built. Wow! This is no small task. Over 600 (small) pieces and stands 3.5 ft tall.
The boys started out building it with some friends. I enjoyed listening to them take turns and strategize how it would go up. Then circumstances happened (and baby brothers) and the track got torn down before it was finished. My easy going 9yr old started it again. I’m so proud of him! I love watching how his mind works!
There is a variety of Thrill Rides available for construction, including a ferris wheel. You can have an amusement park right in your house!
O’Bear isn’t quite as patient and the smaller models are perfect for him. K’NEX has a new line this spring called Xtreme Ops.
Kids ages 7+ can combine building fun with four cool mission-ready vehicles: Mission: Elite Patrol, Mission: Elite Command, Mission: Urban Resistance, and Mission: Urban Force. Each set includes 60-80 pieces and a graphic label sheet so kids can customize their own vehicles. Fun!
They are perfect to do in one sitting and then it’s time to play. Out come the army guys & superheros and the battle begins!
Even baby gets to play along with K’NEX! He received a 7 piece Sesame Street set. The bigger, chunkier, blocks were great for his little hands. He LOVES Elmo and was so excited to get to build like his brothers! This Best Friends on the Farm Set was cute ~ kind of like a Mr. Potato Head where you could rearrange heads and bodies.
The Sesame Set collection is big! You’ll find lots of fun lines like Space, Dragons, Police & Fire Trucks. There are even pieces where Elmo talks! yes he talks! 🙂
As you can see we’ve been very busy at our house!
Win the K’NEX Cosmic Twister Coaster (ARV $50.99)
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