If your LEGO or K’NEX is just lying around collecting dust, there’s an interesting alternative around to spice things up.
Magformers adds magnetism to constructing your ideas. Instead of traditionally building stuff from the ground up, Magformers has you lay out your idea in 2D first. Then, after pulling up your design the magnets attach in place and you’ll end up with a cool 3D construction. Or at least you hope that happens…
This looks like loads of fun for kids (and adults, whenever their kids hit the bed) and they’ll improve their spatial reasoning while they’re at it.
Just like LEGO or K’NEX there’s an overwhelming amount of sets available. A standard 62-pieces set is a good introduction to these magnetic building toys.
(this link will take you to Amazon)