I received some of the items included in this gift guide for review. I only included the ones I liked.
Ahhh….tweens. Nothing quite prepares you for them, does it?
I don’t know about your kids, but my 11 and 12-year-olds are completely obsessed with all things digital.
This Gift Guide for Tweens assumes that they have already given you tons of ideas for video games and that you are looking for something unique to throw into the mix.
If your kids are as roller coaster obsessed as mine are, they are going to love building coasters with Roller Coaster Challenge. They can attempt to solve 40 different roller coaster challenges and then when they think they have constructed a successful ride, push their car down the track. Great for the child that loves problem-solving.
Introduce your little gamer to coding, with this fun game that is designed to make them think. It is a bit tricky, and you may find that you need to work together, but it is a fabulously fun game that introduces them to programming concepts.
I love my Aero Garden, and the boys are both so interested in gardening that I know they would love one two. This fun learning garden ends with a a pizza party using your very own homegrown herbs!
One of my biggest goals with my boys right now is to stay connected and doing things together is a great way to do that. They love to eat, and teaching them to bake something fun that we’ve done together. I’ll have to say, they are pretty competent in the kitchen and I’m sure their wives are going to thank me some day.
This is a brain game that re-imagines the classic Sudoku puzzle using colors instead of numbers. You flip and arrange the nine color cubes until no colors repeat in any row or column. There are over 2 trillion ways to position the cubes, making this came a challenge.
This fun science experiment lets your tweens create a nightlight display of their grown crystals so that they can enjoy the results of their experiment for years to come.
My boys already have enough legos. This is a fabulous book that inspires them to create new projects with what they already have.
Get their creativity going with this Make Your Own Movie kit. It is amazing how the same kids who have nothing to say when it is time for creative writing can come up with an entire storyline when making a movie is in the cards.
I got these last year for the boys, and they were a huge hit. These allow them to design, build and drive completely functional cars. They are even sturdy enough for outdoor play.
If your kids are the kind that has to pick up every rock they see when you go on nature walks, they are going to love this Rock Tumbler. It allows them to make their rocks shine like professionally polished stones.