Anyone else look at the calendar this week and think- wait what day is it? Being at home this long has definitely messed with our sense of time and sent me into a holiday shopping panic….
If you are still looking for a few last-minute gifts to round out your holiday shopping here are some last-minute ideas!
These might not be the presents your kids ask for but these are some of my family’s favorite games, activities, and construction toys from years of playing!
As of this writing all of these items will be delivered before Christmas. This post contains affiliate links.
These are all solitary games though I have played alongside my kids. Each develops children’s problem solving capabilities and are unusual enough to naturally pique kids’ interest.
- Laser Maze My son LOVES this game! You have to direct a laser beam though maze of mirrors and glass.
- Rush Hour I LOVE this game! Maybe is the Los Angeleno in me but you have to try to move cars to get one out of a parking lot.
- Circuit Maze Game This one is on our holiday list this year!
All of the activities below are wonderful to do as a family or for kids to try on their own. These hands-on activities would be great change of pace for everyone who is distance learning right now.
- Groovy Lab In a Box Kits Order by Dec. 17 to get it guaranteed to arrive by Christmas! Get 20% off with the code (BABBLEDABBLEDO) until Dec 31.
- Snap Circuits This kit teaches kids the basics of electronic circuits.
- Spirograph A classic math art magic maker!
- Makey Makey Turn vegetables into a piano? Yes!
- Keva Contraptions At first glance these look so simple but they really are an incredible modular building toy.
- Lego Classic If you haven’t already bought Lego for you kids this is a great starter set!
- Magna Tiles I can’t say enough good things about Magna Tiles. This is the best investment we ever made in a toy.
That’s it! If you want expanded lists check out these three gift guide for more ideas. All are games, toys, and puzzles kids don’t ever ask for but will absolutely love!