My tween boy is active, loud and curious. He loves hands-on type activities and can be quite adventurous. Although on the cusp of being a teen, he still loves imaginary play, building toys and science experiments. Even knowing all this, it can be difficult to know what to get him for the holidays or his birthday. Between the gifts he asked for, the birthday gifts his tween friends picked out for him as well as toys he is currently enjoying, I put together this list for some awesome ideas for your tween boy.
LEGO Star Wars VIII BB-8
After my son and I saw a LEGO store employee demonstrating the BB-8 robot, I knew as his eyes lit up that this was going to be an amazing gift. With over 1100 pieces this Star Wars LEGO, this set will not only be a fun challenge for your tween as he puts it together but it also has a wheel-activated rotating head and a hatch that opens!
A must for any LEGO and Star Wars fan.
EVA Soft Bullet Target for NERF N-Strike Blasters
Most boys I know have at least one Nerf gun such as the Nerf-n-Strike Elite Strongarm Blaster. And one of the challenges we run into is finding something to shoot, besides the house, his little brother, pictures on my wall…you get the idea.
This 12 pack of lightweight Soft Bullet targets by EVA are perfect for stacking up and shooting down.
PUENTE Skate Board
My tween just recently got this PUENTE skateboard from his grandparents. He was beyond thrilled. This board by PUENTE is a well-made durable board made out of maple wood.
Wearing his skate helmet, knee pads and elbow pads is a must and helps keep him safe. The PUENTE Pro Cruiser Complete Skateboard is perfect for a beginner!
Razor A Kick Scooter
Perhaps you or your child is not yet ready to make the jump to skateboard. Check out the Razor A Kick Scooter. Scooters are fun, easy to learn and fold up when not in use. My boys love riding their scooters up and down the sidewalk in front of our home or at our local skate park. Pair it with a helmet and they are good to go! Be sure to check the specifications before purchasing as usually they list the amount of weight each scooter can support.
Doodle or Tinker Crate
You may have heard of Kiwi crate for little kids. But did you know there are also crates for kids 9-16 years of age? For the crafty kid, there’s Doodle Crate or Tinker Crate. These kits are awesome do-it-yourself kits that contain everything he will need to complete it. A Doodle crate is Art and Design Techniques and a Tinker crate is an activity involving science and engineering.
Using this link, you will get $10.00 off your first subscription kit!
Electronic Snap Circuits
Hands on learning and fun with over 60 snap-togeher parts and instructions to build over 300 exciting projects. Snap Circuits SC-300 Electronic Discovery Kit by ELENCO include step by step color coded instructions to build a radio, doorbell, burglar alarm and more. When my son was younger, he tried out Snap Circuits Jr, now that he is a little bit older, he is excited to try bigger projects!
4M Crystal Growing Experiment
If you’re tween is like my son who is a very curious, yet hands-on type of kid and this 4M Crystal Growing Experiment is perfect to learn how each crystal forms. It grows inside its own display dome. A fun experiment for kids ages 10 and over.
What can you do with hundred wooden planks, all cut the same size? You can build high or create ramps or whatever you come up with? These are KEVA Planks by MindWare and they are AWESOME! We like to turn them sideways to make bigger towers and ramps. Create parallel tracks to zoom a little plastic ball down, put walls around your tracks and how about a couple of planks across the top of the walls to create a roof? My tween and his little brother sat for over an hour, happily experimenting with many different structures and ramps.
Tween boys play hard and they’re toys need to be able to keep up. I wanted to share with you some ideas that my tween boy loves. If you are looking for other ideas, check out these options.
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