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Toobeez Building Toys

My kids love Legos. We spend probably 85% of our time indoors building legos. So when a friend recommended these toys I knew I had to check them out. Toobeez are like oversized K’nex toys. Like legos they teaching critical thinking, spatial understanding, nurture creativity, and working together.

Toobeez come in sets of 50 or 150. They feature long, medium, and small poles that can be connected with ball joints. You can also put sheets, or cloth coverings on them (each set comes with a few) to create tents, forts, etc.

We purchased one set and we were gifted another set. Since then m,y kids have been in building mode for days. we have already perfected the fort, and we have fallen in love with the airplane. Buy daughter who is currently Moana obsessed even found a way to create a sailboat. The building possibilities are endless. Kids can create and build all day long. It is fairly simple to begin, and the more you do it the adept you get at putting the pieces together and taking them apart.

Check out Toobeez for a fun building alternative, and be sure to see some of the interesting building ideas. You can look them up on Pinterest for dozens of building ideas.

 

How Strong is Spaghetti?: A STEM Activity

Frugal Fun 4 Boys has always been one of our favorite blogs. If you still aren’t following Sarah, you are missing out. We have been highlighting Sarah’s amazing ideas for years, and once again, we just have to share her brilliance.

STEM is such an important part of our education system now, after all, STEM activities are jobs in the future. STEM doesn’t have to be difficult, frightening, or intimidating. It can be fun, exciting, and easy to do.

How strong is spaghetti

This fun spaghetti project helps kids to understand how engineers go about choosing material for building bridges and other structures. It shows how some material works well in one scenario, but does badly in another. Sarah says the experiment is meant for children 13+ but it works well with children younger than that as well as long as parents can read the article with their kids and make it more understandable according to the age group and level.

Make sure you check out some of Sarah’so the great ideas at Frugal Fun 4 Boys. We mean it, you do not want to miss out!

Now it is your family’s turn to find out: how strong is spaghetti? And we would love to hear what your discovered, so please leave us a comment below.

Lego Dinosaurs: How to Create Dinos

Here at The Boy’s Store we love to share some of our favorite blogs. Over the years we have shared blogs written by moms, dads, grandparents, and even some of our readers. One of our favorite blogs is written by fellow mommy blogger Sarah at Frugal Fun 4 Boys. Sarah is the mom of four very busy boys, and one girl. Sarah is so incredibly talented when it comes to keeping her boys busy with fun activities. That is why we love sharing her secrets. When you find something that works, you keep doing it!

This month we are excited to share Sarah’s dinosaur lego tutorial. Since so many of our little boys love dinosaurs we wanted to share this incredibly easy-to-follow tutorial to make dinosaurs from any lego set. Sometimes with kids, especially thanks to tv commercials, you end up buying so many different toys and trysts. Which can get very expensive.The fun of legos is you don’t always have to buy a special set, just use your imagination and get creative.

Lego dinosaurs

So hurry on over to Frugal Fun 4 Boys to check out this incredible tutorial to make four different yet amazing lego dinosaurs.