Holiday Gift Guide – STEM: K’Nex Power and Play

knex power and playThe countdown for the holidays has begun and here at Mom-Spot we have amazing recommendations for this year’s gift giving.  Each day from now until Christmas Eve, we will be featuring a recommended toy, book, stocking stuffer or special gift for the kids, mom and dad and the other members of the family.  For a complete list, check out our Holiday Gift Guide here.

We are kicking things off with K’Nex Power and Play Motorized Building Set.  This set contains 529 pieces and has 50 builds to keep your kids, ages 7 – 12 busy for weeks, not just hours.  We were a bit overwhelmed when we opened the box and saw all of the pieces, but we quickly realized how many possibilities this same number of pieces represented.  We started off by sorting our pieces onto a cookie sheet and into muffin tins (for the smaller pieces) which made the building process easier.  We keep a cookie sheet and muffin tins handy for building projects like these as it helps to not loose the pieces as well as to be able to contain them and hand them off to one another.  We had our first project completed in about 30 minutes, after sorting all of the pieces, and loved the motorized aspect.  You will need 2 – AA batteries, which are not included.

**Remember, check all of the labels on the gifts you are buying and have plenty of batteries on hand for Christmas morning.**

 

What You Need To Know:

  • 29 ASSORTED PIECES – The K’NEX Power and Play Motorized Building Set contains 529 parts, including different sizes of connectors, rods, and wheels. These can be clicked together easily for a myriad of 3D configurations.
  • MOTOR INCLUDED – The K’NEX Power and Play Motorized Building Set is the only set on the market that includes a motor. Watch your child’s creations come to life when you attach the battery-powered motor to them!
  • SUITCASE STYLE PACKAGING – Fuel your child’s curiosity and let him look for inspiration everywhere by bringing this building set along on family trips! The handy, reusable box allows hassle-free carrying of this educational toy.
  • STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE – Let your little one’s creative juices flow with this Power and Play Building Set. It comes with easy-to-follow instructions that will teach your child to create models such as racecars and aircraft.
  • STEAMagination™ – It’s the connection of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts & math) with a child’s natural curiosity and creativity and it powers the fun of each and every K’NEX® building set.  Building with K’NEX puts children on a path towards a fundamental understanding of STEAM/STEM subjects.
  • DEVELOPMENTAL BENEFITS – K’NEX supports key areas of a child’s developmental growth.  As they click the different parts together and discover how the building system works, they’re strengthening hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, problem-solving skills, spatial awareness and exercising their imagination!
  • COMMITMENT TO QUALITY– K’NEX rods and connectors are responsibly made in America at a landfill-free, zero-waste green manufacturing facility in Hatfield, Pennsylvania.  We test to the strictest quality and safety standards, ensuring that your child has a successful, trouble-free building experience.
  • PARTS GUARANTEE – Broken part?  Missing part?  If you find yourself in need of a replacement for any reason, just give us a call!  We’ll get you what you need so that your child can get back to building as soon as possible.

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