The Best Construction and Building Toys, According to Teachers

Have you ever paused to wonder why kids love to build? Construction games keep them glued to the play with no limit. And, as it would be, they get loads of benefits from construction:

  • Increased visual and spatial awareness.
  • Improved motor skills.
  • A feeling of accomplishment that boosts their self-esteem.

The building is a system of STEM Education and participating in Makerspace-type events empowers young repairers to become future engineers and inventors. To help with this kind of play, we have put together a list of our preferred construction toys, ideal for classroom or home use.   

  1. LEGO

We’d be at fault if the list didn’t start with LEGO in our list of preferred construction and building toys. Kids have always been building bricks for many years. For the best unending play, we advise the Classic Creative Brick Box. For younger children, we advise the LEGO DUPLO Classic Creative Brick Box.      

  1. Wooden Building Blocks

This 100-piece set of blocks from Melissa and Doug is quite a high quality and low-budget. It features rounded edges blocks, which come in four colors with nine different shapes.   

  1. Magna-Tiles

These tiles aren’t always cheap; however, 3-D magnetic building tiles are worth investing in. The set includes 32 translucent, distinctive shapes alongside squares (small and large) and triangles (equilateral, right, and isosceles).     

  1. Marble Run

Do you have a developing Rube Goldberg? This Marble Genius Marble Run Super Set will put them on their toes for hours. It also includes 85 complete see-through Marble Run pieces in 19 distinct styles.    

  1. Squigz

Who thought suction construction was a thing to take cognizance of? This 36-piece set from Fat Brain Toys is an improvement on the real one. It’s still consistent with the old Squigz; however, it is now the main connection. 

  1. K’NEX

There’s no other choice to create motion models than K’NEX. This set, by default, comes with 480 classic K’NEX parts and pieces, alongside rods and connectors that fix each other in different positions. 

  1. Lincoln Logs

Do you recall your childhood? We admire Lincoln Logs for a purpose, and it’s high time we got your kids familiar with a new generation. This 100th-anniversary set consists of 111 all-wood, previously stained pieces.   


Are you nostalgic? You can also obtain this 100-piece TINKERTOY Essential Value Set with spools, flags, washers, end caps, rods, and more. 

  1. Gears

This Learning Resources Super Building Set of big, spinning gears also comes with axles, crank handles, and a lot more for 150 pieces. Kid engineers rejoice!     

  1. Dominoes

Suppose they admired the marble run, the. They will love these wooden dominoes pieces from Click N’ Play. It consists of 300 pieces in 8 colors for effective domino racing fun.   

  1. Unifix Cubes

These can be stapled in the classroom, where kids can have a lot of fun numbering and making patterns at their respective homes. 100-piece set Cubes are the best.     

  1. Straw Constructor Set

For a low-budget option, try this 300-piece straw plus connector set from Rainbow Toyfrog– ideal for your straw tower rivalry.     

  1. Bristle Blocks

What are your thoughts about mild, interlocking bristles? This Basic Builder Set from Battat consists of 112 pieces in mixed sizes and eight functional wheels.     

  1. Snap Circuits

Having this set from Elenco, children can build almost over 100 electronic projects, consisting of a siren and a flashlight. No additional tools are required, and all the parts fit together without stress.    

  1. Brain Flakes

Brain Flakes is a 500-piece interlocking disc set from VIAHART, and while the name seems a bit strange, they are well renowned among kids.     

  1. Playstix

These rare building toys employ color-coded lengths. All pieces have grooves that fix when one piece is placed over another.     

  1. STEM Kit

This set, from Brickyard Building Blocks, includes 163 blocks, moveable wheels, plates, nuts, wrenches, and bolts.

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