Magnetic building toys for creative kids

Encourage them to design and build.

kids playing with magnetic building blocks
They'll pull you in.DepositPhotos

If you’re looking for a quality toy that encourages critical thinking and imagination, try out a set of magnetic building blocks. The premise is simple: they’re buildable, stackable tiles in simple geometric shapes and bright colors. Your kids can build 3D models of imaginary friends, invent complex palaces and buildings, or create sturdy structures.

Children Hub 60 Pieces Magnetic Tiles Set
A durable set for towers and fantasies.Amazon

This set comes with 60 pieces to build castles, figurines, and more. There are multiple tile shapes in bright colors. The magnetic pieces link together to become towers and walls. Bonus: they’re much more pleasant to step on than other plastic building toys.

Magformers Basic Set magnetic building blocks
Intense sticking power designed to last.Amazon

These magnetic tiles are designed with Neodymium Rare-Earth magnets, which means that although they are pricier than other magnetic sets, they have intense power. These tiles will always snap together and stick. A standard set comes with 30 pieces (with 18 squares and 12 triangles in rainbow colors), though you can also select other varieties, like the pretty pink and blue “Inspire” set or the classic combination in yellow and blue.