Spring is officially here, but cold weather has still been keeping us indoors more often than I would like and at this point, my boys are getting absolutely stir-crazy! Fortunately, Little Tikes has some great new toys that are perfect for kids that have energy to burn and recently we received the fabulous new TikeStix Fort Building Set to test out.
TikeStix are the newest building craze for younger children and they are a blast! When we first opened the box, my husband and I decided to put together the cute clubhouse for the boys to see how they liked it. There were five different pieces for kids to use to create unique structures plus a lightweight plastic tarp and eight tarp clips for the clubhouse roof. I have to admit, I had a lot of fun putting the pieces together to make the boys their very own clubhouse! They put a blanket on the floor and added a few pillows to make it comfortable, and then hopped inside for the rest of the evening. Zackary even wanted to sleep in it!
For the next few days, the boys had a great time playing with their fort, but then the roof structure detached a bit and when I tried to push it back together, the whole clubhouse fell down. Fortunately, we didn’t worry too much about that since it provided the perfect opportunity to build something new with the TikeStix! The included instructions had diagrams to build four different creations so I tried my hand at creating a set of TikeStix airplanes. They looked fabulous and once I made it clear that they were NOT for riding, the boys had fun pushing them along the floor, sailing them through the air and generally carrying on!
But as much fun as the creations I made were, my favourite time with the TikeStix was when the boys started creating their own designs. Zackary built on my theme of flying vehicles and created an assortment of different planes and even a helicopter! Benjamin, on the other hand, decided he needed a lightsaber and attached three TikeStix pieces to make one. Watching them get creative and use their imaginations to make their own amazing toys was so satisfying!
TikeStix really added some adventure to the last few days of cold weather and I loved the fact that they could be used as a fort, as toys or a building set. The Little Tikes TikeStix come in four different building sets for hours and hours of building entertainment. Grab one of these clever kits for your kids and see how much fun indoor play can be!