Engineering Toys for 5 and 6 year olds

Engineering Toys for 5 and 6 year olds
Following on from my blog on Engineering Toys for 3 and 4 year olds, I’ve decided to do one for slightly older children, so here are 10 engineering toys or games that would suit 5 and 6 year olds.

  1. Clever Up! 2.0

HABA Building Blocks System Clever-Up! 2.0

Clever Up! 2.0 is a 66 piece wooden construction set. It comes with lots of different shaped wooden pieces and encourages open ended play as your child constructions different buildings each time.

2. 3D Creative Stones

3D Arranging Game : Creative Stones

3D Creative Stones is an arranging game with 28 colourful wooden blocks. Copy the designs in the book or make your own patterns and shapes.

3.  Domino Race Track


Stategically lay out the wooden dominoes in this Domino Race Track so that when you knock one over, they all fall.

4. Djeco Magnetic Pattern Blocks

Djeco Wooden Magnetic Pattern Game Geo Bonhomme

Use the wooden magnetic pieces to recreate the images on the cards using the magnetic case. This Magnetic Pattern Toy allows your child to think outside the box as the create their own images too.

5. Playpress Savannah

PlayPress Savannah Animals Eco Friendly Playset

This tough board play set involves pushing out the pieces and slotting them together to make Savannah animals.

6. Mini Octons

Mini Octons from Galt

This set of colourful plastic octons can slot together in lots of different angles, allowing your child to create some amazing 3D shapes.

7. Eduludo Shapes

Djeco - Eduludo Shapes - STEM toy


Eduludo Shapes is a junior version of Tangrams.

8. Build your own Birdhouse

This woodwork project is easy enough for 5 and 6 year olds to manage.

9. Magnetic Patterns

Magnetic Patterns by Fiesta Crafts

This Magnetic Patterns Set is more conducive to patterns than images in comparison to the one featured above.

10 Origami Fortune Tellers

Djeco - Origami Brightly Coloured Fortune Tellers

Learn the art of basic paper folding with this set of Origami Fortune Tellers. I also stock a pastel version.

I hope this blog has inspired you to think of some engineering toys that might suit your children.

xx Suzie



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