School holidays start next week, so I’m taking a look at a bunch of different toys and gadgets that should keep bored kids happy for a few days.
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LEGO Games (available at all good toy stores)
5 / 5
Two toys in one! First you get to build the game board, then you get to play the game. The new LEGO games are original and fun. Each game has simple rules to follow, and provides hours of fun for 2-8 players (depending in the game). My favourite for a quick fun game is Minotaurus, but if you’re a great LEGO designer you’ll love Creationary: like Pictionary, but you have to build the “clue” with LEGO.
An absolute classic. I remember reading about Sea Monkeys on the back of Commando comics when I was a small boy. I’m sure the reality is less exciting than the idea, but these things actually do grow up to be little brine shrimp. An easy first pet for any child. For a wee bit more ($34.99) you can get the Grow and Show kit, which includes a watch or locket to carry your Sea Monkeys in.
Glow Crazy (available soon from Whitcoulls, Toyworld, and other toy stores)
5 / 5
Write on the walls without worrying tonight. Glow Crazy uses an invisible laser to write on glowing cling-film, or any other glow-in-the-dark object. It works incredibly well in a dim room, and comes with stencils so you can easily draw shapes and pictures.