Ben and Jack’s Top Ten List for Santa!

Ben and Jack’s Top Ten List for Santa!

Need some ideas for the boys on your gift list this Christmas? Ben and Jack are here to help with their favorites.

  1. Perplexus, Original (Amazon, $16.99)
    1. This is a great thinking activity that kids (and adults) play on their own. Perplexus now has several versions out and they are all great fun.61xU7l07dkL._AA160_41geom+tc-L._AA160_510D2MnfRvL._AA160_
  2. Clue51Guo0lKJiL._AA160_
    1. This one never gets old! I still like playing this as an adult. Remember? Miss Scarlet with the Knife in the Conservatory….da da da!
  3. Mindstorm by Lego (Amazon, $349.95)
    1. Okay, this is a big ticket item, but for those kids who love robotics, this is definitely the way to go. For the kids just getting into Legos, anything Lego will work just fine.
  4. ThinkFun Rush Hour (Amazon, $17.99)
    1. If you don’t have this one yet, and you like those games children can play by 31ZhltIQklL._AA160_themselves, this is awesome. Really makes kids and adults THINK!
  5. Snap Circuits Junior (Amazon, $19.99)
    1. They have larger versions of this, but this is a great starter kit. Such a fantastic introduction to electronics.
  6. Lifetime 1269 Pro Court Portable Basketball System (Amazon, $116.52)
    1. This is a great b-ball hoop for the 6-8 year-old crowd. We still have it as the opposite hoop to play some full court in the driveway. Well worth the money.
  7. Flight High Performance Diabolo Chinese yoyo with Handsticks (Amazon, $23.94)
    1. This is an awesome toy. We just saw Cirque du Soleil in Orlando. They51hVOEvexQL._AA160_  have a group of girls who fantastically use these yo-yos to do extraordinary feats. Very cool!
  8. Ride-On Scooter – Original Flying Turtle (Amazon, $89.95)
    1. This is one of those toys that the entire neighborhood seems to drag out of the garage on a nice day.
  9. Mondo Bloxx Cardboard Brick Block Set (Amazon, $35.00)
    1. Jack and Ben got this when they were little guys. This is still being used for making elf traps and any other barriers for important battles.
  10. Fisher-Price GeoTrax Remote Control Railway (Amazon, $150)This is the best toy we ever purchased for the boys. When Ben and Jack were little, Santa left them the basic set. Every year, Santa sets up the train set but adds on with new track, the Clock Tower, engines, and anything else Santa thinks is cool for the train. It was a great tradition for us. And, as the boys are getting older, the train designs get more complex. Awesome learning going on with this toy
  11. Oh yeah…..Ben and Jack would love it if you61R66rrtlAL._AA160_ 51UOSf39phL._AA160_61vCVWfAhQL._AA160_ get your boys a great book to get ready for Christmas: “The Great PJ Elf Chase-A Christmas Eve Tradition.” Start this new tradition where Santa’s elves bring PJs on Christmas Eve with your family this year. Your boys can use their cardboard bricks to set a cool trap!31khGyZ8erL._AA160_