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We had school vacation for over a week, then two snow days. The stomach bug hit our home and so there were more school days missed on top of the already planned school break plus snow days. My children have been home more often than in school the past month so we have been trying our hardest to have some fun, during our non sick moments.

Building Mega Bloks for Fun with Kids

We have a house full of toys but we also have a house full of electronics, this means there is  constant battle between getting kids to not want electronics. My little man isn’t a huge electronic playing kid, while he enjoys time on MineCraft here and there, overall he is a child who benefits most from one on one interaction with his toys.

Building Cage for Flashlight Friend out of Mega Bloks

We decided Mega Bloks would be fun on this particular day! My son wasn’t interested in building a huge, tall tower because “it will fall”. My son wasn’t interested in building a garage for his cars to play in. I finally used some of my own imagination and said, “hey let’s build a cage for your Flashlight Friend”. The little man’s face brightened and so we went on to build a cage for our Flashlight Friend Penguin.

Flashlight Friends in Mega Bloks Tower

When the cage was near finished, we weren’t really ready to call it quits yet so we looked at the blocks to figure out what more we could do to this cage…

Cookie Monser Mega Blok guards Flashlight Friend

We found Cookie Monster and decided that Cookie Monster would be the best guard for our cage while we ventured out of the bedroom of creativity with Mega Bloks to interact with the other two kiddos in the house. Cookie Monster did a great job guarding our Flashlight Friend, to this day, he is still in his cage!


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Written by brandyellen

Brandy is a born and raised New Hampshire resident who loves being a Mom to three wonderful children. When Brandy isn't writing, she is working part time as an Administrative Assistant. Author, with her daughter, of Positive Girl - The Power of Your Thoughts Question about this post or something found within it? Read my Disclosure Policy as well as Terms of Use.

This article has 30 comments

  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) (234 comments)

    How fun! We don’t have Mega Bloks, but we have other building block sets. Both of my boys love Legos and building all sorts of things with them.

  2. Terry (11 comments)

    Thats a perfect cage to put your flashlight friend into. I have seen the mega blocks, but I don’t think my Grandson has them yet.

  3. Hanan (20 comments)

    We used to have blocks, but then they lost most of them. Now we have some M & D ones that are cardboard and bigger. They’re great for toddlers! Such a basic toy that builds so many skills for kids!

  4. Candy @ Candypolooza (6 comments)

    Gotta hate snow days.. but gotta love having extra time to bond with your boy over Mega Bloks! We love Mega Bloks at our house!

  5. Melissa (63 comments)

    Love it! We love Mega Bloks, it just totally expands my son’s imagination!

  6. Theresa (44 comments)

    My mother in law gave us a huge tub of Mega Blocks from when my husband was small. My kids have spent hours playing with them. Though now that they are getting older, they do want the electronics more :(

  7. Stefani (65 comments)

    My kids had 2 weeks off for the holiday break and then we were sick too. My husband and I are always trying to get the kids to play with toys that don’t need to be plugged in or need batteries.

  8. Brett (36 comments)

    Monster is my fave so I’d have him guard too! We love to build things here too. We have had illness and snow days and a kid who had surgery this month. seems like no one has been at school!

  9. Brett (36 comments)

    Monster is my fave so I’d have him guard too! We love to build things here too. We have had illness and snow days and a kid who had surgery this month. seems like no one has been at school!

  10. Kecia (24 comments)

    My 3 year old loves building with Mega Bloks. Other toys always join in on the buildings we make.

  11. Melanie (22 comments)

    One more step to the amazing lego blocks!
    I love how the penguin is in jail. haha!

  12. MImi (2 comments)

    Children are so easily entertained! We had that nasty stomach virus over here as well. Finding things to keep them busy can be a job at times but when you find something that works it feels great!

  13. Amanda Love (6 comments)

    I love mega bloks, I cannot for the life of me get myself to like legos. I’ve had such bad experiences with legos that I just don’t want to see anymore of them at my house.

  14. Piera (3 comments)

    aww I’m sorry that your kiddos have been sick! Mega Blocks are definitely fun for those “indoor” type days!

  15. Felicia (100 comments)

    Mega Bloks are so wonderful for our family as well! Davis loves to build and they are the perfect size for his hands.

  16. Janeane Davis (10 comments)

    I like toys that allow my kids to have fun and learn at the same time. Building blocks are great for both those things.

  17. Ashley M (14 comments)

    Santa brought my toddler MegaBloks when she was 2 and we have had them in the house ever since. Love the brand and the toy.

  18. Jamie (27 comments)

    Very cute, sorry for all the sickness. Our family loves mega blocks as well, and I’m not a huge fan of them playing electronics.