Tips to Help Kids Build Mega Bloks Kits Independently

My 5 year old son has been building with block kits since just before turning 4, and he has really gotten quite good at them.  Now that my 3-1/2 year old daughter is starting to show interest in building and there are now girly kits like the Mega Bloks Barbie products that strike her fancy, I’m happy to see that these strategies are working well for her, too!  We are happy to share with you our tips to help kids build Mega Bloks kits independently!

Tips to Help Kids Build Mega Bloks Kits Independently

This post is sponsored by Lunchbox.

Tips to Help Kids Build Mega Bloks Kits Independently

1. Use a sorting tray.

Tips to Help Kids Build Mega Bloks Kits Independently

I found ours for $1 and it gets used a lot! Before starting to build, help your child open the bags of Mega Bloks and sort them by color. This is probably THE most important step we do because it makes locating needed pieces simpler, and it keeps little blocks from rolling away and getting lost! It also makes it really simple to put away an unfinished project and to start back where you left off when you’re ready to work on it again.

2. Teach kids to read the manual.

Tips to Help Kids Build Mega Bloks Kits Independently

Show them how the instructions are numbered and move from left to right across the page. Show them the box for each step that shows how many of each part they need.  

3. Find all needed pieces for a step before beginning to build.

Tips to Help Kids Build Mega Bloks Kits Independently

When my son first started building, he’d grab one needed piece for a step, add it, and move on to the next step, even if more pieces were supposed to be added before moving on. Teaching kids to lay out ALL the needed pieces for a step will be a reminder to them to add all the pieces before moving on to the next step.

4. Help and Monitor.

Tips to Help Kids Build Mega Bloks Kits Independently

With a young child, you will have to help a lot. Plan on being present for the entirety of the first few kits your child does. At first, 10-15 minutes is probably about as long as they can work, but this will grow over time. Model the first 3 tips for your child and he or she will start to become more and more independent when building. Eventually you can start only “checking in” every few steps to see how it’s going. With my oldest, I now only have to help when he has a question.


Mega Bloks Barbie: Building Kits for Girls #buildbarbiesworld

Mega Bloks Barbie

It’s kind of exciting to see that there are now some Mega Bloks building kits just for girls! While my daughter enjoys many of the same kits her brother does, I do have to admit she is really drawn to the girly ones and she was SUPER excited to build Barbie’s mansion.

Tips to Help Kids Build Mega Bloks Kits Independently

The sweetest part to me was that her brother was right there to help her and was almost just as excited as she was. 🙂 

Have you seen the new Barbie building kits? Mega Bloks Barbie products are now on rollback at Walmart! Visit http://bit.ly/MegaBloksBarbie to shop all Mega Bloks Barbie for the lowest prices!

Tips to Help Kids Build Mega Bloks Kits Independently

Mega Bloks Barbie Play Sets are a fun way to inspire your daughter’s creativity. She can build, design, and style Mega Bloks Barbie however she wants, and every set comes with a different Barbie doll that she can dress and style as well!

Tips to Help Kids Build Mega Bloks Kits Independently

From the Build n’ Style Luxury Mansion to the Build n’ Style Pet Shop and Pool Party Play Set – playing with Barbies has never been so fun and imaginative!

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Tips to Help Kids Build Mega Bloks Kits Independently

Two lucky winners will each receive their choice of Mega Bloks Barbie product from http://bit.ly/MegaBloksBarbie!

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Genny Upton

A former teacher turned stay at home mom to two preschool aged children. Creator (and writer) at In Lieu of Preschool and Parent Teach Play. Currently publishing my first children's picture book! http://www.inlieuofpreschool.com/ http://www.parentteachplay.com/

  • Gretchen says:

    My three and a half year old loves anything Lego (or equivalent)… and his favorite color is pink! He and his twin siblings would love to win the 301-piece luxury mansion! 🙂 Can you say, “Imaginative Play”?

  • Shannon says:

    Thanks! My daughter is just 2 but she loves her Lego Duplos. If I win, I’ll put this aside for her next bday. 🙂

    • Shannon says:

      Mega Bloks Barbie Build ‘n Style Luxury Mansion Play Set is the one I’d like to win! I didn’t see that part of the directions! 🙂

  • Mary Happymommy says:

    I like the Mega Bloks Barbie Build ‘n Style Pool Party Play Set.

  • Tammy Jochman says:

    My daughter would LOVE the Mega Bloks Barbie Build ‘n Style Luxury Mansion Play Set

  • Samantha c. says:

    My daughter would love the Mega Bloks Barbie Build ‘n Style Fashion Boutique Play Set.

  • Stephanie says:

    This looks like a lot of fun; something K will eventually like to do like her big brother. I really like the Luxury Mansion set, of course 🙂

  • Meghan says:

    We would love to win the luxury mansion! Thanks for all the work you put into this blog. 🙂

  • My girls would love the Luxury Mansion! I am bookmarking this for Christmas.

  • K johns says:

    Would love to win the

    Mega-Bloks-Barbie-Build-n-Style-Luxury-Mansion-Play-Set
    or Mega-Bloks-Barbie-Build-n-Style-Pet Shop play set

  • Christy says:

    My daughter loves these and love the tips! Thanks!

  • Janice says:

    My niece would love the Build N’ Style Luxury Mansion!

  • sarah s. says:

    My daughter has just moved into these. She loves the building and constructing which is great…not just for boys! Oh, and there pink!

  • Lorie says:

    Oh my. My daughter would also go crazy for the luxury mansion.

  • Daphne says:

    My daughter chose the luxury mansion! 🙂

  • Mega Bloks Barbie Build ‘n Style Pet Shop Play Set is the set my daughter would love. We just got a new puppy so she is all about pets.

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  • Jenette says:

    I saw these at the store for the first time the other day! My daughter is 4 and is really starting to enjoy helping her brother that is 5 put his Legos together. I know she would enjoy all of these but she adores anything animals/pets so I’d have to say the Build n’ Style Pet Shop. Thank you for the tips on the independent building also. I love the sorting tray idea!

  • Kirsten says:

    My daughter would love the build and style fashion boutique.

  • Kathleen says:

    Mega Bloks Barbie Build ‘n Style Luxury Mansion Play Set

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  • Tamar says:

    I like the Mega Bloks Barbie Build ‘n Style Luxury Mansion Play Set.

  • Heather S. says:

    I’d love to win the Mega Bloks Barbie Build ‘n Style Luxury Mansion Play Set.
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  • Lynn Kistler says:

    Fantastic idea for girls! My granddaughters would love the Mega Bloks Barbie Build ‘n Style Luxury Mansion Play Set!

  • Amanda P says:

    My 3 1/2 year old daughter would LOVE the Mega Bloks Barbi Build ‘n Style Luxury Mansion Playset.

  • Katie Roch says:

    I would like to win the Mega Bloks Barbie Build ‘n Style Luxury Mansion Play Set

  • Susan M Grimes says:

    My little one will be 4 in June and would love the mansion or the beach house!! She just loves these mega blocks, buts has no sets like these. She is my gran daughter but I have custody and am raising her since birth! I just love her to pieces!!!!

  • Janae Raphael says:

    I’m so excited to try one of these sets with my daughter. She would love the beach house or the pool party! Thanks for introducing us to the idea on your site. We are crossing our fingers and hope we win.

  • Ann Fantom says:

    My daughter would love the Mega Bloks Barbie Build ‘n Style Luxury Mansion

  • AnneMarie says:

    Great for rainy days! Fun to build and fun to play with!

  • kathy says:

    Mega Bloks Barbie Build ‘n Style Luxury Mansion Play Set or the Mega Bloks Barbie Build ‘n Style Pool Party Play Set

  • Becky M says:

    I would definitely choose the Mega Bloks Barbie Build ‘n Style Luxury Mansion Play Set. I have a little girl that would love this. 🙂

  • Tari Lawson says:

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  • EMMA L HORTON says:

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  • Julie W says:

    My boys LOVE playing with Mega Blocks and I know my little girl will too someday. I would love to get the Mega Blocks Barbie Build ‘n Style Luxury Mansion Play Set for her. THanks!

  • Jackie says:

    Mega Bloks Barbie?! These are great, the luxury mansion is awesome, my daughter could play with that for hours

  • Monique Rizzo says:

    The luxery mansion.
    Thanks for the chance.
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  • Jennifer W says:

    My 3 1/2 year old loves playing with blocks and building. She would get a kick out of the Ice Cream cart play set. Thank you for this opportunity!

  • Scarley says:

    Mega Blocks Barbie Build ‘n Style Luxury Mansion Play Set. This would a great birthday present, fun to build and fun to play with, my daughter would absolutely love this. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Jennifer says:

    My daughters would LOVE the Mega Bloks Barbie Build ‘n Style Luxury Mansion Play Set!

    Thank you for this great giveaway!

  • Stephanie Larison says:

    My daughter would flip over the Mega Bloks Barbie Build ‘n Style Luxury Mansion Play Set

  • Amanda says:

    I had no idea these existed! “I” would have drooled over something like this when I was a girl. My dd would love the mansion. But, I bet she’d love the pool set, too because you could add water play!

  • Suzie Williams says:

    My daughter would like the Luxury Mansion. I LOVE your sorting tray! I’ll have to get something like that for my kids.

  • thuy vu says:

    My daughter would love the Mega Bloks Barbie Build ‘n Style Luxury Mansion Play Set

  • Jan Lee says:

    I really like the Mega Bloks Barbie Build ‘n Style Luxury Mansion Play Set; I know my niece would enjoy building it then playing with it 🙂

  • Kristi C says:

    My daughter would love the Beach House.

  • cindy says:

    I really like Mega Bloks Barbie Build n Style Pet Shop.

  • Annamarie Magee says:

    Mega Bloks Barbie Build ‘n Style Pet Shop Play Set would be great.

  • shirley says:

    I know the girls would love the-Mega Bloks Barbie Build ‘n Style Luxury Mansion Play Set!

  • Laura Adams says:

    Hi, and thanks for this opportunity! I would, of course, like to win the Mega Bloks Barbie Build ‘n Style Luxury Mansion Play Set, for my 4-year old granddaughter, whom I am co-raising with her other grandmother. She loves Bloks, she loves Barbie, & she loves pink, so…she would be thrilled to have this. Thanks, again.

  • wendy rozema says:

    my daughters favorite is the luxury mansion!!

  • Amber says:

    My DD would go crazy for these. Here’s hoping I wouldn’t step on them

  • Misha Estrada says:

    My kids would love the luxury mansion!

  • jamie braun says:

    we would pick the Mega Bloks Barbie Build ‘n Style Luxury Mansion Play Set! my daughter just loves doll houses

  • Robert Pyszk says:

    I would choose the Luxury Mansion! It’s the best one 😀

  • Webb W says:

    My girls would love the Mega Bloks Barbie Build ‘n Style Luxury Mansion Play Set

  • Nicole C. says:

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  • Daniel M says:

    Barbie Build ‘n Style Luxury Mansion Play Set

  • Laurie Emerson says:

    I like the Mega Bloks Barbie Build ‘n Style Pet Shop.

  • Vikki Billings says:

    I would choose the Mega Bloks Barbie Build ‘n Style Luxury Mansion Play Set, my granddaughter would be in heaven!

  • Lisa Garner says:

    My favorite is the Mega Bloks Barbie Build ‘n Style Luxury Mansion Play Set.

  • AEKZ2 says:

    My daughter would love the Luxury Mansion

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