Siblings. For every “yours vs. mine” argument there’s an awwww-worthy moment. So in honor of National Siblings Day (April 10) we’ve found games and toys perfect for all your brothers and sisters who—in spite of the minor squabbles you have to ref—definitely can’t live without each other. Scroll down to see six favorites that are way more fun with more than one.
photo: Learning Resources
1. Let’s Go Code!
The Let’s Go Code! Activity Set is kinda like hopscotch or Twister for generation next. Kids hop, turn, step and jump across the mat as they solve problems and learn the basics of coding. This is the kind of game better played with a sibling.
Ages: 5 and up
photo: Pacific Play Tents
2. Tick Tock Clock Parachute
Not only does this parachute work for group play, it has the face of the clock on it so it’s perfect for helping kids learn how to tell time. Invent your own game or turn the parachute into a tent or fort. It’s so cute, we promise mom and dad won’t mind having it out in the living room while the kiddos play.
Ages: All ages
photo: Educational Insights
3. GeoSafari Jr. Walkie Talkies
What better way to swap secrets about mom and dad then with a set of their very own walkie talkies? These cuties even have a speakerphone and sound effects options! With a range of a little over 300 ft. (we found it could go even longer in a park or open area with few trees or wires). Requires 6 AAA batteries, not included.
photo: Fredericks and Mae
4. Flag Dominoes
Classic dominoes just got a stylish upgrade with nautical flags in place of the classic dots thanks to the design team of Jolie Mae Signorile and Gabriel Fredericks Cohen. If flags don’t do it for you, check out their other styles including moons, stars and shapes, making them perfect for younger siblings to join in the game.
Ages: 3 and up
photo: Myrtles Lodge
5. Ice Cream Sundae Survival Kit
“No, I don’t want any ice cream,” said no kid ever. Brought to you by Fentons Creamery (the Oakland, California-based iconic ice cream shop) it’s like taking a trip to the parlor right in your own kitchen. You supply the ice cream and this Ice Cream Sundae Survival Kit supplies the rest, including Fentons chocolate fudge, maraschino cherries, two retro ice cream dishes, extra long spoons, paper “soda jerk” hats, and napkins, coasters and an ice cream scooper all embossed with the Fentons logo. Plus it all comes in a reusable Fentons tin.
Ages: All ages
6. Bunny Bedtime
The perfect springtime addition to your kid’s board game shelf, Bunny Bedtime is part of Peaceable Kingdom’s “Cooperative Game” collection, aimed at collaboration between players for a common goal rather than one-on-one competition. This one does not require reading to play, so even the toddler crowd can join in the fun. Makes a great Easter gift!
Ages: 2 and up
What are your favorite games or toys that the kids like to share? Tell us your ideas in the comments below!