Product Reviews

Guidecraft Magneatos Better Builders 100 Piece Set Review

The best part of being a member of the Guidecraft Educator’s Blog Team is that we have the opportunity to introduce our readers to amazing children’s toys that are not only fun but educational too.

The Magneatos Better Builders 100 Piece Set ($159.95) from Guidecraft is an excellent educational toy for both the home and classroom too. This Oppenheim Platinum Best Toy Award Winner consists of a series of colorful red, blue, green and yellow straight and curved pieces and rods and balls that are magnetized and can be easily connected in any number of different patterns and shapes.

Guidecraft Magneatos

In the classroom, Magneatos are an excellent way to introduce younger children to scientific principles and construction. At home, Magneatos can be used for free play to allow the child’s imagination to soar while building virtually anything. In fact, my children ages 5, 6 and 7 have built a veterinary hospital for their stuffed animals, a crib and chair for a doll, a “working” dump truck and more.

Guidecraft Magneatos

The Magneatos Better Builder Series includes a useful 22 page Activity Guide including ideas on how use magnets for hands on science lessons. There is no need to worry about the safety of magnets during play with even very young children (tested on ages 18 months and up) because the ingenious Guidecraft design houses the magnets securely and safely away from the child inside the oversized rods. I love that this set comes with a handy storage bin to keep everything in one place between playing time to make clean up a breeze.

Guidecraft Magneatos

The Magneatos Better Builder Series is an engaging, hands-on toy that is sure to provide hours of fun for children of all ages. This would be an excellent gift idea for the holidays and would be a great gift idea for the classroom too. There are several sets available including a 30 piece set for $50, 60 piece set for $99.95 and the 100 piece set for $159.95. Sets can be combined or added together for even more fun possibilities. As with all Guidecraft products, you can be assured that the Magneatos Better Builder Series is durably designed and will last for years of play.

Guidecraft Magneatos

You are invited to visit the Guidecraft website to browse all of the excellent heirloom quality wood furniture for children and toys as well as get purchasing information for the Magneatos Better Builder Series!

Want a chance to win a Magneatos Better Builders 100 Piece Set?! Hurry over to fellow Guidecraft Educator Blogger, Mommy PR to enter for your chance to win this fabulous set and enjoy reading her excellent blog posts too!

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.

Holiday Gift Guide


Maureen is a SAHM who left the Corporate healthcare field to home educate her 6, 7 and 8 year old children. She is a voracious reader for both herself & her kids and also enjoys a natural and organic lifestyle. She lives in Orlando, Fl with her husband Mark, three children and 5 year old boxer, Jack.

more by Maureen »