My kids got some great stuff for Christmas. thank you just started messing with one gift today. It is a candy kaleidoscope kit. My mom found it while looking for something else at a specialty kaleidoscope/optical toy site. It may sound odd. A kaleidoscope that you put candy in. The candy looks REALLY cook in the kaleidoscope, and we have already moved on to beads, sequins, sprinkles (I have a giant sprinkle collection) and other things. These help the brain see the world in new ways. husband and I had just as much fun as thank you with this. Esp after we convinced him that launching the candy with his catapult wasn't going to happen much because he had to cleean it all up, lol. (He got a catapult kit too) I think a LOT of our kids might be fascinated with the different things you can put in a kaleidoscope. It is the sort of toy I will probably put up after a few days and then on a rainy day or when thank you is bored I will pull it out and it will occupy him for another full afternoon.