Election day is just one week away, and the gravity of this election year cannot be understated. It’s never too early to get kids interested in the political process, and sometimes all it takes is an approachable way to bring up and discuss issues with kids that may be difficult to understand. These toys open up conversations about why elections matter, the roles of the president and other political leaders, and the importance of voting—and plus, kids are learning!
Kids can replicate the executive mansion itself! Based on the original design of the structure in real life, kids will build nine layers of the White House, including the oval office. The 561-piece set also comes with a booklet about the building, its construction, and its history, so kids will learn while they build. The final build sits on a base, which is easy to display in a bedroom or around the house. Lego’s Architecture line also includes the Lincoln Memorial and United States Capitol Building for additional educational fun.
Check out these pint-sized POTUS candidates! In addition to characters from all of your favorite TV shows and movies, Funko created a line of their popular Pop! vinyl figures to represent the likeness of each major party candidate. Sure to become collector’s items in due time, these figures are fun and quirky down to every detail, from Hillary Clinton’s signature blue pantsuit to Donald Trump’s combover.