Another Snow Day? Build a Roller Coaster!


For the fourth (or fifth) time this year, you could hear the collective groan of mothers across the area as the announcement went out that we would have ANOTHER snow day. Whether a mom works from home, has young children not of school age or a regular schedule of activities and errands, one thing is for certain… Snow Days really mess up the plans. Thankfully, my girls are at an age where they can entertain themselves. Well, more or less. Often, trying to get them to agree on something is the biggest challenge. Thank goodness we had a K’NEX Roller Coaster that was calling for the girls to assemble and play with! K’NEX Typhoon Frenzy Roller Coaster to be exact.

K'Nex Roller Coaster - Box Contents -

This isn’t their first K’NEX rodeo though. They’ve put together Yellow Submarine and Super Mario Brothers sets and work together really well on them. I’m okay with that because I need as much help as possible with time-management and snow days don’t help.The nice part is that they even left them set up to play with for a few days before realizing they needed their table back for other stuff.

K'Nex Roller Coaster - Assembling -

They worked on it for two solid hours! That’s pretty awesome considering their usual capacity to interact (without arguing) when cooped up in the house is only about… let’s just say… NOT two hours.They had a little difficulty with a few pieces that they connected incorrectly that required dad and a pair of pliers to disconnect but other than that, they had fun.

K'Nex Roller Coaster - In Action -

When it was completely assembled, they decided to take it for a ride!

K'NEX Typhoon Frenzy Roller Coaster

If your kids enjoy K’NEX products, you can connect with K’NEX on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube. Never know when you’ll need a roller coaster for a snow day!

27 thoughts on “Another Snow Day? Build a Roller Coaster!

  1. I remember loving stuff like this when my kids were younger! Another fun thing they would do is dismantle all the great room furniture and make the cushions into a huge fort…building stuff would keep them occupied for hours! I think we’re looking at a snow day tomorrow. Sadly, these days, it’ll be electronics that keep them occupied. (teenagers). My youngest though has set up a snowboard jump in the backyard though…he’ll be out there for part of the day I am sure. Visiting from #sitsblogging.

  2. I love K’Nex sets. I haven’t looked at them in ages as my youngest is now 19 and he doesn’t think they are cool anymore. I am going to keep this one in mind, though. Stopping by from the SITS Girls comment love.

  3. How funny! My kids finished building their knex roller coaster last snow day! Now we’ve been free building with the Knex pieces. They’re even more fun when you don’t have to follow the directions and let the kids go nuts! Really fun sets! Love seeing other moms and kids do stuff like this on snow days!

  4. My son is 4.5 and isn’t old enough for K’Nex yet, but I know he’ll love sets like these when he gets a little older. He loves to follow the “map” (aka the directions) to build things with his Tinker Toys.

    We’re gearing up for a pretty big snow storm here in New England. I’m not sure what I’ll do yet to keep him entertained!

  5. This looks super cool! I actually love snow days because it’s a break in the hectic morning routine…but I bet I would love it more if they were occupied with something like this! I’ll have to take a look to find it! 🙂 (s

  6. What a cool idea! I never played with K’nex (growing up these were “boy” toys) but think this is something that I need to look into for my daughter.

  7. I have bought this roller coaster set as gifts before, but we don’t have it. Building with K’Nex and Legos are great ways to spend a snow day.

    I’m stopping by from the SITS Group. So happy I found your site.

  8. K’nex has some awesome building sets but this is the coolest I have seen, my kids would have a great time building this one. Wish I had this when I was a kid.

  9. That Roller Coaster looks like a lot of fun!
    I have always had trouble buying presents for children, perhaps be cause I’ve never had any, but this looks great! It reminds me of the old Mecchano sets.
    Thanks for the suggestion

  10. They sound happy in the video. 🙂 K’Nex is not for sissies. We’re putting together a set right now and it’s challenging (we like challenging). Love the motor on this one that makes the cars go!

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