There are different types of kids. Some like to play outside. Some love sports. Some love video games. And some are tinkerers. They want to know how things work. They barrage you with questions. They want to take things apart.
And rather than walking into the living room to see that your kid has taken the TV remote apart (again) because he wanted to see what was inside, why not sign him (OR HER, FORGET GENDER STEREOTYPES EVERYONE) up for Tinker Crate ($60 for 3 month subscription)? Each month, a new Tinkercrate will arrive with a cool new project to build. It comes complete with blueprints and a companion magazine. Kids will love it, it'll encourage creativity, and you can feel superior to all of your friends who let their kids veg out in front of the TV while your child is CREATING SOMETHING every month.