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Activities for Boys

If you are looking for activities for your boys to do you have come to the right place. Here at Brain Power Boy we are all about raising boys who love to learn and finding the right activities for boys to do is a big part of that focus.

The right activity for your boy is the one that will get him learning in a way that is meaningful and also fun.

If he is passionate about LEGO, robots or dinosaurs or any other topic, choose resources that will help him follow that passion. When we do this . . . the learning comes naturally (and it sticks!)

You do not need to spend days on the Internet trying to find the good stuff! That is where we come in.

We love to find very cool activities for boys and we will keep a running list of them here on this page. Bookmark it, save it in Evernote, or Pin this page and you will always have something  new for you and your boys to do.

Activities for Boys. Hundreds of activities on topics boys love. There is so much to choose from!

Activities for Boys

Getting boys learning is easy when you find activities that are fun and that they are interested in.

If your boy is into computers try Coding! This is an ongoing series of articles and resources on coding.

Check out some fun Leonardo da Vinci activities.

I shouldn’t play favorites, but this is one of my top picks if your boy likes robots.

Huge Pirate resource guide with books, games, weapons, ships, navigation and maps + this is an ongoing series.

Dig This Dinosaur Fossils Resource Guide 🙂 Plenty of ideas to keep your dino lover of any age happy.

Have fun with Rube Goldberg Machines. These are a hoot and a lot of learning happens while messing around with them. Games, DIY, videos and much more.

Get siblings playing together with Dinosaur Activities for Toddlers and Their Big Brothers

Shark Activities That Will Blow You Out of the Water – for shark week and beyond.

It’s the Minions: Fun Ways to Learn – Minion Style

Popular Activities Boys Will Love – top activities from our site.


Games are seriously one of our favorite ways of learning.

Math Games

These LEGO Math Games are super easy to set up and a lot of fun for boys to play.

LEGO Learning Math Games Part 2 new fun ideas to try.

Super fun math games to play. Warning! You might learn something while playing.

Play Cards, Learn Math, Have Fun. Fun cards games to play plus a can’t be missed math sculpture made out of playing cards.

See our Really Fun Math Games page as well for more ideas.

Outdoor Games

Play these Balloon Archery Games for some outdoor enjoyment.

Sight Word Games

Free Printable Sight Word Game with LEGO minifigs for markers.

Sight Word Games Boys Will Go For! 7 fun games they will enjoy playing. Very hands-on.

Action Sight Word Games for Boys Who Have to Move! Great for kinesthetic learners.

Free Printable Sight Word Games: Halloween

Wow! Free Star Wars Printable Sight Word Games Whoop! All Star Wars sight word games.

Winter and Christmas Sight Word Games

Free Printable Sight Word Games: Halloween

7 Sight Word Games to Get Boys On the Road to Reading Car and truck sight word games.

Arrr! Play These Fun Pirate Sight Word Games! Perfect for pirate fans!

Dinosaur Free Printable Sight Word Game with plenty of hands-on action.

Memory Games

Robot lovers will enjoy the Printable Robot Memory Game!

Cute Forest Animal Memory Game. Great for younger boys and animal lovers.

Free Printable Games

A lot of Free Printable Games with Boy Appeal. You are sure to find something fun to play.

Free Printable Forest Food Chain Game. Easy game to learn about food chains and webs.

Printable Games for New Year’s Family Fun

see also memory games and sight word games for more free printable games.

Video Games

If you boy really likes playing video games why not try this resource. He will learn a ton.  Make Your Own Video Games.

Create your own LEGO Minifig and Play 10 The LEGO Movie Games.

LEGO Activities for Boys

Oh, how we love LEGO! If your boy loves it too, we have a lot of LEGO activities on the site. So many, in fact, that we had to give each one its own page:

LEGO on Brain Power Boy

LEGO Designs on Brain Power Boy Fun ideas and directions for building with LEGO.

LEGO Learning Activities

Learn Magic!

My husband is a professional magician and is sharing easy magic tricks done with household materials.

Pencil Magic Trick 1

DIY Toys:

Make Your Own Log Catapult (As featured in this book! Learn with Play: 150 Ideas for Year-Round Fun and Learning

Crafts for Boys

Go to our Awesome Perler Bead Pattern Projects for Perler patterns and designs on boy topics.

Make a Batman snowflake.

175+ Free Printable Superhero Coloring Pages

180+ Free Printable LEGO Coloring Pages!

Star Wars Activities

Lightsabers, Jedi, Yoda, Wookies and more–Star Wars is a favorite!

May the Fourth Be With You has some great Star Wars books and activities.

Star Wars Learning Activities

Star Wars Perler Bead Pattern R2-D2  Make your own R2-D2 out of perler beads.

See also Holiday and Seasonal Activities, Sensory Bin Activities for Boys, and sight word games.

Sensory Bin Activities for Boys

Have you tried sensory bins for your boys? They are easy to put together and boys really learn a lot while playing with them.

Sensory Bins for Boys Find out how boys learn while playing with sensory bins, and see 10 bins chosen for their boy appeal.

LEGO Slime Sensory Bins LEGO + Slime = Awesome! Try these sensory bins that will certainly keep your boy engaged for a long time. Star Wars LEGO, Minifig LEGO, LEGO Lava and more.

Winter Treasure Hunt Bin A simple treasure hunt preschool bin.

9 Dinosaur Activities for Toddlers and Their Big Brothers is perfect for multi-age play.

Unplugged and Hands-on Activities

50+ Awesome Ideas for Unplugged Play – you will find so many good ideas here.

25 Hands-on Spring Break Activities Boys Will Go For – these are perfect for school breaks or if you need to mix things up a bit in your homeschool week.

Events and Fun Places to Go

Free Comic Book Day Tips for navigating the day and previews for comic books.

The Art of the Brick is a wonderful LEGO exhibit. Pictures and information.

Free Museum Day. Tips and dates for free tickets to see a big selection of museums.

Activities with Parents

Need some “date” ideas for you and your boy to do together? Try our Mother Son Activities. I’m sure you will find something fun to do that will help you enjoy time together and build your relationship.

Build memories and bonds with these wonderful Father Son Activities that both of you will enjoy.

Holiday and Seasonal Activities

Find activities for all of the seasons as well as Holiday fun right here.

Make a Fun Rocket Flyer – great for any patriotic holiday.

Easter Eggs for Boys to Make. There are Star Wars, Minion, Volcano, dinosaur, Super Mario Bros, LEGO and more.

Easter LEGO Designs. Make two bunnies and a chick our of LEGO.

Easter Egg Drawing Challenge. Tips for a fun and easy drawing activity for Easter.

DIY Valentines for boys to make. Minecraft, LEGO, dinosaurs, cars, and some printables you can use to make your own Valentines as well.

Fun Summer Activities for Boys. Over 150 ideas! Most of them are totally free.

Geek Snowflakes! Make LEGO, Star Wars, Dr. Who, Batman & Minecraft snowflakes. Video instructions for folding and cutting, plus tips for making these awesome snowflakes. We had a total blast with these.

We love LEGO and Christmas. Here are some fun DIY LEGO Christmas builds with instructions to try.

DIY Christmas Ornaments for Boys to Make has a bunch of really neat ornaments including Star Wars, Minion, Elmo, puppies, penguins and some very cool LEGO ornaments too.

As I said, this is an ever growing resource for you and your boys. Feel free to contact me if there is a topic you would like us to cover, we welcome suggestions from you! You and your boys are the reason we do all of this 🙂

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