Kids love toys. But there is one thing that is always more fun than a toy, and that's a toy that they create themselves. With the Melissa & Doug Switch and Spin Magnetic Gear Board, there's plenty of fun in store when they can take a black board and create a dynamic piece of artwork that spins to their command. No batteries are needed since it's all kid powered. They can either use the easy to follow stencils to create designs or use their own imaginations to create one of a kind artwork that actually moves. This unique toy teaches not only artwork, but simply mechanical skills as well. Each set comes with eight pegs, eight colorful gears, a wooden frame and several templates that will start them on the fun.