Stemming from a Kickstarter project and endorsed by Steve Wozniak, the Piper Computer Kit is a fantastic STEM kit. The kit includes everything you eight year old needs to build their own computer. Kids will be able to learn how it works and tinker around. The computer runs on Raspberry Pi 3 and is enclosed in a sturdy wooden case with an embedded LCD screen. What’s cool? There is even a special edition of Minecraft that kids can play. It’s all about crafting, coding, and creating. Version 2 features a build-it-yourself speaker and amplifier, 9″ higher-resolution display, and more coding challenges than ever. It’s a fantastic tool to inspire tomorrow’s creators.
Always race to those candy claw machines at the arcades? Now you can build your own arcade-like claw machine with no electricity or batteries. The best part? After you build it, it really works! Adjust the claw and score some sweet treats! Kids will learn about hydraulics, levers, gears, belts, linkages, end effectors and more — all while having fun. Aspiring engineers will even learn how it all works.
Your budding little engineer will enjoy assembling their own Design & Drill Bolt Buddies Fire Truck. It has a real working kid-friendly power drill! Kiddos will learn the basics of simple construction and engineering while building fine motor skills with tools designed for their little hands. After building it, race to the rescue with action-packed rescue missions.
Kids can engage in learning that’s fun with the Butterfly Garden Home School Edition. This STEM kit lets you watch caterpillars change into butterflies! Over the course of 3 weeks, parents and kids can actually see their caterpillars transform into butterflies. It’s an engaging and fun way to learn through play.
The Magic Adventures Globe lets kids explore new places, languages, and cultures through a video screen that plays BBC videos. What’s cool? It’s educational while making learning fun for kids. Shhh! Kids will be having too much fun to know they’re learning!
With this fun STEM kit, kids can learn about the wonders of science and chemical reactions by growing their own crystals and using them to decorate and build their own UFO-inspired terrarium. Simply add hot water and watch the magic take place in as little as 24 hours. What’s cool? It actually lights up and glows and all the hard work of making a terrarium is done for you.
Wish you could make your own videogames? With the Pixicade Mobile Game Maker, now you can bring your fantasies to reality. You can actually create and play your own video games! It transforms your drawings into real, playable video games. How cool?! It’s simple: draw out your game, take a photo, and play and share with friends. You can even set a goal for your game. Kids will be amazing seeing their creations come to life on a tablet or phone. The best part? It’s fun for the whole family and makes family game night more lively.
Inspire your child’s imagination with the Circuit Explorer Deluxe Base Station STEM kit. Build a Deluxe Base Station with Towers, Spinning Diner Sign, Planetarium with color-changing dome light, Voice Synthesizer Station with 10 space sounds, Communication Station with rotating Radar Dish, a Powered Space Rover and a freewheeling Space Rover both with light-up headlights. Connect the vehicle’s circuits to see the pieces light up. Kids will learn the fundamentals of circuitry, while having fun by experimenting with light, motion, and sound.
With 133-pieces, kids can build 3 self-powered robots: a motorized robot, racecar, and countdown timer. After building them, wind them up and watch ’em go! The best part? No batteries are required. Winding the spiral spring powers the gear train to bring your robots to life. Kids will learn about gears and how they translate into motion while building cool wind-up robots. It’s a fun STEM kit to learn about kinetic and potential energy.
Set sail on a world of discovery and exploration. The Bushnell Falcon Binoculars are excellent for observing plants, animals, bugs, nature, and more. These durable binoculars feature 7x magnification with an auto-focus feature, simplifying operation for kids. Stare into this scientific tool and be treated to startling HD-quality clarity. What amazing discoveries will you make?
The successor to Botley the Coding Robot, a Toy of the Year award-winner, is here with Botley 2.0. Botley 2.0 teaches the basics of coding and critical thinking without any screen. It features all-new functions and coding challenges. Young coders can build sequences up to 150 steps, explore Botley’s expanded personality traits, and use a built-in sensor to light up Botley in the dark.
Transform your tablet into hands-on learning adventures with Osmo Coding Starter Kit. It’s a great introduction to coding for kids. Kids learn the basic of coding — including sequencing, looping, and problem-solving. Combining physical blocks, educational games, and your iPad, it helps kids learn the fundamentals of coding in a fun way. Kids will be going on fun adventures, making music, and learning to code. Since it feels like a video game, kids are naturally more engaged — having fun while learning.
Transform your tablet into a creative tool with Osmo Creative Starter Kit. Packed with hands-on games for learning, this kit makes learning fun for kids. Kids learn drawing, listening, speed of drawing, visual thinking, problem-solving, physics, creative problem-solving and fine motor skills. With the Monster app, your drawings will come to life on the iPad. Newton teaches physics in a fun way. Since the Osmo Base is included, you just need a compatible iPad. Draw, create, and imagine through play!
The Mega Cyborg Hand is a great STEM learning kit for kids. With this awesome kit, kids can assemble a hydraulic hand, fill the piston tubes with water, and adjust it to fit their own hand. How cool is that?! Without motors or electricity, this mechanical hand simulates human hand motion. Beginning at age 7, kids can enjoy this kit with their parent’s help. You’ll feel like a real cyborg out of a movie.
The new HEXBUG Flash nano Playset features a built-in, colored LED light that illuminates the path underneath it as it races down the track. Kids can arrange the colorized track in different ways to build pathways for the bugs to explore. With so many possibilities, it’s endless fun!
A new form of toys-to-life games, Shifu Tacto transforms any tablet into a gaming platform. It’s a multiplayer, AR gamepad that cradles an iOS or Android tablet and uses the tablet to generate content. Positioning a physical figurine on the screen controls and interacts with the game. With Snakes & Ladders, players move the pieces along a moving digital version of the game board. Other classics include Checkers and Ludo with a twist. Add-on kits with other AR experiences are also available, with more planned for release.
Inspired by Robert Irwin, the GeoSafari Jr. Talking Wildlife Camera helps kids learn about nature around them through trivia, photos, and facts. It features the voice of wildlife superstar Robert Irwin. Irwin guides kids through the wildlife of 6 different regions with over 100 wildlife facts and quizzes included for inquisitive minds.
Your young scientific explorer will have fun with this Digital Microscope. Observe incredible microscopic details with up to 250x magnification. It also has a LED light and flexible arm as well as a observation pad. Capture blur-free images with the easy to use touch button. Companion software lets scientists control the camera with a computer.
The Circuit Explorer Mars Colony Rocket is a fun set for early STEM learners. It offers imaginative space sets and working circuit technology that’s perfect for kids to learn. Kids will have fun while learning what makes the pieces light up.
Is your child curious about circuits and circuit design? Snaps Circuits Jr SC-100 is an award winning electronics discovery set for kids interested in circuits. With more than 30 parts kids can build and design more than one hundred fantastic circuit projects. Incredibly fascinating STEM set teaching kids about circuits through hands-on learning.
Are you ready for mind-blowing science? Science has never been ‘funner’! These chemicals are safe for children and be prepared to be blown away! Erupt a color-shifting volcano, create magic potions, and more! You’ll have a blast learning about the science behind the reactions. Who knew science could be this fun?!
Designed for children and their families, Nintendo’s innovative Labo series expands with a new basic ‘virtual reality’ technology kit. This unique experience encourages both virtual and physical interactions among players by passing around their Toy-Con creations. Unlike traditional VR, it’s not designed to be a solo experience so there is no headstrap — you simply hold it to your head and pass it around to family members. With a design inspired by Google Cardboard, this complete combo VR Kit lets kids build their own VR headset and includes a VR headset, blaster, camera, bird, elephant, and wind pedal. Explore over 60 fun mini games in the VR Plaza that amplify the experience. Create 3D artwork with an elephant’s trunk, play a virtual drum kit, fly like a bird through a beautiful landscape, play bomb tennis, blast through an alien city, shoot photos of marine life as you explore an underwater world and so much more! The best part? The Toy-Con VR Garage now enables kids to make their own VR games! What will you create? A starter set will feature just the VR headset and blaster, and expansion packs will be sold separately. Super Mario Odyssey and Zelda: Breath of the Wild will support the VR Kits. Now if only we could get a Dunk Hunt VR game.
Want a fun new way to play Mario Kart 8 Deluxe? The upcoming Labo Vehicle Kit will allow kids to build their own Toy-Con Car steering wheel and control their kart of choice in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. The included pedal can be used for drifting and revving up your engine at the beginning of races to get a boost start. Honking the horn will allow players to throw an item. If that wasn’t enough fun, you can also build a Toy-Con submarine and plane.
Makey Makey is an awesome STEM kit that lets kids transform practically anything, like a banana, into a musical keyboard. It’s a creative and innovative invention kit where art, engineering and everything in between meet. Best of all, it’s incredibly simple – just clip and play! And it’s not only about making music – you can also perform actions in games, or shoot pictures. With literally thousands of creative possibilities, the fun never ends!
The Labo Variety Kit allows kids to create 5 creative projects from an RC car, fishing rod, working piano and more. It encourages kids to make, play, and discover. The coolest part? Once you master how it works, you can explore creating your own Labo projects. The Labo kit requires a Nintendo Switch console.
With the Crayola Space Science Kit, kids learn about planets, stars, eclipses, and meteors as they create their own solar systems. Twenty different experiments are included in the package, some of which require common household items. Kids will paint the different planets, mounting the models on a 3-foot poster.
With the Crayola Liquid Science Lab, kids will perform 20 different water-based experiments. The set includes 15 ready-to-do out of the box experiments. The remaining experiments require common household items. Kids will have fun experiencing the wet and colorful world of liquids.
Want to grow your own Terrarium? The Grow ‘n Glow Terraium allows kids to grow their very own terrarium. You get a complete set including everything you need to get started. What’s cool? Simply add water and add your glow-in-the-dark stickers to see it illuminate in the dark. Kids will have hours of fun with this kit merging science and art.
Gear up for an exploration adventure like no other! These high quality kits from National Geographic allow kids to discover wonderful minerals hidden inside ten geodes, which are volcanic rocks. Will you find the treasure? A handy learning guide helps educate your child on the geodes and minerals.
Looking for a fun excavation kit? Using the included hammer and chisel, kids can uncover 15 genuine fossil specimens with this cool excavation kit. Little excavators will be fascinated on their journey to excavate a relief of a fossilized dinos, sharks, brachiopods, mososaurs, ammonites, and more. It’s fun and educational and a great gift for budding paleontologists.
Create your own science lab and amaze your friends with the Big Bag of Science! This Big Bag is Big FUN with over 70 incredible and engaging science activities. Seven year olds will be fascinated with all the cool and fun science facts they learn. The great thing is everything you need is included in the Big Bag. Let the BIG FUN begin!
The Labo Robot Kit allows kids to get creative and make their very own Toy-Con robot suit. What’s cool? After building it, you can wear it and play as the robot in the game. You can demolish anything in your path and tackle various challenges to gain new abilities. Creators can explore new ways to play with their robot and even create their own projects.
Love playing with snow? You don’t need to wait for winter snow to play with snow with Insta-Snow Powder. How does it work? Simply add water and watch the magic take place right before your very eyes. The coolest part? It looks just like real snow and makes 2 gallons.
Ready for play beyond the screen? Get ready to solve mysteries around the world with Osmo Detective Agency. Players will explore the world, learn about cities and cultures, develop observation skills, and critically think to solve clues and mysteries. Can you solve the mystery? A compatible tablet and Osmo Base are required to play.
STEM is huge right now. Botley is a colorful coding robot that is designed for teaching the youngest coders, as young as 5, how to program. There is no screen or app required. It comes with a variety of pieces. Kids will have to “code” Botley to navigate through a variety of obstacle courses. It teaches basic programming skills, such as loops and simple directional commands.
Recipient of four awards, the Mental Blox Game encourages critical thinking skills with building blocks. The set includes twenty blocks along with twenty activity cards. See if you can answer the challenges! In addition to critical thinking, kids will also learn problem-solving skills in this brain-boosting, think outside-the-box game.
The Orion StarBlast Astro Reflector Telescope is a popular tabletop telescope. Kids can explore the Moon, planets, and even star clusters in stunning detail. Perfect gift for your young astronomer.
Ready for some awesome fun with science? Meet the Water Rocket from 4M. Experience real science in action by building your very own rocket with a bottle, water, and a pump. Yeah, that’s really all you need. Watch your jaw drop as you pump air into the Water Rocket and see it blast off! Houston, we have ignition!
The Everything Kids’ Science Experiments Book includes everything you would want in a kids’ book. This book is packed with awesome science experiments 7 year old kids can actually run on their own. They’re kid-tested and kid-approved for mind blowing fun with science!
Combining physical and digital play, the award-winning Osmo Genius Kit is one of the best additions to your iPad. Kids will learn everything from math and problem-solving to spelling and creativity. Five hands-on games are included: Words, Tangram, Masterpiece, Numbers, and Newton. Who’s ready for some learning fun?! Get ready to transform your tablet into a hands-on learning tool.
Meet your new robot pal – Dash! Wonder Workshop Dash Robot is an innovative award-winning STEM toy. It’s a robot kids can bring to life with a companion app for iOS or Android. Kids can interact with him via fun coding adventures and projects. Make Dash move, dance, illuminate, and more with the app. The best part? No coding experience is required as the integrated tutorials teach kids how to program Dash from scratch!
Sure you can learn about metamorphosis in a textbook, but somehow watching the whole process unfold before your eyes is even more exhilarating. This kit from Insect Lore comes with 10 live caterpillars. Over the course of a few weeks, kids will watch these caterpillars change into chrysalis and then transform in beautiful butterflies. Seeing is believing! It’s truly a magical experience.
An award-winning series, The Magic School Bus Chemistry Lab is a fun, interactive, and, educational chemistry lab kit. Young scientists will enjoy learning science with all the tools for success. Everything you need is included in the kit. Kids will have a blast with the science experiments and recording their observations in the included notebook. Hop onto the Magic School Bus for science fun!
LEGO Boost is a top contender for Toy of the Year honors thanks to its brilliant innovation and design. Build five different models from a robot to a working guitar and a cat. Lego Boost allows kids to bring their Legos to life with simple programming – adding personality, sound, and even motion. The set includes over 840 pieces. And the best part is you can combine with your own pieces to create your own designs.
Is your 7 year old fascinated with the world of biotech? Gain hands-on experience with the best and highest-rated bacteria science kit. This kit features thick, consistent Agar Plates, which are safe for kids to use. The package includes a bonus online experiment book filled with simple experiments. The best part? The company is committed to supporting its customers.
The Bosebuild Speaker Cube is a durable build-it-yourself bluetooth speaker. Young engineers will be fascinated by being able to create their own working Bose speaker. Changeable covers and cool lights allow for customization. Kids will learn about the inner workings of a speaker and how it is made. Fascinating gift for kids.
The Omano JuniorScope Microscope is a great microscope for kids. It’s two microscopes in one and it’s perfect for STEM learning! It features three magnifications: 40x, 100x and 400x with real glass optics. It also has two lights and lets young scientists view plants, insects, blood, DNA, germs, and more. It comes with experiments, petri dish, stains, forceps, dropper, test tube, slides, guides, and more for endless scientific research.
With a new gold bro theme, Really RAD Robots offers a fully-functional RC experience. He plays, pranks, and spies. Kids will have fun spying on their friends and family. What secrets will you uncover? He even has several smart talking phrases and sounds and you can talk through him via the remote control.
Get ready for explosive fun with Beaker Creatures Series 3 Bubbling Volcano Reactor! Simply add the included pod and water inside the volcano and watch the bubbly eruption take place like a real volcano eruption. So cool! A mystery creature, poster featuring fun science facts, and an experiment guide are included in the set. Who knew learning science could be so fun?!
Infused with a fun arctic twist, the Crayola Color Chemistry Arctic Lab enables kids to explore color, texture, and temperature. This STEAM kit allows kids to conduct 50 educational, creative, and fun experiments. Look for fun, wintery themes: snow growing on trees and color-changing window cling snowflakes to name a few examples. What’s cool? Perform 15 experiments right out of the box with ample material and supplies included. Other experiments will require common household items. Kids will enjoy learning STEAM concepts while having open-ended fun.
Always wanted a pet hedgehog? Now you can build your own cool robotic pet hedgehog with over 170 pieces. After constructing your hedgehog, watch it come to life with tumbling, rolling, spinning, bristling its spines, and making various sounds. Hey, it may not be a real hedgehog, but it’s the next best thing!
Specdrums are essentially app-enabled musical rings that play music through color. What’s cool? It can be color from the included Play Pad, household items, your clothes, or just about anything. Choose from over 100 instruments available through the app. Sound packs contain chords and instruments. For instance, open the Hip Hop sound pack and play different beats, sounds, and loops simply by tapping on various colors. Using an accelerometer, the rings can detect differences in color and motion. With innovative use of technology and ease of use, it’s perfect for introducing children to music. Unleash your inner creativity!
Artie 3000 from Educational Insights is a Wi-Fi-enabled creative coding robot leveraging your child’s entire brain. The left side of the brain is for logic, math, and programming, while the right side is for creativity and art. Artie brilliantly mashes these two worlds together, thus becoming the creating art coding robot. Artie features a number of pre-loaded programs and it utilizes a simple, intuitive drag-and-drop coding interface on your PC or tablet to instruct Artie what to draw. What’s cool? Kids can also program their own coding steps, and he features 4 modes of play and comes with 4 washable colored markers. A convenient built-in simulation mode allows you to save ink and avoid mistakes by allowing you to see the end result before drawing. Additionally, a remote control feature enables you to use it like a remote control to draw. Unlike other ‘coding’ toys, kids will really learn to code line by line while having fun.
The Turbo Bot is the newest addition to the Really RAD Robots family. Turbo Bot is built for speed and tricks! Hit the Turbo button for a boost of speed. He dances, tells jokes, and responds to your voice. And he’s bursting full of personality.
Available in three fun colors — red, blue, and purple, Novie is a cool new interactive robot pal that can learn. Train him to perform 12 incredible tricks ranging from beginner to advanced. What’s cool? Using simple gesture controls, you can train him and make him follow you. We love performing wheelies, spinning, and zipping around. This little robot pal even conveys emotion through his color-changing eyes.
Part of the best-selling Junior Inventor line, Optical Science Lab lets kids explore optical science and light. The set includes a spinning, sliding, reconfigurable station including a crane, nuts, bolts, a wrench, and a bell with everything kids need to conduct 8 different scientific experiments. Experiments include creating a periscope, cone illusion, 3D viewer, rotating kaleidoscope, infinity mirror, and more. It’s a fantastic STEM kit for encouraging scientific experimentation and exploration.
Explore the principles of magnetism with the Junior Inventor Magnetic Science Lab. Use the included tools to assemble and conduct 7 magnetic experiments, then reconfigure the parts and pieces to conduct your own. Experiments include creating a gravity magnet, a spinning planet, magnetic fishing, a swirling magnet, and more.