Want to plant your own garden? This Paint & Plant Flower Growing Kit lets kids get creative while planting their own beautiful garden. The kit includes everything you need to get started. The full kit includes a Tin Planter, plastic liner, soil, 3 seed packets, 6-color paint strip, 2 paint brushes, paint palette, 3 wooden plant markers, shovel, and watering bottle. Simply add water and watch your seeds sprout over time. Just be careful not to over water. It’s a wonderful craft and STEM project that delivers awesome educational value.
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.
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.
The Crayola Paper Flower Science Kit is a fun STEAM kit that teaches kids the physics of how flowers take in water from the Earth. Kids will create 12 beautiful colorful paper flowers to learn the science of water wicking. It’s fascinating to watch the color travel all the way up to the petals of the beautiful flowers. This kit encourages experimentation and learning about color mixing while creating different designs with the re-wicking flowers and ink additions.
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.
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!
The 3Doodler Start Essentials set allows kids to doodle anything they can imagine in 3D from robots to the Golden Gate Bridge and more. You’re only limited by your imagination and, of course, the drawing material! It’s safe and easy — delivering endless fun! There are no hot parts, making it safe for kids. It’s perfect for STEM learning — sparking their imagination and creativity. What amazing 3D masterpieces will you dream up?
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.
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.
Previously a successful TV plug-and-play product, EyeClops from Jakks Pacific is launching a new version this year. This time it’s a self-standing microscope and it magnifies objects up to 800 times. It’s perfect for encouraging exploration and observation for young scientists ready to explore nature and the world around them.
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 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.
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.
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.
Why buy toy binoculars, when you can get a real pair of binoculars for an affordable price. These ones from Bushnell are perfect for kids who are ready to move beyond the toy ones. It’s not a toy so she does have to be careful with them. All she has to do is to learn how to focus them and she can use them for spotting wildlife in the backyard. If you need something smaller, you could get her a toy one from Educational Insights.
Kids can get a taste of using a microscope with this simple USB microscope. Unlike a real microscope, it doesn’t really allow you to control the magnification. You simply move the microscope closer to the object. She will love using to look at bugs, leaves, coins, and money under the scope. It’s not really a substitute for a real microscope, but for a 7 year old girl it will definitely pique her interest in science.
Snap Circuits is a fun way for kids to learn about electronics. Each kit contains snap together circuit components. Each colored coded piece is self contained so there are no wires or complicated soldering required. Creating a circuit is as easy as putting Lego pieces together. This beginning kit comes with 30 different parts and over 100 different projects.
This science kit is a great way to introduce her to science. The kit allows her to complete 11 mind blowing science experiments. While she might need supervision, she should be able to complete most of the exercises by herself as they are not very complex. In one experiment, she will explore acids and bases by mixing them together and adding water. She will be amazed to watch it fizzle.
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.
These might just look like volcanic rocks, but when kids break them open there are fun surprises inside. There are all different types of crystals inside. This kit is best used outdoors. She should be able to crack these open by herself but she might need a little help. The kit doesn’t come with any tools to open up the rocks. The easiest way to break open the geodes is with a hammer, but always be sure that your child is wearing the included safety goggles and supervised at all times.
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.
This is so cool. It’s a metal detector. When it detects metal, it buzzes. It can detect everything from coins to jewelry. What’s cool about it is that it’s got a whole bunch of features but it is also kid friendly. What types of buried treasures will she find?
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.
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.
The Makey Makey kit turns your child into an inventor. It’s a small circuit board that can turn just about every object into an input device for your computer. Using her creativity, she can invent thousands of things. She can even make a piano out of fruit.
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.
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.
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.
Science couldn’t be cooler than with this big bag of science that introduces kids to concepts in biology, physics, and chemistry. The kit comes with most of the materials you need to do the experiments though additional materials are required for some of experiments. Most of these ingredients can be found around the house. The step by step instructions walk your child through over 70 fun science activities.
Is your 7 year old fascinated with astronomy? The Orion StarBlast Telescope is perfect for beginner to intermediate enthusiasts. Within a few minutes you can set it up in your backyard. Explore our solar system, including the Moon, planets, nebulas, and star clusters until your heart’s content.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Designed for elementary school children, Wonderdash is a toy robot that helps children learn to code at an early age. As kids first start playing they can use the app to control the robot and play the various preloaded challenges. The coolest part? As they get older, girls can program the robot to do all sorts of cool stuff using a simple block based coding language called Blockly.
Let her explore Chemistry with this cute chemistry set from Magic School Bus. It comes packaged in an adorable school bus. Inside it comes 51 experiment cards that walk you through fun chemistry experiments. One experiment will have kids making slime out of glue and borax. It does include most of the supplies but some common household supplies like baking soda are required for some of the experiments.
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.
Imagine being able to build your very own R2-D2. This Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit from littleBits gives you everything you need to build your very own droid. It even includes servos and motors to control it via your smartphone. The droid features cool lights and sound effects to make it feel right out of the Star Wars movies. You can have all sorts of fun and exciting droid adventures. Best of all, you can make anything you want beyond just R2-D2. It’s all up to your imagination! The major coding update will give you much more variety in your droid actions and teach kids how to code.
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.
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.
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.
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.