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.
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. Laser has players positioning mirrors to reflect their laser beam to destroy incoming asteroids. Elements, a STEM game, teaches kids element structures of different chemicals. Quest, a similified RPG, is the most interesting: Players navigate an open world and 10 character figurines grant special powers. Add-on kits with other AR experiences are also available, with more planned for release. While they’re playing and having fun, kids are mastering concepts of chemistry and physics and developing analytical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Make 12 paper butterflies with the Crayola Paper Butterflies Science Kit. You’ll be mesmerized as the color ink is absorbed into the wings. Kids will learn the science of capillary action.
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.
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.
Meet the newest magical coding friend in Coding Critters: Skye the Unicorn. With its magic wand and spell book, Skye the Unicorn helps kids cast preschool coding spells. It includes a coding spell-book complete with activities and a magic wand controller. Code Skye to the end of the rainbow and use the star launcher to launch shooting stars.
Meet Blazer the Dragon — a magical coding friend. With its magic wand and spell book, Blazer the Dragon helps kids cast preschool coding spells. The set includes a magic wand controller and a coding spellbook complete with activities. Code Blazer to storm the castle, launch the catapult, dance, light up, and more.
Kids will be amazed at how cool science can be with this fun science kit from Scientific Explorer. Your little chemist will learn the differences between acids and bases, as s/he conducts 11 different mind-blowing science activities. With help of a parent, s/he will mix chemicals to create everything from a fizzing volcano to jiggly crystals. Are you ready to be blown away with science?
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.
The Raspberry Pi family expands with the Raspberry Pi 400, a personal computer built into a keyboard. It brings back fond memories of the Commodore 64. If you’re looking for a full desktop replacement, note there are performance, RAM (4GB), and storage limitations. It’s perfect for light web browsing, email, social media, coding, watching YouTube, creating documents, and simple gaming. It’s a great first personal computer for young tech learners.
This arcade building sets features 30 snap modules to complete over 200 projects! With a programmable word fan, dual LED display, and a pre-programmed picaxe micro-controller, explore virtually endless possibilities. Budding engineers will have fun while learning the basics of electricity, engineering, and circuitry.
Let’s get VERTICAL! Build your own thrilling, action-packed marble runs with GraviTrax Pro Vertical Starter Set. With 153-pieces — including height tile towers, balconies, walls and high-speed tracks — literally take your tracks to new heights! It’s a super fun way to experiment with gravity, magnetism, and kinetics.
The Smartivity Music Machine is a STEM toy that actually lets kids build their own working mechanical xylophone. After building it, you can actually use it to play music. How cool?! Kids will learn the mechanics behind music creation, learn how different notes form tunes, and the open-ended nature even lets kids compose their own music by moving the pegs on the different slots on the barrel and cranking it.
With over 125 STEM-based projects and over 45 parts, budding engineers can explore alternative ‘green’ energy. Build an array of electrical circuits employing green energy sources. Parts include a geared motor, snap wires, rechargeable battery, liquid holder, wind fan, solar cell, capacitor, and instructions. The best part? It’s easy to assemble without any glue or tools. Simply snap them together. Aspiring engineers will have fun through hands-on learning of alternative energy.
Snap Circuits Discover Coding teaches kids to learn to code with easy graphical coding! Control Snap Circuits projects with your smartphone or tablet! Advanced coders can program their own patterns of lights, sounds, and moving parts using BLOCKY. Kids will learn electrical and coding concepts with fun coding challenges. The complete set includes more than 30 Snap Circuit parts, which include the new Bluetooth-powered SC Controller.
Wish you could have snow any time of the year? With the Snow Much Fun! Mega Frozen Science Lab now you can make your own snow — creating snowmen, igloos, 3 snowball sizes, oozing slush, rainbow-colored snowcones, and more. Watch in amazement as the water-absorbing polymers transform into frozen creations. Let the snow fun begin! It’s a fantastic STEM kit that makes learning science fun!
Bill Nye’s VR Space Lab, an interactive space STEM kit, engages kids with learning activities that leverage the latest cutting-edge technologies, including AR and VR. Virtual Bill Nye guides kids through over 40 interactive lessons. Learning science can be COOL!
Defy the laws of gravity with the Gravity Bug! Build a Gravity Bug that climbs smooth surfaces. The Gravity Bug defies gravity as it climbs, crawls, and moves around windows and other surfaces. As they build the 78-piece microbot, kids will learn about gears, the robot’s inner mechanisms, air pressure, and suction.
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.
Budding electrical engineers and even non-techies will enjoy learning about the importance of electricity with Snap Circuits My Home. Kids will learn with real, working 3D circuits by building a house-like structure with 7 color base grids. They’ll learn about power in their homes, how it works, and how it travels and powers their home. We love how this teaches through hands-on learning with real working circuits.
Fascinated by mechanics? LEGO Gearbots lets builders build 8 physics-driven kinetic creatures using LEGO technic bricks and papercraft. Young builders will learn about axels, cams, cranks, and how mechanical engineers use them in everyday machines! It’s perfect for aspiring mechanical engineers or LEGO fans alike.
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 shape shifting toy? Using the power of magnets, this shape shifting toy was invented by Andreas Hoenigschmid, a sand artist. This might look like a boring 3-inch box but it can be folded and shaped into 70 geometric shapes. Simply twist and turn and it magically transforms into a new shape. You can even combine more than one of them together.
Sphero SPRK+ is a programmable robot that teaches through coding and play. It’s offers a great introduction to coding. It offers programmable sensors like a gyroscope, accelerometer, motor encoders, and colorful LED lights. Kids can learn to program in blocky, which is easy for kids to quickly pick up. It connects to your smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth. Kids will have fun while developing creativity and problem-solving skills. The best part? Sphero has found a way to make learning fun and exciting. It’s perfect for those who love tinkering and fantastic for inspiring the creators of tomorrow.
Experience endless creative fun and possibilites with Sphero Bolt. It’s a next-generation app-enabled robotic ball. Featuring advanced sensors, an LED matrix, and infrared communication, kids can create and customize games, discover a range of activities, or simply drive and play. The best part? Kids will have so much fun they’ll forget their learning.
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?
Looking for a fascinating science kit for your kids? The Dino Science Paleontology Kit lets kids learn about dinosaurs through 5 fun activities. Activities include digging up and building a dinosaur skeleton, making a prehistoric insect fossil, growing and hatching a baby dinosaur, and more. It’s a fantastic set for aspiring paleontologists.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 dig up real fossils? The Mega Fossil Dig Kit from National Geographic lets kids excavate 15 real fossils, including dinosaurs, sharks, brachiopods, mosasaurs, ammonites and more! What’s great? You’ll even get the real tools like a chisel, brush, and magnifying glass. An included learning guide helps young ones quickly identify specimens. It’s a great gift for budding paleontologists and archeologists. What will you discover?
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.
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.
Who knew that rocks could be so interesting? Formed a very long time ago, these volcanic rocks have hidden surprises inside when you break them open. With just a normal hammer and the included safety goggles, she can crack them open. What hidden surprises will she find inside?
What could be better than finding buried treasures? With an adjustable height and lightweight design, this metal detector from Bounty Hunter is the perfect first metal detector for an 8 year old treasure hunter. She will love using it to dig up buried treasures in the front yard. She might not find gold, but she will have fun trying.
Toy binoculars are great, but she’s at the age when she might be ready to move on to a real pair of binoculars. While they are full sized binoculars, these ones from Bushnell are perfect for 8 year old girls. They are lightweight and easy to focus so she should have no trouble checking out wild life.
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.
Designed for the inventor on your list, Makey Makey is simple idea that has unlimited possibilities. The kit comes with a small circuit board that allows you to turn just about any common object into an input device for your computer. You can make it as simple or as complex as you want it to be. She can invent a piano out of fruits or a video game controller out of Play-Doh. It’s great for challenging her to think creatively.
The little scientist in your life will love this big bag of science. It’s got 70 experiments but some of them are variations of one another. Still, she will spend hours going through all the fun experiments from creating a rainbow to making slime. Most of the experiments will leave your mad scientist saying “Wow.”
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.
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.
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.
It couldn’t be easier to get your little girl interested in how circuits work than with Snap Circuits. All of the components are set up like Lego components. You simply have to stick the blocks together to build a circuit so there is nothing too complicated. If she can build Legos, she will be able to build these circuits. The best part? When you build the circuits, it’s so much more thrilling than building Legos because you get to see things light up and move.
Is your 8 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.
Lego has created a line of Lego bricks that are designed to teach children over 7 how to code. With this kit, girls can build Lego creations and program them to move using an app. This kit comes with the brain, move hub, and Lego blocks. It walks kids through creating 5 different models. The coolest part? Girls can use their existing Lego blocks with the kit to build even more creations.
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 5 live caterpillars. Over the course of a few weeks, kids will watch these caterpillars change into chrysalis and then transform in beautiful butterflies. It’s really magical to experience.
Experience the power of gravity with GraviTrax. It takes your marble run experience to a whole new level. What’s cool? You can build your own tracks and experiment with gravity, magnetism and kinetics. With an optional app, you can test your runs in a digital AR world. It’s endless fun with limitless track building possibilities.
If you ever wanted to get your little girl interested in coding, this little programmable robot is a great way to capture her interest. It works in conjunction with a Bluetooth enabled Smart Device. Using the app, this robot is ready to go out of the box. The real power comes when kids use the programming language, Blockly, to control the robot’s movement.
Snap Circuits Bric: Structures is a culmination of what kids have been asking for for a long time. It takes ordinary bricks and you can mount your Snap Circuits onto them. The Bric-2-Snap adapters enable you to connect your Snap Circuits to the bricks so you can light up any structure you build. You can make your structure light up with a circuit or you can build something that moves like a racecar with ordinary bricks and a Snap Circuits photo transistor and watch it go by adding a light source. The set comes with 140 regular building bricks, 20 Snap Circuit pieces, and 75 Bric to Snap adapters.
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!
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.
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 a wild ride with BoomTrix! BoomTrix from Goliath Games brings innovation and fun to the table with an activity-based game where players can design their own trampoline course and showcase a variety of cool trick shots. The set includes trampolines, obstacles, and launch pads for creating your own original stunt courses. Your goal is to get the metal ball to the goal. The open-ended nature is perfect for allowing kids to express their creativity while developing spatial reasoning and learning STEM concepts. Who knew learning physics could be so much fun?
Meet Boxer, a new interactive artificially intelligent robot companion from Spin Master. Boxer is full of personality and his moods change over time. You can stick your hand in front of him or use his ball and he will chase it around. He can play soccer or even a slingshot game. He even comes with an interactive ball, 10 game feature cards, and a remote control.
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.
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!
You may have seen Snap Circuits, but this one takes them to new dimension with 3D circuits. With Snap Circuits, anybody can build circuits using the various snap together components that are similar to Legos. Instead of building your circuits on a flat plane, with this set you can build upward, which adds a whole new dimension of fun.
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.
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.
Defy the laws of gravity! The Air-Walker 50-piece STEM experiment kit enables kids to build a 4-legged robot that walks up walls! Yes, that’s right! What’s cool? It can climb up any smooth, vertical surface. It moves in a straight line, to the right or left, and its head even moves back and forth. Kids will enjoy experimenting with the physics of air pressure and suction. Build 7 different models and perform 8 fun experiments with this kit. Kids will be having too much fun that they won’t even know they are learning.
Stemming from a Kickstarter project and endorsed by Steve Wozniak, the Piper Computer Kit is a fantastic STEM kit. The kit includes everything your kid 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 for inspiring tomorrow’s creators.
With the Q-Ba-Maze 2.0: Rocket Set, kids form a marble maze inside an interlocking, colorful cube. Kids learn about how rockets work while building modules based on real rocket parts. Ignite your child’s imagination with this fantastic set that explores engineering and creativity.
ThinkFun’s Circuit Maze is an electric current logic game. It features 60 challenges ranging from beginner to advanced. Complete the circuit to light the beacons to win. Through this fun game, kids learn how circuits and electrical currents work, while developing logical reasoning and planning skills. Can you master all 60 challenges?
Ever wanted to create your own solar bot? SolarBots from Thames & Kosmos is a fun STEM kit that lets kids build solar-powered robots. The kit includes one solar panel, so you can build and run one bot at a time. There’s no on/off switch here; instead, they run with exposure to sunlight. A guide shows kids how to build the robots step-by-step while sharing interesting scientific facts.
Learn about the wonders of earth science through 15 experiment activities including dueling water tornadoes, building an erupting volcano, growing a crystal, two geologic dig kits, and more with this Earth Science Kit from National Geographic. Not only is it fun, but you’ll gain an understanding of the science at work. It’s a fantastic science kit for your budding scientist that makes learning science fun.
With 5 sturdy bases, 15 exciting action pieces, and 45 clear smooth-run track pieces, you can build a variety of marble runs with this 80-piece kit. Then the thrills begin — race the marbles down the track. What’s cool? The glass marbles glow-in-the-dark! It’s a fun STEM kit teaching kids the physics of motion and aerodynamics. It’s sturdily constructed with good quality but most of all it’s fun!
Does your kid dream of making their very own computer? The Kano PC kit is one of the most popular STEM kits for kids enabling them to build a Surface-like Windows-based PC/tablet convertible with an 11.6-inch, 720P touchscreen display. The best part? Kano designed it so that anyone can build it by following the instructions, without any technical expertise. It offers simple LEGO-like assembly with pre-installed educational software and Windows 10 Home. It’s worth noting that it’s not a full PC build — the processor and RAM are pre-installed. Still, it’s well-designed and delivers an enjoyable building experience. We highly recommend Kano’s official mouse, as the trackpad is a bit small and finicky. Also, it doesn’t include a webcam — it’s sold separately. Another shortcoming is that the viewing angle can’t be changed like the Surface. Once you build your computer, you can surf the web, explore YouTube, create art, and even learn the basics of programming. Its battery life comes in at up to 9 hours. While it’s not perfect — designed for learning and creation, the Kano PC is perfect for inspiring the creators of tomorrow.