This amazing set includes the Raspberry Pi 4 B Basic Kit. It’s a fascinating kit for learning about computers and even coding. It’s really fun to tinker with it. Who would think you could pack so much power into a credit card sized chip? Now it’s 3x more powerful than its predecessor and everything has been overhauled from the CPU and memory to the multimedia, display output (dual 4K), and more. Simply amazing! It’s a super powerful mini PC. The best part? Since it can be programmed, the creative possibilities are virtually endless. It’s the perfect gift for budding 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.
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.
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.
Teach your kids electronics and coding with Nibble DIY Game Console. This STEM kit lets kids build their own working handheld game console. It comes preloaded with 4 games: Bonk (Pong), Invaderz (Space Invaders), Snake and SpaceRocks. You can even program your own games in Arduino, CircuitBlocks, or Python. The best part? No coding or electronics experience is required. Build your console in as little as 2 hours. Kids will be having so much fun that they won’t even know they’re learning.
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!
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?
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 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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Budding geologists will be fascinated by this fantastic geode set from National Geographic. Once they crack them open they’ll discover magical crystal minerals inside. Only the best geodes have been selected for these kits to deliver the best possibile experience. And a handy guide helps your little geologist learn more about these crystal minerals.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 a fun STEM kit that is all about creativity. You may decide to start with creating a banana piano and then decide to make something completely different like a game controller or a musical stair case. It truly inspires creative thinking unlike anything else! Are you ready to think big?
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.
Teaching STEM concepts, the Big Bag of Science is like a science lab packed into a box. Nine year old boys will be amazed how fun science can be with these 70 plus activities. The Big Bag of Science makes science entertaining and so much fun!
Fascinated about astronomy? You’ll need the right scientific tool to explore our solar system and more. Explore until your heart is content and enjoy your star-gazing and planet-viewing adventures. It’s a high quality telescope that delivers excellent performance.
Snap Circuits is one of the most popular STEM kits. With sixty different parts budding engineers can build more than three hundred snap circuit projects. Some of the top projects include a radio and burglar alarm and more. The best part? Everything you need is included and no tools are necessary.
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.
Every child should have the opportunity to experience the amazing process of metamorphosis at least once in their life. This Live Butterfly Garden is extremely popular among students and teachers because it teaches through hands-on learning. Nothing you read in a book can match the power of real-world action. The set includes five caterpillars and a habitat for gazing at your butterflies. Who knew science could be so fun?!
Literally everything you could possibly ask for in a kids science book is included in The Everything Kids’ Science Experiments Book. Kids will learn through hands-on learning. Learn to boil water, float water, measure gravity and so much more! The cool thing is you can perform these experiments with regular household items. Prepare to be mind-blown with the magic of science!
Want to build your own water-powered rocket? You’ll need this Water Rocket Kit from 4M. All you really need is a bicycle pump, water, and this kit and you’re good to go! You’ll learn through hands-on learning about water pressure and be completely amazed at science in action!
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.
Ozobot Bit is a creative robot with so much potential. Kids will be exposed to basic coding principles with Ozobot Bit. You can create a variety of colored paths for Bit to follow either in the physical or digital worlds. And there are more than twenty games to engage in with Ozobot Bit. Great gift for introducing kids to STEM principles.
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.
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.
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.
LEGO Mindstorms EV3 allows you to build 5 different robots. LEGO’s made this set fun, easy to get into, and brought a lot of functionality to its bricks. The faster processor and added memory translate into a better play experience for kids. The models are full of personality and it’s amazing to see your LEGO creations come to life. There’s even a basic programming component to code behaviors. Even after all of these years, it’s still one of the best robotics sets.
Inspired by the award winning series The Magic School Bus, this Chemistry Lab kit features over fifty experiment cards. These cards can be used to run a variety of fascinating science experiments. Nine year old boys will love exploding a volcano, creating slime, and so much more! This set highlights how fun science really is.
Wonder Workshop Dash Robot is an award-winning robot that teaches basic coding. It helps to reinforce some critical STEM concepts and introduce kids to the world of robotics. Kids will have fun as Dash dances, sings, and even features voice-recognition. You can even control Dash by drawing a path with the companion app. Now how cool is that?
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.
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.
Does your child ever wish they could have superpowers? Now kids can create their own cool high-tech Iron Man gauntlet and have fun adventures with it. The coolest part? The fun doesn’t stop there. Get creative and create your own gear and powers. You can create night vision, speed trackers, light powers and more.
The BOSEbuild Speaker Cube is a creative gift idea for budding engineers. Have you ever wondered about the inner workings of a speaker? Well now you can build one from scratch with this do it yourself kit. The cool part is once you build the speaker you can connect wireless via an iPhone or iPad to play music or a video.
Got a 9 year old boy who’s interested in science? My First Lab Duo-Scope Microscope is an awesome first introduction to microscopes. It features three different magnifications – 40, 100 and 400 x – to study objects and slides. It’s an excellent STEM gift for your budding scientist.
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.
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.
Gyrobot is a STEM experiment kit from Thames & Kosmos that allows kids to experience an amazing tightrope-walk. You’ll be mesmerized as it stays balanced on a tightrope with a spinning gyroscope. You’ll learn the science of gyroscopes while having a blast.
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.
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!
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?
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!
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.
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?
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.