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GIFT GUIDE: THE BEST STEM GIFTS FOR SCHOOL-AGED KIDS

Looking for gifts that not only entertain but educate as well?  Look no further!  Introducing kids to STEM toys is a fun an engaging way to prepare them for today’s tech-centered world.  STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.  Give your child the gift of learning with toys that develop their skills in coding, engineering, design, and much more with the following STEM gifts!

This STEM gift guide is AWESOME! What a great resource for kid’s gift ideas.

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Piper Computer Kit



Piper Computer Kit (ages 6 & up) – Have a Minecraft fan at home?  They’ll love this!!  First, your child gets to build their own, real computer (yeah!)  Then, they get to play in the famous world of Minecraft where they’ll go on missions and solve challenges using buttons, switches, motion sensors, and parallel circuitry on their computer!

 

My First Microscope


My First Microscope (ages 3 & up) – Explore the hidden world around us.  Designed to hold both flat and 3D items, this microscope was created just for little kids!

 

Circuit Clay Science Kit



Circuit Clay Science Kit (ages 8 & up) – Using special conductive, insulating clay, your child can build sculptures that really light up!  Connect the included LED lights to the battery pack through the clay and your creations will come to light.

 

LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox Building and Coding Kit


LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox Building and Coding Kit (ages 7 & up) – Do you have a Lego fan at home?  They’ll love using traditional Lego bricks along with motors and sensors to build five different robotic creations that can be programmed and controlled from you electronic devices.

 

Kids First Automobile Engineer Kit


Kids First Automobile Engineer Kit (ages 3 & up) – Teach kids the basics of engineering with big, vibrant vehicle building parts.  Follow along on a story adventure and use the power of engineering to create ten vehicles along the way!

 

Code & Go Robot Mouse Activity Set


Code & Go Robot Mouse Activity Set (ages 5 & up) – Introduce kids to the world of coding with this amazing robotic mouse maze that encourages problem solving and spatial concepts.

 

Wonder Workshop Dash Robot


Wonder Workshop Dash Robot(ages 6 & up) – This real robot, made for children 6 and up, comes to life with a free coding app available on Apple and Android devices.  Make him move, dance, light up, make sounds, and more!

 

Mega Crystal Growing Lab


Mega Crystal Growing Lab(ages 6 & up) – This national geographic set allows your child to grow crystals in eight different colors.  And includes a night light display for showing off your crystals.

 

OffBits Vehicle


OffBits Vehicle (ages 6 & up) – Inspire your child to become a young engineer.   Create your own vehicle by assembling nuts, bolts, springs, and wheels in countless combinations.

 

Be Amazing Lab-in-a-Bag Test Tube Wonders


Be Amazing Lab-in-a-Bag Test Tube Wonders(ages 8 & up) – Explore the world of science with 15 fun activities.  Grow a test tube dinosaur, make polymer snow, trap a rainbow in a test tube, build underwater castles with waterproof sand, make beads change color in the sun, and more!

 

Snap Circuits Electronics Discovery Kit


Snap Circuits Electronics Discovery Kit (ages 8 & up) – Have fun learning about electronics with over 60 snap-together parts that can build things like a radio, a musical doorbell, a laser gun, and much more!

 

Magformers Challenger Set


Magformers Challenger Set(ages 3 & up) – These geometric shapes are magnetic on every edge, allowing your child to stack, pull apart, and build anything they can imagine!

 

Sphero SPRK + Robot


Sphero SPRK + Robot (ages 1 & up) – Learn about robotics with a robot that you can see inside of.  With a downloadable app you can drive your robot around, program it to dance to music, react to a collision, mimic the solar system, and more!  Encourages math skills, logic, and eye-hand coordination.

 

How Things Work


How Things Work (ages 8 & up) – Learn how things work with this fun, informative book.  Your kids can impress their friends with facts about how a microwave works, how a hover bike floats, how rubber erasers work, and more!

 

Robotic Arm Edge


Robotic Arm Edge (ages 10 & up) – Get kids excited about the real mechanics of robotics technology.  This robotic arm has intuitive controls and extensive range of motion that allows you to move, grip, lift, and rotate with five joints and five motors!

 

 

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