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STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Therefore, STEM gifts enable kids to develop skills in the four disciplines. Below is a list of 20 super fun STEM gifts.
1. LEGO Mindstorms EV3 31313
Recommended age is 10 – 15 years. This set is a perfect gift for engineers in training. With 601 pieces this set has the most advanced technology to create robots that talk, walk, think and do anything else they’re commanded to do.
2. Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics Discovery Kit
This kit is suitable for 8+ years children to provide them with experience in electrical circuits in buildings. The kit comes with a manual which is also available online. With more than 100 projects this kit is ideal for kids for a rounded STEM curriculum.
3. ThinkFun Rush Hour
This fun game is meant for 8+ years kids. It has four levels i.e. beginner to expect. The game has an escape car and sixteen trucks and cars.
4. OWI 14-in-1 Solar Robot
This game can be bought for beginners or experts since it has two levels of building skills. As its name suggests this robot is powered by sun so no batteries are required. This is a perfect addition to home schooling curriculum. Manufacturers recommended age us 8 – 15 years.
5. Scientific Explorer My First Mind Blowing Science Kit
This is a 20 piece kit that will allow young scientists to learn and explore science. This kit represents the whole STEM. Recommended for kids of four to eight years but the kids should be supervised by an adult.
6. Learning Resources Sum Swamp Game
With this toy math becomes fun as kids use addition and subtraction across the swamp. It is ideal for 5+ kids and two to four players can participate.
Sumoku comes with five game variations and it is ideal for 8+ kids to work on their math skills. It helps kids to flex their brains while they are having fun.
8. Scientific Explorer Magic Science Kit for Wizards Only
Recommended for 6+ year old kids but adult supervision is required. The kit includes chemicals and activity guide among other items.
9. Meccano MeccaNoid G15 KS
The advanced technology used will enable kids to build and program the robot. It is suitable for 8+ year old kids.
10. Click-A-Brick Feather Friends 30pc Educational Toys Building Block Set
For the innovative and creative 4 – 12 years old kids. It will enable the kid to develop better hand eye coordination when they are playing.
11. Magna-Tiles Clear Colors 32-pc Set
This toy will enable kids to think in 3-D and develop science and math skills. Manufacturers recommended age is 3 years and up.
12. The Magic School Bus – Chemistry Lab
The bus shaped kit contains store components and experiments in three plastic trays. This will help kids in developing science skills. The recommended age is 5+ years.
13. Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears!
This toy introduces kids to counting, sorting, designing and putting physics into play. The set contains 96 pieces that help in promoting problem solving skills in kids. Perfect fit for 3+ years kids.
14. Spirograph Deluxe Design Set
This set has 45 pieces and it is a must have for kids of 5+ years. This will enable kids to create beautiful designs and develop their mathematics skills.
15. Melissa & Doug Shape Sorting Clock
This piece comes with 12 removable pieces and it will help kids in learning fine motor skills, colors, numbers and concepts of time. Great toy for 3+ years kids.
16. The Learning Journey Match It! Mathematics Memory
This toy has 60 colorful game cars and it helps kids in learning about basic math skills. It is recommended for 3 -7 years kids.
17. Educational Insights Design & Drill Brightworks
This toy will help kids to develop matching, problem solving, constructional and patterning skills. It requires 3 AA batteries but they are not in the package. It is great for 3 -12 year old kids.
18. Learning Resources Pretend & Play Calculator Cash Register
This toy helps in building calculator and math skills for kids. It is solar powered and it is perfect for 3+ years kids.
19. The Learning Journey Match It! Counting
A toy that will help kids master basic math skills and build self confidence. The recommended age is 3+ years.
20. Battat Take-A-Part Airplane (New Model)
For ages 3 years to help in training motor skills while learning how pieces work together. This set has 21 pieces and it requires two AA batteries.