Looking for a great gift idea for a child this holiday season? Consider STEM toys. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. These toys are both fun and educational. In my experience, STEM toys also tend to hold your child’s attention, too!
I wanted to share a few of my picks for well-rated STEM toys on discount right now as part of Amazon’s Cyber Monday Week of deals. Note that I’m including the prices I’m currently finding on Amazon, but they are subject to change at any time. This means it’s possible by the time you find my post and click through to the item, the price may be higher or lower.
Snap Circuits JR: $19.99 (reg. $34.99) – 43% off
My son received this set as a birthday present a couple years ago. It’s very, very cool. You can use the kit to build a number of exciting projects such as a police siren, musical doorbell, or voice-activated lamp. It’s a great introduction to the world of electronics. When my son received it for his 8th birthday, he admittedly needed a bit of help with it. He’s 10 now and can easily follow the instructions and complete the projects on his own. I whole-heartedly recommend this toy.
My First Mind Blowing Science Kit: $12.03 (reg. $23.99) – 50% off
Geared for kids ages 6 and up, the My First Mind Blowing Science Kit is the #1 best selling science kit on Amazon! This kit includes a variety of ingredients and supplies needed to complete 11 activities.
Klutz Lego Crazy Action Contraptions: $16.99
While my kids don’t own this kit, I have purchased several Klutz products over the years and love them! With this particular kit, your child can create 16 different crazy Lego contraptions using the 105 Lego pieces included. The instructions are clear and the kit is geared for kids 7 and up. This product has an average of 4.6-star rating after over 600 customer reviews.
Magnet Science Kit: $14.34 (reg. $32.99) – 57% off
This is another #1 best selling item on Amazon – and one I’m strongly considering for one of my kids. It contains the materials needed to perform 10 fun experiments and games that teach children how magnetism works. Suitable for kids ages 8 and up.
Ultimate Secret Formula Lab: $28.54 (reg. $53.93) – 47% off
This toy honestly caught my attention because it looks like something I would’ve enjoyed as a kid! Your child can play mad scientist by performing 40 experiments “that fizz, change color, disappear, crystallize and defy gravity!” How cool is this? This 33-piece set is geared for kids ages 8 and up.
Remote-Control Machines: $101.06 (reg. $124.99) – 19% off
I’m considering buying this for my daughter, who has indicated an interest in robotics! This highly-rated set allows you to build 20 models. You can also design your own creations! This toy is also a winner of the Parents’ Choice Silver Honor.
The Everything Kids’ Science Experiments Book: $9.99
I bought this book for my daughter this year and I’m really excited about it! It’s full of ideas for science experiments for your kids using household items. It’s well rated by customers and the #1 best selling science experiment book on Amazon! By the way, ending today (11/27), you can use coupon code GIFTBOOK17 to save $5 on your purchase of $20 or more on books!
You can shop the entire selection of STEM toys over at Amazon. They’ve even got them sorted by age and category to help you find the perfect gift!
Now it’s your turn: What are your thoughts about STEM toys? Do your kids play with or own any? Are you considering some this holiday season?