Educational games and toys that support science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are all the rage. Check out some of this year's great products that support STEM learning at home.
Bill Nye’s VR Science Kit
Explore science with Bill Nye "The Science Guy" in this interactive science kit for kids, complete with over 30 hands-on experiments. Fly over volcanoes, dive deep into a crystal cave, waterfalls, hot air balloons and more while discovering the wonders of science. This 50-piece set includes materials to build a lava lamp, compass and more.
Pinxies Marvelous Mermaid Ship
Pinxies sets are specially designed to combine both simple problem-solving skills, which help boost confidence, and imaginative exploration to enhance creativity. As they sail the Pinxies seas alongside Koral, girls will learn about exploring new places and that making friends can happen anywhere. The figures’ interchangeable expressions and interlocking hands inspire deeper storytelling.
Marvel Collector’s Chess Set
Which side will you choose? Stand behind a powerful organization dedicated to fighting terror, or back an opposition dead-set on world domination. Your chance to make the smarter moves as heroes or villains in the classic two-person strategy game has arrived.
GUJO Adventure Lost Jungle Temple
With multiple areas to explore, boys will find that their play exploration and imagination have no limits. The Jungle Temple is constructed using high-quality sturdy plastic connectors and durable plastic panels. Each set is designed to combine both simple problem-solving skills to help boost confidence and imaginative storytelling to enhance creativity. Each character also has four interchangeable expressions to create fun and authentic stories.
Fun Fort Building Kit
An educational STEM toy for kids to master basic engineering skills. Easily build a fort by inserting and twisting the rods into the spheres then cover it with light sheet to create forts, play tents and more.
Build three types of solar cars, a solar fan, and a solar robot model. Conduct science experiments with each model to learn about gear ratios, solar cells, and more.
Space Science Kit
Kids can explore our solar system and beyond. This cool educational set lets kids learn about planets, stars, meteors and more as they paint each planet and mount them on the giant 3-foot poster.
3-in-1 World Globe LED Constellation Map Night Light
States and nations are presented in great detail, and stars come alive at the flick of a switch. Sits stable on a desk, tabletop or night stand.
K'NEX Architecture: Golden Gate Bridge
Build an authentic replica of the Golden Gate Bridge. Each set comes with historical information about the landmark and detailed easy-to-follow, step-by-step building instructions. Discover your inner architect with this fun family project you will be proud to display in your home.
Fun and easy to build awesome light up pictures and patterns. Simply place the LED Blox onto the power board to build unlimited light designs. Some even flash and change colors to make your pictures and patterns look really cool.
Sphero Mini Golf
Equipped with a gyroscope, accelerometer, and colorful LED lights, this robot does a lot more than any other ball you’ll find on the links—or in the living room. Create your own mini golf course then control Sphero Mini Golf’s movements several ways in the Sphero Play app. Master Joystick, Slingshot, or Tilt mode and you’ll be celebrating your first hole-in-one before you know it.
Math Wizard and the Magical Workshop
Brew potions with dragon claws and magic sparkles to master place value on a magical quest. Then, add and subtract balloons to help dragons fly. Also available: Secrets of the Dragons.
Ooze Labs: Colorful Crystal Lab
Set up your lab station — complete with beakers, test tubes, centrifuge, display dome, and more — and use safe, non-toxic crystal salts to conduct more than ten experiments in crystal formation. You can even make red, pink, blue, purple, and clear crystals using the spinning centrifuge.
SmartLab Toys Kitchen Science Lab
Using common ingredients from the kitchen and the uncommon ones provided, kids will use special lab vessels to conduct exciting experiments that fizz, pop, change color, disappear, crystallize, defy gravity, shrink, grow, and explode.
Flower Power Science Kit
This S.T.E.A.M. friendly kit combines art and science in an engaging way. Simply build, mix, and color the content to create a beautiful flower. Place the finished project on your shelf and watch the colors bloom.
SmartLab Toys Storm Watcher Weather Lab
Lets kids conduct experiments involving wind speed, wind direction, temperature, rainfall, atmospheric pressure, the water cycle, evaporation, the greenhouse effect, acid rain, drought, and more. The 32-page book gives kids a thorough understanding of what causes local weather and how it relates to climate change.
Roto Brain 3D Puzzle Sphere
The ultimate brainteasing mind puzzle game that offers vast possibilities and endless fun with its addictive color-spinning and fidget challenges. Roto Brain enhances memory, critical thinking skills and will test your IQ.
Stomp Rocket Magnetic Dartboard Game
Safe and strong magnetic darts will stick every time and will not damage the walls. Perfect for year-round, indoor and outdoor play. A screen-free activity and promote logical and strategic thinking.
Journey Down the Belly
Inside our body, lives a teeny, tiny, hungry little friend called ENZYME. He is always busy at work doing all types of chemical experiments on our chewed-up food. Join his crazy fun digestion journey to find out what’s happening to the food we eat.
Stick-O Construction Kit
This frustration-free set allows toddlers to explore their dream of being a construction worker and allows them to build a bulldozer, digger, crane and more. Magnetic shapes in this set include, 4 Spheres, 4 Sticks, 1 Long Stick, 1 Cone, 1 Half Sphere and 15 magnetic accessories including construction wheels, wings and crane arms.
Updated: December 2020