Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts are vital to kids’ learning development, and hundreds of toys that reinforce these important subjects can now be found on store shelves. From the basics of coding to robotics and engineering, the following STEM toys give kids the tools they need for success in the modern world.
CRAYOLA COLOR CHEMISTRY LAB SET, 7+ With this chemistry set, kids can explore color through 50 Steaminfused experiments, such as an erupting volcano, glow worms, and more. Each experiment was created with the help of real Crayola scientists. CRAYOLA, crayola.com
BEAKER CREATURES LIQUID REACTOR SUPER LAB, 5+ Drop the Reactor Pod in the chamber, pump in water, and watch the bubbling reaction that reveals a Beaker Creatures collectible figure. The lab doubles as a working science set, complete with instructions for hands-on experiments. LEARNING RESOURCES, learningresources.com
3DOODLER START MAKE YOUR OWN HEXBUG PEN SET, 6+ Kids can make their own HEXBUG creatures with this 3-D printing pen. Kids can doodle the bug’s body and legs using the Doodlemolds or their own designs, then let it crawl around with the HEXBUG motor. 3DOODLER, 3doodler.com
DESIGN & DRILL MY FIRST WORKBENCH, 3+ Little builders will stay busy with a workbench and tool set designed just for them. Safely hammer nails and drill bolts directly into the bench to create colorful patterns for hours of unplugged play. EDUCATIONAL INSIGHTS, educationalinsights.com