Gifts for Little Scientists and STEM Explorers
Kids are full of curiosity about how the world works, so why not give them a gift that helps them explore it? With a high-quality science kits or toys, kids can incorporate the wonder of the everyday world into their play. The perfect stem, science and tech toys for kids of all ages!
4M Imagine Station Code A Maze
CodeAmaze allows young children to learn coding skills through tangible code cards that do not rely on reading ability or language skills. Children can arrange these cards in sequence to code the program and achieve the mission. It is a very intuitive, screen-free approach to developing computational thinking that doesn't require software. Ages 3 years and up. $49.97 at Toys'R'Us.ca.
Techno Gears Crazy Train
Kids love to construct and the Techno Gears Crazy Train is the perfect way to encourage them to build. With its 60+ colorful construction pieces, power motor and more, this kit includes everything your little conductor needs to build his/her own train that has crankshafts that move and work. Ages 6 - 10. $29.95 at Chapters Indigo.
YOU*iverse Ultimate Chemistry Lab
Science and imagination go hand in hand with this exciting You*niverse Ultimate Chemistry Lab! Set up your chemistry laboratory station and get started creating fun and original experiments that erupt, glow, bubble and more. Ages 6 and up. $24.97 at Walmart.ca
Littlebits Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit
Kids can create their own custom Droid™ and bring it to life! Using littleBits electronic blocks and the free Droid Inventor app, they’ll teach their R2 Unit new tricks and take it on 16+ missions. Then kids can level-up their inventor expertise and reconfigure their Droid to give it new skills, or design any Droid they can dream of. The kit comes with everything kids need to create and customize their R2 Unit straight out of the box. Ages 8+. $99 at Chapters Indigo.
Coding Critters Ranger & Zip
Meet the Coding Critters: your first coding friends! These playful puppy pets bring early STEM concepts to preschool learning through 100% screen-free coding. Kids code along with their new pets’ storybook adventure, and help the brave Ranger and mischievous Zip have a playtime they'll never forget! Ages 4 - 7 years. $29.97 at Toys'R'Us.ca.
Osmo Little Genius Starter Kit
OSMO IS MAGIC: Fun-filled award winning learning games that interact with actual hand held pieces an iPad, bringing a preschool child's game pieces actions to life (No WiFi necessary for game play). Ages 3-5+. $119.99 at Chapters Indigo.
Experiment With Kitchen Science: Fun Projects To Try At Home
Science isn’t limited to the classroom—it can be cooked up in the kitchen! This photographic book of experiments and projects covers covers chemical reactions, states of matter, microbiology, and much more– all with ingredients and equipment that can be found in the kitchen. Ages 8+. $11.94 online at Chapters Indigo.
Crayola Colour Chemistry Arctic Lab Set
Explore the chilly side of colour science with Crayola Colour Chemistry: Arctic Edition! The Crayola Colour Chemistry Arctic Lab Set is jam-packed with playful experiments exploring your favourite subject—colour! With instructions for 50 experiments;curious kids can set up their own arctic lab to unlock the secrets of colours using Crayola products. Ages 7 - 10 years. $19.97 at Toys'R'Us.ca.
GraviTrax Starter Set
With over 100 pieces and 18 different construction elements, the GraviTrax Starter Set offers everything you need to begin building your own action-packed marble run. Discover how the laws of physics affect the track your marble takes with curves, crosses, freefalls and even a cannon. Experiment using different heights and angles to control the speed of the marble. Ages 8 plus. $79.95 at Chapters Indigo.
SmartLab That's Gross Science Lab
Need a way to get your kids interested in science? The ick factor in this kit is sure to do the trick! The 20-plus experiments in this set range from making smelly bubbles to fake boogers! Ages 6+. $34.99 at Mastermind Toys.
Meccano Set 5 Motorized Movers S.T.E.A.M. Building Kit
Build it – then bring it to life! Introducing Meccano’s most inventive building kit yet: Set 5, Motorized Movers. With this S.T.E.A.M. creation system, the building possibilities are endless. Young inventors can tap into their imaginations to make all-new creations, then use the working motor to bring them to life! Ages 10+. $59.95 at Chapters Indigo.