Summer is here and while the kids are out from school, it’s the perfect time to stock up on new summer STEM toys that also incorporate valuable STEM learning to prevent that dreaded “summer slide.” From construction and building to exploration and science, parents don’t have to worry about bored kids or losing educational milestones with these educational products for ages 3+!

Design & Drill See Through Creative Workshop

play drill set

Clear the way to creativity! Busy hands will love to design and drill into a see-through base using a motorized drill and easy-to-follow pattern cards. Kiddos are learning construction and fine motor skills while improving hand-eye coordination, all while having fun!

Age range: 3-6 years

Price: $39.99

 

Beaker  Creatures

play chemistry set

Bring the science lab home for the summer! Beaker Creatures adds a layer of experimentation, engagement and STEM education to the world of collectibles! From fizzy reactor pods to classification cards, discover and explore with your creatures. The set can also be used for additional experiments provided in the included experiment guide or for new ones that young scientists dream up themselves. s.

Age range: 5+

MSRP: $24.99 for the complete Liquid Reactor Super Lab Set including two dissolvable Reactor Pods with collectible characters/ $4.99 for an individual Reactor Pod

 

Plus-Plus Open Play Tube

play guitar

This 70 piece travel-friendly tube is a screen-free boredom buster for the whole family. Use the enclosed idea guide to build a guitar, spinning top, people, trees, flowers and more! Or, use your imagination and build in 2D or 3D.  It’s one shape with endless possibility!

Age Range: 5+ Years

Colors Mixes Available: Basic, Neon, Pastel, Camo, Patriotic, Grayscale, Water and Earth

Price: $6.99-7.99

Crashapult STEM Challenge

catapult and crash STEM toy

Hands-on activities are a great way to entertain the kids during the long hot summer days and Crashapult STEM Challenge will keep them busy for hours! Introducing kids to angles, trajectories, and other early physics fundamentals, Crashapult  challenges kids to build and complete high-flying obstacle courses designed around core STEM concepts. After setting up their catapults, kids send the launch balls flying off walls, over obstacles, and toward the set’s included hoop target, funnel, or goal cup. Along the way, they’ll have to use their own trial-and-error, engineering, and critical thinking skills to make the adjustments to placement and force necessary to successfully complete the included challenges.

Age range: 5+ years

Price: $19.99

GeoSafari Jr. Explorer Scope

Safari STEM toyTake summer exploration up a notch with this 2-in-1 microscope and telescope. With 8x magnification, perfect-fit goggles with enlarged eyepieces, breakaway strap, soft rubber hand grips, and telescoping barrel with 15x magnification for distance viewing, this amazing tool introduces science in a fun, new way!

Age range: 3-6 years

Price: $16.99

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