As the holidays quickly approach, the search for the perfect gift is in full swing. Why not give a gift that will last a lifetime? A STEM kit or toy can inspire growth and discovery for years to come. Here’s a list of five STEM items that would make perfect gifts this holiday season!
1. Lego Creative Brick Box
Approximate Price: $47.99 Ages: 4+
LEGO’s have been an innovator’s staple for decades. These seemingly small bricks can be arranged many ways to create incredible designs! The best part about the LEGO creative brick box is the ingenuity it leaves up to the user. Each design is unique! A simple yellow box will offer hours of enjoyment either by yourself or with friends and family. With 790 pieces and a creator’s manual to jumpstart some ideas, this kit is good for ages 4 and up.
2. Lego Klutz Chain Reactions
Approximate Price: $19.88 Ages: 8+
The LEGO Klutz chain reaction pack is an excellent way to bring the basics of engineering into your Lego experience. With an 80+ page booklet, this science and building kit encourages your gift recipient to tap into the world of physics by bringing motion to otherwise still-sitting LEGO pieces. If you know someone who loves working with LEGO pieces, this kit is sure to bring a lot of holiday cheer.
Note: This kit is best combined with existing LEGO sets, as it does require a lot of LEGO parts not included in this kit.
3. Arduino UNO Super Starter Kit
Approximate Price: $29.99 Ages: 10+
The ELEGOO Arduino sets are notoriously some of the best electrical engineering sets out there. Ready to go circuit boards that are easy for kids to get a hang of, in addition to programming that brings a new level of pizazz to all your projects, make these kits truly astounding. In a world dominated by electronics, an Arduino UNO super starter kit is a great way to dive in and offers plenty of room to grow!
4. VEX Robotics Super IQ Kit
Approximate Price: $379 Ages: 10+
Robotics is a rapidly evolving field; VEX robot kits are a perfect way to get acquainted with the way robots work and the creative process behind them. The VEX IQ super kit offers a programmable brain, motors, gears, bands, building blocks, sensors, and so much more, to entertain a group of 2-4. With a designed curriculum framework, VEX has made it simple to integrate these kits into your class agenda.
5. solar4STEM Electricity Kit
Actual Price: $79 Ages: 8+
solar4STEM’s electricity kit is a fun and engaging circuit kit teaching electricity, magnetism, and physics! This all in one kit can be used in classroom and engineering lab, homeschooling, or for family fun. The kit presents an easy way to include basic learning while fostering creativity through hands-on experiences. With a manual of over 30+ experiments and activities and YouTube videos to guide you, this gift is ready to go from the moment you open the box. This kit is designed for kids, parents, and educators as well. This gift will educate and entertain for this Christmas and years to come!