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Checkout Kits

Looking for more S.T.E.A.M. activities for the kiddos? Checkout one of our S.T.E.A.M kits!

  • Featuring activities for ages 6 mos. to 16 yrs.
  • These kits check out for 1 week at a time. 

Ages: 0-2 years old

Toddler Music Kit

Musical instruments are perfect to get your little ones moving, grooving, and marching to the beat in their own head. The toddler musical toys also help build up motor skill development, hand-eye coordination, and creative expression for your young tyke. These small and cute baby musical toys are helpful to develop your children’s musical talent. There are two kits:

Kit one includes: 1 Liberty Bell, 2 Maracas, 1 Tamborine, 1 Egg Shaker.

Kit two includes: 1 Xylophone, 1 Call bell, 2 Castanets, 1 Drum, 1 egg shakers

For ages 6 mos.+

Steggy the Fine Moto Dino

Build essential fine motor skills with Steggy the Fine Motor Dino!

Boost pincer grasp, hand strength, and more with Steggy’s 10 pinch-able, pull-able scales

Learn early color and number recognition for 3-in-1 learning fun!

For ages 18 mos.+

Ages: 3-5 years old

Ocean Sensory Bin

NEW

These tactile bins promote exploratory play that can go on for hours.

Sensory bins encourage kids to:

  • Engage multiple sense (sight, touch, smell).
  • Play cooperatively with others.
  • Expand their language skills as they are exposed to new concepts.
  • Strengthen their fine motor skills as they use different tools to play with the sensory bin.
  • Think critically by having kids make observations, find and count specific items, or play I-Spy for hidden items.
  • Engage in imaginative play that does not have a specific end result.

Ages 3+

Bug Catcher NEW

Kids can explore nature with the bug bucket kit and activity book. Want to catch little insects and critters? Use the bug tongs, tweezers, or net. Want to study them up close? Use the magnifier. Also includes a capture jug and 3-part habitat. Even includes a feeder pipette and beautifully illustrated booklet to teach kids while they play.

Ages 3+

Binoculars 

Get out and explore the natural world with kid-sized binoculars that come in bright, fun colors.

For ages 3+

My First Lab

This is a science lab activity set. Foster a curiosity for science by conducting real hands-on experiments. Visually appealing science tools and easy-to-follow, beginner science activities. Learn the names of science tools and broaden your child’s understanding of science terms.

For ages 4+

My First Magnetic Kit: Toddlers

This inquiry based STEAM kit encourages kids to explore the forces of magnetism. This kit has 27 pieces. 

For ages 3 yrs+.

Magnetic Blocks

Engineering Toys Stimulate Problem Solving, Motor Skills & Shape Recognition; Perfect for Preschool Games & Group Activities.

‘For ages 3 yrs+.

Russian Nesting Dolls

Great for learning ordering and sequencing by size, fine motor skills, and comparisons. Use them to tell a story and then build off this to teach about geography and culture!

For ages 3+

Magnetic Blocks

Engineering toys stimulate problem solving, motor skills, and shape recognition; perfect for preschool games & group activities.

For ages 3+

Gears, Gears, Gears

Supports STEM by introducing children to sorting, grouping, counting, designing, constructing! You’ll also be putting physics into play with spinning gear movement. Learning gets more intricate as children’s abilities advance. Boost fine motor skills while promoting reasoning and problem solving as children create moving experiments with spinning, colorful action. 

For ages 3 yrs+.

Electric-dough

Support your kids in learning STEM, STEAM & everything between! Using their imagination, creativity, and problem solving skills, kids will learn about circuits and electricity. The easy to follow guided activities highlight real world applications to science, technology, engineering, and math so that kids can better understand the world around them. The goal is to help kids understand technology and how to use it for good, rather than just passively consuming it.

For ages 4 yrs+.

Botly the Coding Robot

Code right out of the box with the next generation of our Toy of the Year award-winning coding robot! Discover 16 fun interactions—transform Botley 2.0 into a train, police car, ghost, and more! Features expanded coding styles—code through music, lights, and movements. Coding helps kids learn STEM skills without a tablet or phone.

For ages 4 yrs+.

Artist’s Drawing Box

Pick up this artist’s box to get started on drawing! This kit has all the materials to get you going: Two books (Manga Art for Beginners and How to Draw Cute Stuff), a drawing pencil set, dog & human drawing mannequins, and drawing paper.

For ages 5+

 

Dinosaur Construction

 This plastic dinosaur is a construction toy that will improve hand eye coordination, fine motor skills, and logic/problem-solving skills. It also encourages patience and provides a taste of engineering at a very early age. There are a total of 39 pieces. Learning objectives for this kit: math skills, hand-eye coordination, creative thinking, motor skills, logic, imagination development, problem solving skills, S.T.E.M.

For ages 5 yrs+.

Talking Microscope NEW

  • LOOK, LISTEN & LEARN: GeoSafari Jr. Talking Microscope features up-close, quality images and the voice of Bindi Irwin, Wildlife Warrior who will expand your knowledge of animals and plants
  • ONLY TALKING MICROSCOPE FOR PRESCHOOLERS: Introduce children to a real scientific toy that is easy to use and fun to learn with
  • OVER 100 FACTS & QUESTIONS: Includes 60 beautiful full-color images and 2 modes of play, Fact Mode and Quiz Mode. Requires 3 AAA batteries (not included). STANDARD VERSION includes English, Spanish, French, and German audio
  • STEM LEARNING: The perfect STEM TOY to encourage an interest in biology, botany, and overall curiosity
  • BACK TO SCHOOL or HOMESCHOOL ACTIVITY: Our Geosafari Jr. interactive talking products make the perfect activity to get ready for school! Or keep kids engaged, entertained, and learning independently while being at home.
  • Ages 5+

Ages 6-12 years old

Archery NEW!

A classic game of fun and skill that is fun to play with the entire family and your friends!

Ages 6+

Snap Circutry Light Kit

Build over 175 amazing projects with over 55 color-coded circuit components.

Hands-on introduction to electronics: learn how to construct real working circuits, devices and fiber optics.

For ages 8+

Chemistry Set

This kit contains real lab equipment, including three beakers, a high temperature thermometer, a digital timer, colored safety goggles, a chalkboard lab mat and loads of chemical reagents for hours and hours of experimental fun.

For ages 8+

Solar Robot

12-in-1 Solar Robot Kit: Comes with 190 pieces. Build 12 different types of robots from one kit. Includes the robot’s moving and connecting parts like gears, plates, tires, and shafts. *Especially challenging, Summer is still struggling to get the gears to work. Perfect for kids that love to tinker and are not easily discouraged.

For ages 8+

Magnetic Science

Explore the invisible and amazing power of magnets with 33 engaging experiments and games. This science experiment kit contains many magnets of different shapes and sizes, and a variety of other components with which you can explore this classic scientific subject. Experiment to determine which materials are magnetic and which are not. Learn about magnetic poles and magnetic fields. Discover how Earth behaves like one giant magnet, and how we use compasses to take advantage of this phenomenon to determine which way is north. Conduct a series of experiments to learn first hand how magnets behave and interact under different conditions. Make invisible magnetic fields visible using iron filings in an enclosed transparent box. Build an electromagnet to learn how electricity relates to magnetism. Finally, have some fun with what you have learned by playing some games with magnets!

For ages 8 yrs+