If you have tween boys to buy for, then you’ll want to purchase these cool STEM gifts! STEM toys are great for children to develop critical thinking and reasoning skills all while having fun. I love when I can combine learning with play, it’s the best of both worlds.
STEM Gifts for 8-12 year old boys
STEM Gift Guide
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Snap Ships Gladius AC-75 Drop Ship
Snap Ships is a versatile building system for creating multiple crafts with action play, and all sets and pieces are interchangeable, so kids can build however they want. Gladius features a missile rack for high explosive ground attack, a pulse laser for heavy assault, and a heavy-life engine. Real shooting action for battle play!
GUJO Adventure Underwater Base & Minisub Kids Play Set
The Underwater Base is over 17 inches tall & about 15 inches wide, & delivers huge play while making a statement in any house! With multiple rooms & areas to explore, boys will find that their play exploration & imagination have no limits. Combining problem-solving skills and narrative abilities, Gujo Adventure helps lay the foundation for young minds to excel at STEM.
Laser Pegs are a classic building toy designed to be compatible with all major construction building blocks such as Lego, Knex, Mega Bloks, allowing kids to build anything from helicopters to robots, monster trucks to animals, or dinosaurs to spaceships! Once connected to a power base, Laser Pegs light up a long lasting, colored LED – so your creation lights up as it’s built!
K’nex Dragon’s Revenge Thrill Coaster
Enter the dragon’s lair, if you dare…will you escape? Think outside the blocks with this real working roller coaster that you build yourself from 578 parts, including classic-sized K’NEX rods and connectors. Once you’ve built the structure, attach the tower & drawbridge pieces and assemble the Dragon – his wings really flap when you turn on the battery-powered motor! Will the light-up coaster car Make it past or get caught in the dragon’s clutches? Watch as the car dips and dives throughout the burnt out tower and thru the drawbridge, twisting and turning the whole way and back to the working chain lift, where you can begin your quest to escape the Dragon all over again!
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Mega Slime Kit & Putty Lab
Explore the squishy, stretchy, slippery side of science with NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC! The Mega slime & putty lab contains eight amazing varieties of slime and putty including premade magnetic putty, fluffy slime, glow-in-the-dark putty, liquid slime, color changing putty, snotty slime, bouncing putty and 1 DIY glow-in-the-dark slime lab plus cool accessories. What makes putty so stretchable? Why does slime drip and ooze? Check out the learning Guide for interesting slime and putty facts plus a few simple experiments for kids to try at home.
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Glowing Marble Run
A phenomenal construction activity kit for kids! This 80-piece set has everything you need to create incredible marble runs that will have your glowing marbles racing toward the finish line!
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Junior Metal Detector
This introductory metal detector is easy to use and perfect for a budding detectorist. It’s light enough for the kids to operate but built with the advanced technology and powerful searching features to make finding treasure fun and easy. Take it to the beach, park, or on a hike and find treasure everywhere you go! Get your Junior Series Metal Detector today and discover the wonders hidden right below your feet.
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Morphing Matter Dinosaur Kit
The incredible Morphing Matter is similar to play sand but much softer and fluffier. Plus, it moves like its alive! It is a fantastic kinetic foam activity and sensory play kit, with astounding properties that will keep kids and adults mesmerized for hours!
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Fool’S Dig Kit
This kit includes: – 12 Fool’s Gold Dig bricks, each with 2-3 pyrite specimens hidden inside. – 2 sets of digging tools – 2 sets of brushes – a full-color learning guide and instructions everything you need to reveal your pyrite and learn some fascinating science facts. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC toys is proud to provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee with all our products so that you can buy with confidence.
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC – Da Vinci’s DIY Science and Engineering Construction Kit
Discover Da Vinci’s Workshop with three of National Geographic’s best-selling da Vinci’s Invention Products. This kit includes 3 DIY building projects: Bombard, Catapult and Ballista. No special tools are required for you to build these three incredible inventions from Leonardo da Vinci.
Let kids come up with their own game or idea instead of letting a screen show them what to do, said Kidsco who is reviewing the best toys.
These STEM toys are will be a huge hit on Christmas morning and will keep them entertained and engaged! Get the kids off the screens to let them use their brain and hands to build things they will be proud of.
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