Make learning fun with these STEM gifts

Learning is fun. These toys which develop STEM skills are all the proof we need!

This is a "who's to blame" logic game. Cat Crimes takes a classic style of logic puzzle and makes it fun.  Solve clues for 40 increasingly difficult challenges to find that criminal cat.
$15 |

You are in a dark, ancient forest with only your lantern to guide you. Tall trees cast shadows all around. In the distance, you hear a rustling sound. Who's lurking in the shadows? This thrilling immersive play experience brings a twist to game night. You play it in the dark. Strategically move around the game board staying 'out' of the light. Shadows in the forest is fun for kids and adults.
$25 |

Laser Chess is a two-player strategy game combining thinking skills of chess with the high-tech fun of laser beams. It's one of Think Fun’s best STEM toys for boys and girls, helping to develop critical thinking skills.
$40 |

Meet Boxer, your real robot pal. He's got adorable animated expressions, silly sounds, and a fun-loving personality. Boxer is ready to play in three different ways. Use his remote control to race and perform stunts. Interact using hand movements. Or download the free app for more games. You'll become best buds at first blink.
$79 |

Help the squirrels prepare for winter in this brain teasing game. Squirrels Go Nuts challenges players to help the squirrels hide their acorns by strategically planning moves around the board. It's fun for the whole family. Plus, it's compact, portable and perfect for travel.
$15 |

Introduce your child to engineering principles and physics concepts with this hands-on kit. Watch the marbles twirl up, then roll down again. The Marbleocity Archimedes Screw is a unique learning experience for beginners or experienced makers. Building uses household glue. No special tools required.
$20 |

Let your little scientist explore the mysteries of the galaxy with the galactic fizzing dig set from Discovery. Create a fizzing reaction to excavate six real gemstones. this hands-on activity comes with excavation tools to unearth the gemstones and a magnifying glass to take a closer look.
$20 |

Check out the Pai Technology Circuit Conductor. Use your imagination and problem solving skills to create and experiment with your own circuit builds. Learn about electricity, currents, and magnets through fun and imaginative play.
$55 |

This modern cube throws back to the brain-boosting puzzle of years past. But now it's enhanced with cutting-edge technology.  Master the cube with the augmented reality app for step-by-step tutorials. Scan, learn, solve — it’s Cube-tastic, the perfect brain teaser for your kids.
$20 |

This is Hudson, an adorable motion-activated rattle for the littlest one on your holiday list. Watch it respond and glow depending on how baby shakes it. Plus, its textured legs are just right for teething babies.
$22 |

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