5 Battery Free STEM Toys

Math Dice®

This mentally challenging and fun dice game from Thinkfun helps kids sharpen their math skills by solving problems in a fun new way. Players roll the two 12-sided target dice and multiply them to get a target number. Then roll the three scoring dice and combine these numbers using addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, or even powers to build an equation that is closest, or equal to, the target.

Winner of a Parents Choice Gold Award, Math Dice is suitable for 2 or more players with a suggested age range of 8 to adult.

 

Math Dice game by Thinkfun for ages 8+

Rainbow Lab by GALT

Kids can learn all about colour with the Rainbow Lab Kit from UK brand, GALT.  Experiment with colour mixing then grow amazing jelly-like crystals in many different colours. Create a rainbow in a test tube and see the world through rainbow glasses!  Rainbow Lab includes 12 fun experiments and is part of the new educational science Explore & Discover STEM range by Galt.

Suggested for children ages 5 years and up. Adult supervision recommended.

Rainbow Lab experiment kit by GALT

Thinking Putty® Puzzle by Thinkfun

Kids with really 'stretch' their minds with this unique logic puzzle by Thinkfun. Featuring Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty®, each of the 60 challenges (ranging from beginner to expert) will put children's spatial reasoning skills to the test as they attempt to connect the dots for all 6 putty colors on the puzzle grid. The paths can not intersect, so the player must stretch and pull each color along different pathways, over bridges, and around path blockers to succeed. A great activity for exercising logic and problem solving skills, along with creative thinking, visual perception and reasoning.

Thinking Putty Puzzle is suitable for a single player, with a suggested age range of 8 years and beyond.

Thinking Putty Puzzle - the mind-stretching logic game

 KNEX Model Cars Building Set

One of the many great engineering building sets from the K’NEX construction collection. This 'Cars' set contains 187 K'NEX pieces to build 12 different models. Good entertainment for kids, while also providing numerous developmental benefits including logic, spatial awareness and problem solving skills.

The KNEX Model Cars Building Set is suggested for children ages 7 to 12 years.

Knex model cars building set

Smartivity Optics Kaleidoscope Kit

Introduce children to a dazzling world of color, light, and reflection as they assemble and reassemble this DIY kaleidoscope kit. Get creative and decorate the exterior with your own paints and colours. Add the included beads to the drum or experiment with your own trinkets for a host of colours and effects, while you learn about light, reflection and more. The Smartivity Optics Kit is suggested for kids ages 6 and upwards.

Smartivity DIY Kaleidoscope STEM Kit