The Top 10 Best STEM Toys For 2023

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The holiday season is just around the corner AGAIN. Time sure flies fast, huh?

It’s that wonderful time of the year again when kids are excited about the gifts they’ll receive. 

I’m pretty sure you already have a list of what to ask from your parents. Or maybe you’re still thinking of what you want to receive! 

If you’re currently looking for toys that are fun but also educational, don’t fret!

That’s where STEM toys come in!

STEM toys — that’s science, technology, engineering, and math — are a fantastic way to stimulate curiosity and foster a love of learning. These are great gifts, as they help you learn valuable skills, like critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity, that will benefit you in the long run. 

Also, kids of different ages and skill levels can enjoy many STEM toys, so they are the perfect gifts for you! 

Last time, I shared with you The 10 Best STEM Toys Of 2022. I have a question, though: Did you receive the gift you wanted from the list last Christmas? I sure hope you did!

In this new post, I’ve rounded up new STEM toys for you to put on your list this holiday season to make your shopping experience a breeze!

Now, without further ado, here are the top 10 STEM toys you want to add to your gift list!

1. Bloxels Build Your Own Video Games

If you LOVE video games, then Bloxels Build Your Own Video Games is the perfect toy for you!

You can build game layouts and create your own characters with the Bloxels gameboard and 8 types of blocks. Just scan them with the app and bring them to life with animations and special abilities like speed, size, flight, magic, and more!

When you’re ready, you can publish your game in the Arcade and play thousands of others created by the Bloxels community!

Bloxels app is available on iOS, Android, Kindle, Chromebooks, and the Web.

The best thing? It’s your OWN game!

2. Gskyer Telescope

Step into the art of stargazing without the overly complicated features using the Gskyer Telescope! 

This is especially perfect for amateur astronomers exploring celestial bodies and terrestrial objects. 

This real 70x400mm refractor telescope has 16x to 120x and can give you a good view of the moon, planets, and some star arrangements. With this, you can also have a clear image of birds, wildlife, and distant treetops!

Another great thing about the Gskyer Telescope is that it has a step-by-step guide for quick and easy assembly, typically taking only 15-30 minutes.

Developed with an on-the-go sky gazer in mind, this travel scope is also compact and portable. 

Lastly, it includes one smartphone adapter and one Wireless camera remote so you can easily see the nature of the world through the screen and take amazing celestial images.

3. Sphero Specdrums (2 Rings)

For aspiring musicians here, Sphero Specdrums is for you! These app-enabled music rings allow you to create music by turning colors into sounds! It mimics the functions of digital drums, keyboards, and MIDI pads. 

Amazing, right?

You can just tap your fingers on any surface – the table, clothes, drawings, or the included playpad, to create sounds, loops, and beats. 

What’s great about this toy is that you can jam alone or with friends anytime and anywhere!

By downloading the Specdrums MIX app, you can access the expertly selected sound packs that enable you to mix and create full songs using only your finger. 

You can also connect Specdrums to any other music software that accepts Bluetooth MIDI, such as GarageBand and Ableton Live.

4. Abacus Brands Bill Nye’s VR Science Kit

Experience the ultimate immersive learning journey with Bill Nye in his virtual reality lab! 

With this virtual reality science kit, you can experience images coming to life as videos on the page through augmented reality! You can also step into Bill Nye’s virtual reality lab to witness science in action!

Join Bill Nye as he takes on scientific principles like density, oxidation, and 30 hands-on experiments. 

This set comes with a pair of hands-free goggles that offer an immersive learning experience. They work with all smartphones with access to the Google Play and Apple iOS app stores. 

The goggles have been tested to fit all types of smartphones, including “max” and plus-size models. However, they are not compatible with tablets.

5. Gravity Maze

Gravity Maze is the perfect holiday present for you if you like puzzles, smart games, and challenging activities!

It’s a gravity-powered maze game with 60 mind-challenging puzzles that get more difficult as you advance! This is perfect for beginners or experts who want a little more challenge. 

As you navigate the challenges, this game helps you build your spatial reasoning and planning skills!

6. Thames & Kosmos Kids First Botany

For budding botanists out there, get your hands on this experimental greenhouse kit now!

This kit teaches botany fundamentals with step-by-step instructions for the hands-on experiments. It also contains growing information for many common plants with a 48-page, full-color illustrated guidebook!

You can learn how to grow plants and flowers while learning how each plant has different needs. 

What’s great about this kit is you can also assemble the domed greenhouses, complete with thermometers and ventilation. You can also build an automatic watering system to keep your plants from getting too thirsty!

7. Engino: Architecture Set

Engino: Architecture Set is a great way to foster a love for learning engineering principles and construction techniques. It’s also perfect for aspiring engineers!

You can build 11 famous landmark options, including the Eiffel Tower and Sydney Bridge. This helps you spark creativity and develop problem-solving abilities, spatial awareness, and critical thinking while transporting your mind to world-famous architectural marvels!

The set includes a 44-page booklet that illustrates the building process with easy-to-follow instructions. It also comes with 14 pages of theory and facts!

8. Thames & Kosmos Mega Cyborg Hand STEM Experiment Kit

Build your own wearable robotic hand that you operate with your own fingers with Thames & Kosmos Mega Cyborg Hand STEM Experiment Kit!

The set includes 203 pieces to assemble a 16-inch robotic hand with mechanical fingers and amazing gripping capabilities.

If you’re also a fan of Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, imagine this as your very own Infinity Gauntlet! It also slips onto your own hand like a glove!

What’s great about this cyborg hand is that you don’t need motors or batteries — just the power of air pressure, water, and your own hands! It’s also adjustable for different-sized hands and easily re-configured for right- and left-handed users.

During assembly, you’ll also learn hydraulic and pneumatic systems in the real world!

9. Thames & Kosmos Ooze Labs: Alien Slime Lab

Whether you want to be a chemist or extraterrestrial researcher, you’ll love this Alien slime lab science experiment kit! 

The story goes like this: You discovered different types of unidentified slimes on an alien planet and need to identify their special properties with scientific tests in your laboratory! 

For your Alien slime research mission, you can test the viscosity of slimes, conduct gravity tests on them, dissect them with tweezers and a plastic scalpel, and more. You can even mold your own glowing slime alien!

The Thames & Kosmos Ooze Labs kit also includes safe, non-toxic materials, perfect for kids like you! 

10. Orboot Earth: Interactive AR World Globe

For the ever-curious learners who love geography and environmental science, Orboot Earth is the one for you! 

It’s an interactive learning globe with an immersive AR experience that takes you on a journey around the planet. 

Just scan the globe with the companion app to bring 400+ highlights and 1000+ world facts across 6 categories in AR alive! You can learn about the world’s animals, cultures, monuments, inventions, maps, and cuisines here!

This globe is perfect for building geography, environmental science, general knowledge, social science, and cultural sensitivity.

This smart earth globe for kids works with the free Orboot app, which you can download from your device’s App Store or Play Store. 

The box comes with a 10″ globe, passport, stamps, country flag stickers, and a detailed help guide. 

Do you have other STEM toys in mind that you want to receive or feel should have made our list? Comment down below and share them with others!

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