Top STEM Toys for 4 Year Olds

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STEM kits make great gifts for four-year-old kids! Need some inspiration? You’re in luck! With our expert panel of children, we’ve compiled the ultimate list of the best STEM toys for 4-year-olds! From spaceship toys and bath time games to awesome science experiment kits, here are our top picks!

Best STEM Toys for 4 Year Olds:

  1. Talking Microscope
  2. Stomp Rocket Jr. Glow – Shoot To Space!
  3. Splashology – Watery Wonders
  4. Bath Blocks Floating Ball Run & Waterfall Set
  5. Build Your Own Racing Car – 30+ Pieces
  6. Smartmax Power Vehicles – Magnetic Construction
  7. Play Foam 20 Pack – No Mess Fun!
  8. Magnet Science Lab – Junior Inventor
  9. Four-Stage Rocket Ship
  10. Sparkleworks – Design & Drill

1Talking Microscope – with 20 Amazing Slides, $57.99$57.99

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The perfect first microscope

This interactive microscope is the perfect gift idea for 4-year-old scientists. It comes with 20 slides so you can investigate bugs, plants, and more–plus, press the buttons and the microscope will talk to you (voiced by Bindi Irwin)! With over 100 fun facts plus a quiz mode to test your knowledge, this is a brilliantly fun introduction to learning about life sciences. Endless hands-on fun for little investigators!

2Stomp Rocket Jr. Glow – Shoot To Space!, $17.99$17.99

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Blast off!

Looking for an awesome gift for active young astronauts? You need Stomp Rocket! Just stomp on the air-powered launch pad to send your rocket soaring above the neighborhood! This kid-powered toy is perfect for active outdoor play, and it glows in the dark, so it’s even more fun at night. It’s also a brilliant introduction to flight and other STEM concepts like action and reaction.

3Splashology – Watery Wonders, $23.99$23.99

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Study the science of splashology!

This fun STEM set contains everything curious kids need to conduct seven splashy experiments! The experiments are designed to teach kids about buoyancy and water flow, and they can be performed in the bathtub, the kitchen sink, or even at the beach. The kit comes with 19 pieces, including test tubes, floater flasks, and colorful bubble wands. Splish splash!

4Bath Blocks Floating Ball Run & Waterfall Set, $28.99$28.99

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Brilliant bath-time fun!

Make bath time fun and educational with this cool STEM set. The amazing building blocks stick like magnets when wet, and the ‘sticky’ viscosity of the water creates a cling between the blocks. Use the blocks to build towers, bridges, waterfalls, ball runs… the possibilities are limitless! A highly creative bath toy!

5Build Your Own Racing Car – 30+ Pieces, $19.99$19.99

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A speedy STEM set

Ever wanted to build your own racecar? Now you can with this cool 30-piece set, which combines creativity and construction. Use the working drill to fix everything in place – and the bolts are easily removable, so nothing is permanent! Mix and match pieces to build endless versions. An excellent gift idea for four-year-old mechanics and engineers!

6Smartmax Power Vehicles – Magnetic Construction, $39.99$39.99

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Discover the wonders of magnets

Magnets are always tons of fun! This cool 26-piece STEM set introduces children to the magic of magnetism. Use the magnet rods as the base to build a fleet of vehicles, including a forklift, pick-up truck, and firetruck. Simply click the wheels and other attachments into place on the bars. Once the building is done, kids can bring their creations to life with a little imagination and some fun car noises. Vroom vroom!

7Play Foam 20 Pack – No Mess Fun!, $28.99$28.99

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Sculpt away!

Looking for a mess-free alternative to modeling clay for a little maker? This collection of play foam fits the bill! Each box contains 20 pods with eight colors (four of which are sparkly!) for kids to mix and shape. Best of all, Play Foam is totally mess-free – it doesn’t stick to hands, clothes, or the carpet. Nor does it dry out, so it can be used again and again. Fantastic fun!

8Magnet Science Lab – Junior Inventor, $29.99$29.99

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Invent and explore

This awesome STEM kit contains everything four-year-old scientists need to conduct seven amazing magnet science experiments. Build a gravity magnet, a spinning planet, and much more. The illustrated instruction manual and an accompanying free app are designed to enhance learning. A highly attractive choice for little inventors!

9Four-Stage Rocket Ship, $119.99$119.99

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Reach for the stars…

Need a gift for an aspiring NASA engineer? This high-quality wooden space rocket is a gorgeous way to encourage creativity and pretend play. The set comes with an astronaut, an alien, robots, and space accessories, like a moon buggy with a trailer. The rocket also features several moving parts, including a working elevator to the three other levels, where the space crew exercise, sleep, and control the spacecraft. The ultimate gift for four-year-old space explorers!

10Sparkleworks – Design & Drill, $45.99$45.99

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Great for building motor skills

Power up imaginations with this creative design-and-drill set! Kids can drill colorful patterns into the light-up design board, then flip the switch to light their masterpieces up. Even cooler: the set reacts to sound, and the lights can ‘dance’ to music! This kit comes complete with 60 colored plastic bolts, a translucent power drill with LED light, and 12 designs to try in the activity board. Brilliant!

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