10 Best STEM Toys for 5 Year Olds: Inspiring Young Minds with STEM Fun

 Feb 29, 2024  | Makeblock

Are you looking for interesting STEM toys for 5 year olds? Or want your 5 years olds to stand out in STEM classes? Don't let such an opportunity slip. This blog is your go-to guide for selecting the perfect STEM toys for 5 year olds that not only entertain but also educate. We've curated a list of ten top-notch STEM toys for 5 year olds that are designed to ignite a passion for STEM learning. These STEM toys are more than playthings; they are tools for learning that encourage problem-solving, critical thinking, and creativity. From robotic toys that teach the basics of coding to building sets that encourage our kids to learn to engineer, our selection aims to support your child's STEM learning journey.

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1. Makeblock mBot

Makeblock mBot; Kid's first Robot

mBot is a perfect STEM robot toy as it helps young minds discover the joy of coding, electronics, and mechanical design. This STEM toy can be connected to 100+ electronic modules and 500+ parts from the Makeblock platform. is a  3-in-1 transformable STEM robot kit with three forms: Land Raider, Dashing Raptor, and Nervous Bird, which can be programming for climbing, rolling, obstacle avoidance, and line following.

Highlights

  • Easy to build within 15 minutes.
  • With step-by-step learning tutorials.
  • Learning with gamification tasks.
  • Programming in two coding languages: Block-based and Arduino.

Key Specifications

Educational FocusAssembly RequiredPlaytimeAvg. Price for the past year
coding, electronics, and roboticsYes (15 mins)1-2hrs$79.99
Makeblock mBot

Makeblock mBot: Kid's First Robot Kit for DIY and STEM Learning

$75.99
$89.99

2. TSOMTTO Building Toys Kit

TSOMTTO Building Toys Kit

TSOMTTO Building Toys Kit is a versatile and engaging STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) educational toy designed to inspire creativity and learning in children.

Highlights

  • With 167 pieces included in a durable storage box.
  • Build 10 models at a time, including tower crane, crane, forklift, catch car, rocket car, plane, racing car, UTV car, robot, and helicopter.

Key Specifications

Educational FocusAssembly RequiredPlaytimeAvg. Price for the past year
engineering and construction skillsYes 1-2 hoursNormal: $29.99
Electric: $34.99
Pull Back&Go: $36.99

3. Makeblock Codey Rocky

Makeblock Codey Rocky; emo robots; STEM toys

With richer motions and sound effects, Codey Rocky offers the best STEM learning experience for our 5 years old users. This interactive EMO robot can be used out of the box and its programming process can be supported by our lifelong free-use coding software, mBlock5.

Highlights

  • Featured as an interactive robot pet with 30+ Emojis and 40+ sound effects.
  • It can be programmed by Block-based coding language and Python.
  • It is compatible with LEGO bricks.
  • Offer free online courses and programming cases.
  • Use non-toxical and eco-friendly ABS plastic.

Key Specifications

Educational FocusAssembly RequiredPlaytimeAvg. Price for the past year
coding, robotics and electronicsNo1-2 hours$89.99
codey rocky

Makeblock Codey Rocky: Smart Robot Toy for Interactive Playing and Learning

$89.99
$139.99

4. Meland Marble Run

Meland marble run

Meland Marble Run is an engaging and dynamic STEM toy that combines the excitement of a marble race with the educational benefits of construction and physics. This toy set is designed to inspire creativity, problem-solving, and a basic understanding of engineering principles in children.

Highlights

  • Including 102 translucent building pieces and 30glass marbles.
  • Made of Non-toxic ABS material, BPA-Safe, Lead-Safe, and Phthalates-Safe, marble tracks are ASTM-certified and CPSIA-compliant which is safe for kids.

Key Specifications

Educational FocusAssembly RequiredPlaytimeAvg. Price for the past year
creativity, problem-solving, and engineeringYes1 hour132pcs with glowing marbles: $32.99

142pcs with LED marbles: $37.39

5. Magnet Movers

magnet movers; STEM toys

This 39-piece magnet set is an educational toy designed to spark curiosity and introduce children to the fascinating world of magnetism and early physics concepts. The centerpiece of the set, the magnetic wand, allows children to explore the effects of magnetism firsthand.

Highlights

  • An included activity guide provides 10 open-ended engaging experiments.
  • A variety of magnetic pieces, such as chips and other shapes.
  • Learn some physics knowledge from force and motion to trajectory, magnetism.

Key Specifications

Educational FocusAssembly RequiredPlaytimeAvg. Price for the past year
STEM education, physics conceptsNo30-45 mins$14.89

6. Makeblock mTiny

Makeblock mTiny; emo robots; STEM toys

mTiny is an interactive educational tool that helps kids of 5 year olds to learn coding, math, music and language in games, stories and fun activities.

Highlights

  • With screen-free coding cards, themed maps, and a tap pen.
  • An interactive educational tool with 3 dress-ups, 10+ facial expressions, and 300+ sound effects.
  • With supporting free learning courses and cases.

Key Specifications

Educational FocusAssembly RequiredPlaytimeAvg. Price for the past year
coding, robotics, electronics, math/music/language learning No1-2 hrs$137.49
mTiny

Makeblock mTiny: Smart Panda Robot for Preschoolers to Learn Coding, Music, Math, and Language.

$189.99
$199.99

7. Burgkidz Squirrel Logical Road Puzzle Builder

Burgkidz Squirrel Logical Road Puzzle Builder

Burgkidz Squirrel Logical Road Puzzle Builder comes in a neatly fitting box, making it an ideal gift for birthdays, holidays, or other special occasions. The game combines puzzles, mazes, and track cars, requiring children to build a route from start to finish using different track pieces.

Highlights

  • This STEM kit combines puzzles, mazes, and squirrel track cars.
  • With over a hundred different ways to play, and 5 difficulty levels.

Key Specifications

Educational FocusAssembly RequiredPlaytimeAvg. Price for the past year
logical thinking, cognitive skills and STEM skills Yes1hr$29.99

8. Quanquer Wooden Stacking Balance Blocks

Quanquer Wooden Stacking Balance Blocks

These blocks encourage kids to build various structures while keeping their balance. As children stack blocks, they naturally learn about balance and coordination. In addition to being a standalone toy, these blocks can be incorporated into other play activities, such as storytelling or role-playing games, where children can create landscapes or structures for their toys.

Highlights

  • With non-toxic paint or stain, ensuring they are safe for children to handle.
  • Help kids understand basic principles of physics, such as gravity and equilibrium.

Key Specifications

Educational FocusAssembly RequiredPlaytimeAvg. Price for the past year
motor skills, balance, and spatial awareness No45 mins$5.99

9. Gemstone Dig Kit

Gemstone Dig Kit

Gemstone Dig Kit is an exciting and educational toy that allows children to experience the thrill of discovering and collecting gemstones, all from the comfort of their own homes. This kit is designed to inspire curiosity and teach children about geology and the natural world.

Highlights

  • Including a simulated mining site, often in the form of a sand or dirt-filled container, along with gemstone-like stones and a digging tool.
  • Using kids' imagination to create jewelry, decorate their rooms, or simply display their treasures.

Key Specifications

Educational FocusAssembly RequiredPlaytimeAvg. Price for the past year
problem-solving skills, geology knowledge No1-2 hrs$22.99

10. LEGO DUPLO Town Recycling Truck 10987 Building Toy Set

LEGO DUPLO Town Recycling Truck 10987 Building Toy Set

LEGO DUPLO Town Recycling Truck is an educational recycling truck toy teaching toddlers about waste-sorting while they have fun playing out the world they see around them.

Highlights

  • The set includes a toy garbage truck with a tipping function, three colorful sorting bins for recycling, a garbage worker, a puppy toy figure, and a broom.
  • Role-play with this hands-on STEM toy.

Key Specifications

Educational FocusAssembly RequiredPlaytimeAvg. Price for the past year
fine motor skills, STEM learning No1 hour$16.99

Conclusion

As we come to the end of our exploration of the 10 Best STEM Toys for 5 Year Olds, it's clear that the world of educational play is brimming with innovative and engaging options. As parents and educators, selecting the right STEM toys can be a powerful tool in shaping the future innovators and thinkers of tomorrow. If you are looking for programmable robots for your little boys or girls, Codey Rocky, mBot, and mTiny are totally what you're searching for. And if you are expected to take your 5 year olds kids to the physics world, magnet movers and Quanquer Wooden Stacking Balance Blocks are both perfect for your children.

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