Fun STEM Building Toys for Kids

One of the foundations of STEM education is engineering. I love this part because it is so creative.

If you want to encourage your kids to experiment with engineering, here are some fun STEM building toys you can have at home.

They’re great open-ended toys that will encourage creativity and STEM learning.

Encourage STEM learning at home with these fun open-ended STEM building toys for kids that will encourage creativity and engineering projects.

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These toys are so much fun and are great investments. Your kids will have hours of fun!

Awesome STEM Building Toys

Perhaps the first building toy that pops in your head is LEGO bricks. While there are tons of fun themed sets, a classic set like this will encourage kids to be creative and come up with their own ideas.

Combine your LEGO set with this fun Klutz LEGO Gadgets set so you can build fun and simple machines.

If your kids are still too little for the classic LEGOs, get a fun bin of DUPLO blocks. This fun set would be perfect for your toddlers and preschoolers.

I loved LEGOs as a kid, but I also loved my set of Tinkertoys. Here is a fun updated version of this classic building toy.

Build big structures with a set of cardboard blocks. They’re lightweight, safe, and easy to build with.

Or, use a fun Crazy Forts building set to build a structure you can play inside of.

Marble runs are a great STEM engineering project and you can make them over and over again with this fun marble run set.

You can build anything you can imagine with this fun interlocking discs building set.

Build with magnetic blocks with a Magna-Tile set. There are so many fun options, but this 100-piece set is a great starting point.

Or try a different sort of magnet building set with this magnetic rods and balls building set.

Build with gears with this fun Gears! Gears! Gears! Gizmos Learning Resources building set.

Design and build roller coasters with this awesome Roller Coaster Challenge toy from ThinkFun.

Which of these STEM building toys to you think would be fun to have at home?

Encourage STEM learning at home with these fun open-ended STEM building toys for kids that will encourage creativity and engineering projects.

You may also like one of these fun STEM activities:

LEGO STEM Challenges for Kids

Easy Sun Prints STEM Activity

Marshmallow Engineering STEAM Building Challenge

Egg Carton Building Blogs at The Pinterested Parent

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Terri is a writer and mom of two elementary-aged girls. She has a passion for learning and is always looking for ways to make learning fun. You can find her here writing about fun learning activities, art, craft, and family fun ideas.

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