Seven-year-old children are curious about the world and love to learn! If you’re looking for some awesome educational gifts that are also just plain fun, you need our ultimate list of the most brilliant STEM toys for 7-year-olds. From engineering kits and gardening sets to making your own slime, here are our top picks!
Amazing architecture in a box…
Seven-year-old boys and girls will have hours of STEM fun with this awesome set. Use the modular building system to design a house decked out with electrical gadgets, including a speaker and flashing LED lights. Kids can also build a treehouse with a pulley-operated trapdoor, a castle with a drawbridge and a moat, and more. A fabulous, hands-on introduction to the wonders of engineering and architecture!
Test your genius IQ with this super cool, portable brain workout! The challenge is to complete the constructed designs from the enclosed booklet with various combinations of coloured connected balls. Try all 120 challenges, ranging in difficulty from easy to expert. Sure to keep budding geniuses busy for a while…
A brilliant introduction to human anatomy…
Future doctors and NHS heroes, this is the gift for you! The 84-piece jigsaw puzzle is loads of fun to complete, and it also helps seven-year-old children develop their understanding of the human body. Fit together the pieces, study the images, and get ready to tackle the mission cards. Can you find the jaw bone? Can you identify the sternum? Use the cool UV torch to reveal what can’t be seen by the naked eye. Next stop: med school!
Build an amazing catapult!
This brilliant game involves building a catapult, no batteries required, and will teach your 7 year old all about angles, trajectories, motion and force in the process! The 13 piece set comes with an adjustable catapult, target funnel, a hoop target plus two balls, and a goal cup and sticker sheet. A booklet contains fun challenges to complete, then kids can develop their critical-thinking skills by making up their own challenges. A fun way to enhance those early engineering skills!
Grow your own pizza toppings!
Combine STEM skills and pizza night with this awesome gardening set! This cool kit challenges children to grow their own pizza toppings in the small plastic greenhouse, which is shaped like a friendly caterpillar. The kit contains everything 7-year-olds need to cultivate basil, bell peppers and tomatoes. Also comes with a how-to guide containing growing instructions and a yummy pizza recipe. Science has never tasted so good!
Gooey, slimy, yucky fun!
Explore the science of slime with this slime making set which includes all the equipment needed to create a yucky lab! Follow the 6 kid-safe recipes to make your own slime, putties and doughs out of common household ingredients, and have fun with the enclosed pieces of kit, including a slime strainer, sludge stirrer and a 2-piece muck mixer. Then your gooey creations can be stored in the colourful containers to play with again and again. Yuck!