Cool STEM Toys For 4 Year Olds

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Looking for some brilliant learning and science toys for four-year-old children? You’re in luck because we’ve compiled the ultimate list of the best STEM toys for 4-year-olds! From fun engineering kits and DIY robots to hands-on nature toys, here are our top picks!

Best STEM Toys for 4 Year Olds:

  1. Cycle Gears – 30 Piece Set
  2. Jump Rocket – Light Up & Fly, Day or Night!
  3. Animal Torch and Projector
  4. Numberblocks Mathlink Cubes
  5. Robot – Design and Drill
  6. Quadrilla Marble Run Construction
  7. My First Microscope – For Little Hands
  8. Hide & Seek Periscope – Nature Fun
  9. Live Butterfly Garden – Caterpillars to Butterflies
  10. Hexbug Beetle – Micro Robotic Creature

1 Cycle Gears – 30 Piece Set ,  £18.95 £18.95

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Top Gear!

Clever little engineers will love this colourful engineering set! Use the chunky pieces to build motorcycles that move as the gears turn and the wheels spin. The gears snap together easily with multiple ways to build, so four-year-olds can apply their imagination and creativity to build something to their liking. A fun, hands-on way to support STEM and critical-thinking skills. Vroom vroom!

2 Jump Rocket – Light Up & Fly, Day or Night! ,  £16.95 £16.95

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Harness the power of your feet!

This highly entertaining set makes a great gift for future NASA scientists! Just load a lightweight rocket and jump onto the launch pad to send your rocket shooting towards the sky. The higher you jump and the harder you land on the launch pad, the further the rocket will soar. Coolest of all, the three rockets light up, so you can even play in the dark. Run, jump, fly!

3 Animal Torch and Projector ,  £6.95 £6.95

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Projects images up to 1 meter!

Young naturalists, this one’s for you! This 11-centimetre-long torch comes with three slide discs containing 24 wildlife images to project on the wall. Light up your bedroom with a tiger, an elephant, an alligator and more! Remove the slides to use the gadget as a normal torch, ideal for late-night reading, sleepovers and sneaking to the fridge for a midnight snack. Roar-some!

4 Numberblocks Mathlink Cubes – Bring Maths to Life! ,  £22.95 £22.95

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Marvellous mathematical fun!

Four-year-olds will be familiar with the Numberblocks characters from the hit CBeebies show, and they will love this activity set. Learn numbers, how to count, add, subtract, and early problem solving skills, while having fun. A brilliant introduction to early maths and the numbers Zero to Ten. Number-tastic!

5 Robot – Design and Drill ,  £16.95 £16.95

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Build your own robot

Four-year-olds will have heaps of fun building their very own robot friend with this clever construction set! First, use the toy screwdriver to fit the 15 colourful, removable plastic bolts onto the sturdy 8-inch robot body. Then, decorate your robotic creation with cool robot stickers. Once you’re finished building, you can move the robot’s arms, head and upper body. Ideal for encouraging basic STEM skills and imaginative play!

6 Quadrilla Marble Run Construction ,  £39.95 £39.95

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A brilliant wooden toy

This 28-piece wooden marble run makes a great building and engineering set for beginners! Design a run, drop two marbles into the top, and watch as they race down different paths to the bottom. The high-quality set is made from heirloom-quality birch and rubberwood and comes complete with 30 coloured marbles, curved rails and a spiral roundabout funnel. Marble-lous!

7 My First Microscope – For Little Hands ,  £24.95 £24.95

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Explore the mini wonders of the world

Four-year-olds will have endless fun exploring the mini-world all around them with this fully functional microscope! The sturdy design is chunky and specially designed for little ones. The extra-large dual rubberised eyepieces mean there’s no need to close one eye when peering through. The microscope also features low 8x magnification and an oversized knob for simple focusing. The perfect first microscope!

8 Hide & Seek Periscope – Nature Fun ,  £12.95 £12.95

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A world of exploration…

Four-year-olds love exploring the natural world around them, so this 30-centimetre-long periscope makes a great gift! Have fun learning about nature by peeking around walls, looking up trees and peering down rabbit holes. The periscope is made of sustainable bamboo and plant plastic, and it even has a handy wrist strap so you can carry it with you wherever you go. Adventure awaits!

9 Live Butterfly Garden – Caterpillars to Butterflies ,  £19.95 £19.95

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Beautiful butterflies

Nature-lovers and future biologists will adore this butterfly garden set! The reusable butterfly habitat is made of clear mesh for easy viewing, and it folds flat when not in use. Redeem the included certificate voucher to receive a set of five caterpillars. Care for them and watch them grow and transform into chrysalides and finally beautiful butterflies! When the cycle is complete, release your butterflies into the wild. A highly rewarding nature project for kids!

10 Hexbug Beetle – Micro Robotic Creature ,  £9.95 £9.95

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Reacts to touch and sound

Looking for a small STEM toy that packs a punch? This little six-centimetre robot crawls around on six legs and senses objects in its path. The beetle will scuttle in a straight line until it bumps into an object with its feelers. Upon contact, it’ll reverse in a half-circle, then move forward again in a new direction. Coolest of all, the beetle even reacts to sound! Just clap your hands to make it change directions. Wildly entertaining!

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