By Price

Under $50

  • Keva Planks: a small Brainbuilder set Jr for $19 or a Brainbuilder Set Deluxe for $29. Great for all ages.
  • Sticklets: stick connectors; build forts, geometric shapes, and more! $12+ here. Great for all ages, especially elementary aged kids.
  • Chibitronics STEM Starter kit: This is a great kit to teach kids about circuits using special tape, light stickers, and an activity guide. Once they master the basics they can create more on their own. Perfect for 2nd-6th graders. Buy it for $35 here
  • Micro:bit: a micro computer and software that teaches coding. The Micro:bit can be used for so many things! Best for 2nd graders and up. Only $18 here
  • MakeDo: Cardboard construction kits! Perfect for the dreamer and young maker in your life. $40 and up here
  • Brown Dog Gadgets: STEM store with a variety of build your own projects. Check it out here
  • Raspberry Pi: A personal, programmable computer. Great for students eager to dive into more advanced coding (middle school and up). Versatile with many accessories. Prices range from $35+. Buy it here
  • Enrollment in one or more of our classes! Materials all included. 

$50-$100

  • Keva Planks: 200+ planks for $99+. All ages! 
  • Ozobot Evo: A robot that can be coded two ways, by drawing color codes with markers (screen free!) or block coding online. Great for kids in grades K-8 grade. $99 here
  • 3Doodler Start: a 3D pen good for students grades 1+ or with good fine motor development. $50+ here
  • Circuit Cubes: Build moving things with LEGOs! They also just came out with a Bluetooth cube! I recommend the STEM Starter kit here for $60- great for students in K-8 grade. 
  • MakeyMakey: Use physical objects like bananas or playdough as internet touchpads. I recommend the classic for $50 here. Suitable for students in grades 1+ 
  • Botley the Coding Robot: Code screen free with Botley. $85 here. Great for K-2 graders.
  • Enrollment in one or more of our classes! Materials all included. 

$100+

  • Root Robot: one of my favorite robots out there! Get the Root rt0 here for $129. It’s the best robot for all ages. 
  •  KNex: the popular building sets. You can get a variety of kits including one about renewable energy. Available on Amazon. 

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By Age

K-2 Graders

    • Keva Planks: a small Brainbuilder set Jr for $19 or 200+ planks for $99+
    • Ozobot Evo: A robot that can be coded two ways, by drawing color codes with markers (screen free!) or block coding online. $99 here
    • 3Doodler Start: a 3D pen good for students grades 1+ or with good fine motor development. $50+ here
    • Sticklets: stick connectors; build forts, geometric shapes, and more! $12+ here
    • Circuit Cubes: Build moving things with LEGOs! They also just came out with a Bluetooth cube! I recommend the STEM Starter kit here for $60. 
    • MakeDo: Cardboard construction kits! Perfect for the dreamer and young maker in your life. $40 and up here
    • Books: Beautiful Oops (Saltzberg), How to Code series (Funk), The Most Magnificent Thing (Spires), Not a Stick (Portis), If I built a House (Van Dusen), What do you do with an Idea? (Yamada). 
    • Botley the Coding Robot: Code screen free with Botley. $85 here
    • Playdough: can be used for squishy circuits, stop motion animation, and general building fun. Can find in most toy stores and on Amazon. 
    • Enrollment in one or more of our classes! Materials all included. 

3-5 Graders

  • Root Robot: one of my favorite robots out there! Get the Root rt0 here for $129. 
  • Chibitronics STEM Starter kit: This is a great kit to teach kids about circuits using special tape, light stickers, and an activity guide. Once they master the basics they can create more on their own. Buy it for $35 here
  • Keva Planks: a Brainbuilder Set Deluxe for $29 or 200+ planks for $99+
  • Ozobot Evo: A robot that can be coded two ways, by drawing color codes with markers (screen free!) or block coding online. $99 here
  • 3Doodler Start: a 3D pen for $50+ here
  • Micro:bit: a micro computer and software that teaches coding. The Micro:bit can be used for so many things! Only $18 here
  • Brown Dog Gadgets: STEM store with a variety of build your own projects. Check it out here
  • MakeyMakey: Use physical objects like bananas or playdough as internet touchpads. I recommend the classic for $50 here
  •  KNex: the popular building sets. You can get a variety of kits including one about renewable energy. Available on Amazon. 
  • Enrollment in one or more of our classes! Materials all included. 

Middle Schoolers

  • Root Robot: one of my favorite robots out there! Get the Root rt0 here for $129. 
  • 3Doodler Start or Create: a 3D pen for $50+ here
  • Micro:bit: a micro computer and software that teaches coding. The Micro:bit can be used for so many things! Only $18 here
  • Brown Dog Gadgets: STEM store with a variety of build your own projects. Check it out here
  • Raspberry Pi: A personal, programmable computer. Great for students eager to dive into more advanced coding. Versatile with many accessories. Prices range from $35+. Buy it here
  • Enrollment in one or more of our classes! Materials all included.