21 STEM Engineering Toys for Kid Engineers

Do you have a child in your life who loves tinkering and building? Engineering toys develop so many important learning skills and behaviours, including  problem solving skills, analytical and critical thinking skills, creativity, intellectual curiosity, flexibility and perseverance – all while your child plays!

And just like our collection of the best building sets and kits for kids, these STEM toys are not just for little kids – there are ideas for preschoolers through to elementary school and even middle grade kids, as well as games for your family game nights. That’s fun for everyone!

STEM Engineering Gift Ideas for Kids of All Ages

24 STEM Engineering Toys for Kid Engineers

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Engineering Toys for Preschool & Kindergarteners

Please be advised: some of these kits contain small pieces and are not suitable for use by very young children without supervision.

Engineering Toys for Kids

Gears! Gears! Gears! Super Building Kit: Builds fine motor skills whilst developing critical thinking skills, while your young engineer will just love connecting the gears to make them all spin!

Engineering Toys for Kids

Kid K’Nex Build a Bunch Kit: Stack, snap, plug… it’s fun to build with Kid K’nex and this creative kit includes inspiration for building 30 cool creatures.

Engineering Toys for Kids

Light Stax Illuminated Blox Mega Set: Build masterpieces like never before with these light up blocks that connect to the battery or USB powered base!

Engineering Toys for Kids

Kids First Robots Engineer Kit: Read the funny story of two inquisitive kids, Ty and Karlie, and build simple, non-motorized models of the robots they construct and fix during their adventure to an automated candy factory!

Engineering Toys for Kids

Dizzy Fun Land Motorised Gears Set: What could be more fun than a handheld motor, a carousel, Ferris wheel, bumper cars, roller coaster, play figures and enough colorful, spinning gears to make everything come to life!

Engineering Toys for Kids

Querceti Tubation Pipeline Building Kit: Create a maze of pipelines with this open ended construction set that includes interlocking tubes and pipes. Extra fun when played with in the bath!

Bristle Bricks

Bristle Blocks: These unique interlocking blocks are simple for small hands to build with and offer endless, creative possibilities.

Building Sets magnatiles

Magna-Tiles: The all time most popular building toy in our house! Magnetic tiles are easy for children of all ages to use, and they are fabulous to build with.

RELATED: Find building kits for kids of all ages with our collection of 21 Building Sets and Kits for Kids.

Engineering Toys For School Aged Kids

Engineering Toys for Kids

Fat Brain Toys OffBits: The Offbits collection of colorful nuts, bolts, and unique hardware pieces, encourage children to invent, design and construct!

Engineering Toys for Kids

Strawbees Kit: Strawbees is a line of award-winning construction toys that aim to stimulate kids’ imaginations and make STEM learning fun.

Engineering Toys for Kids

Craft-Tactic Inventor’s Box Creative Challenge Craft Kit: This super cool box of fun includes multiple prompts that challenge kids to create unique projects.

Engineering Toys for Kids

4M Magnet Science Kit: This Magnet Science Kit teaches young scientists about the effects of magnetism through a combination of fun science experiments and games.

Engineering Toys for Kids

4M Doodling Robot Kit: A fun project for young science enthusiasts, especially those with an interest in robotics.

Engineering Toys for Kids

Snap Circuits Electronics Kits: Combining building with science, Snap Circuits offer such a wonderful and challenging way to build for older children.

Robot Coding Kit

Makeblock Coding Robot Kit: Kids will learn more about electronics, machinery, and robotics components through building with Makeblock kits.

Engineering Toys for Kids

3Doodler 3D Robotics Sets: Kids can create in 3 dimensions with these fun 3Doodler pens and projects.

STEM Games for Family Time

Engineering Toys for Kids

Gravity Maze Puzzle Game: Gravity Maze is a combination logic game, marble run, and STEM toy with 60 challenges.

Engineering Toys for Kids

Melissa & Doug Suspend Game: This exciting balancing game makes a fun game for families.

Engineering Toys for Kids

Dr Eureka’s Speed Logic Game: A great speed logic game, players must race to solve the formula by moving your molecules from tube to tube without touching them or dropping them.

Engineering Toys for Kids

Circuit Maze Board Game: Circuit Maze uses real circuits and pieces to create a fun gameplay and stealthy learning experience.

Books for Builders!

Engineering books for kids - STEM

Maker Lab: 28 Super Cool Projects – DK Children

The Big Book of Makerspace Projects: Inspiring Makers to Experiment, Create, and Learn – Colleen Graves

Iggy Peck’s Big Project Book for Amazing Architects – Andrea Beaty

Rosie Revere’s Big Project Book For Bold Engineers – Andrea Beaty

Gizmos & Gadgets: Creating Science Contraptions That Work (& Knowing Why) – Jill Frankel Hauser

The Robot Book: Build & Control 20 Electric Gizmos, Moving Machines, and Hacked Toys – Bobby Mercer

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