Amazon STEM Toy Club is a monthly subscription box service that delivers age-approriate STEM toy that encourages any child to learn through play. The subscription costs $19.99 per per month, and the theme of the month can be anything from natural sciences to robotics. There’s always something new to discover in every box of Amazon STEM Toy Club!
There are three age ranges available for this box: 3-4 year old, 5-7 year old, and 8-13 year olds. This is a review of the 3-4 year old box.
We skipped receiving Thames and Kosmos STEM Bundle 1: Amazing Gyroscope, Dino Skeleton Dig, Bouncy Ball Planets Science Kit (5-7) and Be Amazing Toys Kitchen Concoctions Science Kit (8-13). Currently you can skip a delivery by canceling the order once it shows up in your Amazon orders list.
Kids First Automobile Engineer Kit ($33.99)
Read the funny story of Karlie and Ty Omega, two inquisitive kids who build simple models of the vehicles they encounter on their comical trip to the supermarket with their dad. Along this roundabout journey, the kids build various vehicles to help the people in their town solve problems and complete tasks. As you follow the story, you can build models of the 10 vehicles in the story. Large, colorful plastic building pieces make it easy for small hands to put the models together.
This preschool engineering kit comes with 70 chunky and colorful building pieces, and a story book to accompany it! I was thrilled to see it came with its own carrying to case to keep everything neat and organized.
The box came with a story and instruction booklet.
Meet the Omega family!
There are 10 vehicles to build and the story organically presents the building instructions. I thought this was unique, and my kids were really drawn to it.
So many things and so many ways to build it!
With 3 kids I have 3 subscriptions, and I just pick and choose which toys I want to receive. Although my youngest isn’t quite 3, he totally got a kick out of this. However, my big kids were so pumped about building this they jumped right in and spirited away the toy while my 2 year old was napping, so we went ahead and took photos for the review. We definitely know this toy will get years of use – my oldest is 8.
The story is all about going on a trip to the grocery store with a list from dad, who needs to make dinner before mom gets home.
With a 3-4 year old, this is a play with your child toy – the big kids were capable of building the models by working together (my 6 year old needed a bit of help on the ones he wanted to build by himself).
After assembling the vehicles, my son played along with the vehicle and the story.
Who doesn’t want an eyeball minivan? Sign me up!
After completing one vehicle, he eagerly moved to the next. I asked him to pull the pieces necessary for the build, and led him through the steps, helping where necessary.
Race Car! We also built the fire truck, and then played with all the pieces and built our own contraptions – there are more than enough pieces to build your own imaginative trucks. After we were done playing we loaded all the pieces and the book back into the storage case and clicked the handles shut to make sure all the pieces were stored safely until our next storytime engineering adventure.
This STEM toy selection was pretty amazing and it made me feel like Amazon was starting to get the hang of the subscription concept. There’s still no great presentation like there is in Surprise Sweets, but in this case it’s not necessary, as the star of the show is the toy, although I would still love an cute custom sticker on the side of the shipping box. The value was fantastic on this toy – and I thought Amazon really delivered on a STEM toy for this age group.
One of my favorite parts about this toy in particular was that it demonstrated how different constituent building objects could be used to create different pieces (and more than just bricks!). As for my 2.5 year old, he had a blast with the building after these photos were taken and helped build some of his own “go-gos”!
If you received something different than our family, let us know in the comments!