Amazon STEM Toy Club is a monthly subscription box service that delivers age-appropriate STEM toy that encourages any child to learn through play. The subscription costs $19.99 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.
The subscription doesn’t include any Amazon-generated introductory materials – just the toy in its commercial packaging. It arrives in the usual Amazon shipping materials – multiple age range selections usually ship together.
In case you’re wondering what’s included in the other subscriptions, here’s what they were for our family:
- Ages 5 – 7 Year Old Box – LogicRoots Ocean Raiders and Cloud Hoppers Bundle ($28.99)
- Ages 8 – 13 Year Old Box – Smartivity Mechanical Xylofun Music Machine ($27.03)
Learning Resources Candy Construction Building Set ($31.10) This month’s featured set contains 92 pieces of brightly colored classic parts, such as small, medium and large swirl sticks, bendy twists, connectors, drops, panels, swirl connector, and disks.
The set also includes a guide booklet featuring detailed instructions with pictures.
The back of the booklet has photos of other structures that your kids can build aside from the ones featured inside. It includes a robot stick, a pet dog stick, a cube, and many more.
Here’s a sample build! It’s Yummy Buggy, a colorful candy cart. Putting it together is quite simple, all you need are a pair of small and medium swirl sticks, connectors, drops, a chocolate panel, swirl connectors, and disks.
There’s also a guide for making a Sweet Swing and a Candy-Go-Round in just 3 simple steps!
All the pieces are made with plastic and lightweight.
All the sticks are color coordinated. The small swirl sticks are colored blue, the medium is violet, and the long sticks are colored orange.
Swirl connectors are divided into 2 colors too, the green and the red ones.
The chocolate panels look like a real chocolate bar, while the bendy twists are like a sour-stick candy.
We also got 3 different kinds of connectors. The drops are either orange or purple. The disk that comes in red, green, and yellow. Lastly, the brick connectors are in blue and green.
The procedure is very simple, and the picture really made a great impact, it makes the building process much easier.
It looks like my kids really got a hang of it already!
Check out our own colorful Yummy Buggy!
Unfortunately this thing just exploded as soon as it was complete!
This month’s toy was super cute and adorable, but we recommend not doing anything super complicated – the pieces don’t interlock and just don’t stay together that well when we moved them. Although it was darling, it was high on the frustration scale, especially for little kids.
What do you think of this toy set? If you received something different than our family, let us know in the comments!