Amazon Prime Day STEM Toy Deals – 2020
It’s here again! Amazon Prime Day 2020 will start on Tuesday, October 13, and run through Wednesday, October 14.
It’s 48 hours of highly anticipated deals with deep discounts.
If you’re unfamiliar with Amazon Prime Day, it’s two full days where they slash the prices on many popular products. We’re going to be keeping an eye out for the top-selling STEM toys and learning robotics.
While it doesn’t officially start until the 13th, Amazon has already begun ramping up the deals now. Check out Amazon official Prime Day page here.
Most Popular STEM Toys and Learning Kits to Watch Out For
This is the top 10 STEM toys and kits to keep an eye on during Prime Day:
- Wonder Workshop Dash
- Makey Makey
- YELLOW SCOPE Foundation Chemistry Kit
- ThinkFun Gravity Maze Marble Run
- Snap Circuits 3D Illumination Electronics Exploration Kit
- Botley The Coding Robot Activity Set
- littleBits Space Rover Inventor Kit-Build
- Sphero BOLT
- Ravensburger GraviTrax XXL Marble Run
- LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox, Robot Building Set
We dive deeper into each toy down below.
I’m going to be updating this during Prime day as I find new deals. These are some new deals that I’ve found today (10/13/2020)
CIRO STEM Projects | 12-in-1 Solar Robot Toys – An extra 35% off right now with the coupon at the top. Make sure to click on the coupon flag for the discount.
AniBlock Puzzle Challenger Single Pack – STEM Learning Toys – An extra 25% off right now with coupon.
Magnetic Blocks, Magnetic Building Blocks Set for Boys/Girls – My kids love these! An extra 20% off with coupon at the top of the Amazon listing.
STEM Toys Building Blocks – 166+PCS Educational Construction Set – An extra 50% off right now with coupon.
Sphero SPRK+ – 27% off for Prime day, no coupon needed.
There have been quite a few deals for Prime day but these are some more that stand out to me (10/14/2020).
Check yesterday’s deals above to see if the toy or kit you’re looking for is still in stock.
AmScope 1200X 52-pcs Kids Student Beginner Microscope Kit – If your kids want a microscope now might be the time to get one. You’ll get an additional 15% off right now.
Shifu Plugo Count – Math Game with Stories & Puzzles – This is a math game for kids 5 to 8. It’s 25% off for Prime day.
NextX STEM Robot Building Set Robots – This is a robot learning toy for ages 8+. It’s currently 41% off.
Manve Magnetic Building Blocks Tiles Toy – These are magnetic building blocks tiles that my kids love. They are a great toy for kids 3 and up. 23% off today.
Soap Making Kit Science Kit for Kids – Not a deep discount at 12% off but the kit is reasonably priced anyways. For kids 8 to 12.
Do I Have to Be an Amazon Prime Member?
Only Amazon Prime members can really take advantage of Prime Day. The good news is it’s easy to sign up, and Amazon offers new members a 30-day free Prime member trial.
You’ll get all the benefits of full membership with your free trial. If you want to cancel after Amazon Prime Day is over, you’ll still receive your purchased items at a discount.
How Do I Prepare for Amazon Prime Day?
First, make sure your membership is in order and, if not, hop on the 30-day free trial.
Generally, if you can hold off on buying anything from Amazon, it’s best to wait for Prime Day. Even 3rd partly sellers that aren’t participating can still have a sight discount on their items.
Watch Out for Lighting Deals
If you’re new to Amazon Prime, a Lightning Deal is a promotion in which a limited number of discounts are offered on an item for a short period.
So if you see an item you want during a lightning deal, you need to act fast! If an item is deeply discounted or desirable, it can go fast.
To read about Amazon lightning deals, you can check out their official terms of service.
Ok, let’s get into the STEM toys!
Dash is the original Wonder Workshop robot. It’s targeted for ages 6 & up.
It’s cute, fast, and programmable.
Are you worried about not knowing how to code yourself? No problem! The in-app challenges will guide your learner through a sequence of new challenges.
Dash also includes a microphone so you can playback recordings and have your little bot talk. If you have multiple children in your family or a neighbor down the street, Wonder Workshop dash can also interact with other bots! The creative opportunities for Dash are endless!
This Amazon Prime Day is also your best chance for this deal. The STEAM Creativity Bundle that includes flash bards with Dash.
This is a popular kit for hands-on technology learning fun for kids.
All you need to get started is the Makey Makey board, alligator clips, a USB cable, and your imagination. The Makey Makey kit comes with everything you need!
I did a full review for Makey Makey as they gain traction in the learning space lately. You can read my full in-depth review here.
Yellow Scope has come out with some awesome STEM toys designed for girls.
This Beakers & Bubbles chemistry kit is fantastic! There are so many careers that are within STEM that we forget about – like cosmetic science!
There’s a lot of chemistry that goes into the make-up, hair, and body products we love. Check for a discount on Amazon Prime Day here.
This is one of my favorite logic games. You are given challenge cards to complete to try and get your marble through the maze!
I love Snap Circuits! Learn about the fundamentals of electric currents as you build your own different electronic circuit projects.
Snap Circuits is having some deep discounts for Amazon Prime Day. See all there kits on Amazon here.
Botley is a terrific way to learn and practice STEM coding skills. This battery-run robot is screen-free and teaches coding through fun activities. Use a remote programmer to transmit the commands so that Botley will do the following:
- Follow black lines
- Avoid objects
- Follow an obstacle course
- Reveal hidden features
Learning Resource Store (through Amazon) also seem to be doing discounts on Prime Day for their entire line up of stem toys. See the current price of the Botley Coding Robot on Amazon here.
This is a hands-on learning robot to build and customize. The rover is recommended for 8+ as it comes with detailed instructions your kid can complete on their own.
The build kit allows kids to tinker with individual components to see how they worked. It’s even better in a small group!
The Sphero Bolt is a shock-proof, water-proof, durable, programmable toy bot. Your kids write the code, and the bots will follow along.
Sphero activities are endless! You can check out our list of favorite activities. We go over beginner activities along with more advanced stuff for older kids.
This Marble Run set has no electronics, modular designed, your kid can build what they want, and best of all, screen-free learning.
This stem toy is laid out in a hexagonal grid is definitely unique. The layout takes a bit of thinking at first to get the pieces appropriately oriented.
This robot is perfect for your future little scientists! Ideally, the set is targeted for 7-12-year-olds. I love this kit because it’s multi-dimensional.
Your child can build and code the robot in five different ways, allowing for change and excitement with every new model. A phone or tablet is necessary in order to create the robot, so keep that in mind if you’re considering this purchase.
These are some of the STEM toys I see recommend over and over again. I hope you’re able to get a one or two on Prime Day with a discount.
If you found a great deal or your kids have one of these STEM toys, let me know down in the comments how they like it or what you’d recommend.