Black Friday STEM Toy Deals 2023
It’s that time of year again! Black Friday will differ this year, as most retailers are starting the STEM toy deals earlier.
Black Friday will have highly anticipated deals with deep discounts on our favorite STEM toys.
For Black Friday, retailers kick off a shower of deals. We will keep an eye out for the top-selling STEM toys and learning robotics.
While Black Friday doesn’t officially start until the day after Thanksgiving, most retailers will start mid-November due to the major emphasis on online-only purchases. They know it’s difficult to get in the stores, so they are putting their effort towards online only this year.
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Most Popular STEM Toys and Learning Kits to Watch Out For
This is the top 15 STEM toys and kits to keep an eye on during Black Friday and Cyber Monday:
- mBot Neo
- Sphero BOLT
- Wonder Workshop Dash
- Makey Makey
- Kaboom Explosive Science Lab Kit
- YELLOW SCOPE Foundation Chemistry Kit
- ThinkFun Gravity Maze Marble Run
- LEGO Chain Reactions
- Snap Circuits 3D Illumination Electronics Exploration Kit
- Elenco Teach Tech Hydraulic Kit
- Botley The Coding Robot Activity Set
- Elenco TEACH TECH Mech-5 Robot Kit
- littleBits Electronic Music Inventor Kit
- Kid K’NEX
- Ravensburger GraviTrax XXL Marble Run
- LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox, Robot Building Set
Ok, let’s get into the STEM toy deals!
mBot Neo is a DIY coding robot. With this, your kids will put the robot together, then use an app to learn to code, making it move, dance, light up, sing, and a host of other fun activities!
It’s a robust kit made out of aluminum and thick plastics. If coding isn’t your kids’ thing, it also comes with a bunch of preprogrammed activities you can access from the controller. It’s my number one pick when it comes to learning about robotics.
I also have a full review of mBot Neo if you’d like a closer look at it.
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.
If you’re interested in the Sphero Bolt, please check out our coding area. We have some great articles on getting kids started with coding.
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 Black Friday is also your best chance for this deal. The STEAM Creativity Bundle includes flashcards and a few other things 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 have gained traction in the learning space lately. You can read my full in-depth Makey Makey review here. Overall I loved the simplicity of this hands-on learning with this kit.
Ever wanted to see a volcano explode? Maybe shoot off a rocket into space? With the KABOOM Lab Kit, you can do just that. With over 25 exploding experiments, you will never be bored.
This lab kit is a fun and safe way to get all that pent-up energy out. Head outside on a nice day and build a rocket or a fireproof balloon.
All these experiments will teach you about chemical reactions and transformations in the most fun way.
Science doesn’t have to be boring with this kit around. Plus, parents love that this kit explains the why behind each experiment. This is more than just a toy; it’s an education.
Yellow Scope has come out with some awesome STEM toys designed for girls. This is one of the most popular STEM kits we’ve featured on this blog.
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 for Black Friday here.
You can see the full review I did with my daughter 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!
It’s a combination logic game, marble run with a ton of different setups so the game never gets old. If this is your kids’ thing, they can play, (and learn) with this for hours on end.
I think this is one of the best STEM toy gifts a kid 8+ could receive.
If you follow the above link, it will lead you to a great project for your kids! This set is fun and exciting because of the opportunity and variety they offer.
If you have a child interested in engineering, this set would be ideal for them. Your child will feel great excitement and confidence in seeing that they can create something that has movement and can have an effect on something else.
Hopefully, these can urge further exploration of experiments and imagination within the home with everyday objects, as well as in school.
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 on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
I have an interesting article comparing the two most popular circuit kits for kids here. Both are on sale for Black Friday.
If you ever wanted your own hydroBot arm, then look no further than this Elenco kit. With its 270-degree arm rotation and hydraulic plungers, this robotic toy will quickly capture your attention.
Teach Tech believes in the power of renewable energy and coding. They have combined them to bring you a robotics kit that is educational while boosting confidence and critical thinking skills.
Your child will play for hours as they learn how to make this robot arm move, twist, and grip objects — a perfect introduction to the power of engineering for kids who love tinkering and exploring how things work.
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 seems to be doing discounts on Black Friday for their entire lineup of stem toys. See the current price of the Botley Coding Robot on Amazon here.
Are you looking for a next-level robot? Then Mech-5 is perfect for you! It kicks, throws, draws, lifts, and spins. These advanced movements will keep your child engaged for longer.
Inspire your young budding engineers with this robot. A great opportunity to learn basic coding, plug in the code on the coding wheel, and watch your robot come to life.
Develop problem-solving skills by tinkering with the code and find joy in meeting the challenge. Multiple learning opportunities that your kids won’t mind. This one-of-a-kind robot will not disappoint.
This is hands-on learning with creative music. You’ll build a guitar and learn how to program it with a free app.
The build kit allows kids to tinker with individual components to see how they work. It’s even better in a small group!
K’NEX is a ridiculously popular toy that tasks children with building simple or complex designs. This set comes with 66 plastic-chunky pieces, not making them a safety hazard like the traditional K’NEX toy, and still gives you a wide range of project designs.
Construction projects include airplanes, bugs, trains, and many more, making this the perfect multi-faceted learning experience.
Albeit plastic, they are soft and colorful, making them perfect for toddlers of all sorts. It’s the perfect combination of stacking mixed with connection gears to truly develop that engineering mindset.
This Marble Run set has no electronics, modular design, 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 to create the robot, so keep that in mind if you’re considering this purchase.
If you’re looking for more discounts and great gifts for kids, please take a look at the best subscription boxes for kids in our article here.