15+ Educational Toys and Games Available Right Now on Amazon Prime


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Did you catch my Instagram story this morning? I shared the picture above on Instagram and while it started out as a bit of a joke, I quickly realized that it might actually be post-worthy.

I know that many of us are kind of facing an unprecedented series of unknowns right now. We have a weekly chalkboard calendar in our kitchen and that thing is typically CRAMMED with activities on any given week.  Right now? It’s a blank slate. We have nowhere to be. No obligations. (And if you think that I am complaining about this, boy you are wrong. I am embracing this wholeheartedly and accepting this gift to slow down and just BE.)

That being said, I know that many of us will be attempting to keep the kids up with some schooling while school is out. My kids will do some lessons each day (mostly school-provided) and after that, the day will be theirs. I am hoping for great weather so that they can be outside as much as possible. If we are stuck indoors, we have a pile of fun art and science kits from Christmas that we can blow through.

Don’t forget that I have 11+ years worth of kid friendly activities on this site!! Use them!! You can also grab my family bucket list with 50+ stay-at-home activity ideas. And while you’re at it, how about my 30 Day Declutter Challenge, should you find yourself with some extra time on your hands? Get outside (weather permitting), take a virtual museum tour, how about writing a letter to a soldier?

My Facebook group helped me to put together this list – some great suggestions for educational boredom busters, many of which would easily count as STEM or STEAM related activities, so that’s a total bonus!

As of the time I hit publish on this post, all of the suggestions below are available via Amazon Prime 2-day shipping. You won’t have to leave the house or mingle with crowds and if you order a few things today, they will arrive by Monday/Tuesday. 

1. Magformers and/or Magnatiles

magformers space episode set

2. Crayola Color Chemistry Science Kits

Crayola Color Chemistry Arctic Lab

3. Alex Toys My First Mind Blowing Science Kit (we also love the many other Alex Toy craft and science kits!)

Alex Toys Mind Blowing Science Kit

4. Snap Circuits

5. DIY Terrarium Kit for Kids

6. Model Rocket Kits

Estes Alpha 3 Rocket

7. Crystal Growing Kit

Discovery Kids Crystal Growing Kit

8. E-Blox Power Blox

e blox power blox

9. Get cooking! One reader suggestion was this Paula Deen cookbook for kids!

10. 4M Tin Can Robot Set

11. Electro Dough Sets

Electro Dough

12. National Geographic 3D puzzle sets

national geographic space mission 3d puzzle

13. Tinkering Labs Electric Motors Catalyst, Robotics Stem Kit

Tinkering Labs Electric Motors Catalyst

14. Osmo (available for fire tablets and ipads)  Landon has this at school and LOVE LOVE LOVES IT!!!

15. ThinkFun Gravity Maze Marble Run

16. LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox *requires smart device

17. Brick by Brick Space: 20+ LEGO Brick Projects

nasa library

I hope this is helpful! This is honestly just the tip of the iceberg, but these are our very favorites.

Have a suggestion I can add to this list? Leave me a comment!

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