GET IT TWISTED
Bendy, twisty tubes spark kids’ imaginations and have them thinking like engineers as they create creatures, vehicles and more.
Bendy Builders, $119.99. smarterkids.com

CODE BREAKERS
This toy helps promote critical thinking as kids learn to code using hands-on coding blocks for coding commands.
Osmo Coding Starter Kit for iPad, $72.99. target.com

PICK UP STICKS
Kids can create designs from letters, numbers and more with different sized sticks that
improve fine motor skills.
Junior GeoStix, $29.99. lakeshorelearning.com

HANDS ON
STEM-loving kids 10 and up can build their own air-powered, robotic blaster glove. They’ll learn about the physics of air—once built, it launches foam darts.
Ultra Bionic Blaster, $32.99. amazon.com

FAST TRACK
This unique course run with marbles propelled by widening tracks inspires building skills and creativity in kids.
Trestle Tracks, $39.95. target.com

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