STEM Toys for 5-9 Year Olds

STEM Toys for 5-9 year olds

Over the last couple of weeks, I have blogged about STEM toys. My first blog explained that STEM toys are toys that encourage children to learn Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths through play.

Last week’s blog focused on fun STEM Toys for pre-school aged children. This week, I’m focusing on STEM toys for children aged 5-9 years.

  1. Marble Run 

This wooden marble run/ball track is fun to build and play with. Construct in in multiple ways and test it each time to see if the marble will move from the top to the bottom.

2. Rattle Magnets 

Rattle Magnets

Magnets teach children all about magnetic fields and what items are magnetic. We particularly love these rattle magnets as they are super strong and they are fun to gravitate towards each other and hold apart.

3. A Multiplication Square

Wooden Multiplication Square

This wooden educational toy would suit children who like seeing patterns and who are learning their multiplication tables.

4. Melissa and Doug – Secret Decoder Book

This travel book comes with invisible ink pen and a code wheel to help you figure out codes and puzzles. Perfect for this age group.

5. Origami Airplanes 

Janod - Origami Paper Planes

Not only will this craft kit teach you how to fold a paper airplane, but it’s also a simple way to learn simple aerodynamics. There’s 20 airplanes  in each pack, so they can be a great activity for a children’s party and you can race them after they have been made.

6. Clever Up! 4.0 Building Blocks

Building Block System clever up 4.0

Your child will be able to wow all those around him/her with this box of 160 wooden blocks and shapes from HABA.

7. Mini Octons

Mini Octons from Galt

Use these mini octons to make your very own shapes and objects. Great for imaginative play and creativity. Brilliant for putting symmetry and balance into practice. 

8.  Learn to Tell the Time Kits

Learn to Tell the Time Magneti'Book- Janod Educational Toys

This is the perfect age to teach your child how to read clocks and I have two activity sets that will help you. The first (above) is the Learn to Tell the Time Magneti’Book from Janod. It’s a sturdy case with magnetic lid. Inside are magnetic pieces to help teach the analogue and digital clock as well as activity suggestions for each time of the day. The second activity is the Tell the Time Set from Galt Toys.

9. Maths Wheels

Maths Master - Maths Wheels

These maths wheels make it easy to calculate addition and subtraction sums and to see patterns emerge from sums.

10. My First Times Tables Snap

Times Tables Snap

Learn your five and ten times tables by playing this fun game of snap!

Ok, I think that’s enough for one blog! If you haven’t found what you are looking for, take a look at my full range of toys and games for this age group here.


Or, you might like these blogs on Engineering Toys for 5 and 6 year olds, Top Science Kits or STEM Toys for children aged 10+

Thanks for taking the time to read my blog. Enjoy the rest of your day,

xx Suzie


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