How would you like Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics all baked into toys? Laurie Schact gives us a rundown of some STEM toys perfect to gift this holiday season.Tile Blox 139.99Laser Pegs 17.99Barbie Chemistry Set 29.953Doodler 69.99

Posted by Weekend Express HLN on Thursday, December 21, 2017

Looking for some holiday toys that are as educational as they are entertaining? Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht stopped by HLN’s Weekend Express to show off some hot STEM toys that open up the world of science, technology, engineering, and math to your kids. For more on the items featured in this segment, check out the product notes below, and for our complete rundown of the best gifts for the holidays, check out our complete holiday gift guide.


  • Be the ultimate hero with this 4-in-1 Combat Copter kit from Laser Pegs Builder! Protect the base with the Attack Copter, save those in distress with the Forest Rescue, or take on the enemies with the Tiger. Show off your creativity by lighting up your creations!
  • Includes 3 LEDs, 69 pieces, Batteries Included, 100% Compatible with Other Major Construction Kits
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $17.99
  • Available: Toys “R” Us


  • This colorful carrying case is a portable science lab with numerous tools and materials for science experiments.
  • As kids read the story in the illustrated manual, they can experiment with six fun, safe potions and concoctions, each demonstrating important scientific principles.
  • Learn the chemistry and physical science behind all the special properties of these potions.
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $29.95
  • Available: Amazon, Toys “R” Us


  • With the 3Doodler Start Product Design Sets kids can design the future. Let their individual style shine through and get them started in the exciting world of product design.
  • With the 3Doodler Start Product Design Pen Set kids can design and personalize their own useable accessories such as watch, clock, phone cases, phone speaker amplifier, headphone wraps, wallets, luggage tags, key holders, coin organizers, and picture frames.
  • Each Set contains: Special edition 3Doodler Start 3D Printing Pen, an analogue watch face, themed Activity Guide (with over 12 projects), themed DoodleBlocksTM, a DoodleMoldTM, DoodleSheetsTM, 4 packs (96 strands) of 3Doodler Start Plastic in 8 colors, and Micro USB Charging Cable.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $69.99
  • Available: Amazon, Barnes & Noble


  • Kids can become the ultimate builder with 104 different magnetic pieces.
  • They can design houses, rocket ships, animals, and more with six different shapes and various colors.
  • This set comes with with 24 equilateral triangles, 44 squares, four trapezoids, eight rectangles, 12 right-angle triangles, and 12 isosceles triangles.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $139.99
  • Available: Amazon, Nordstrom, Target, Toys “R” Us, Walmart