* Electronic model kit offers a whole new way to play
* Offers kids hands-on experience with planning, designing and building
* Create a working RC car or a light-up Death Star model
Have a few young techies (or early-early adopters) on your holiday shopping list this year? Instead of going for that generic action figure set, venture outside the box with one of these awesome electronic kits.
In addition to providing hours of educational fun, these model kits also help instill real-life skills, such as problem-solving and critical thinking. Who knew learning could be so fun?
1. Elanco Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics Discovery Kit
Designed for kids grade 2 and above, this snap-together electronic kit includes easy-to-install pieces and tons of extra features. With more than 30 separate pieces and 100 different build options, it’s sure to keep kids entertained for weeks on end. Projects include a flashing light, photo sensors and an adjustable volume siren.
2. Uncle Milton Star Wars Death Star Electronics Lab
The only thing cooler than watching the Death Star on TV is seeing your very own model come to life before your eyes. This immersive electronics kit features more than 70 components kids can use to create their own Death Star model. Includes working lights, tractor beam and even a battle alarm.
3. Smithsonian Jet Works Working Model Kit
This ultra-cool model kit lets kids build a working model of a real jet engine. By assembling the pieces, they’re able to control the engine’s thrust and sync various lights and sounds. With 83 separate pieces, this model kit lets kids have fun while also encouraging problem-solving and helping to develop their motor skills.
4. Snap Circuits 3D Illumination Electronics Discovery Kit
This cool discovery kit offers tons of different ways to create. Simple, snap modules make it easier to build without having to worry about any tedious force or use. And with 50 different snap-together parts, kids are able to mix and match, giving them more than 150 different projects to work on.
5. Elenco Snap Circuits Lights Electronics Discovery Kit
This mammoth electronics kit includes a whopping 175 different model projects and more than 55 different color circuit components. By syncing this kit to your smartphone or tablet, you can watch as they trigger the various lights and circuits in real time. Best of all, the snap-on parts are safe, simple and easy to handle.
6. Snap Circuits R/C Snap Rover Electronics Discovery Kit
Easy to build with tons of play factor, this snap-together rover kit comes with a wireless remote control and a super clear and concise instruction manual. With the ability to sync up to three rovers at the same time, playtime will never be the same again.