Black Friday & Cyber Monday STEM Toy Deals 2023
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Black Friday and Cyber Monday fall just about one month before Christmas, so it is a perfect time to pick up the best STEM toys at a discount as presents for the little ones in your life! (Or for yourself!)
While no-one, including us, can say exactly what will go on sale this year, below we have selected our top picks for STEM toys that we would love to pick up at a discount! As the deals are revealed, we will also update this post with the best that we’ve seen. Read on for our picks of best Black Friday STEM toys 2023.
Black Friday STEM Toys 2023
Here are our top picks so far:
UPDATE : We’ve just become aware of some great deals on Osmo Genius Kit Starter Kits and accessories. In our hands-on Osmo review, we thought this kit was magical! Scroll down to the bottom of this post to see updated prices – we’re not sure how long they will stay discounted.
Black Friday Robot Toys
Black Friday Sphero Deals: BOLT, SPRK+, Mini
Sphero is going from strength-to-strength, even acquiring electronics kit innovators, littleBits last year. We would love to see the flagship codable Sphero robots, BOLT and SPRK+, get discounted. Even at full price, they represent awesome value, with limitless coding possibilities.
Wonder Workshop Dash Black Friday Discounts
Lastly, have a look at Wonder Workshop toys. We particularly like the Dash robot for the younger kids (ages 6+). It’s voice-activated and interacts with a number of beautifully-made apps that young coders will love diving into.
Here’s the latest deal on Wonder Workshop Dash:
Anki Cozmo and Vector Black Friday Deals
We’re big fans of the Anki robots, Cozmo and Vector. We were very sad to hear that Anki had gone out of business, since these awesome little guys did such a great job of teaching kids the basics of coding. However, the good news is that Digital Dream Labs took over the development of these friendly robot dudes, and there’s even talk of new versions coming!
See our comparison article to find out more about the similarities and differences between Anki Vector and Cozmo. Suffice to say that Vector is much more sophisticated and even includes Amazon Alexa voice-recognition. Cozmo, on the other hand, is more toy-like and would appeal to younger kids more.
Who knows where the prices of these Anki toys will get to on Black Friday or Cyber Monday, but we believe they could be picked up at real bargain prices, considering that retailers may want to sell their stocks down to zero in the near future. However, we have also seen their prices rise considerably in the last couple of years – perhaps they are becoming collectors’ items?
Black Friday LEGO Deals
LEGO Boost Black Friday
Lego Boost is a popular kit from LEGO for kids and young teens to learn basic coding, robotics, and design. This multi-award-winning set is one of our top STEM toys to watch this Black Friday. The kit was released mid-summer 2017, but there were no LEGO Boost Black Friday or Cyber Monday discounts due to how new it was. We are hoping LEGO will put out some offers on this fantastic educational robotics kit. Check below, where we track LEGO Boost Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals and keep coming back to see if it goes on sale!
Black Friday LEGO Mindstorms
Similar to Boost, Mindstorms is another educational robotics kit from LEGO. However, it is targeted at an older age group and features more complex and fiddly components. The coding aspect is also stepped up a notch, since Boost uses a graphical drag’n’drop interface, whereas Mindstorms also offers text-based coding for more complex programs. This allows you to build more advanced machines and contraptions, for example one user built a functioning lifesize BB8!
Last year, this STEM toy was refreshed with a new model for the first time in 7 years! LEGO are usually reluctant to put out Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals on Mindstorms as far as we can see – despite offering significant discounts in the infamous ‘Brick Friday’. Will 2023 be any different? Too early to say, but the list below will reflect any discounts! Take a look at both latest versions below. While the latest 51515 Robot Inventor Building Set has a more sleek and lightweight hub, more powerful motors (and 6 of them!), the oldie-goldie EV3 is already a classic that belongs in every LEGO fan’s collection.
ELEGOO UNO R3 Smart Robot Car Kit V3
Already at a substantially lower price-point than the LEGO robotics sets, this smart robot car kit from ELEGOO has massive potential at a very reasonable price. In fact, we’ve seen some great discounts in the lead-up to the holiday season already, so who knows where prices might get to during the real sales!
Check out the latest prices below:
Black Friday STEM Subscription Box Discounts
Kiwi Crate Black Friday Deals
KiwiCo make some of the best STEM boxes for all ages, from babies to adults (0 to 104 they say!). Even better, KiwiCo decided to get in the festive spirit early, offering 20% early discount on their fantastic range of STEM boxes, using Promo code CHEER (expires on Nov 20th). Click the link below to go straight to the deal:
>> Get up to 20% off your KiwiCo subscription Promo code CHEER <<<
MEL Science Black Friday Deals
It’s no secret – I think you can see from our glowing MEL Chemistry Review that we love MEL Science! There are two bits of awesome news:
- MEL Science are giving a 50% discount on your first year of MELScience Kit! Use the code YEAR50 (we don’t know when it expires)
- They have great new options for subscribers:
- MEL Physics is a great set for kids who love electronics and physics
- MEL Chemistry is my personal favorite – I am chemist after all and this takes me back to my childhood when my love for science (and chemistry, in particular) began
- MEL Kits offer endless options for the younger scientists in training!
>>> Get your first MEL Science kit for half price. Chemistry, Physics, STEM, or MED! Use the promo code YEAR50 to activate your 50% off discount. <<<
Black Friday Board Game Deals
Many popular board games are often on sale, and Black Friday and Cyber Monday are no different. If you want to snag crazy popular titles such as Ticket to Ride, Wingspan, Catan, or Pandemic, you don’t even have to wait a couple more weeks!
Still, we’re hoping to see some other iconic titles on huge discounts during this year’s shopping season. Board games are generally pretty expensive, especially if you’re after base games AND a few expansions. (Although there are different tricks and hacks to buy boardgames on a budget!)
Below are a few board game holiday deals that are likely to go on sale.
Board Game Deals for Kids
Board Game Deals for Teens and Adults
Black Friday Electronics Kits
Snap Circuits Black Friday Deals
Snap Circuits is a super popular kit from Elenco, designed to teach kids all about electronics and circuitry. The electronics components are all modular, with no soldering required. All kids have to do is snap them into the place on the circuit board base to create awesome working circuits, with guides included in the set for tons of projects.
We love this kit and are predicting Black Friday and Cyber Monday Snap Circuits deals are a good possibility. There are lots of sets in the range, so we think it’s likely that at least some will be discounted. On the entry-level past sales of the Jr. SC-100 kit suggest there could be 40% Black Friday or Cyber Monday discounts. Similarly, we think there could be around 30% off on the SC-300 kit and up to 40% off on the premium SC-750. In the lead-up to holiday season, we’ve already seen some very lucrative discounts! Check the listing below for prices of these popular Snap Circuits kits.
Build Your Own Computer Kit Black Friday Deals
Kano is one of the most popular makers of build your own computer kits for kids. Similar to Snap Circuits, the parts are modular and so do not require soldering when putting together the kit. The assembly is guided through an illustrated manual and is relatively easy due to the snap-together nature of the parts. Next, kids can get an introduction to the world of coding through building their own software via interactive projects and challenges.
Kano computer kits have seen sizable discounts in past Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, so we are hoping to see more of the same this year. There is also the possibility that stocks could sell out, so we’d advise going for Kano Computer Kit discounts on Black Friday, rather than waiting till later, to avoid disappointment. As of this writing, the kit is out of stock. Keep your eyes peeled though – they will probably decide to restock!
We’ve absolutely loved the Piper Computer Kits, since their release in 2014. The new Piper Computer Kit v 4 was released recently, featuring a larger screen and in-built speakers. Since the latest model is so new, we haven’t seen much by way of discounting so far this year, but perhaps the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales will be the first opportunity to pick one up at a discount. For a while, it was still possible to purchase the older model, however, this no longer seems to be available, which may also pave the way to pricing flexibility on the current model. One thing we know for certain – your kids will have a blast with it, no matter what price you pick one up for.
Boolean Box is the newest among these computer kits. But if that makes you doubt it, you should know that Purdue University endorses it “for inspiring engineering, thinking and design”. It was also designed by girls!
Black Friday Microscopes for Kids
We love microscopes because they open your children’s eyes to a whole world they might never have even thought about before – the microscopic world! But, we also love them because they are surprisingly good at encouraging active exploration and even outdoors play! Think about it – where are they going to get samples to examine under the microscope? The backyard. A local stream. It even turns a short hike into a “field trip”! That’s why the Omano JuniorScope picked up our Best Active STEM Toy award this year!
Everyone has different budget constraints, and you need to choose a microscope that is age-appropriate, however, we strongly encourage you to buy quality. A good quality microscope will be less frustrating, more awe-inspiring in what can be seen and get 10x use than a poor quality, budget model. On that note, here are some of the best models (and a couple of toy microscopes for the younger kids) that we have on our Black Friday and Cyber Monday radar (ok, we were actually dying to say we have these deals under the microscope…):
Other STEM Toy Black Friday Deals to Watch Out For
There are so many great STEM toys, kits and sets that we would love to see in the hands of as many kids (and adults!) as possible. We are simply amazed at the pace at which prices of things like 3D printers and drones have come down, and some of our top picks are listed below.
STEM Toy Black Friday and Cyber Monday Summary
That concludes our Black Friday STEM Toy list for this year. There are some great options out there for having great fund while developing a whole load of STEM skills. We’ll be sure to post any deals we find right here too, so return for the latest updates!
All About STEM Toys
STEM toys are great educational toolkits for kids and adults alike to learn the fundamentals of science, technology, engineering and math. Through fun and interactive challenges, projects and builds, you can develop valuable skills such as coding, design and more. However, while a lot of STEM toys are certainly cutting edge, this also means a high price tag in many cases, due to technology that is expensive to develop. All the more reason to keep a keen eye out for Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals!
Last update on 2023-04-01 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API