We were sent some fun Stems® from Learning Resources and they are proving to be very popular in our household. The children love their toys, they are great quality and are always very well made. Mummy loves them too and we have lots around the house, which says a lot! The flexible 3D maker toy is a lot of fun and there are endless amounts of things to make.
The Stems® bucket comes with 60 flexible construction pieces. They come in 5 different colours so that you can make patterns, objects and just have fun with them. Stems stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. I think this is why Noah & Isla love them so much, they are big science and maths fans.
The set comes with a guide on things to make, like sunglasses or a ball. But, you can also use your imagination and make whatever you want. Noah enjoyed creating a pyramid platform, where the winners collected trophies. I thought it was a great idea. He had just been talking about the Grand Prix so I am guessing it was Lewis Hamilton walking up to pick up his trophy.
Isla had to learn how to use them, it was difficult for her to understand how they clasped together. You clasp them together along each side. Once Isla got the hang of it, she was on her way! I think we are going to have fun with this set over the Easter holidays. I have some great ideas on how we can use them to pass some time, if we have April showers to contend with.
Easter Holiday Stems® game idea
Split the construction items out between the children, in our case 2, then set a timer and give them an objective. For example, build a vehicle or build a new creature. Or for maximum imagination overload ask them to build something using every item!
You can buy this set of 60 Stems® for £25 on the Learning Resources website. You can also get some fun ideas on what to create on their YouTube site. I would love to see what you create, tag us on social media: @mummyconstant.