STEM Discovery Kits

Check out these unique opportunities for youngsters to explore at home with a STEM kit. Each kit contains books, tools, equipment, and toys, along with instructions all based on a certain theme. You can browse all of the kits below and click on the kit name to see if the one you want is currently available for checkout.

These STEM Kits were made possible through a generous grant from the

Robert and Helen Remick Charitable Foundation Trust.

Bee Bot STEM Kit

Location: Jackson Library

Bee Bot KitProgrammable Bee robot ideal for teaching control, directional language and programming to young children. Kit includes 3 different mats: Shapes, Color and Size, Farm, and Zoo.

Recommended for Ages 3+ with Adult Supervision

Bird Watching STEM Kit

Location: Heron Lake Library

Bird Watching Kit

Get a closer look and learn all about the birds of North America. Use the kit to count how many different birds you can find while exploring the outdoors!

Recommended for Ages 3+

Cubetto STEM Kit

Location: Lakefield Library

Cubetto Kit

Cubetto is the friendly wooden robot that will teach your child the basics of computer programming through adventure and hands on play.

Recommended for Ages 3+ with Adult Supervision

K'NEX STEM Kit

Location: Heron Lake Library

K'Nex Kit

This building toy gives children a resource for learning and enjoying themselves at the same time. The K'NEX building system contains plastic rods and connectors that join up with a satisfying "click"! They can be assembled to create working vehicles, animals, moving structures, buildings, and just about anything else your child can imagine.

Recommended for Ages 8+

KEVA Planks STEM Kit

Location: Jackson Library

KEVA planks kit

Explore your artistic nature, problem solve and engage in play with KEVA planks. Use KEVA Planks to invent and build structures together. You build structures by simply stacking the planks. Discover the joy of creating original works of art or cleverly designed contraptions.

Recommended for Ages 5+

Knitting STEM Kit

Location: Jackson Library

Knitting Kit

This kit contains a variety of supplies to help you get started on your first knitting project.

Recommended for Ages 6+

Magic Tricks STEM Kit

Location: Jackson Library

Magic Tricks kit

Amaze your family and friends with cool magic tricks!

Recommended for Ages 8+

Magna-Tiles STEM Kit

Location: Jackson Library

Magna-tiles kit

Children can explore math and science concepts through hands-on, imaginative play with Magna-Tiles.

Recommended for Ages 3+

Makey Makey Classic STEM Kit

Location: Lakefield Library

Makey Makey Classic KitTurn the whole world into a keyboard! It's a simple invention kit for beginners or experts doing art, engineering, and everything in between. No matter if your child is a budding engineer, computer wiz, or amateur inventor, this invention kit will bring out their creativity in unique and fun ways. There are thousands of possibilities to build, interact, and inspire!

Recommended for Ages 8+

Makey Makey Go STEM Kit

Location: Heron Lake Library

Makey Makey Go kitMakey Makey Go is a kit that helps you turn everyday objects into touchpads that control your computer's keyboard. You will learn the art of innovation through detailed explanations and hands-on activities built to foster creativity and problem solving.

Recommended for Ages 6+ with Adult Supervision

Microscope STEM Kit

Location: Jackson Library

Microscope Kit

This kit is designed to inspire kids to learn more about science. Microscopes are important tools which help children understand science and nature by allowing them to peek into the microscopic world. Explore, Learn, Grow!

Recommended for Ages 8+ with Adult Assistance

Music Maker Lap Harp STEM Kit

Location: Lakefield Library

Music Maker Lap Harp

There's no better way to introduce children or adults to the joys of music because making beautiful music doesn’t get any easier. Anyone can play – just slide a song sheet under the strings and follow the lines. It’s that easy!

Recommended for Ages 3 through 15

Outdoor Adventure STEM Kit

Location: Jackson Library

OUtdoor Adventure kitThis unique activity kit is popular with young naturalists, environmental educators, and parents who have access to a pond or stream. Search for whirligig beetles, dragonflies, toe-biters, water striders, and backswimmers!

Recommended for Ages 3+ with Adult Supervision

Qubits STEM Kit

Location: Lakefield Library

Qubits Kit

Qubits are designed to challenge builders of all ages to sit down and create using geometric modular pieces that doesn’t rely on instruction.

Recommended for Ages 6+

Robot Mouse STEM Kit

Location: Heron Lake Library

Robot Mouse Kit

As kids learn to program they build key skills that include critical thinking, problem solving, sequencing, and programming fundamentals.

Recommended for Ages 4+ with Adult Assistance

Simple Machines STEM Kit

Location: Lakefield Library

Simple Machines kit

Inspire future engineers by exploring effort, force, load, motion, and distance with simple machines. Youth use fine motor skills to construct and examine simple machines and develop a deeper understanding of how they work.

Recommended for Ages 8+

Snap Circuits STEM Kit

Location: Jackson Library

Snap Circuits Kit

Snap Circuits® teaches basic engineering, electronics and circuitry concepts by using building components with snaps to assemble electronic circuits on a simple “rows-and-columns” base grid. Make learning electronics a snap!

Recommended for Ages 8+

Telescope STEM Kit

Location: Lakefield Library

Telescope Kit

Telescopes offer inspirational contexts for a wide range of STEM learning, for learners from 9-18 including physics, biology, chemistry and computing.

Recommended for Ages 8+ with Adult Supervision

Ukulele STEM Kit

Location: Jackson Library

Ukulele Kit

Learn to play the Ukulele!

Recommended for Ages 4+