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We love eight-year-olds! They’re just the right age for all kinds of fun. They still love the pretend play they’ve been enjoying for years, yet they’re also ready to move ahead into more advanced toys and learning. All of these toys and activities will appeal to their natural sense of fun and wonder.

 

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Ever wanted to design your own Hexbug? Now kids can do just that with VEX Robotics! The core of this simple, flexible product line is the VEX IQ system used in STEM programs and elementary and middle school robotics competitions around the world.

The build-it-yourself line of VEX Robotics kits fosters creative STEM learning through hands-on play by allowing children to construct their very own jumbo-sized HEXBUG and customize its programming. With VEX Robotics, kids as young as 8 can jump right in and snap these colorful robots together using the intuitive, tool-less components.

To create the VEX Robotics Strandbeast, young innovators start by constructing each half of the base and attaching a motor to both sides. Once the base system and the eight legs are in place, it’s time to bring the strandbeast to life by wiring the brain to the LED module, distance sensors, and motors using snap connectors, and then attaching the brain to the body. Once the brain and motors are attached and wired up, the final steps include adding on the bright blue leg pieces that illustrate this complex robot’s graceful, smooth-walking stride.

To program the robotic strandbeast, kids simply flip a series of switches on the robot’s brain, allowing for quick experimentation with different modes to determine how it reacts when the sensors are activated. There are 64 different programming options from which to choose! There are three drive modes: Standard Driver Mode where the kid drives the robot using the remote control, Autonomous Mode where the robot navigates itself using its sensors, and “Crazy” Autonomous mode that simulates the real, random wandering nature of a living creature!

Built product measures approximately 12.5” long, 14” wide, and 10” tall.

Requires 3 AA batteries and one 9 volt battery (NOT INCLUDED).

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Ever wanted to design your own Hexbug? Now kids can do just that with VEX Robotics! The core of this simple, flexible product line is the VEX IQ system used in STEM programs and elementary and middle school robotics competitions around the world.

The build-it-yourself line of VEX Robotics kits fosters creative STEM learning through hands-on play by allowing children to construct their very own jumbo-sized HEXBUG and customize its programming. With VEX Robotics, kids as young as 8 can jump right in and snap these colourful robots together using the intuitive, tool-less components.

To construct the VEX Robotics Spider, young innovators start by building the drive column, and then work to attach the six orange legs. Once the base and the legs are in place, it’s time to bring the spider to life by attaching the motors, distance sensor, LED module and brain using snap connectors. Once the brain and motors are attached and wired up, the final steps include adding on the bright orange body pieces that give the robot its flair, making it look like a Hexbug Spider!

To program the robotic spider, kids simply flip a series of switches on the robot’s brain, allowing for quick experimentation with different modes to determine how the spider reacts when the sensors are activated. There are 64 different programming options from which to choose! There are three drive modes: Standard Driver Mode where the kid drives the robot using the remote control, Autonomous Mode where the robot navigates itself using its sensors, and “Crazy” Autonomous that simulates the real, random wandering nature of a living creature!

Set includes more than 350 snap together pieces.

Built product measures approximately 11.5” long x 11.5” wide x 11” tall.

Requires 3 AA batteries and one 9 volt battery (NOT INCLUDED).

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Ever wanted to design your own Hexbug? Now kids can do just that with VEX Robotics! The core of this simple, flexible product line is the VEX IQ system used in STEM programs and elementary and middle school robotics competitions around the world.

The build-it-yourself line of VEX Robotics kits fosters creative STEM learning through hands-on play by allowing children to construct their very own jumbo-sized Hexbug and customize its programming. With VEX Robotics, kids as young as 8 can jump right in and snap these colourful robots together using the intuitive, tool-less components.

To create the VEX Robotics Ant, young Hexbug engineers start by assembling the six red wheels and attaching the motors and the wheels to the ant’s core. Once the base is in place, the brain and sensors are connected and the bright red body pieces are attached to give the robot its flair, making it look like a Hexbug Ant! Final steps include wiring the brain to the dual bump sensors and the two motors using snap connectors.

To program the robotic ant, kids simply flip a series of switches on the robot’s brain, allowing for quick experimentation with different modes to determine how it reacts when the sensors are activated. There are 64 different programming variations from which to choose! There are three drive modes: Standard Driver Mode where the kid drives the robot using the remote control, Autonomous Mode where the robot navigates itself using its sensors, and “Crazy” Autonomous that simulates the real, random wandering nature of a living creature!

Set includes more than 250

Assembled Hexbug VEX Ant measures approximately 18" long x 6.75" wide x 4" tall.

Requires 3 AA batteries and one 9 volt battery (NOT INCLUDED).

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A beautiful soft pink, heart-shaped box to store all of your jewellery. This Butterfly Jewellery Box features an embroidered and sequin covered butterfly and has a fully lined interior. There is also a mirror inside the lid so you can see your jewellery looking great on you!

Measures approximately 5" long x 4.5" wide x 2.5 tall.

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WOW! A butterfly with a wingspan of almost 7 feet! This big, beautiful, butterfly shaped kite features enormous wings with dramatic patterning that's sure to get it noticed! The Large Tropical Butterfly Kite from Didakites is a 1-string kite with a 3-5mm fiberglass frame, designed for winds between 0.5-5 bft (1.5-24 mph). A colourful way to stand out from the crowd! Handle and nylon kite line included.

Wingspan measures approximately 82" across.

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Ages 6 and up

Aqua Dragons are live aquatic creatures which you hatch and bring to life in an underwater tank! Aqua Dragons are three eyed, long tailed, fascinating little swimming animals from the crustacean family! Their eggs can be preserved in salt for long periods of time and hatched once introduced into water! While caring for your Aqua Dragons you will see them eat, play, and grow. There are so many interesting facts to learn and discover about Aqua Dragons! This complete Aqua Dragons Kit is the perfect gift for curious little ones!

Includes a full colour underwater world decorated tank with lid, Aqua Dragons eggs, Aqua Dragons food, feeding spoon, pipette, and instructions.

Aquarium measures approximately 6.25” long x 1.75” wide x 6” tall.

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Ages 6 and up

By Hugh Danks

Kids are crazy about bugs! And kids and parents alike are crazy about the Bug Book and Bug Bottle. Packed with activities and packaged in its own collecting bottle, the full-colour book provides field notes to 47 bugs arranged by habitat, including pond, forest, ground, leaves, field, and flower. The ingeniously designed, safe plastic bottle is perfect for catching and viewing creepy crawlies, then letting them go unharmed(this is a bug kit with a conscience)!

Written by entomologist Hugh Danks, the Bug Book gives comprehensive information about these fascinating creatures - how they live, what they eat, unusual characteristics, and more. It offers simple, clear guidelines on how to collect and care for bugs, and equally helpful hints on which bugs not to catch. New to the kit are a fold-out bug chart for quick identification, a magnifier to see the critters up close, and a bug explorer's journal to record discoveries.

Discover how the whirligig beetle got its name, why fireflies light up, and how water striders walk on water. And then impress parents and friends - here are all the tools kids need to become bona fide bug experts!

Includes: The Bug Book, ventilated bug container with ruler lid, magnifiying glass, bug identification chart and bug journal.

Softcover containing 112 pages.

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By Moira Butterfield

A how-to activity and information book that captures the current zeitgeist for reconnecting young children with the natural world, and specifically the environment around them, in their gardens, parks, at school etc. The Nature Explorer's Handbook is aimed at giving children hands-on involvement with the natural world so that they learn to understand and respect the creatures around them. Also includes fun facts, record breakers, and loads of fun information, as well as a spotter's guide to the creatures they see in the countryside around them.

Enclosed spiral bound book containing 48 pages.

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Ages 7 and up

By DK Publishing

Love creepy crawlies? Fascinated with bugs of all kinds? Take a closer look at the miniature world of incredible insects and amazing arachnids with Ultimate Factivity Collection: Bugs. Packed with fun activities and amazing facts about bugs, you'll find everything you want to know about creepy crawlies, such as the migration of the monarch butterfly, which insects have unusual superpowers, and which spider has the deadliest venom. Fascinating!
Packed with fun activities including games, doodle and colouring pages, puzzles, and crafts, plus more than 500 stickers, each book in the Ultimate Factivity Collection contains amazing facts and educational information that encourage learning while at the same time improving social, emotional, cognitive, and language skills. The Ultimate Factivity Collection series will keep kids busy and learning for hours.

Includes more than 500 stickers.

Softcover containing 96 pages.

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There's a pesky little bug in the kitchen! And it's not just any bug - it's a HEXBUG nano scuttling around the game board! Quick - can you catch it in the trap? By turning knives, forks and spoons you can direct the bug into the trap. Throw the die to discover which utensils you can turn. Catch the bug in the trap and earn a token - the first player to collect 5 tokens wins the game.

For 2-4 players.

Includes 1 special edition HEXBUG nano, 3D game board with 24 moving utensils, 18 bug tokens, 2 doors, 1 die, and instructions.

Requires 1 AG13 (LR44) button cell battery ("Try Me" batteries included).

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By David Burnie

Explore the world of bugs through hands-on insect activities. Eyewitness Explorer: Bug Hunter includes more than 30 fun activities that you can do to learn more about bugs! Enter the kingdom of the creepy crawlies, and learn about everything from beetles to bees to spiders to scorpions. Identify bugs of all kinds, and learn to study insects in their natural habitats. You can even raise your own caterpillars with the step-by-step instructions you'll find in Eyewitness Explorer: Bug Hunter!
Eyewitness Explorers encourage hands-on learning with 30 easy activities that help children observe, explore, and learn about the natural world. Each book explains the science behind the activities, laying the essential groundwork for contextualizing the experience to come. But at the heart of the books are the activities themselves — a chance to learn by doing with experiments that can be carried out right at home. Simply choose one of the projects and follow the step-by-step, photographically illustrated instructions to learn about bugs, explore insect habitats, and raise a caterpillar.

Softcover containing 72 pages.

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Just dip and blow! Watch in awe as these colourful bugs blow streams of bubbles and spin their dazzling wings with just a puff of air!

Includes dip tray and 2 fl oz of bubble solution.

Each sold separately. Ships in randomly selected, assorted colours according to availability.

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See the world close up with this jumbo magnifier! Explore your surroundings in amazing detail with this brightly coloured, jumbo magnifying glass! The large lens lets you inspect bugs, plants - whatever you can find in your house or the great outdoors! It also features a fold-out stand so you can enjoy hands-free magnification of items on the ground or tabletop!

Ships in assorted colours.

Measures approximately 8" long, with an approximate diameter of 3.5".

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Perfect for the bug lover on your list, this grasshopper is sure to bring a smile to every child’s face. Made of green velvet, with bendable antennae, this grasshopper features cute bulging eyes and a comfortable elastic band.

Features a Velcro size adjuster. Designed to fit heads up to approximately 21.75” in diameter.

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By Mara Conlon

Create your very own field guide to butterflies, moths, ladybugs, bees, and other insects! Get creative with the handy wooden stylus, copying 20 sketches of butterflies and friends as you scratch away the black coating to discover the swirl patterns and glittery colors that appear in your artwork like magic. Kids ages 6 and up will have fun and learn new things, too!

Includes 1 wooden stylus for scratching.

Hardcover spiral-bound activity book containing 64 pages

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Ever wanted to design your own Hexbug? Now kids can do just that with VEX Robotics! The core of this simple, flexible product line is the VEX IQ system used in STEM programs and elementary and middle school robotics competitions around the world.

The build-it-yourself line of VEX Robotics kits fosters creative STEM learning through hands-on play by allowing children to construct their very own jumbo-sized Hexbug and customize its programming. With VEX Robotics, kids as young as 8 can jump right in and snap these colorful robots together using the intuitive, tool-less components.

To create the VEX Robotics Scarab, young Hexbug engineers start by constructing the base chassis and assembling the six green legs. Once the chassis is in place, the brain and motors are connected to the bottom of the base, and the legs are attached. Next steps include building the outer body shell and then wiring the brain to the sensors and motors using snap connectors.

To program the robotic scarab, kids simply flip a series of switches on the robot’s brain, allowing for quick experimentation with different modes to determine how it reacts when the sensors are activated. There are 64 different programming options from which to choose! There are three drive modes: Standard Driver Mode where the kid drives the robot using the remote control, Autonomous Mode where the robot navigates itself using its sensors, and “Crazy” Autonomous that simulates the real, random wandering nature of a living creature!

Set includes more than 250 snap together pieces.

Build product measures approximately 16” long, 15 wide and 7” tall.

Requires 3 AA batteries and one 9 volt battery (NOT INCLUDED).

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Ages 5 and up

Fantastical colours lead you to the garden where butterflies and flowers swirl. A magical place bursts into bloom with each beat of a butterfly’s gossamer wings. Your imagination lights up with colour, magic, dreams and fantasy. Each product complete with a butterfly charm!

Perfectly sized to carry everything your tyke needs, this backpack features a patented horizontal design with ergonomic attributes. The cover flap pocket opens to a main compartment with plenty of space for books, binders and notebooks. A padded sleeve pocket protects a laptop or tablet. Three interior organizer pockets hold small necessities like pencils, pens, crayons and an mp3 player. Even when it's packed to the brim, this backpack feels comfortable on kid shoulders, thanks to contoured shoulder straps with cushy padding. Five exterior pockets (including a lunch money pocket and water bottle holder) plus an ID holder helps you stay organized. Made of durable, water-resistant 600-denier polyester, this backpack is made to last and cool-looking, too.

Bixbee products are tested PVC free, phthalate free, lead free and BPA free.

Designed for kids between 43” – 49” tall.

One Here. One There.

Every child deserves to have the tools to learn and succeed. For every Bixbee backpack you purchase, Bixbee will generously donate a schoolbag, complete with school supplies, to a child in need around the world. Join Bixbee and support the international cause!

Measures approximately 13” wide, 5” long, and 11” tall.

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Fantastical colors lead you to the garden where butterflies and flowers swirl. A magical place bursts into bloom with each beat of a butterfly’s gossamer wings. Your imagination lights up with color, magic, dreams and fantasy.

The perfect compliment to the Bixbee backpack this lunch box offers a fashionable and fun way to tote your lunch or snacks. Heavy duty insulated main compartment keeps lunch fresh while outer pocket and front flap pocket offer easy access to snacks and utensils.

Bixbee products are tested PVC free, phthalate free, lead free and BPA free.

One Here. One There.

Every child deserves to have the tools to learn and succeed. For every Bixbee backpack you purchase, Bixbee will generously donate a schoolbag, complete with school supplies, to a child in need around the world. Join Bixbee and support the international cause!

Measures approximately 10” wide, 3.25” long, and 7” tall.

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Aqua Dragons are Live acuatic creatures which you will hatch and bring to life in the underwater world tank. Aqua Dragons are three eyed, long tailed gracious funny little swimming animals from the crustacea family, thats eggs can be preserved in salt for long periods of time and hatched again one introduced into water! Caring for your Aqua Dragons you will see them eat, play, grow and learn about the differences between males and females and even how they reproduce.

This kit includes all you ned to get started (except the 400ml tank. You can use any fishbowl or tank, with 400ml of water only in it to hatch and grow the Aqua Dragons)

Includes: Aqua Dragons eggs, Aqua Dragons food, feeding spoon, pipette, and instructions in Spanish, French and English.

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Fantastical colors lead you to the garden where butterflies and flowers swirl. A magical place bursts into bloom with each beat of a butterfly’s gossamer wings. Your imagination lights up with color, magic, dreams and fantasy. Each product complete with a butterfly charm!

Bixbee products are tested PVC free, phthalate free, lead free and BPA free.

One Here. One There.

Every child deserves to have the tools to learn and succeed. For every Bixbee backpack you purchase, Bixbee will generously donate a schoolbag, complete with school supplies, to a child in need around the world. Join Bixbee and support the international cause!

Measures approximately 17” wide, 9” long, and 9” tall.

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