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8 Years

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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Ages 8 and up

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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Ages 8 and up

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 bee this delightful will turn any girl into a beekeeper before she knows it! This cute bumblebee has glittery wings, funky glasses, and a heart that says “Bee Happy.” Add this charm to any CHARM IT! bracelet or necklace and customize her collection!

Measures approximately 1.5” tall.

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Flutters in the sky like a real butterfly! This beautiful butterfly shaped kite features colourful wings and dangling tails that are sure to get it noticed! The Medium Tropical Butterfly Kite from Didakites is a 1-string kite with a 2 and 3 mm fiberglass frame, designed for winds between 0.5-5 bft (1.5-24 mph). A perfect choice for flyers of all ages and levels of experience! Handle and nylon kite line included.

Wingspan measures approximately 41" 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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Ages 8 and up

Start (or expand) your Hexbug collection with this awesome 3-piece set! The super speedy Ant reacts to touch, and is the fastest of all the Hexbug micro robotic creatures. The Spider and Inchworm each come with remote controllers - allowing you to steer the Inchworm in 7 directions, move the Spider, and even rotate its head 360-degrees! All 3 of the cool Hexbug 'bots in this Chrome set also feature exclusive metallic detailing.

Includes: Hexbug Spider with IR remote, Hexbug Inchworm with IR remote, and Hexbug Ant.

Spider measures approximately 3.7" long.
Ant measures approximately 2.5" long.
Inchworm measures approximately 3.5" long.

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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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Ages 3 and up

Change the way your preschooler sees the world with this adorable dragonfly tool! Two different magnifying lenses bring finds into focus while three coloured lenses allow little scientists to explore primary and secondary colours. An insect lens shows the world from a bug’s point of view!

This cool toy helps kids:

  • Be curious and explore their environment
  • Learn about primary and secondary colours
  • Experience hands-on discovery

Includes 2X and 5X magnifying lenses (overlap for 10X magnification), red, yellow, and blue lenses (overlap for orange, green, and purple), and a faceted (insect-view) lense.

Measures approximately 7” long.

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Ages 5 and up

Get a closer look at that bug or small object with this handy little magnifying glass!

Each sold separately. Ships in randomly selected, assorted assorted frame styles and colours.

Includes 1 magnifier.

Measures approximately 2.25" in diameter.

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Make a cool "stained glass" sun catcher to hang in your window, and enjoy the beautiful colours brought out when the sun shines through it! This kit contains a transparent plastic plate, colourful transparent paint, a paint brush and a suction cup to hang up your creation in a window. Add some colour to any room you choose with this 4M Sunbeam Catcher!

Each sold separately and ships in assorted styles. Styles will be chosen randomly and are based on available stock at the time of shipment.

Measures approximately 5" long.

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Ages 4 and up

Grow your own collection of feared and famous meat eating plants! This deluxe edition has seeds from over 10 varieties of carnivorous plants. Make your own authentic bog with the included peat planting mix, blue Swamp Rocks, 3 Bog Buddies and full colour decals. With proper care, this rare and unusual collection of carnivorous plants will flourish for years.

Grow your very own Venus Fly Traps, Yellow Trumpets, Hooded Pitcher Plants, Purple Pitcher Plants, Pale Trumpets, Temperate Sundew Plants, and Cobra Lillies in the specially designed terrarium. Watch as these fascinating plants grow from harmless seeds into bug-eating monsters!

Includes: Growing Dome, Planting Mixture, Carnivorous Seed Pack, 3 Photo Decals 3 Bog Buddies, Swamp Rocks, Instructions and Information Manual.

Dome measures approximately 8" in diameter x 7" high.

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Create a bountiful butterfly garden that's as unique as you are! Set your dome terrarium up, plant your seeds, and then glam it up with metallic stickers, sparkling 'gems', cool white marble, hot pink gravel, and more! Grow a flower garden featuring rainbow-coloured foliage and a profusion of sweet smelling blooms to attract butterflies and hummingbirds.

Grow Rainbow Plants, Princess Flowers, Alyssum and more! All the included plants sprout in less than a week and are quick to grow. The Butterfly Glamour Garden even comes complete with a toy butterfly to call your garden home, and a Butterfly Seed Bomb to plant! Get ready for flowery fun with your own glam greenhouse!

Includes: Germination Dome, Butterfly Friend, 4 Seed Packs, 4 Themed Plant Stakes 3 Gem Decals, Flower Gems, Large and Small Sticky Gems, White Marble Chips, Pink Princess Gravel, Butterfly Mix Seed Bomb, 2 Germination Disks, Growing and Care Instructions.

Dome measures approximately 8" in diameter x 7" high.

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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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Turn an ordinary drive into an action-packed excursion, complete with 3X magnification and night-vision LED lights! Get an up-close view of rough terrain like grass, dirt, or carpet, Study captivating critters like ants and spiders – day or night! Roll the Science Utility Vehicle over the subject you'd like to study, push down on the handles to reveal the magnifier, and see what you can find! Activate the lights for an even clearer view.

Features:

  • 2 LEDs: white light for daytime, and red night-vision light
  • Steering wheel and tires that turn
  • 3X magnifier

Vehicle measures approximately 8" long x 6" wide x 4" tall.

Requires 2 AA batteries (NOT INCLUDED).

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Let your love flourish with botanical beauty! Five vibrant love-themed plants burgeon to life just two weeks after planting. Once they've grown, their brilliant colors matched with fun accessories make for a beautiful, heart-melting sight!

Includes germination dome, 5 colour seed packs (Baby’s Breath, Fire Plant, Forget-Me-Not, Polka Dot Plant, and Sweet Pea), 5 plant stakes, 3 love decals, lava rock, heart decoration, red, pink, and purple love gravel, 2 germination disks, and instructions.

Measures approximately 9.5” long x 5” tall x 9.5” wide.

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The HEXBUG Nano V2 Infinity Loop incorporates a double loop and open play area, and is perfect for any first time owner or seasoned HEXBUG collector. Create an endless loop for your nano to climb! This set is compatible with other Hexbug Nano Habitat sets. (SOLD SEPARATELY)

Includes 1 x Nano V2 bug, 2 x Straight Tubes, 6 x Curved Tubes, 10 x Connectors, 1 x HEX cell base plus removable walls and gates, 4 x Fixed pegs, 2 x Rotating Flags.

Each Straight Tube measures approximately 5.75" long. Each Curved Tube measures approximately 4" long. HEX Cell Base measures approximately 6.5" long.

Requires 1 button cell battery AG13 (LR44) (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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