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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 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!

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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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The Hexbug Larva is an autonomous micro robot that slithers forward on smooth surfaces. It has a built-in sensor to react to its environment, instinctively changing direction upon sensing an object in its path and wriggling off to explore a clear, undisturbed path ahead!

Each sold separately. Colours will be chosen randomly and are based on available stock at the time of shipment.

Measures approximately 4" long x 1.3" wide x 1" high.

Requires 3 button cell batteries (not included).

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Construct this easy-to-build Insectoid! Discover the mechanisms behind robotic movement. It crawls, wriggles and walks!

Contains Body cover, body, leg link connector, motor with gear, large gear with crank, small gear, 2 terminal caps, 3 connecting caps, 2 washer screws, 9 screws, battery cover, short leg link, long leg link, 2 antennas, front leg, back leg and detailed instructions.

Also needed but not provided: a cross-head screwdriver.

Measures approximately 6.75” long (not including antennae).

Requires 1 AAA 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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School lunches are more fun when packed in a colourful lunch box from Crocodile Creek! It has an extra lining to keep food fresh and padding to prevent crushing. The main compartment comes with a double zipper which makes opening and closing easy, and the front pocket has a zipper to keep utensils or napkins safe. And, of course, this Crocodile Creek lunch box is 100% Phthalate and PVC free.

Measures approximately 9" tall x 7" long x 6" wide.

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Carry your stuff in style! This backpack comes in fun, bright colours and features a cartoon butterfly on the front pocket! Just the right size for younger children, this sturdy backpack comes with easy to grasp zipper pulls and padded adjustable straps.

Constructed of durable, high-quality materials, this backpack has been thoughtfully designed by Crocodile Creek to help keep active kids organized and ready to go! Conforms to or exceeds U.S. and European safety standards. A perfect gift idea, this unique backpack is as functional as it is fun!

Measures approximately 11.5" long x 4" wide x 14" tall.

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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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Kids, and adults, alike, will be hooked after peering through this super-powered microscope! Commonly found items, such as newspapers, pencil strokes, flower petals, bugs, and even clothing fibers, look amazingly detailed when magnified 40 times their normal size. There's no limit to what can be explored: Use the stand to view prepared slides, or remove the microscope from the stand and head outdoors!

  • Includes:
  • 4-inch 40X microscope
  • microscope stand
  • four prepared slides + two blank slides
  • tweezers and dropper
  • two collection vials
  • outdoor carrying case
  • lanyard with microscope clip
  • 32-page fully illustrated book
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Keep your school lunches and snacks cool with these ice packs! These 2 reusable ice packs fit perfectly into Crocodile Creek and most other lunch boxes.

Non-toxic and kid safe.

Includes 2 ice packs.

Measures approximately 5" long x 5" wide x 0.25" high.

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Pack your favourite snacks for school, travel or just a day away from home in the Snack Keeper by Crocodile Creek! These reusable, one-piece snack and side-dish food containers are perfect for packing yummy treats and healthy snacks! No more lost lids! Both containers are made of polypropylene. Hand washing recommended.

Includes 2 snack keepers.

Each Snack Keeper measures approximately 3” long x 3” wide x 2” tall.

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Sandwiches are more fun when packed in a colourful sandwich keeper from Crocodile Creek! This one-piece sandwich and food container is perfect for school lunches. No more sandwich bags. No more lost lids! The solid construction prevents crushing and this Crocodile Creek sandwich keeper is BPA and Phthalate free. Hand washing is recommended.

Measures approximately 5.25” tall x 2” wide x 5.5” long.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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