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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!

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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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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Make your very own bug barn out of wood! This set is perfect for beginners of all ages. Level 1 carpenters (beginners) to try their hand at making their first wooden building toy with their parents Level 1 projects will help children acquire the following skills: assembly, gluing, hammering, filing, fully guided-bolting and painting and decorating. Completing a level 1 project is a pleasure for children and parents alike as these projects allow the creation of commonly used items that can be enjoyed for many years to come!

Red Toolbox kits are about families working, creating and learning together. It is a chance to have loads of fun and spend quality "team-time" while building cool creations made out of wood.

Requires drill, screwdriver, and glue (sold separately).

Assembled barn measures approximately 5.1" tall, 9.3” long, and 7.7" wide.

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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 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 bag is 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 over 4 ft tall.

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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 15” wide, 6” long, and 12” tall.

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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. 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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Make your own butterfly mould and then paint it! Use the mould to create your mosaic relief plaque. Paint it with your favourite colours. It’s an easy art project.

Includes: 1 bag of plaster powder, 1 mould, 1 piece of string, 1 strip of paint pots, 1 paint brush and detailed instructions.

Finished mosaic measures approximately 6.75” wide x 4.5” tall.

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Sandwiches are more fun when packed in the Butterfly 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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Pack your favourite snacks for school, travel or just a day away from home in the Butterfly 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.

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

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Carry your stuff in style! This backpack comes in fun, bright colours and features a beautiful 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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School lunches are more fun when packed in the Butterfly Blue Lunch Box from Crocodile Creek! This lunch box is in fun, bright colours with a pretty butterfly featured on the front pocket! Inside, this lunch box 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 10” long x 7.5” tall x 3” wide with an extra 0.25” if front pocket is full.

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Keep yourself hydrated in style with this cool, kid-safe stainless steel water bottle! This eco-friendly bottle is stainless steel and features a cute butterfly ! The domed lid and squeeze-bottle mouth-piece make it easy to drink from and convenient to bring on all sorts of outings. Whether you're exploring the great outdoors or just off to school, this bottle is the perfect way to keep yourself hydrated all day long! Hand wash recommended.

Holds 13.5 oz of liquid, and measures approximately 2.5" in diameter x 7" high.

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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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