Amazon offers the littleBits Education Code Kit for $211.23 shipped. Regularly as much as $250 in the last month, this is the best price we’ve tracked on Amazon since December 2017 (it originally retailed for $300). One of these kits can serve as many as three students at a time. It boasts 10 lessons and over 100 activities. Reviews are very light (yet favorable) on this item, but littleBits products are well-regarded overall.
Another fun way to introduce kids to the world of STEAM is with the $50 Makey Makey Invention Kit. It allows them to turn everyday objects (like bananas) into a touchpad.
littleBits Education Code Kit features:
- Build a programmable device by snapping together electronic building blocks; code stories, animations, music, and games using free drag and drop block-based coding software; upload your code onto your device; and start playing!
- The easy-to-use electronic building blocks snap together with magnets empowering kids to build programmable devices they could code
- Each color-coded Bit has a specific function (e.g. lights, sensors, LED display, speaker, etc) and is reusable for infinite number of inventions
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