I don’t know about you – but I LOVE buying toys for little ones. Big kids? I’m stumped! But not anymore! Below are 10 Award Winning Toys for Middle Schoolers – and we’ve include quite a variety.
These award winning products are parent tested and kid approved. In order to be a Parents’ Picks Award Winner, these products go through a rigorous approval process with over 50 criteria, including thinking skills, character building, engagement, ease of use, innovativeness, quality, durability, and creative thinking. These products come highly recommended and we hope you will love these award winning products as much as we do.
The 2017 list of 10 award winning toys for middle schoolers are listed alphabetically.
4-in-1 Catapult Kit, from Fat Brain Toys
Following along with the detailed instructions and learning guide, kids can transform the included, bearing-equipped rods and connectors into three types of catapults, plus a battering ram. Complete with all the materials and information to build an onager, a ballista, a battering ram, and a trebuchet, the 4-in-1 Catapult Kit is the ultimate guide to the world of ancient and medieval ballistics.
4-Pack Populer Magic Cube Puzzle Bundle, from Dreampark
The package includes a Pyramid Triangle Cube, a Megaminx Cube, 2 Square Cubes, and 2 cube stands. All are made from eco-friendly materials.
This portable karaoke microphone provides the same functions as a full-sized karaoke system. The package includes: 1 karaoke microphone, 1 USB to micro AUB charging cable, 1 micro USB to audio cable, 1 user manual and 1 portable dust proof bag.
Marbleocity Dragon Coaster, from PlayMonster
Kids can build their own working roller coaster model made of real wood. The Dragon Coaster is full of dips and turns with some engineering and physics thrown in. The assembly instructions feature a graphic novel to communicate meaningful STEM concepts in an engaging format. The Dragon Coaster takes approximately three to five hours to build, and measures 8″ when finished; for ages 12 and up. Made in the USA. It also connects with the Skate Park (sold separately), so you can expand your marble empire and shuttle marbles back and forth!
Origami Chic – A Guide to Foldable Fashion, Publisher Capstone Young Readers
Using the vibrant, fashion-forward sheets of patterned paper in the back of the book and following the detailed, illustrated, step-by-step instructions, young fashionistas can fold and create an entire wardrobe of runway-ready outfits.
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RePhone Kit Create-Maker-GSM-Modular Phone, from Seed Studio
Is your middle schooler begging for the newest iPhone? Tell her to hack her own! The RePhone DIY Cell Phone Kit teaches pre-teens and teens the technology behind their beloved mobile devices. This is an open source modular phone.
Swurfer, from Swurfer
Rather than have you read a description of the Swurfer, we recommend you watch the video. Does this look fun, or what!?!
This is a 2-in-1 model: it also builds into a race boat! An interactive, online, 3D digital LEGO building instructions app is available for both the A and the B models.
The Aspiring Architect’s STEAM Design Kit, from Hammacher Schlemmer
This is a free form architecture kit that brings the concepts of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) to life. Kids can assemble the kit’s more than 350 click-and-connect pieces to create a variety of buildings. The kit includes 38 floors, 40 solid walls, 44 clear walls, and four staircases to create structures of varying sizes, styles, and complexity.
50ft long x 12ft wide! Yes, this slide is huge! The Wahii is constructed of thick, specially formulated, UV protected plastic. The surface is extremely smooth and is rated to hold 256 lbs per square foot.
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