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National Math Bee’s favorite educational toys for Black Friday

Happy Tuesday from Buzz Bee at National Math Bee. We hope you are enjoying the excitement of this time of the year and gearing up for the holidays. The gifting and shopping season is at hand and Black Friday is creeping upon us, what better reason to make an expense than to do one that can be both entertaining and help further our children’s development? With that in mind, we gathered together all National Math Bee’s favorite educational toys for Black Friday and holiday season. 


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At National Math Bee we take pride in incorporating learning with fun and turning every opportunity into an educational experience.


These exciting items promote creativity and problem-solving in children while combining children’s natural desire to play. These recommendations are sure to be fun for parents and children alike. We are so excited to share National Math Bee’s favorite educational toys for Black Friday.

Let’s ensure that our children play and learn this holiday season.

Happy Learning


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National Math Bee’s favorite educational toys for Black Friday


Think Fun Roller Coaster Challenge


  • This is a roller coaster building set that develops critical skills in logic, enforcing reasoning and planning, providing an entreating learning experience with multilevel challenges.


Think Fun Gravity Maze Marble Run Logic Game


  • Gravity Maze is a combination logic game, marble run, and STEM toy. This game reinforces critical skills such as spatial reasoning and planning.



ThinkFun Laser Maze Logic Game


  • Laser Maze is a beam bending logic game that forces your child to ignite his mind to try to manipulate the beam to try and hit the target. The game includes a real class 1 laser, 60 multilevel challenges. This game develops critical skills such as reasoning and planning.


Osmo — Creative Starter/ Genius Starter Kit for iPad (Osmo Base Included)

AGES 6-10

  • This creative award-winning learning game transforms an iPad into an actual learning experience that teaches problem-solving, drawing skills, math and spelling and vocabulary. OSMO interacts with actual handheld pieces (No Wi-Fi necessary for gameplay).
  • Games are designed for multilevel playing. OSMO enables the continuation of learning. Track game progress, using child game profiles, on a parent app.
  • An iPad & OSMO Base (iPad is not included) are required to play. Compatible with iPad 2-6, iPad Mini 1-4, iPad Air 1-2, iPad Pro 9.7 & 10.5 inch. Fire Tablet is not compatible with this base.

Osmo — Coding Jam — Music Creation, Coding & Problem-Solving — For iPad and Fire Tablet (Osmo Base Required)


  • This creative award-winning learning game transforms an iPad into an actual learning experience that uses coding blocks to create music, reinforcing problem-solving and the learning of patterns. The child will interact with actual handheld pieces & an iPad and/or Fire Tablet, bringing a child’s game pieces & actions to life (No WI-FI necessary for gameplay).
  • OSMO enables the continuation of learning and is designed for multilevel playing. Track game progress, using child game profiles, on a parent app.
  • An iPad and/or Fire Tablet & OSMO Base (iPad, Fire Tablet and OSMO Base are not included) are required to play. Compatible with iPad 2-6, iPad Mini 1-4, iPad Air 1-2, iPad Pro 9.7 & 10.5 inch, and with the latest Fire tablets: 7th Generation Fire 7, HD 8, HD 10, 8th Generation Fire HD 8, 9th Generation HD 7.


Scientific Explorer My First Mind Blowing Science Kit


  • 20-piece kit that includes 11 activities which allow your young scientist to explore and learn the basics of science from chemical reactions to the use of science tools


Shifu Orboot (App Based): Augmented Reality Interactive Globe for Kids


  • Orboot Globe + App takes the child on an Augmented Reality based journey around the world. This interactive toy educates on culture, monuments, inventions animals and weather for various countries across the globe.
  • Orboot app is free on iOS and Android. Compatible with — iPad 3rd gen. & above, iPad Air all models, iPad Pro all models, iPad mini 2 & above, iPhone 6 & above; Android 3GB RAM and above. Amazon devices (Kindles) are currently not supported at the moment.

Sphero Mini Activity Kit: App-Controlled Robotic Ball


  • Sphero Mini is an app-enabled robotic ball that can be programmed and driven by the user.
  • Each kit comes with a construction set, activity cards, bowling pins, traffic cones and a robotic ball cover set to inspire your creativity and test your skills.

UBTECH Mythical Series: Unicornbot Kit-App-Enabled Building & Coding


  • This is a buildable,
    codable robot from UBTECH robotics that can get girls excited about coding.
    Users can program the magical horn with different colors to customize and
    personalize your unicorn creation.
  • The app is free and works
    with both Android and Apple Smart devices. A compatible iOS or Android device
    is required, The JIMU app is not compatible with Kindle Fire tablets at this


AGES All Ages

  • Brainbolt is the
    mind-melting light-up memory game created with all ages in mind. Challenge your
    brain by memorizing the light sequence and following along for as long as you
    can without breaking the pattern
  • Solo or 2 player game:
    one player game or go head-to-head with a friend to see who can remember the


Brain Puzzle Back Spin Toy

AGES All Ages

  • Improve kids’ finger, hand, and wrist dexterity and fine motor skills as well as challenge their logic and puzzle-solving skills with the use of this extremely fun disc puzzle.


GeoSmart Mars Explorer

AGES 5-12

  • Stem focused magnetic construction set that features a motor and remote control for dynamic play and learning at home and in the classroom.


LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox


  • Users can build and
    code interactive motorized robot models. Instructions for all 5 models are
    included with the free LEGO BOOST app. Download in the Amazon
  • A tablet or mobile
    phone is required, but not included. Compatible with selected iOS, Android,
    Kindle and Windows 10 devices with BLE 4.1 and newer. Compatible with select
    mobile devices.


Robo Wunderkind Robotics Kit 


  • Robo Wunderkind is a STEM robotics kit that gives children the opportunity to build their own robots and program them in a fun and playful way.
  • Two visual and intuitive icon-based apps allow children to remote control and program their robots, learning the basics of coding through play. Programming with Robo Wunderkind can get as easy as setting up just one function, or as complex as making loops, decision trees, if-then statements, and so much more. In-app instructions and creative sample projects included. Available for iOS, Android, Windows OS, and Kindle.


Kano Computer Kit 


  • This kit allows the user to build their own computer and bring it to life. Users learn to code with 100’s of creative challenges and stories as well as make art, games, and music.

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