Toys That Start With “D” (STEM Show and Tell)

STEM Toys That Start With D

Kids are endlessly curious about the world around them, and sometimes your hastily Googled answers don't quite cut it.

To encourage this quest for knowledge, you might want to invest in some STEM toys.

STEM - science, technology, engineering, and math - are subjects that parents can struggle to get kids engaging with.

But a good STEM toy feeds curiosity in a way that's fun, and rarely feels like learning.

There are so many incredible STEM toys out there. To help you get started, we've put together all the best ones beginning with "d".

These are toys for kids of all ages and all curiosities.

A STEM toy is also a great idea for an upcoming show and tell, as they encourage questioning and sharing!

STEM Toys That Start With D

OUR TOP PICK

Wonder Workshop Dash – Coding Robot for Kids 6+ – Voice Activated – Navigates Objects – 5 Free Programming STEM Apps – Creating Confident Digital Citizens , Blue

Technology is already a huge part of everyday life already, and it's only going to become more integral to your children's lives.

Dash the coding robot is a friendly robot toy that follows simple coded commands to navigate and explore the world.

Kids get to learn about how coding works, while taking control of their own personal robot. 

Ideas For Show And Tell

  • Use objects from around the classroom for Dash to navigate around (with the help of your coded instructions, of course).

EDITORS CHOICE

Dissect-It Simulated Synthetic Lab Dissection STEM Toy, Kids' Home Learning Science Project, Great for Young Scientists! - Bat

With the Dissect-It Simulated Synthetic Lab Dissection Bat, kids get to enjoy all the gross parts of dissection in a safe and odor-free environment.

The kit comes with all the best (fake) surgical implements and a gelatin bat, with a set of instructions on how to conduct your own dissection.

As they cut into the toy, they'll discover the bat skeleton and its internal organs! 

Ideas For Show And Tell

  • Talk through the different bones of the bat skeleton, and how you discovered them in the dissection.
  • Share some fun facts about bats.

BEST VALUE

LEGO Jurassic World T. rex Dinosaur Fossil Exhibition 76940 Building Kit; Cool Toy Playset for Kids; New 2021 (198 Pieces)

Play as paleontologists with this Dinosaur Fossil Exhibition Kit inspired by Jurassic Park. Kids can put together their very own T. rex skeleton, which is posable and playable.

Also included in the set are a baby Triceratops, a drawing board, dino egg, and a tooth fossil! More than just a dinosaur toy, this can spark an interest in life on Earth millions of years ago.

Ideas For Show And Tell

  • Talk about how terrifying the T. rex was when it was alive.
  • Point out the bones of the T. rex, including those sharp teeth and long tail.

RUNNER UP

BIRANCO. RC Dog, Electronic Pets - Remote Control, Gesture Control, STEM Programmable Actions, Walk and Bark, Fun Puppy Toys for Boys and Girls, Ages 3 and Up (White)

Perfect for any child that loves animals, the Dog Electronic Pet responds to gestures and remote control commands.

Kids can also program the dog to follow a series of actions, teaching them about coding while putting on a fun performance.

As well as remote control, the dog can follow behind in gesture mode, and dodge obstacles in adventure mode.

Ideas For Show And Tell

  • Tell the class all about your robotic pet.
  • Pre-program some actions, and show how your dog can perform.

RUNNER UP

LANDZO QUINCY Drawing Robot Learning Educational Toys for 4,5,6,7,8 Year Old Girls and Boys, Interactive Talking Teach Drawing,Math, Spelling for Birthday Gift Book Kids Flashcard Learning Toy Robot

Quincy the Drawing Robot recognizes cards and draws what he sees! This is a fantastic way to teach kids about art and help them master fine motor skills.

Quincy also recognizes numbers and letters, demonstrating how to draw and spell.

The cute design is lovable, and kids will be enchanted as they watch what Quincy can do!

Ideas For Show And Tell

  • Show what Quincy can draw. 
  • Bring in some of your own pictures, inspired by Quincy.

RUNNER UP

Dino Eggs Dig Kit - Dig It Up 12 Dinosaur Eggs & 12 Clay Kits & 12 Dinosaur Mini Figures - Dinosaur Toys for Kids 5-7 8-12 - Dinosaur Excavation Kits for Kids - Great STEM Learning for Boys & Girls

This super fun Dino Egg Dig kit encourages children to hunt for fossils, identify dinosaurs, and sculpt the bodies using clay.

The chisel tools let kids feel like real paleontologists, as they uncover the skeleton locked within the eggs.

They then need to use their science skills to identify the dino and build back the body!

Ideas For Show And Tell

  • Bring in your favorite dinosaurs, and share some facts about them.

RUNNER UP

Jasonwell Aqua Magic Doodle Mat 40 X 32 Inches Extra Large Water Drawing Doodling Mat Coloring Mat Educational Toys Gifts for Kids Toddlers Boys Girls Age 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Year Old (Alphabet)

This magic doodle mat uses a water pen to draw, and kids can watch as their creations disappear like magic after 10 minutes!

The mess-free playtime encourages kids to get creative, as they can keep on building pictures and worlds. It's also a fantastic opportunity to practice letters and numbers.

Ideas For Show And Tell

  • Talk about what you love to doodle on your doodle mat.

RUNNER UP

OASO Remote & APP Control Dragon Building Kit, STEM Projects for Kids Ages 8-12, Educational Birthday Gifts Toys for 7 8 9 10 11 12-15 Years Old Boys Girls, New 2022 (549 Pieces)

With 549 pieces to put together to create the interactive dragon, this STEM toy is a rewarding discovery for children.

The dragon itself is incredible, with cool wings, flexible limbs, and a jaw and tail that can be moved.

But the building process might be even more fun, as you watch the dragon come to life. Once assembled, the dragon can be programmed and controlled.

Ideas For Show And Tell

  • Describe your dragon and what he can do.
  • Show how you can program your dragon to move.

RUNNER UP

PAXCESS Electronic Drum Set, Roll Up Drum Practice Pad Midi Drum Kit with Built-in Speaker Drum Pedals Drum Sticks 10 Hours Playtime, Great Holiday Birthday Gift for Kids

This foldable and rollable drum kit is a fantastic way to foster a love of music in young children.

At first, they'll enjoy discovering the noises the mat can make, but the structured sound pads can also be used to create some impressive tunes.

Even better, it comes with a headphone jack, so your kids can play the drums quietly.

Ideas For Show And Tell

  • Put on a performance!
  • Talk through the different sections of the drum, and the sounds they make.

RUNNER UP

Force1 Scoot Hand Operated Drone for Kids or Adults - Hands Free Motion Sensor Mini Drone, Easy Indoor Small UFO Toy Flying Ball Drone Toy for Boys and Girls Kids Drones (Blue)

Launch this drone into the air with your hands, and watch as it hovers and flies, while avoiding the obstacles in its way.

Vibrant LEDs light up the drone and transform it into a spaceship. Small and safe, this is an excellent way to introduce kids to exciting technology. 

Ideas For Show And Tell

  • Fly the drone around the room, using your hands to control where it goes.

RUNNER UP

Melissa & Doug Get Well Doctor’s Kit Play Set – 25 Toy Pieces

This complete doctor's play kit includes 25 pieces to help children learn about the human body.

The hands-on play will teach children about the parts of the body, and what it is a doctor does.

Plus, it can help calm nerves about any upcoming doctor's trips.

Ideas For Show And Tell

  • Talk about what the different instruments are for, and point to where on the body they'll be used.

RUNNER UP

PLUS PLUS - Dolphin – 70 Piece Tube, Construction Building Stem/Steam Toy, Kids Mini Puzzle Blocks

Each brick included in the Plus-Plus Dolphin Construction Kit can attach together, opening up a world of possibilities for what your kid can create.

This set comes with all the pieces and instructions needed to build a dolphin, but that's just the start of what you can do.

Engineering, art, and math come together with this toy.

Ideas For Show And Tell

  • Tell some facts about dolphins.
  • Show how the bricks fit together, and create a small build.

RUNNER UP

Dino Soap Making Kit for Kids - Dinosaur Science Kits for Kids All Ages - STEM DIY Activity Craft Kits - Crafts Gift for Girls and Boys

Soap making kits are science experiments without the mess, and this dinosaur kit is ideal for young boys and girls.

The process of making soap teaches kids a little of what it's like in the lab, and they can also learn about dinosaurs as they create.

And in the end, you have fun and foamy soaps to use.

Ideas For Show And Tell

  • Bring in some of the soaps you made, and talk about all the steps of creating your dino soap.

RUNNER UP

Don't Break the Ice Game, Multicolor

Don't Break The Ice is a board game that uses mallets and ice blocks to teach kids the basics of engineering.

Phillip the Penguin balances on the ice tray, and you have to knock away as many bricks as possible without tossing him over.

As children play, they'll have to think logically about where to hit to avoid tipping the penguin down.

Ideas For Show And Tell

  • Show how the blocks balance, and how you keep them from falling down.
  • Talk about a time when you played the game.

RUNNER UP

Joyjam Toys for 6-12 Year Old Boys RC Stunt Car for Kids and Adults 4WD Off Road Truck 2.4Ghz Remote Control Vehicle Double Sided 360 Degree Rotating Christmas Birthday Gifts NBC Green

Flip and rotate this double-sided remote control car, and watch as it navigates its way across the most tricky terrains.

The ultra-fast reaction allows the car to tackle sand, grass, and wetland, and dodge out of the way of other cars.

It's super fun to play with, and the versatile action teaches kids about technology without them realizing.

Ideas For Show And Tell

  • Demonstrate what your car can do.
  • Imagine what it would be like driving the car. Where could it take you?

RUNNER UP

H5 Domino Creations 100-Piece Neon Set by Lily Hevesh, for Families and Kids Ages 5 and up

This is dominoes, but not as you know it. As well as the vivid neon pieces, the set also comes with 2 half-bridges, 3 fieldstarters, and a building template.

Kids are encouraged to create amazing set-ups, and then to watch it all come tumbling down.

They can grow their critical thinking skills while having fun.

Ideas For Show And Tell

  • Bring in pictures of some of your most complex builds.
  • Show how the dominoes fall down the half stairs.

RUNNER UP

LEGO City Deep Sea Explorers 60091 Starter Building Kit

This is dominoes, but not as you know it. As well as the vivid neon pieces, the set also comes with 2 half-bridges, 3 fieldstarters, and a building template.

Kids are encouraged to create amazing set-ups, and then to watch it all come tumbling down.

They can grow their critical thinking skills while having fun.

Ideas For Show And Tell

  • Bring in pictures of some of your most complex builds.
  • Show how the dominoes fall down the half stairs.

RUNNER UP

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Mega Fossil and Gemstone Dig Kits - Excavate 20 Real Fossils and Gems, Great STEM Science Gift for Mineralogy and Geology Enthusiasts of Any Age

This is dominoes, but not as you know it. As well as the vivid neon pieces, the set also comes with 2 half-bridges, 3 fieldstarters, and a building template.

Kids are encouraged to create amazing set-ups, and then to watch it all come tumbling down.

They can grow their critical thinking skills while having fun.

Ideas For Show And Tell

  • Bring in pictures of some of your most complex builds.
  • Show how the dominoes fall down the half stairs.

RUNNER UP

126 Pcs DIY Slime Making Kit for Girls Boys - Birthday Idea for Kids Age 5+. Ultimate Fluffy Slime Supplies Include 28 Crystal Slime, 2 Glow in The Dark Powder, 48 Bottle Glitter Jar etc.

If there's one thing nearly all kids can't seem to get enough of, it's sticky and oozing slime.

This DIY kit is the ultimate slime adventure, with the chance to make glowing slime, fluffy slime, foam slime, and more.

See what they can discover, and watch as your kids love the hands-on experience.

Ideas For Show And Tell

  • Show some of your favorite slime creations, and let everyone have a chance to squeeze.

RUNNER UP

Kids Toys Stem Dinosaur Toy: Take Apart Dinosaur Toys for kids 3-5| Learning Educational Building construction Sets with Electric Drill| Birthday Gifts for Toddlers Boys Girls Age 3 4 5 6 7 8 Year Old

Mix and match the parts with this dinosaur creation kit, designed to get kids to use their hands and imagination

 With the included low-speed electric drill, kids can take apart and put together their own crazy dinosaur creations.

Once constructed, the moveable and posable limbs make the dinosaurs fun to play with.

Ideas For Show And Tell

  • Create a crazy dinosaur, and then talk through where all the pieces of the build originally came from.

RUNNER UP

Fat Brain Toys Dimpl Digits, Number Learning Toy for Toddlers, Early Development Toy, Educational Toy, Push and Pop Toy, Sensory Toy for Babies, Colourful Toy for Boys and Girls Aged 2 Years and Older

STEM isn't just for older kids! With this Dimpl Digit Number Learning Toy you can introduce math to even the littlest kids.

The bright colors and tactile toy encourages toddlers to get hands (or fingers) on, as they learn the shapes of numbers, the words, and even braille and Spanish!

Popping the bubbles through also encourages fine motor skills.

Ideas For Show And Tell

  • Let everyone have a go at pushing through the dots and numbers.

Takeaway

There are plenty of toys out there that encourage kids to learn while having fun.

We hope this list of STEM toys beginning with "d" has given you some ideas

for how to introduce science, technology, engineering, and math into play time.

By encouraging STEM skills, you can build curiosity and ignite a quest for knowledge in your kids.

And as these STEM toys are about discovery, they'll be plenty for your child to talk about at the next show and tell!

Elena Jones

1 thought on “Toys That Start With “D” (STEM Show and Tell)”

  1. Pingback: Toys that Start with Letter A: 30 STEM Ideas for Show N' Tell - Spiral Toys

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.