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Trying to stop the kids from bouncing off the walls? 

Here are some exciting activities and resources that will not only keep your kids entertained but will fill them with wonder (and won’t require you to be an expert coder or STEAM specialist)

STEAM Projects

Light Drum by The Oakland Toy Lab      The Perfect Egg Drop by Lemon Lime Adventures

Overnight Crystal Gardens by Babble Dabble Do Force & Motion Painting by Kids Steam Lab

Refraction Drawings by Go Science Girls Music You Can See by The Oakland Toy Lab

Colour Changing Clock by Left Brain Craft Brain   Fibonacci Art Project by What Do We Do All Day

Circuit Bugs by Steam Powered Family       Scrap Robots by Adventure-in-a-Box

Build A Heart by STEAM Powered Family Crime Scene Science Lab by Teach Beside Me

Newspaper Eiffel Tower by Edventures With Kids       Zoetrope Animation by Share It! Science

Flextangles by Babble Dabble Do How to Make a 3D Book by De Tout Et De Rien

Tiny Dancers by Babble Dabble Do   Design Thinking for Kids by Meri Cherry

Homemade Harmonograph by The Oakland Toy Lab  Tensile Bubbles by Babble Dabble Do

STEAM Video Tutorials

Building Dragsters by PhySciManics

Build a Catapult by PhySciManics

How to Build a Hydraulic Robotic Arm by Hack Room

Cool STEAM Websites

Cool Australia – STEAM Made Simple

STEAM Education Australia

Go Science Girls

My PBL Works

Made With Code 

If you’ve been experimenting with STEAM at home but are looking for something meatier, or if you’re just looking for something fresh and different, a Build-A-Mind workshop is the perfect solution!



At Build-A-Mind, we use a diverse range of tools and toys to stimulate young minds.  If you’re looking to continue the creativity at home, here are some of the most popular products we use and where you can find them at a competitive price.

Having said that, never underestimate the fun you and your child can have with toilet rolls, sticky tape, paddle pop sticks and a bit of string!

Here are some of the favourites…

  LEGO® Classic Bricks  Kmart – $89.00

LEGO® Mindstorms EV3

Mr Toys Toyworld – $479.00

UBTECH Jimu BuzzBot & MuttBot Robotics Kit 

Ebay – $99.00

K’nex Creation Zone 50 Model Building Set

ozgameshop.com – $50.74

3D Magnetic Building Tiles – 120 piece set

Kogan.com – $69.00

Fisher-Price Code and Learn Code-a-Pillar

My Toys Toyword – $109.00

Code and Go Robot Mouse

Toys R Us – $90.00

Robot Turtles – The Game for Little Programmers

Crayons – $32.95

Scratch Jr – Coding for Young Children

FREE at the app store or Google play

2 Wheel Drive Ultrasonic Arduino Robot Kit

Aus Electronics Direct – $54.95

Raspberry Pi Basic Starter Pack

Amazon AU – $89.95

Kapla Wooden Building Blocks – 280 piece set

Crayons – $124.95

Hue Animation Studio

Amazon AU – $96.83

Edison Robot VV2.0

pakronics – $57.75