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The STEAM Kit Collection

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) Kits are a fun, hands-on way for people of all ages to learn new things and expand their skills in any of the STEAM areas! Explore the list below to find the kit that fits you! STEAM Kits can be borrowed with a Saskatoon Public Library card.

Birding Backpacks

Birding Backpacks

Everything you need to enjoy a birding adventure.

Learn more about ecology, biodiversity and the environment by observing birds and their habitat. With this all-in-one bird-watching kit, you can discover Saskatchewan’s many different species of birds year-round. SPL’s Birding Backpacks are suitable for all ages, though children will need to be supervised while using it. In partnership with Birds Canada.

Place a hold on a Birding Backpack

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Hands-on math, spelling and more.

This award-winning game system connects to your iPad and fosters creativity and problem-solving skills through hands-on play. This item is targeted at kids ages 6 to 12, but can be enjoyed by the entire family; many apps encourage team efforts.

Place a hold on Osmo


Graphic: Code-a-pillarFisher Price Code-a-Pillar

Make it move and wiggle using easy-to-connect segments.

Program this unique caterpillar to move forward, backward, left, right, wiggle and dance. This item is intended to help kids develop coding, sequencing and critical thinking skills. The toy is designed for kids aged 3 to 6 but can be enjoyed by older children as well.

Place a hold on Code-a-Pillar

Graphic: Makey MakeyMakey Makey

Turn everyday objects into your personal keyboard.

This electronic invention tool allows users to connect everyday objects to a computer and watch them come to life. Turn bananas into bongo drums, play a Tetris game with your own custom controller, or make a piano out of marshmallows. Projects range from easy to advanced, and the product is marketed as being suitable for “ages zero to infinity.”

Place a hold on Makey Makey


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