The 10 Best Spy Kits For Kids

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This wiki has been updated 12 times since it was first published in May of 2020. Kids love the hidden world of spies and espionage. What better way to indulge their interests by getting them a kit that will help them write secret codes, crack safes, or solve mysteries? Some of the items on our list are just for pure fun, while others incorporate disciplines like science and engineering, which will give children a chance to learn practical skills while they play. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Thames & Cosmos Master Detective Toolkit

2. Spy School Sneaky Surveillance

3. Scientific Explorer Crime Catchers

Editor's Notes

June 29, 2020:

These imaginative spy kits can be a great way to get your kids off of their tablets and gaming consoles and back into their immediate environments. Children are naturally drawn to the mystery and intrigue of the spy lifestyle, and these can be the perfect vehicle to teach them purposeful skills while they're having fun. While some of our options are just for play, many contain scientific experiments kids will have to perform to figure out their next clue. This will give them a chance to learn a new skill, like how to mix ingredients to make a mold, in the case of The Purple Cow Young Detectives.

The SpyX Night Ranger Set, Mukikim SpyX Micro Gear Set, and Spy Gear Sigma Mission Secret Agent are great choices for kids that just want to run around and pretend to be covert operatives. Each comes with different devices such as voice-changers, alarms, and even functional walkie-talkies, and all include a flashlight that will enable your young sleuth to sneak through the dark.

If your child has a flair for the scientific, or just likes learning new things, then consider The Purple Cow Young Detectives, 4M KidzLabs Fingerprint, Scientific Explorer Crime Catchers, or Thames & Cosmos Master Detective Toolkit. All contain fun experiments kids can dive into, such as fingerprinting, model casting, and decoding.

Special Honors

Mission Unboxable This company started by a mother and son was created to fuel spy-themed missions that don't end after the contents run out. The subscription-based service allows you to purchase single sets, or a whole year at a time. With the latter, you will receive new missions shipped to your home each month designed test your child's ingenuity, critical-thinking, and secret agent skills, and the first order comes with a briefcase to keep all your mission files safe inside.

4. Spy Gear Sigma Mission Secret Agent

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5. The Purple Cow Young Detectives

6. Mukikim SpyX Micro Gear Set

7. Discovery Kids Lie Detector

8. Klutz Ultimate Vault & Code

9. 4M KidzLabs Fingerprint

10. SpyX Night Ranger Set

Brett Dvoretz
Last updated by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as in front of a laptop screen, Brett can either be found hacking away furiously at the keyboard or, perhaps, enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He has been a professional chef, a dog trainer, and a travel correspondent for a well-known Southeast Asian guidebook. He also holds a business degree and has spent more time than he cares to admit in boring office jobs. He has an odd obsession for playing with the latest gadgets and working on motorcycles and old Jeeps. His expertise, honed over years of experience, is in the areas of computers, electronics, travel gear, pet products, and kitchen, office and automotive equipment.

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