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Stomp rocket deals you can get right now for your kids

The Original Stomp Rocket Jr is on sale.
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Is there a space fanatic in your family who loves all things rockets? Then snag then a bargain with these stomp rocket deals available now. 

We found several at-home toy rockets on sale, ranging from backyard stomp rockets to light-up rockets, and these are a sure-fire fit for the rocket lover in your family. Just make sure to move fast to avoid supply chain issues as stock may run out.

More advanced kids may enjoy model rockets, so we also rounded up the best model rockets of 2021 along with all the accessories you'll need, including motors, wadding and other things. But for the younger set, stomp rockets are a satisfying way to learn the basics of how rockets work.

Stomp rockets are the perfect introduction for young children to learn about rocketry and associated skills in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Everything comes in the kit and these rockets are very durable, allowing for hours of play with very little setup. Many manufacturers tout these rockets as portable enough for camping trips or long-distance travel, due to their small size.

Below are the best deals we found on stomp rockets for kids and — let's face it — for adults who love an excuse to yardapult cool stuff in the air. We will keep you posted as deals come in over the next few days. As Buzz Lightyear once said, to infinity and beyond!

The Original Stomp Rocket Jr.: $24.95 $22 at Amazon.

Have tons of rocket fun with the Original Stomp Rocket Jr. Glow Rocket and Rocket Refill pack that includes a launcher and 7 rockets. Ready for kids aged 3 and up, this requires almost no setup and is very portable for camping trips or long-distance car travel.

Stomp Duel Rocket Launcher Toy for Kids: $65.98 $32.99 at Walmart
This set is almost half-price, allowing kids to experiment with angles, jumping and flight paths at a great deal. Another standout is the sheer number of included rockets (eight) in this pack, which makes it a great choice for families or for small parties.

Ultimate LED Rocket Launcher for Kids: $43.98 $21.99 at Walmart
This deeply discounted set allows you to shoot 6 rockets up to 400 feet (121 meters) high, and even comes with a hand-held slingshot. The package includes a launcher and some nifty air rocket stickers you can put on your boosters.


Why Stomp Rockets are great gifts for science-curious kids

Kids are more interested in rockets than ever thanks to all the innovation going on in the industry. We have companies successfully able (or in final testing) to land rockets by themselves, including SpaceX, Blue Origin and Rocket Lab. Other entities are trying to decrease the cost of manufacturing to make launch costs better. We are seeing innovations like 3D printing and automation to make rockets lighter and more agile for multiple types of payloads.

Even for those kids who are more interested in branching out to other fields in STEM, playing with stomp rockets allows them to learn more about physics. Rockets, as they will find out quickly, generate thrust through a narrow nozzle. In space rockets we use fuel and an oxidant to create a chemical reaction. 

The stomp rockets your kids will use instead have air or water as the main ingredient, but it's a great start and satisfying fun for a family outing. Stomp rockets are an especially great activity for socially distanced gatherings, as these boosters are designed to be used outside. With the rockets shooting dozens of feet (or meters) into the air at least, you'll be sure to keep your kids on the run and happily experiencing STEM in safe, small gatherings.

Be sure to check out Space.com's space deals, or our guide to the best model rocket kits of the year.

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Elizabeth Howell
Elizabeth Howell

Elizabeth Howell, Ph.D., is a contributing writer for Space.com since 2012. As a proud Trekkie and Canadian, she tackles topics like spaceflight, diversity, science fiction, astronomy and gaming to help others explore the universe. Elizabeth's on-site reporting includes two human spaceflight launches from Kazakhstan, and embedded reporting from a simulated Mars mission in Utah. She holds a Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Space Studies from the University of North Dakota, and a Bachelor of Journalism from Canada's Carleton University. Her latest book, NASA Leadership Moments, is co-written with astronaut Dave Williams. Elizabeth first got interested in space after watching the movie Apollo 13 in 1996, and still wants to be an astronaut someday.