Homeschool

STEM Homeschool Curriculum for Passionate, Tinkering Kids

STEM homeschool program accompanied with hands-on kits, live Zoom classes, and self-paced lessons

Teach them skills that will help them solve real world problems

dad and daughter building STEM project together

Our kits are designed to inspire kids that know (and don’t yet know) about their passion to understand the world around them through engineering and design. With the right skills and approach, they can unlock solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.

Thimble’s STEM-based homeschool curriculum program not only provides hands-on materials, but also access to live instructor-led classes that teach the process behind solving real-world problems through curiosity, critical thinking, and problem solving. Building a kit for the sake of building a kit is never enough, our live classes reinforce concepts and build on previously learned skills. Once a child develops a full understanding of the world around them, the world is their oyster.

How it works

  1. SUBSCRIBE – we ship a new kit to your child every 3 months.
  2. CLASSES – your child participates in two weekly 60-minute instructor-led classes. 
  3. LESSONS – Self-paced lessons allow your child to work on their projects at any time.
  4. CONTINUOUS: Projects can be combined with other kits to create endless outcomes. 

Subscriptions start from $39.95/mo.

boy and girl building STEM project

Passionate teachers that engage and inspire your kids

girl smiling working on STEM kit
  • 60-minute live Zoom classes twice a week where kids build projects in real time and create friendships with other students. (morning and evening sessions available)
  • All classes are recorded and saved in your child’s profile to access anytime.
  • Monthly “Office hours” are available with instructors to answer questions or help troubleshoot projects.
  • All skill-levels welcome in class.

What our homeschoolers are saying

Lots of excitement here in the McGhee household. I'm 49 and almost quit my job to apply to MIT when my son and I made the WiFi robot move! I had visions of Mars Rover 2.0 and interplanetary jetpacks! This is so needed right now!
Will M.
Thimble classes are perfect for my kids. I more or less threw them into the first class and they went to town. The zoom bomb session with the Nintendo game designer had my kids talking about their experience for days!
Drew S.
We love taking Thimble classes in our household. I also run the Pinhead Institute, which is a Smithsonian Affiliate, and we're excited to bring hands-on learning to our students. They leave every class feeling inspired!
Sarah H.

What sets our homeschool STEM program apart

Continuous Projects

Continuous Projects

Every kit can be reused in multiple ways so kids can tinker and explore endlessly.

Engaging Teachers

Engaging Teachers

Accredited teachers run weekly build-alongs to help kids build their projects.

Approved by Kids

Approved by Kids

Kits, lessons, and classes are tested by kids and teacher ambassadors.

Curriculum

Curriculum

Our lessons align to math, science, and ELA standards.

FAQ

Thimble is a monthly subscription-based curriculum and live video platform that teaches kids a basic understanding of electronics and computer science through weekly classes taught by experienced technology teachers. Hands-on kits are shipped every 3 months.   

A subscription to Thimble includes quarterly delivered kits, self-paced lessons, and weekly classes taught by real teachers and industry professionals on robotics, computer science, and game design. You also get access to our our dynamic community of students and educators around the world.

Thimble is for students ages 10+ (or grades 4+)

You’ll start with the Creator Set kit which is an introduction to engineering and computer science. We believe all students need the basics before moving on to more advanced material. 

Your first kit arrives 2-3 days after you subscribe. You’ll receive another kit every 3 months. 

In between kit deliveries, you will have access to self-paced lessons and virtual, live classes taught by seasoned technology teachers. 

We recommend a Mac, Linux, or PC (Windows 10 and up) to code Thimble kits. 

Chromebooks may be used but are often not as reliable – especially if they come from a school district or are outdated. 

You’re at the right place! We created Thimble to teach beginners a basic understanding of robotics, computer science, and game design. We assume you have no prior knowledge. 

On average, a kit takes 4-6 hours to complete. However, live classes cover intermediate and more advanced material that extend the use of each kit for up to 12 weeks.

Live build-along classes are held twice a week for 60 minutes to cover intermediate and advanced topics. Classes are taught by accredited technology teachers. Live classes will also include special guests which include industry professionals from top tech and video game companies. 

Thimble kits and classes explore subjects in engineering (mechanical, electrical, computer engineering), and science (computer science, video game design, climate) and more! These hands-on and live experiences are designed to spark a lifelong love for these subjects and teach skills often not taught in most elementary and secondary schools. 

We offer 4 monthly subscription tiers starting from $39.99 / month. The subscription includes self-paced lessons and live virtual classes taught by seasoned technology teachers. Kits will be delivered every three months. 

We hate to see you go, but you can cancel a monthly subscription anytime after the first kit ships by logging into your Thimble account. Auto-renewing subscriptions (pay every 3, 6 or 12 months) are only eligible for cancellation after the initial prepaid term has been completed.

Let's get started

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Monthly

$59.95/month + FREE SHIP

3 Months

$54.95/month + FREE SHIPSave 8% (most popular!)

6 Months

$49.95/month + FREE SHIPSave 17%

12 Months

$39.95/month + FREE SHIPSave 33% (best value!)

Monthly

$59.95 + FREE SHIP

3 Months

$164.85 + FREE SHIP

6 Months

$269.7 + FREE SHIP

12 Months

$419.4 + FREE SHIP

Subscriptions renew automatically. All prices in USD. Cancel anytime.

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