Wowzers! A couple of years ago I picked a Snap Circuits box, from yall’s shop. The boy ignored it for a good 2 years. We recently moved into a new house, and he (my 8 year old) came across it. Un-prompted, he completed a few projects. I guess it just took time and less force-upon to interest him.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.