Ages 5+
Ages 5+

Basketball Catapult


What you get

Aim, shoot, and score with this physics-friendly crate! Engineer an adjustable catapult and play a spirited game of basketball. Learn about the science of sports, and experiment with different angles and arcs until you're a hoop superstar.




From the desk of the product designer:

Behind the design

“Building a working catapult is always a hit. The ability to experiment with angles and trajectories adds extra science fun. And the basketball theme? Nothing like real-world application to make the physics lesson stick.”
- The KiwiCo Product Design team
Behind the Design

By the numbers

Angle adjustments for the catapult: 5

In-office tournaments: 3

Balls lost under coworkers' desks: incalculable

Additional details




6 reviews

May 19 2020

My son got this one for his sister cause she loves basketball. She always throws the ball in a cup and she loves it on her desk to play with.

Apr 14 2020

My 9 year old enjoyed building it and we all had fun playing with it.

Mar 28 2020

My son is 4.5, but the KiwiCo Crates are perfect for us to do as a team. We talk out each step, and if he struggles I tell him that's why we're a team! I use the words from the booklet to help guide his understanding of trajectory and angles in a way that he can understand it. The pride in his face getting a shot... priceless! Also, seeing me try and not succeed each time was great for both of us. We learn together.