Looking for a creative and special present that your kids will love? Browse through this list of the best science gifts for kids to enjoy learning fun. You’ll find wonderful ways to encourage STEM activities plus find a present that will be a huge hit 🙂
Why Gifts with STEM Themes Are Perfect Gifts for Kids
My gift-giving for kids has transformed over the years. Instead of mindless giving, I’m being more intentional.
I love giving gifts that serve multiple purposes, especially to my boys. I don’t want to waste time, money, or add to the pile of “things” that quickly gets forgotten after a few rounds of play.
Our budget is tight. A busy homeschool and activities schedule can quickly drain that budget 😉 Making sure our money is being spent in purposeful ways is a priority.
And we just don’t need to amass meaningless toys that end up shoved into the back of a closet or left out as trip factors.
Over the years, I’ve discovered that kids appreciate experiences. They want to interact and use their hands. Kids want moments that stick with them for a lifetime.
I’ve found that science gifts make some of the best presents for kids. These types of thoughtful gifts help:
- Promote creativity and imagination
- Thinking outside the box
- Develop growth mindset skills
- Keep kids off screens
Science Gifts That Make Kids Smile!
When I’m picking out any science gift or resource, my #1 place to shop is Home Science Tools. Online shopping + shipping right to my door = priceless
Home Science Tools makes finding your perfect science gift super easy. I love the different categories and recommended age sections that help me save time by going directly to what I want to explore.
We’ve successfully used their science materials in our homeschool. And last year, I was thrilled to use the site for finding and getting amazing science gifts for Christmas. My boys were thrilled with their presents that we could enjoy over the holiday break and in the New Year.
Here’s our list of the best science gift ideas for kids. We’ve either used these items or have them on our wishlists this year 🙂
Special Stocking Stuffers with Science Themes
Thinking Putty: Awesome tool for kids who need to keep their hands busy. Available in a variety of colors.
Mixed By Me Thinking Putty Kit: My boys received this kit as a gift last year and had an absolute blast with it! They are still using their customized thinking putties in our homeschool.
Bird Feeder: Your kids can use this special adapter to make your own bird feeder out of a plastic soda bottle. Wonderful for recycling and observing nature!
Mini-Weather Station: My boys have this handy device on their wishlist this year. We’ve been learning about and observing the weather as part of our homeschool morning time so this tool will be a great addition.
Star and Planet Locator: This super cool wheel shows the position of over 200 stars and 9 planets. Another wonderful addition to your nature backpack 😉
Geology Field Trip in a Bag: There’s so much learning fun potential in this bag with thirty rocks, minerals, fossils, and gemstones.
The Best Kits for Science Gifts
Stepping Into Science Kit: Fabulous kit to get your young learners excited about science.
Master Detective Toolkit: When my boys recently got this kit, it’s like they were transformed into science sleuths. Such a great way to spark curiosity and investigation!
Electrolyte Challenge Sensor Kit: If you have athletes or just kids interested in nutrition, you’ll want to add this kit to your list. My boys used this kit to test popular sports drinks to see if the hype was real. They continue to be amazed at all they learned from these experiences.
Bristlebot Robotics Kit: Your kids will get a fantastic introduction to building robots with these three cuties.
Bath Bomb Science Kit: Do your kids like to take baths? Help them learn the science behind those fizzy bath bombs and make their own to enjoy.
Candy Chemistry Science Kit: Learn the science behind making some yummy candies, like gummies and chocolates. My boys call this sweet science 😉
Make Your Own Chocolate Kit: Bear (8) got this kit for Christmas last year. We had such a delightful time learning all about cocoa and making our own sweet treats to enjoy.
Chemistry Magic Tricks Set: Impress friends and family with these amazing science magic tricks!
Smithsonian Motorworks Engine Kit: This project will help kids build and see how an internal combustion motor works. Great for future engineers!
Spectacular Robot Gift Ideas for Kids
Botley the Coding Robot: Screenfree coding for kids as young as 5! Fun way to get kids interested in and excited about coding 🙂
14-in-1 Solar Robot: Your kids will be learning about solar power as they build a Dog-bot, Turtle-bot, Beetle-bot, Slither-bot, Surf-bot, and more.
Geckobot Wall Climbing Robot: This gift has been one of my boys’ favorites! Your kids will build 7 different robots for engineering fun.
Popular Science Gifts for Fun Projects
Rocks & Minerals Project Kit: Includes 10 hands-on science projects to introduce your kids to the fun world of rocks & minerals.
Electronics Lab 130-in-1 Kit: Wow! With just one kit, your kids will have 130 different projects to enjoy. Fascinating way to learn about circuits and more.
Engino Discovering STEM: Structures & Bridges: Hands-on learning fun with 9 models to explore different types of structures and supports.
Butterfly Garden: My boys and I have had absolutely wonderful experiences with our butterfly gardens. Observe the butterfly life cycle in live-action and enjoy the beauty of releasing these beautiful creatures.
Root Viewer Plant Kit: Another great observation experience that makes gardening interesting.
Amazingly Fun Science Gift Ideas
Stellarscope Star Locator: Find and observe stars visible to the naked eye using this tool and the included star maps.
3D Star Theater: Bring the stars into your home! This projector is such a fun way to learn about major constellations (including stars, connecting lines, and names).
Geode Kit with Rock Pick: Fabulous hands-on activity with a touch of suspense and beauty!
Electric Play Dough Kit: All you need for 3 different hands-on projects.
Oh, there are so many awesome science gifts for kids to enjoy! Wishing you tons of learning fun and experiences 🙂
Which of these science gift ideas looks like it would be a good fit for your kids?