Ultimate List of Educational Gifts Kids Will LOVE {over 75 gift ideas!}

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Instead of purchasing gifts that lack a purpose, let’s use Christmas gifts as a way to educate and teach our kids.

This learning and education gift guide has ideas for every age group from babies all the way up to teenagers.

Let’s dive right in and take a look at what we have on our list.

Ultimate List of Educational Gifts Kids Will LOVE

Learning & Educational Gift Guide

60% off first month of any KiwiCo line – now through 11/28, you can get your first month of any KiwiCo subscription box {Koala Crate, Kiwi Crate, Tinker Crate, or Doodle Crate} for 60% off!! This is their biggest sale of the season! My children absolutely LOVE the Tinker Crates. Read my review here.

Where do you go for the answers to life’s questions? The Answer Book: A Devotional for Busy Families by Nancy Ruth is an introductory daily Bible study for elementary children which includes memory verses, practical application, and recommended additional reading.

Does your child have an interest in learning to play the piano? This at home piano curriculum from Teach Your Child Piano would be the perfect Christmas gift! It is thorough AND totally affordable! Click here to learn more! You can also get 2 FREE Christmas music courses {Learn to Read Notes and a Christmas Caroling Around the World Unit Study}, click here for details!

Home educated teens are invited to participate in Project World School‘s immersive learning events around the world. Designed specifically for homeschoolers, we offer immersive multi-day retreats formed as Temporary Learning Communities. Each retreat utilizes the enigmatic landscape of each country as the canvas for exploration and discovery.
Our group sizes tend to be around 15 per retreat, so spaces are very limited. Get an application in now to ensure a spot! We are offering special discounts to Life of a Homeschool Mom readers. Use the code LOHSM2018 for a $200 discount! Click here for more information!

The team at Rosie Research is teaching kids real science by doing fun science. They really hit the mark with their DIY solar system bracelet! As you create this surprisingly beautiful bracelet, kids learn planet order and planetary facts, and at only $12, they are the perfect stocking stuffer! Click here to learn more!

Hoffman Academy is your source for the most effective, fun piano lessons available online. Free, engaging videos guide students through a complete music education. Subscribe, and you’ll also have access to printable materials, audio tracks, games, and daily practice sessions.

LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox: With over 800 pieces, an interactive motor, move hub, and more you can build a robot, cat, and even a guitar. The creations are controlled through an app on a tablet.

Wonder Workshop Dash Robot: Kids as young as 6 can learn how to code with the help of this robot. Through apps and a smart device, Dash can be programmed to dance, move, light up, and make sounds.

Fisher-Price Think & Learn Smart Cycle: Play racing and learning games on a smart device or t.v. while pedaling away. The more kids pedal the more they learn with this interactive toy.

LeapFrog Scribble and Write: Learn how to write letters and numbers by tracing lights with a stylus.

Cozmo: This curious little robot can be used to play games, teach tricks, and more. With your help, he can navigate around his environment. With a little programming, he also becomes a great sidekick.

Future Coders Poppin’ Pictures Coding Skills Kit: Use colored pixels to make different pictures. The perfect way to introduce younger kids to coding.

Helen Hyena, The Sound Changer by Joanne M. Winnie is the perfect book for elementary-aged children on your Christmas list. Check it out– “We walked around the countryside of East Africa looking for Craig Crocodile, Paul Plover, Sally Skink, Tom Tortoise, and Willy Warthog to go along with Helen Hyena. This was so we could hear them say alliterations made of digraphs. The friends traveled during the day after Ed Eagle came from America.
Amazon.com– Kindle Edition $3.99, Paperback $ 7.95 , Hardcover $14.95 or visit JoanneWinnie.com

Learning Resources Code & Go: Build a maze, and program the mouse to find his way to the end. This learning gift encourages problem-solving by using critical thinking skills.

Osmo Genius Kit: This kit includes shapes, tiles with numbers and letters that turn your iPad into a hands-on learning device. I like this item because it combines the efficiency of technology and learning with toys.

Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit: Use this kit to build your very own R2-D2 from Star Wars. Every part down to the stickers are included.

Meccano-Erector M.A.X Robot: Max the robot isn’t built like others. He has the ability to be programmed on top of his artificial intelligence which gives him a step above the rest.

Educational Insights GeoSafari Jr. Talking Microscope: With the double eyepiece, viewing slides on this microscope is easier versus using a regular microscope. It includes 60 slides as well as quiz questions about nature.

Makey Makey: Turn anything and everything around you into a touchpad, even pieces of fruit!

Kids First Automobile Engineer Kit: The storybook manuals make building an automobile for preschoolers a snap.

Snap Circuits Jr: No tools are required for this kit. Use snap circuits to build working circuits. There are over 100 projects to build!

Fisher-Price Think & Learn Teach ‘n Tag Movi: Movi makes over 60 faces while playing games and teaching kids about shapes and their ABC’s.

VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX2: This watch has it all, a camera and video recorder as well as an app to teach kids how to tell time.

ELENKER Mini Hot Air Stirling Engine Motor Model Educational Toy Kits: Build a small engine to get an inside look at how a motor works.

MudWatt STEM Kit: Kids can build a living fuel cell that feeds on soil. As you grow microbes, you can power an LED light and even a clock.

Magnetic Levitation Floating Globe: With the help of magnetic force, this glowing globe levitates in mid-air.

National Geographic Break Open Geodes: Break open your own geodes and explore the world of crystals with this science kit.

Backyard Safari Cargo Vest: There are enough pockets and mesh holders for kids to take all of their gear with them when they explore outdoors. From their binoculars to their bug kits, everything has a place on this vest.

Disgusting Science Kit: Learn about science the gross way by growing your own bacteria and fake blood. Gross!

Fisher-Price Think & Learn Code-a-Pillar: This code-a-pillar helps kids learn their ABC’s. It can also be programmed by pushing a button.

Tin Can Robot: Kids can build a robot or monster out of a recycled can of soda.

OWI 14-in-1 Solar Robot: Build a robot that runs off of solar power… no batteries required.

National Geographic Hobby Rock Tumbler Kit: Turn rough rocks into smooth and shiny gemstones by putting them inside of this rock tumbler. It is a great gift for any kiddo who has a fascination with rocks and gems.

Insect Lore Original Butterfly Garden with Voucher: With the pop-up habitat, watching caterpillars turn into butterflies can take place in your home with very little effort.

Kitchen Science Kit: Use regular kitchen ingredients to conduct 6 science experiments including an erupting volcano.

Crime Catchers Spy Kit: This kit can be used to identify fingerprints and even DNA!

Pet Tornado: Yes, you read that right. A pet tornado would only be an appropriate gift if it comes along with this book, Tornadoes!

Table Top Robot: After building this robot, let him crawl around and you will see that when he encounters an obstacle, he’s smart enough to find his way around it.

Geyser Tube with Caps: Learning is always fun when candy and soda are involved.

Bath Bomb Lab: This kit includes everything kids need to create their own bath bombs.

Sun Art Paper: Use the sun to create art!

Bubble Gum Factory Kit: Sometimes, learning looks like a big piece of bubble gum!

Dig It Up! Dinosaur Eggs: Kids can become a paleontologist with this educational toy. Dig up 12 dinosaur eggs and identify each dinosaur with the excavation guide.

Glow in the Dark Fun Lab: Become a mad scientist by making glow in the dark creations.

The Magic School Bus Engineering Lab: Ms. Frizzle is here to make learning fun with this incredible STEM kit. If you like this kit, make sure to pick up The Magic School Bus Chemistry Lab.

My First Fizzy Foamy Science Kit: This kit is perfect for the first time scientist. Every experiment ends with a fizz.

Robotic Hand Kit: Build a robotic hand!

Totally Gross The Game of Science: A board game that makes you go ewwww. But hey, at least there is learning involved.

Structural Engineering Bridges & Skyscrapers: With this kit, you can build several models that teach force, compression, and tension.

Remote Control Building Kit: Use the pieces to build a remote-controlled car, truck, or motorcycle.

Potato Clock: Grab two potatoes to include in this gift. Then sit back and watch as the giftee builds a potato clock.

Wacky Weird Weather Kit: Your junior scientist will have the power to create wacky weather conditions that can be studied.

Shark Tooth Dig Kit: Here is another kit where kids can take the role of a paleontologist and dig up real shark teeth.

ALEX Jr. My Busy Town Wooden Activity Cube: Baby will never get bored with all the toys on this cube. Perfect for the curious kiddo who is ready to explore.

LeapFrog Shapes And Sharing Picnic Basket: Stack, sort, and more with this adorable picnic basket that teaches kids about colors, letters, and shapes.

Tasty Science Kit: This kit explores all of the chemical reactions that happen when you bake.

ABC Magnets: Kids can learn how to identify letters and spell simple words with this gift set of colorful magnets.

Bloxels: Instead of kids playing video games, now they can build them!

Creativity for Kids Grow ‘n Glow Terrarium: Plant and grow a habitat… there are even glow in the dark stickers included in this kit so it glows at night.

Klutz LEGO Chain Reactions: Turn LEGOs into machines that move with this book.

Thames & Kosmos Air + Water Power: Build models that are powered by air and water, another science kit that doesn’t need any batteries.

Math for Love Prime Climb: Learning math is fun with this board game.

Water Rocket Kit: Kids will learn how water pressure can be powerful enough to launch a rocket.

Magnet Science Kit: Learn about magnetism through science experiments and games.

Circuit Maze Board Game: Electric currents are the topic of this shocking board game!

Puzzlets Starter Pack: Plan a video game, learn how to program the game, and then play the game.

DIY Slime Kit: Learn about science while making slime!

Glow-in-the-Dark Crystal Growing Kit: Exploring geodes and gemstones is one thing, but growing your own glow-in-the-dark crystals is a whole new ball game.

Candy Chemistry: Make gummy bears, rock candy, and more sweet treats with this kit.

Ice Cream Science: Another yummy topic to explore… the making of ice cream.

All-Natural Spa Day: Make a spa day at home all while learning about the science behind the face masks and bath bombs.

Wind Power 2.0: Build turbines that generate electricity.

Solar System Planetarium: Paint the planets and build the solar system to learn about the wonders of outer space.

Klutz LEGO Crazy Action Contraptions Kit: Kids can build 16 different projects with this kit. Perfect for the LEGO fan on your list.

Sum Swamp Game: Start teaching math early with this board game that teaches addition and subtraction.

Laser Pegs 4-in-1 Cars Building Set: Use these blocks with other building toys to make some innovative objects.

Gears! Gears! Gears! Gizmos Building Set: Small hands can build with gears and create a cause and effect reaction between the spinning pieces.

Gravity Maze: This game combines the science of gravity and a marble maze.

Jumbo Magnifiers: Everything looks incredibly different under a magnifier. These jumbo sized ones are perfect for small hands.

Phonics Dominos: Build sentences with this set of colorful dominos.

Geoworld Bug’s World Collection of 10 Real Insects: These bugs are visible inside of a block of clear plastic which makes them perfect for research.

Ant Factory: Ants are incredible little bugs to watch. This set has a log book to keep track of the bug’s behavior.

As you can see there are several learning and education gifts to choose from. There are kits that make yummy treats to robots that need programming.

With the help of this learning and education gift guide, I hope you were able to find the perfect gift for every kiddo on your list.

Share your favorite finds with me in the comments.


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