Christmas and birthdays are filled with all sorts of excitement and fun toys and gadgets. Isn’t it nice when you know that those presents will also be stretching their brain? Educational gifts for kids are the perfect solutions.
This list of educational gifts for kids is full of ones that they will even be excited about!
So many presents turn into clutter. These will be ones they will use again and again. I love the one time use kits too because they learn and have fun while putting the project together and then shortly after that you can dispose of it, not feeling bad. 😉 (Just don’t tell my kids that.)
Educational Gifts for Kids
1. Dinosaur Fossil Dig Kit
This would be a hit with both my son and my daughter. Anything dinosaur is a guaranteed home run.
Perfect for your young kids who like exploring in the back yard. They will spend hours finding everything there is to see.
Your kindergartner will think it’s cool to be called a SmartyPants as they go through the fun activities on these cards.
5. 3D Walking Dinosaur Puzzle
How cool is this? I’m telling you, it will be a winner for the dinosaur and puzzle lover. (Don’t exclude your girls from all things dinosaurs and science! My daughter loves both and wonders why dino’s are only marketed to boys.)
6. Pop Can Robot
My nephew received one of these for his birthday and I got to assist him with putting it together. He was so proud when it went moving across the floor.
7. Snap Circuits
Designed for ages 8+, they will love building burglar alarms and even a radio. Such a fun hands on way to learn about circuits.
8. Brain Builders
This game for ages 7+ will have your brain learning to go from a 2D pattern to 3D!
K’nex takes building to a whole new level. So fun!
Be sure to check out the rest that K’NEX has. So many super cool looking sets!
A present that you will also be able to use for school. Your child will have a blast using the included slides and finding numerous things around your house to inspect (maybe even the mold in that container that’s been in the fridge too long).
Have some fun with words!
12. Science Kit
The young scientists in your house will find these kits amazing. My 5 and 7 year old love them.
Coding and a robot – a fun combination. This particular kit doesn’t require a phone or tablet.
14. Magnetic Tiles
A fun building toy that’s different than Legos. I love that it’s okay for ages 3 and up.
15. Gravity Maze
A logic game and marble run for ages 8 and up.
16. Geode Kit
You know it’s going to be a good gift when you get to break something. 🙂
17. Sleuth Kit
Pretend you are a detective and learn some new skills while you are at it.
18. Human Body
This is recommended for ages 8-16. A fun way to learn about the human body.
19. Shape Sorter
The best toddler toys are also educational. Melissa and Doug products are always a favorite.
20. Doctor Kit
Another great idea for the toddlers to elementary age children in your house. There’s always something fun about doctor kits for kids.
21. Brickyard Building Blocks
This comes with building ideas from ages 3 to 7+!
22. Cash Register
Everyone needs to learn about money and every child loves to play cashier.
Puzzles are a skill all kids need to learn. My children started with these large Melissa and Doug puzzles. There are so many options, but here are a couple:
This extensive list of educational toys for kids (that they will actually be excited to receive) will make gift giving easier for you this year!
What are the favorite educational toys that you have in your house? I’m always looking for new ideas!
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