Educational Gifts for Kids

This page reviews the best educational gifts for kids. The best education and science gift is one that is so fun that kids don’t even know they’re learning.  Also check out our list of STEM gift ideas. These are presents that fall specifically under science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Many gifts in these categories overlap. You might also want to take a look at these cool gifts for kids.

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Tips to find Science and Education gifts

1. Make sure it’s both fun and educational

When you’re picking out gifts that promote learning, make sure it is something that is hands on and more of a game than a lecture. Kids learn most when they’re having so, make sure you find something that’s engaging and that will keep their attention.

2. They’ll learn more if it’s something they’re interested in

Pick something you know they will find interesting. For example, if you need a gift for a kids that love learning about animals, consider something like the butterfly garden, which will let kids watch the transformation process from caterpillar to butterfly. The LED ant farm would also be a great pick. Another example would be if you need a present for a young boy or girl that loves science, consider getting one of the science experiment gifts on the list below.

3. Make sure it’s interactive

A lot of kids don’t have long attention span, so make sure you pick out something that keeps them active and makes them think. An example of a good interactive gift would be interactive globe or map. These gifts require them to press on the globe and have many different game modes and settings they can select.

4. Consider how old the recipient is

Age is very important when selecting a gift. The appropriate age is usually listed on the box or in the product description. It’s important to remember there is a big gap in the capabilities of a 2 year old, 4 year old, and a 6 year old. So, make sure it’s a gift that they can actually use and won’t get frustrated with.

5. Is it for a boy or girl

There a lot of gifts on this list that are much better for boys than girls. For example, the rock and mineral collection set probably isn’t the best educational gift for girls. Something like the memory game or butterfly garden would be a much better gift idea. There are a ton of good presents for young boys of all ages on this list. Something like a bug catcher and viewer or microscope will help them get a closer look at critters around the house.

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Interactive World Map

Interactive World Map

This interactive map is a great way for kids to learn geography and about other countries. This educational gift will help them learn capitals, flags, languages, landmarks, and fun facts about each country. This toy is recommended for kids age 3 and up.

Butterfly Garden with Live Caterpillars

Butterfly Garden with Live Caterpillars

A butterfly garden is an awesome gift idea for kids. They will learn a lot watching the transformation of metamorphosis up close. The kit comes with 5 caterpillars and a reusable mesh habitat for the butterflies to fly around in. The company ships the live caterpillars right to your door! The process of a caterpillar ...

Interactive Globe

Interactive Globe

I had a Smart Discovery Globe as a kid so I can speak from personal experience here. Kids will be able to explore over 250 countries. They will be able to challenge themselves, learning state capitals, total populations, geography, and much more. The smart discovery globe is in my opinion the best education toy for ...

Magic Science Wizards Kit

Magic Science Wizards Kit

A magic kit is a great science gift for kids that is also educational. It includes all the supplies they will need to feel like real magicians. Chemicals including banking soda, vegetable oil, red cabbage powder, zinc sulfide, and citric acid are used to perform safe and awesome tricks using science! It’s a great gift ...

Magic School Bus Science Set

Magic School Bus Science Set

The Magic School Bus TV show was an awesome education show that really got kids into science. This magic school bus themed chemistry set allows kids to conduct many science experiments. It comes with 51 colorful experiment cards and data notebooks to record their observations. This is a perfect gift for young ...

Dynamo Domino Set

Dynamo Domino Set

The Dynamo Kid’s Wooden Domino Set by Hape is a fun gift that will allow kids to build domino race tracks and have tons of fun watching the blocks tumble down. It’s a great toy to help develop logic skills, kinesthetic, and hand eye coordination. This set is recommended for kids 3 years old and up.

Drill Center for Kids

Drill Center for Kids

This educational insights drill and activity center lets kids power their imaginations and build coordination skills as they sue the large chunky drill. It’s great to improve fine motor skills, particularly pre-handwriting skills. The 3 in 1 toy is fun in manipulative, giving kids many hours of enjoyment. This award ...

Dump Truck Building Blocks

Dump Truck Building Blocks

Building blocks are a home run educational gift that will let kids use their imagination to make some awesome creations. The 361-piece educational gift set gives kids step by step instructions to build both a dump trump and airplane. It is a creative educational gift for kids 6 years old and up. Kids will learn basic ...

Tube Lock Set

Tube Lock Set

This tube locks set is a unique education gift for kids that comes with 64 total pieces they can use to create amazing cars, tanks, buildings, and more. This game will give the recipient hours of fun and increase their building skills. It is made from high quality materials that are safety tested and lead free. It is ...

Counting Bear Cups

Counting Bear Cups

This present has hundreds of 5 star reviews. The matching and sorting cups, made by Skoolzy, makes for a great educational birthday gift or Christmas present. It is a great toy to help kids with hand eye coordination, fine motor skills, mental quickness, and dexterity. This educational toy for kids can be used as math ...

Educational Dinosaur Toy

Educational Dinosaur Toy

It’s no secret kids love dinosaurs. Heck, even as an adult they are super cool. This kit comes with twelve nine inch realistic figures that are cool for kids and toddlers to learn about popular dinosaurs. They are made from durable, flexible, and long lasting, BPA free materials that will give kids tons of fun. They ...

Personalized Hammer Bench

Personalized Hammer Bench

Kids love hitting things with mallets and hammers. This classing pounding toy with a “peekaboo” design is a ton of fun for kids. This can also be a personalized educational gift. You can add a name or message to the edge of the wooden bench. There are also custom color and font options, all which you can see by ...

Mind Blowing Science

Mind Blowing Science

This 20 piece science educational gift for kids comes with 20 difference pieces that will allow them to learn the basics of science and chemical reactions. It is a stem gift for kids that allows them to learn more about science, technology, engineering, and math. It comes with basic chemicals and materials they will ...

Grow Crystals Set

Grow Crystals Set

I had one of these sets as a kid and it was a lot of fun. The science present comes with all the materials kids will need to perform seven different crystal growth experiments. It’s perfect for young aspiring scientists that love to learn. It comes in a great display case that allows kids to examine the crystals after ...

Magnet Science Set

Magnet Science Set

This magnet science kit teaches young scientists how magnets work through some fun games and science experiments. The set comes with interactive metal objects, a horseshoe magnet, and magnet wand. With activities like the fishing game, kids will have hours of fun and get hands on experience of the effects of magnetism.

Solar System Set for Kids

Solar System Set for Kids

This present will teach kids the wonders of the solar system. It comes with everything they will need to assemble, paint, and learn about the all the planets in the solar system. The kit comes with stencils, squeeze glow pens, string, planet models, and fact filled wall charts to quiz kids on their knowledge of the ...

Kitchen Science Kit

Kitchen Science Kit

This science kit for the kitchen will give kids hours of fun and learning. It comes with everything they will need to complete 5 different science experiments using everyday kitchen ingredients. They will learn how to launch a rocket with vinegar, write secret invisible messages, generate electricity from lemons, and ...

Bug Catcher and Viewer

Bug Catcher and Viewer

Kids love watching and learning about bugs. With this bug catching and viewing tool, they will be able to quickly and safely view specimens they catch. It has a 5x magnification lens on the top of the tool to get an up close and personal look at the unique critters around them.

Coding Robot for Kids

Coding Robot for Kids

The Ozobot 2.0 smart robot toy is perfect to teach kids basic coding and how the robot designs to color codes on both paper and digital screens. It comes with 20 plus games and brain teasers for a fun introduction to STEM, computer science and coding. Click the picture of the Ozobot to get more product information, ...

Alphabet Straws

Alphabet Straws

Spelly reusable drinking straws are a fun way for kids to learn how to spell and build different variations of words. The smoothie straws are made with safe BPA plastic and come in assorted colors including orange, red, purple, yellow, and green. They are great for kids of toddlers birthday or graduation parties. With ...

Programmable Robot Toy

Programmable Robot Toy

This is another STEM gift, steam meaning science, technology, engineering, and math. The Tomo is a kit that teaches kids ages 8 years old and up about graphical programming, robotics, and electronics through the assembly and building of smart devices.

Dominos Racing Set

Dominos Racing Set

Dominos are awesome! This classic 225-piece domino racing set is a best selling gift that will help develop children’s hand eye coordination, find motor skills, and concentration. This STEM based learning toy helps develop math, science, spatial, and tactile skills that will be useful for everyday life.

Big Science Set

Big Science Set

This super-size science set has numerous experiments that will help kids explore and learn about science. The kids will be able to conduct science experiments that are seemingly magic. The set includes rope, toothpicks, insta-snow powder, 3 bottles of food coloring, newton’s beads, gravity poo powder, a brown plastic ...

Rock and Mineral Collection

Rock and Mineral Collection

Kids love to collect unique looking rocks. With this educational gift, kids will be able to use the identification sheet to identify what type of rock they have in front of them, and learn more about the rock. It comes with favorites including quarts, tiger eye, jasper, calcite, turquenite, and many more types of ...

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