STEM Gifts for Kids

STEM is an acronym that stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The best STEM Gifts for kids teach them that learning can be fun. There are a ton of presents on this list that a great for both boys and girls of all ages, even toddlers. Also check out or list of educational gifts for kids, you might find something you like there.

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What are STEM Gifts?

The following categories will cover the types of STEM gifts.

Science

Science is the study of structure and behavior of the physical or natural world through experiments and observations. We have many presents on this list that definitely fall under the science category. From at home science experiment kits to bug viewers, kids will be able to observe and learn about the world around them. We have a lot of other cool science gifts like the LEGO chain reactions kit and the nap circuits jr set that teaches kids the basics of electrical circuits.

Technology

Technology, or tech, usually refers to the machinery and equipment that is made to increase scientific knowledge for practical purposes, and more or less deals with applied sciences. Gifts like a programmable robot toy or snap circuits toy would fall under this category.

Engineering

Engineering gifts teach kids about designing, building, and using machines to build or bring about something. Toys like the K’Nex engineering challenge and chain reactions toy by LEGO would fit this type of present.

Mathematics

Math is the study of numbers, quantities, and space. There are a ton of good gifts to teach kids math on this list. From a math tower game to counting bear cups. There are STEM gifts for kids on this list that will teach kids basic math skills.

Coding

Gifts that teach kids how to code are super useful. Coding is what makes it possible for computers and phones to function. It is a great skill for kids to start learning while there young. From making websites to programming apps, learning how to code at a young age could pay off big for kids later in life.

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Break Your Own Geodes

Break Your Own Geodes

With this present kids will get to break open geodes, which is a type of structure that forms in certain volcanic and sedimentary rock. They are hollow rocks that have minerals and crystal-like structures inside that look awesome. They have unique colors depending on the type of minerals present during formation. Most ...

Snap Circuits Light Kit

Snap Circuits Light Kit

Snap Circuits electrical toy is a fun toy that allows kids to experiment with over 175 projects. The kit has color coded pieces that snap together and make real electrical devices and circuits. This hands on STEM toy will give hours of entertainment and tech kids the basics of circuits. Connect the circuits to an iPod ...

Air Rocket Launcher Toy

Air Rocket Launcher Toy

The Stomp rocket Jr has been around for 25 years. It is best air rocket launcher toy on the market and has thousands of 5 star reviews. It’s even fun to use at night because the foam darts glow in the dark. It is totally kid powered, no batteries required! The stomp launch pad and 4 rockets are included. Will surely ...

Water Bottle Rocket Launcher Kit

Water Bottle Rocket Launcher Kit

With this build your own water rocket kit kids will be able to build an air and water pressure rocket that shoots up to 90 feet. It is a fun toy that allows kids to watch physics and science in action. It requires an air pump to launch, which is not included with the kit. Any basic air pump will do. The bottle rocket ...

KNEX Bow and Arrow

KNEX Bow and Arrow

K’Nex is an engineering that consists of interlocking components, such as gears, plastic rods, wheels, and other plastic pieces. They are designed for kids ages 5 to 12 years old. The KNEX bow and arrow is my favorite out of the all the blaster kits, but the others are pretty cool as well. You can see the blaster guns ...

Electronic Snap Circuits Game

Electronic Snap Circuits Game

The Snap Circuits Electrics Discovery game is an award winning STEM toy that has won DR Toy Best Educational Products, 100 Best Children’s Products, and the National Parenting Center-Seal of Approval. It comes with over 60 pieces that snap together, allowing kids to make hundreds of awesome projects.

KEVA 200 Plank Set

KEVA 200 Plank Set

With the KEVA Structures 200 piece plank set gives kids a hand on experience with the principles of geometer, physics, balance, and leverage. The plant set comes a booklet that has 24 pages of instructions that allow kids to build over 40 unique structures.

STEM Puzzle Game

STEM Puzzle Game

KEVA Brain Builders Set by the MindWare company is a great STEM puzzle game that allows kids to turn 2 dimensional drawings into awesome 3-dimensional creations. They will have to arrange the KEVA planks correctly to duplicate the geometry featured on each challenge card. The card vary in difficulty from beginner to ...

Discovering STEM Levers

Discovering STEM Levers

Kids will get experience following step by step instructions to build 16 awesome models including a double deck bride, swing, pantograph, extendable arm, movable weight scale, seesaw, wheelbarrow, parking gate, and many more creations. Kids will learn about how levers give a mechanical advantage that makes lifting ...

ZooB STEM Challenge

ZooB STEM Challenge

The Zoob BuilderZ STEM Challenge set is a fun toy for kids that will test their imaginations and problem solving skills. Kids will have to complete different challenges. For example, in one challenge they will have to build a catapult to hit targets. The ZOOB pieces rare unique and snap together in five different ways.

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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.

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 ...

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