STEM activities (science technology engineering and math activities) are a great way of kids to flex their brains and think outside of the box. They get their hands involved and really have to think things through; how things work, why things work and what is necessary to keep things working.
Take a look at these incredible gift ideas that just happen to be the perfect for doing STEM activities for kids at home. Kids love to explore, so why not give them the opportunity this holiday season. From a Lunar Telescope to a programmable robot you will find the perfect hands on gift that will bring hours of discovery, learning, and fun. Some of these are super quick and easy STEM activities and others will take them a while to figure out.
Christmas day is bound to be full of STEM creations. What better way to quench your kids’ thirst for learning by making it fun! Here are over 25 STEM activities for elementary kids, middles school and beyond that you can give to help turn gift giving into a learning experience for everyone in the family. Get ready to explore and discover some easy STEM activities that allow learning of science, technology, engineering and math at home with great fun and ease.
Smartivity is a fun and exciting new way to learn through play! Introduce your child to core STEM concepts through fun and engaging toys and activities. This marble slide and crane are amazing and so much fun!
Little engineers can follow the instructions to build their own toy using the pieces provided. The fun doesn’t stop there! Each completed set results in a fun toy or activity that proves that the power of play is the best way to learn.
This DIY toy is the smart way to let young minds grow. It’s not only the best DIY toy, but it’s also the DIT toy that lets you Do It Together with the family!
Bitsbox: Bitsbox is a crazy, fun subscription box that teaches kids how to code! It is perfect for curious kids ages 6 to 12 years old. With the subscription, you’ll potentially get a new project every month, or with the frequency you order. Each box introduces a new computer science concept. Kids will build apps on the Bitsbox website and then the apps they build work on any mobile device!
Magnet Science Kit: Introduce the wonders of magnets with this kit. It includes enough supplies to conduct 10 science experiments. This super magnet set allows you to to perform fun STEM activities as well as play games.
WowWee Coder MiP Robot: Program this balancing robot with easy to use drag and drop commands. The version of this robot is see through. You can see all the gears working away to give children an idea of just what is happening.
Professional Quality Rock Tumbler: Polish stones into gems and turn them into jewelry with this complete STEM kit. Science and art in one fun gift is perfect for the left and right-brained child.
Metal Detector: Let your kids take you on a treasure hunt! This is a great way to get outdoors and explore. Plus, you never know what you will find. Will it be a treasure? Will it be gold? I wonder what you will find in your own backyard?
Cubelets Twelve Robot Blocks: Snap the robot blocks together to make different creations. This set comes with a bunch of blocks including the drive, flashlight, blocker, bluetooth, and more. Putting them together in different arrangements makes a different robot. Even the youngest of kids can play with these and discover different robots to build.
All of these STEM activities for kids can keep their brains excited and engaged. I think these would even make great gifts for adults, too. I might even put a couple of them on my wish list.
While gifting can be a present within itself, these STEM gift ideas also nurture learning and discovery. This is why all of these STEM picks are on the holiday HOT list this year. Inspire your kids this holiday season and swoop up your gifts before the mad shopping rush. If you need some ideas for toddlers, you will want to check out my article on 13 Stem Toys for Toddlers. These gifts generate a ton of STEM project ideas even for the littlest ones in your house from building to creating to moving parts and more.
Did your STEM gift ideas make my list? Share your ideas and favorite picks with me in the comments.