You don't need a special occasion to hunt the best gifts for your engineering and science-loving children. After all, what better gift can there be than toys and gadgets that can educate and inspire at the same time? By doing experiments, creating something unique, and discovering new things, it improves their brain functions and motor skills.
If you're wondering what you should buy to ignite their imagination, take a look at these 13 fun and educational gift ideas.
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1. K'NEX 70 Model Building Set - 705 Pieces - Ages 7+ Engineering Education Toy
Improve your child’s imagination with this building set. You can build animals, planes, cars, and more. Enjoy creating different models. It comes with easy-to-follow instructions to create endless models. This set supports your child’s problem-solving skills and hand-eye coordination.
2. 4M Table Top Robot
They can build their own robot, and improve their mechanical skills at the same time. For future engineers, this tabletop robot is the perfect Christmas gift. It’s designed for young scientists who are interested in robotics and constructing a working robot.
3. IQ BUILDER | STEM Learning Toys
With the IQ Builder toy its possible to have endless opportunities to design. Made for classrooms and group games, this toy builds socialization skills and improves cognitive skills. This toy also helps to develop motor skills at an early age.
4. Craft-tastic – Inventor's Box
Just give the basic essentials to your child, and watch them create unique things. It includes inspiring tools such as googly eyes, papers, rubber bands, and more. Thanks to this set, your children will think on their own and discover their interests while creating something unique.
5. Craft-tastic – String Art Kit
A perfect gift to hang. This kit is everything you need to create awesome string art. It’s for ages 10 and up because it contains sharp pins. You can create a peace sign, a heart, or a “hi”. Follow the patterns and complete your design. They’ll improve their cognitive skills, self-expression, and hand-eye coordination.
6. Snap Circuits LIGHT Electronics Exploration Kit
It contains over 55 parts and fiber optic trees. It gives you the ability to build over 75 projects such as light show, voice light show, brightness control, and more. It's a fun way to learn working circuits and devices. If your children are interested in electronics, you can take their interest to the next level while doing experiments with this exploration kit. It's recommended for children 8 and older.
7. Elenco FM Radio Kit
It's a good way to teach radio design to young engineers. It would be perfect for teenagers to introduce soldering. Your children can learn what each component does and how it's used in the radio. After completing the learning process, you can find a couple of stations outside of the house.
8. Blue Orange Dr. Eureka Speed Logic Game
Young scientists who love thinking about the logic behind things will appreciate this game. It includes 12 test tubes, 24 colorful balls, 54 challenge cards, and illustrated rules. Race to solve the formula by moving your molecules from tube to tube without dropping them!
9. TheDadLab: 50 Awesome Science Projects for Parents and Kids
TheDadLab provides simple projects, videos, and easy science experiments that parents can do with their kids. You can find the materials that you need in your house easily, so you don't have to spend too much money and time gathering the essentials for experiments. It takes you into the world of science and technology with step-by-step projects.
10. Thames & Kosmos Physics Workshop
If your children are into physics and experiments, Thames & Kosmos gives them the perfect opportunity to improve their skills. You can build dozen of models such as a sail car, force scale, and hammer machine. Also, your children will learn the fundamental laws of physics and basic forces with the experiments.
11. Happy Atoms Magnetic Molecular Modeling Complete Set
This set provides an easy and fun way to learn atoms, molecules, and chemistry. Your children will build, discover, and explore everything about chemistry thanks to this Happy Atoms set.
Connect the atoms, create molecules, and scan your creation via your smartphone. The identification of the molecules will appear on the Happy Atoms app, giving detailed information about each molecule. This set is also the winner of the Parents' Choice Silver award.
12. XYZprinting da Vinci miniMaker 3D Printer
This is an inspiring gift for the innovative kids in your life. It aims to support future designers and engineers. The 3D printer offers them an opportunity to create something unique and colorful.
13. REMOKING Robot Toy
This robot is as intelligent as your child. It can act according to your instructions and can talk back to you. This robot provides education and hours of endless fun. It responds to touch and can walk.