STEM Stocking fillers

I’m not the biggest fan of science kits generally, but there are some amazing STEM products out there if you know where to look. We’ve selected a few of our favourites that definitely won’t lead to disappointment on Christmas Day.

Sprout Pencils 

Have you seen these pencils? In the top of each are plant seeds instead of a rubber, once the pencil is too short to use you just place the end of the pencil into soil and wait for your seeds to grow.

UK: http://amzn.to/2e1aafD

US: http://amzn.to/2eWQj6o

sprout pencils Electro Dough Kit

We love these Electro Dough kits from Technology Will Save Us. They contain everything you need to make play dough circuits and are a brilliant hands on introduction to electricity. My 5 year old could create circuits easily, so don’t be worried about using this with young children, but do be careful with the LEDs which are small.

electro dough kit

Bug Catching Kits

How about creating a special bug catching kit, including bug nets and specimen pots?

US: http://amzn.to/2f23zD7

UK: http://amzn.to/2eaPILV

cheap bug net

Makey Makey

I haven’t had chance to write about our Makey Makey kit, but our banana piano was one of my children’s favourite activities last year. The kit takes just seconds to set up and the creative opportunities are endless!

UK: http://amzn.to/2dRm7Zq

US: http://amzn.to/2e8QAAJ

Makey Makey

Magnifying Glass and Tweezers

We love the chunky tweezers from Learning Resources. You could packaging them up with a little notebook and pen or bug pot to give even more inspiration.

Explorer Kit

Uk: http://amzn.to/2f0wQhk

US: http://amzn.to/2emaaXM

Super Sorting Pie

My children LOVED this super sorting pie when they were younger. It’s great for fine motor skills, colour recognition, sorting, counting and so much more.

UK: http://amzn.to/2fsTx0C

US: http://amzn.to/2eaRXio

Super sorting Pie

Make your own Science kits

We also have some great ideas for Science Kits you can make yourself very easily and cheaply.

Make your own science kits

Great science books for kids

If you’re children love a good science book we’ve got some brilliant science book ideas here as well.

Can you think of any kits we’ve missed?

Brilliant STEM Stocking Filler Ideas

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