Great STEM Gifts for Kids

Are you looking for great STEM gifts this year? We’ve been lucky enough to review some brilliant products over the last few years, here are some of our favourites!

Some of the best science kits I’ve seen in a long time are these from Technology Will Save Us, we had great fun with the electro dough circuit set.

electro dough kit

Another great find this year is this volcano from Learning Resources. It splits in half so you can the inside of a volcano and has a handy container for your eruptions.

multicoloured volcano eruption

We love these great Test Tubes from Learning Resources, and these Jumbo Eyedroppers would be a great accompaniment.

  Learning Resources

Lottie Dolls have a great STEM range, prefect for inspiring imaginative play. We love how the dolls are so child-like and perfectly sized for little hands. There are also some great science activity ideas on the Lottie Doll website.

Butterfly protector Lottie

How about some hexbugs to make these fun spinning pens?

Drawing with hexbugs

This explorer set would be a great gift with a little notebook and pen for recording observations.

  science kit

I’d love these Magformers for my little boy too. What would you build?


We have this marble run from HABA and is is fantastic, you can get loads of accessories too which means the fun will last for years.


We loved this Magnet Kit from Learning Resources, and this one would be great for older children.

primary science magnet set

LEGO is so handy for all sorts of experiments and great for imaginative play, logic, fine motor skills and just generally great fun! We love a big box of bricks as well as a themed set. Zoobs and K’Nex are also great for building with.

The Learning Resources Super Sorting Pie is fantastic for improving fine motor control as well as colour recognition, sorting and counting practice.

Super sorting Pie

We’ve also used this Learning Resources Classroom Up and Down Time Counter in lots of our activities recently, it’s a really useful tool to have around the house.



Makey Makey is a fantastic easy to use kit for older children. Just don’t forget to buy the bananas too so they can make a banana piano.



Makey Makey

Science Books

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

Which Science kits or equipment would you recommend? and what’s your favourite STEM gift to give?

Don’t forget to check out our Christmas Science Ebook too which contains 12 printable Christmas themed experiments.

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DUPLO Ring Toss Game

When the lovely people at LEGO DUPLO challenged us to try some games we couldn't wait to get started. First up is this fantastic ring toss game 🙂

Posted by Science Sparks on Wednesday, November 29, 2017

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