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 favourite science kits for kids that definitely won’t lead to disappointment on Christmas Day.
As a side note, some of these have been sent to me as review items, but all come highly recommended!
The Best Science Kits for Kids
If you haven’t tried Playfoam before you’re in for a treat! It’s an almost mess free great fun sensory material that you can squash, squish, mould into shapes or even build towers with.
We’re also loving the new Playfoam Pals which have a hidden creature inside! Perfect for kids who love to collect things.
Science Kit – 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.
How about putting together a spy kit including this brilliant pocket periscope from npw?
Science Kit – Beaker Creatures
Beaker Creatures are another fun science themed collectible. The reactor pods fizz and dissolve when placed in water to reveal one of 35 super cute Beaker Creatures which kids can then classify! Reactor pods can be used alone or with the Liquid Reactor Super Lab. This doubles up as a working science lab set with lots of ideas for fun science experiments, making the set a long lasting and educational toy.
Science Kit – Bug Catching Kits
How about creating a special bug catching kit, including bug nets and specimen pots?
Science Kit – Snap Circuits
This is a fun electronics kit that has been used for years in our house. I’d recommend starting with a small kit, to see if you like it and then upgrading from there!
Zu3D Animation Kit
This animation kit from Zu3D has really inspired my children recently. I love that they can get to work with little supervision and they really enjoy using their creative skills to create animations. It’s especially lovely for me to see how they each take such a different approach to the story behind their animation and all have a very distinctive style!
There’s years of fun to be had with this awesome kit!
Science Kit – 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!
Another great gift for kids who love to code is a Kano. First you build the mini computer and then get to work learning to code, making games, creating art and so much more. The opportunities are endless.
Science Kit – 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.
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.
Make your own Science kits
We also have some great ideas for science kits you can make yourself very easily and cheaply.
These are a great option for a science kit for kids as you can personalize them to the child’s interests.
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 science gifts for kids we’ve missed?
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