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
Science Kits from Thames and Kosmos
They have kits, games and even magic tricks for all ages. We especially love these little solar powered bots.
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.
Electricity Kits – 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!
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 and more recently we made a giant Operation game. The kit takes just seconds to set up and the creative opportunities are endless!
LEGO Chain Reaction Kit
The LEGO Chain Reaction set comes with everything you need to create some brilliant chain reactions!
The Gear Bot set from Klutz has also been very popular in my house!
National Geographic Rock and Fossil Kits
These sets from National Geographic are by far the best rock kits we have come across. They are fantastic quality and something my children come back to over and over again.
We preferred the sets with lots of stones rather than the dig kits, but the dig kits are really unusual and definitely something that are great fun to do and take a bit of time as you have to be quite careful.
Wild Science Kits
Wild Science are another great science kit brand. Our favourite has to be worm world. We loved watching the worms wiggle through the layers!
Science Kit Subscriptions
Mel Science kits are quite pricy, but the quality is great. We tried a couple and really enjoyed them, especially the ones aimed at older children.
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 children’s science kit as you can personalise 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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Last Updated on October 24, 2021 by Emma Vanstone