Do you have a budding young scientist in your home? I have a couple of curious kiddos with endlessly inquisitive minds.
Maybe it’s the homeschool mom in me, but I prefer to give our children gifts that encourage them to develop their skills and interests. Not every great gift for children has to be a toy either. I’ve gathered a short list of my favorite science-related toys, games, books, art, and school supplies to share with you!
If you’re looking for gift ideas for your science-minded kids, I know you’ll love these!
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15 Gifts for Kids that Love Science:
A customizable gift from Minted for your aspiring astronaut! You can also choose from 3 color options on the cover design, plus you decide if you want notebook pages, planner pages, an address book, and more. You have to check out all cool ways you can personalize this for your child!
Science and lip gloss! I love this cute cosmetic chemistry set for upper elementary and middle school girls. They get to make lip gloss that looks like miniature lava lamps…what a fun idea!
It’s also a handmade product with all natural ingredients from a small family-owned shop. Check out their other kits and natural skin care products too!
How about a fun chemistry-themed pillow for your child’s bedroom? Like Minted, Roostery sources designs from independent designers that receive a commission on their designs so you’ll be helping an individual person when you purchase from this shop.
I can’t talk about science without mentioning our Periodic Table poster. This is my personal favorite! Get it printed and framed for a fun piece of wall art that not only looks great but also inspires learning every day.
Looking for a gift that doesn’t add to the clutter? Wild Explorers Club is a fun subscription based program where the kids can earn badges for learning about nature, trying new things, and completing other educational assignments. We joined last year and the kids have enjoyed it. I catch them looking through the beautiful monthly magazines almost daily!
We bought this set of Snap Circuits a few years ago. Several of the children have enjoyed playing with the kit and learning about electric circuits. The fact that it is still intact and still being used 4-5 years later is a sign that it was a good buy!
This cute stationery is customizable! You can choose from 3 color palettes and add your child’s name. I think it’s a fun small gift for a wide age range!
If you aren’t familiar with Minted, all of their art is sourced from independent designers. When you buy a design, they receive a commission. While Minted has grown into a fairly large company, you can still feel good about supporting independent designers…many of whom are moms just like us!
My kids have been asking to get a microscope for a couple of years. This looks like a good starter set for younger children (though I’d probably recommend a more expensive microscope for high school students) with a carrying case, slides, and everything else you need to explore the tiny organisms in the backyard.
My 12-year-old son and I both read and enjoyed this inspiring true story of a boy in Malawi that taught himself how to build a windmill. William’s persistence and curiosity are admirable qualities which eventually changed his life, and the lives of many in his village, for the better. This book is probably best for ages 10-14.
This is a fun game for the whole family! It’s inexpensive and even the young children are able to participate. I included it with science toys because the kids inadvertently learn some laws of physics related to balance and weight. I love watching them think through each move, working through the consequences of their actions. Plus, each game ends with a uniquely awesome wire sculpture, unless you misplace your metal rod and send the whole thing crashing down (which is, mercifully, not as loud as I expected!).
My kids have many of the Childhood of Famous Americans books and read them over and over. Thomas Edison is one of their favorites! This book is great for new readers of “chapter books” but even older elementary students will enjoy it.
This is a fun idea—a handmade wood keychain with a custom name made from the elements. It’s both beautiful and useful. This shop has great reviews and focuses on sustainability in their craft. I love supporting small businesses like this!
This pretty botanical t-shirt comes in youth and adult sizes and in multiple colors. It would be a great gift for anyone that loves life science and biology!
Melissa & Doug Puzzles are the only ones that last in our house! The floor puzzles have really thick pieces and the kids always enjoying putting them together. This is the first double-sided puzzle I’ve seen. One side has basic bone structure and the other side has the main organs of the human body. It looks like a fun learning tool for biology lovers.
This a unique idea that you won’t see anywhere else! I’m not sure it’s completely practical as a pencil holder, since kids like to sharpen their pencils down to nothing, but it makes a really interesting decoration for a science loving kid. I’d love to see it with double-sided pencils!
I hope these give you some great ideas for your science-loving kids!