What can you give kids in their Easter basket besides (or instead) of candy? I love to think of themes. A S.T.E.M (STEM – science, technology, engineering, and math) theme a fun educational option. Today I want to share some fun little gifts for Easter basket items that work for kids ages 6 to 12.
Make It Educational — Give a S.T.E.M. Themed Easter Basket!
Top TrumpsSilicone Briks and Straps 132 Piece Flexible Building Bricks by Strictly Briks | 100% Compatible with all Major Brands | Large Pegs for Toddlers | Ages 3+ | Soft and Flexible | Patent PendingAward Winning Marble Racers Light Up 1:43 Scale Race Car with Quick Shot Pull-Back Motor with Blue WheelsMy First Lab STEM Starter Kit: Smartphone Microscope and 3D SlidesCheck the Fridge! – Math GameDragons and Marshmallows (Zoey and Sassafras)GIANTmicrobes – Common Cold (Rhinovirus) XL Size3Doodler Start Essentials 3D Printing Pen Set for KidsEngiNerds
My First Lab STEM Starter Kit: Smartphone Microscope and 3D slides
Add this onto a smartphone or tablet to use with your camera.Then take videos or photos of objects magnified. This kit comes with 15 specimens on prepared slides.
Soft and flexible building bricks — these are cool!
Marble Racer with Pull-Back Motor
Pull back to race — the movement will activate LED lights to blink and flicker to flash red, blue, green and purple.
Top Trumps Elements
Two or more players compare the numerical properties of the elements (melting point, density, price, discovery date, and size) and the biggest number wins. My kids love Top Trumps!
Zoey and Sassafras Dragons and Marshmallows #1 by Asia Citro, illustrated by Marion Lindsay
Kids love these entertaining and well-written stories that have the coolest mix of science and magic, a diverse main character, and fantastic illustrations. Zoey, like her mom, can see magical creatures and is tasked to care for any injured creatures that might need help. In this story, she uses her science skills (including research and the scientific method) to figure out how to care for a sick baby dragon. (MORE STEM chapter books here.)
EngiNerds by Jarret Lerner
You got to love a book that glorifies the nerds! (At least I do!!) This book is awesome. It’s about a group of kids, one of whom secretly makes robots for each person in their group of EngiNerds. Of course this all goes wrong making for a funny, fast-paced adventure your kids won’t be able to put down. (MORE STEM chapter books here.)
GiantMicrobes Common Cold
Inspired by the microscopic world, this fun plush toy also teach kids valuable scientific facts.
Design and build with your own 3D pen.
More STEM Gift Ideas HERE.
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