Every year I look for the best toys with educational value for both my kids and yours. I’ve found some fantastic math and science gift ideas for all ages — I think your kids will find these learning gifts tons of fun.
Math and Science Gifts for Kids
1. Plan Toys Fraction Fun for ages 3-6.
Match up the colorful blocks to make shapes.
2. Mental Blox Critical Thinking Game ages 5+
The Mental Blox Critical Thinking Game gets kids thinking as they stack and build. The challenge? Build a structure exactly the way it’s shown in a photo or in the order you hear it read to you. Which shape goes first? Which side has the matching color?
3. Remote Control Machines Thames & Kosmos ages 8 – 12
Build your own motorized vehicles and machines and control them with a wireless remote control unit. A unique six-button infrared remote allows you to control three different motors simultaneously, moving each of them forward or in reverse, with easy-to-activate touch sensors.
4. Chef Pop de POP Card Game for ages 6+.
Butter up for this freshly packed game that’s bursting with fun. Shake the shaker and then count up the popcorn on the dice. Collect your cards if the total matches any of the flavors. Watch out for burnt kernels and if you spot the “Pop”, get ready to jump out of your seat in a jiffy. Stack up the most cards and munch your way to a win.
5. The Multiples Plates all ages
Each plate, bowl, and cup shows the multiples for a particular number. A fun and practical way to learn your times tables!
6. Deluxe Roominate for ages 6-12.
Roominate is the DIY wired dollhouse building toy kit that gets girls excited about STEM. Through hands-on building and circuits, Roominate brings together creativity, engineering, and most importantly, fun!
7. Goldie Blox and the Spinning Machine ages 6+
Goldi Blox storybook, 5 figurines, pegboard, 5 wheels, 10 axles, 5 blocks, 5 washers, crank, ribbon, and 16 design templates. Build along with Goldie to help her friends. Award wining toy.
8. littleBits Starter Kit ages 6+
littleBits is a learning toy system of modular electronics that snap together with magnets for prototyping, learning and fun! Each Bit has a simple, unique function, like blinking a light or sensing pressure. Just snap a few together to make interactive circuits!
9. Makey Makey 6+
Addictive – and very educational! Turn everyday objects into touch pads and combine them with the internet. *Watch this video to see Makey Makey in action. MY REVIEW OF MAKEY MAKEY HERE
10. Educational Insights Even Steven’s Odd for ages 7+.
Even Steven’s Odd is a fast-paced, dice rolling game that you and your family will love! Designed to make learning addition and subtraction fun, Even Steven’s Odd allows each player to choose an easy or difficult card which all players will race to win. Love this learning game!
11. Crystal Growing Experiment Kit Thames and Kosmos ages 12 – 15
Mold fun plaster shapes, including stars, lightning bolts, dolphins, and pyramids, and grow layers of crystals on them. (Plus lots more cool crystal growing activities!)
12. Scientific Explorer Tasty Science Kit for ages 6-11.
(removed from recommended list)
13. K’NEX Education Exploring Wind and Water Energy Interlocking Building Set for ages 10-15.
Designed to address critical science, technology and engineering concepts in the middle school classroom and provide instructional models that will enhance students’ understanding of these important concepts
14. Pixy Cubes ages 6 – 10
Pixy Cubes math toy contains three activities in one creative game! Play the challenge cards or design colorful pictures with 16 vibrant cubes. Sharpen your memory and spatial reasoning with the challenge cards. For a unique 3 dimensional puzzle, pick a design card to duplicate, or explore your creativity and design your own.
DON’T MISS: Science Kits for Kids
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