If you are a parent you have probably heard a lot of buzz this holiday season about STEAM and STEM gifts for kids. STEAM stands for…
Just leave the A out for STEM. Who does not want to encourage these types of activities with their kids? Plus when there are so many fun options available this holiday season why wouldn’t you want to push a bit of education disguised as fun on your kids.
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I can personally vouch for the 3Doodler because my kids have one. As a matter of fact they love it so much Santa is bring refills. This cool tool is awesome for inspired creators, I have a 3D Eiffel Tower on my desk to prove it. Be sure to check out the post Creative Gifts That Keep on Giving Well Beyond Christmas. The gift guide mentions Bluprint, an online subscription service full of choices for classes including one all about using a 3Doodler Pen.
STEAM Play & Lean Book
Hoping to put a few books under the tree this year? Might I suggest STEAM Play and Learn: 20 Fun Step-by-Step Preschool Projects about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math by Ana Dziengel. I’ve been a fan of Babble Dabble Do for some time, so this book does not disappoint. It is geared more towards pre-schoolers with projects like citrus volcanoes and marble runs. However, my tween enjoyed making the Frozen Goop just as much as any toddler.
This year for Christmas I am all about the subscription gifts. Kiwi Co. is a monthly subscription crate that comes filled with age appropriate STEM projects for kids, from toddlers to teenagers. Every crate explores a different theme designed to spark creativity, thinking, and learning.
I’ve ordered the Tinker Crate for my 9 year old daughter and my 7 year old son is trying out the original Kiwi Crate. I have waited until the last minute to get my 3 and 5 year old nephews so I may be adding the Koala Crate to my list. Plus a subscription gift comes every month so it’s a gift that keeps on giving.
If you order through my link to Kiwi Co. you will get the first month of your subscription free!
Bloxels – Build Your Own Video Game
Got kids obsessed with video games? Encourage them to create their very own with Bloxels. My daughter has Bloxels in her school STEAM lab and raves about it. Create the game on the board and then play it in an app.
Did you know Seventy five percent of girls are interested in engineering and related fields, and yet only 11 percent of practicing engineers are women. Kazoo is quarterly print magazine for girls ages 5-12 full of STEAM, articles, recipes and fun. My daughter LOVED her subscription and yours will too.
Learning Resources Gears, Gears, Gears!
This is another toy I can personally vouch for. My son received it last year and both he and my daughter loved making all kinds of structures with the gears. Toys like Gears, Gears, Gears! promote critical thinking and hone fine motor skills at the same time.
STEAM Gift Ideas for Kids Round Up
Sure we all have Christmas on our minds right now, but these all make great gifts for birthdays and beyond! I’d love to hear what STEAM gifts you are giving this year.