The Ultimate Gift Guide for Little Scientists

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Are you searching for the best gifts for your favorite budding scientist? Well, get ready to check off your list with this awesome gift guide that will have every child from tot to teen exploring the fascinating world of science through hands-on experiments in chemistry, engineering and more. Scroll down to see our top picks!

Elenco Snap Circuits Jr. Electronics Exploration Kit

$20   BUY NOW

Color-coded pieces make learning about how electronic circuits work easy! There are over 100 projects that can be made from just one kit.

Ada Twist, Scientist On-The-Go Lab

$45   BUY NOW

Is your child is a fan of the Netflix show Ada Twist, Scientist? Then they’ll love this colorful lab kit on wheels that will have them doing experiments just like Ada!

Crayola Paper Butterfly Science Kit

$23   BUY NOW

This butterfly kit will allow your child to discover physics and show off their artistic skills by designing paper butterflies that can fly!

MEandMine Journey Down The Belly STEAM Kitchen Science Kit

$30   BUY NOW

Discover the journey from plate to tummy and beyond! Kids will get up-close and personal with their bodily functions, prompting creativity and self-discovery.

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Elements

$20   BUY NOW

The beautiful illustrations in this book will surely captivate older children (10+ recommended) while they learn all about the elements!

Feyi Fay Build Your Own Solar Powered Car

$25   BUY NOW

Your kiddos are probably not old enough to drive a car yet, but they’ll have just as much fun building and designing their own real working solar-powered model car!


Learning Resources Coding Critters MagiCoders

$55   BUY NOW

Your child’s coding magic spells will come to life as Blazer the Dragon lights up, chases a ball and more. The best part? There are no screens to be found.

Hape Discovery Scientific Workbench

$52   BUY NOW

Another amazing science toy for the tots! Watch your child learn about engineering and physics while building pulleys, levers, and more on their very own scientific workbench.

Nancy B's Science Club Garbage to Gardens Compost Kit

$27   BUY NOW

Teaching kids about the environment and how we can make better choices is made easy in this clear kit that will allow kids to see just how nature handles all that trash!

GoldieBlox Crystal Growing Kit

$23   BUY NOW

Crystals just got even prettier! Kids will love watching their crystals grow and displaying them in their customized terrariums that light up.

Educational Insights Sprout & Grow Window Plant Growing Kit

$28   BUY NOW

Give your child a first-row seat to all the action that happens underground when a plant is growing. Kids will learn about the different stages while they observe and track the growth of their plants.

4M Bubble Science - Physics, Chemistry Lab

$14   BUY NOW

Kids of all ages love bubbles. And now they can learn how bubbles work, the different shapes, and even make an unbreakable bubble in this fun science kit!


Insect Lore - Butterfly Growing Kit

$23   BUY NOW

Enjoy the fascinating stages of butterflies from caterpillar to adult. Can’t find any caterpillars? No problem! The kit includes a voucher so you can have them shipped to your home.

SmartLab Ultimate Secret Formula Lab

$37   BUY NOW

Kids will become real scientists with this working lab! It includes a guide to 40 experiments.

—Candace Nagy

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