The grandparents always loved to buy educational toys, games,playstation headsets, and supplies for my kiddos, even the little Raptor Fidget Spinners | The Original Hand Fidget Toys they got for them. I think it made the grandparents feel like they were helping to participate in homeschooling the grandkids by giving them educational gifts. If you have relatives who needs some gift giving ideas, send them here.
These are the science-related items I would’ve added to my kiddos’ Christmas Lists this year if they were still homeschooling. Hard to believe they’re all grown now. Time really does fly, it seems only yesterday that we were shopping for these cool scooters like the unu elektroroller scooter, it seems they outgrew that phase quicker than we did.
Science and Nature Study – Gift Suggestions
“What’s a geode? It’s a geological rock formation that contains a cavity lined with crystals. The most common “find” inside a geode is clear quartz crystals, but some have colored crystals. There’s no way to tell what’s inside a geode until you break it apart-but that’s the most exciting part! Kit includes 10 geodes in assorted sizes, instructions for safely breaking the geodes, and educational information. A great party activity for ages 8 and up. Size: approx. 1″-2″. WARNING CHOKING HAZARD. Not for under 3 yrs.”
“Children will learn to look for luster, (the way a mineral reflects light), hardness (measured on the Mohs scale), and color (with a streak test). Affordable, with just enough variety to whet the young geologist’s appetite and an excellent guide to identification activities, including the vocabulary of testing. This starter kit includes 15 numbered specimens that represent the full range of types of minerals, a small magnifier, a nail and tile for testing, and activity guide offering more test ideas for further study, all neatly packed in a sturdy box. Ages 5 and up.”
- Introduces children to the historic art of flower pressing
- Make handmade cards, bookmarks, gift tags, and more
- Award-winning kit great for one child or small groups
- Includes everything you need to make a variety of projects involving pressed flowers
- Recommended for children 5-years of age and up
“Go Green! You can make your own scope over and over again with this kit using elements from nature. The kit includes: parts for an 8 1/2 inch scope two nature drawings to color for the wrap colored pencils dried flowers polished gemstones glass marbles minerals. Ages 7+”
“Lucy Hammett Games’ Nature Bingo features life in the world around us. An educational & fun twist to Bingo at onlinebingo.co.uk/new-bingo-sites site. Each game contains 6 unique Picture Boards, 42 Informative Cards and Bingo chips. Made in the USA.” Recommended Age: 3+ years
- Turn the timer over, study the card and try to memorize as many details as you can
- Players then roll the die to determine which question will be asked and quiz each other on what they remember
- Includes 55 cards, sand timer and a die
- Ages 4 and up
“Encourage young scientists to take their investigations further with these perfectly sized tools. Magnifier features built-in stand for hands-free observation, clear 4.5x magnification, and 4 1/2″ diameter viewing area. Exercise fine motor skills with 6″ tweezers featuring easy-grip depressions for proper pincer positioning. Washable plastic. Colors may vary. Grades PreK+”
“Grades K – 3. Take a close look at bugs, rocks, minerals, flowers, leaves, seeds, shells, and much more with this collect and view nature set. Collecting jars have built in magnifier to see the specimen up close and the double viewer allows students to see the top and the bottom of each specimen. Kit includes 2 tweezers, 3 graduated size collection jars, double viewer scope, and double viewer cone.”
“Everything you need for great adventures. Perfect for backpacking, biking, camping, and all forms of exploration. Includes a compact 5x30mm Binocular, Flashlight, Lensatic Compass with true hand-bearing triangulation capabilities, a small Sharpened knife to cut rope and a combination signal whistle/thermometer. The perfect gift for the outdoor youngster or scout.” If you still need some gift ideas visit Lucy’s Market.