With everything from a toy cash register to an edible chemistry set, this list of STEM-tastic gifts will make your little learner’s wish list complete. While these toys encourage a love of math and science learning, most of them can be used for general playtime and fun!
Super Sorting Pie
While this game boasts teaching early math learning and fine motor skills, it can also be used during playtime and to teach colors and food topics. A sturdy toy that kids will love to engage with.
Counting and Sorting Farm
Counting, stacking, sorting…this toy has it all! Encourage introductory math skills with this cute farm toy.
The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game
Help feed your friends of the forest with this easy-to-put-together game. For kids up to age seven, this engaging game can help develop matching, sorting, strategic thinking, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills and handwriting skills.
Somewhat self-explanatory, this play cash register gives kids the chance to interact with money and practice simple addition and subtraction skills. Younger kids will love using it for pretend play.
A perfect introduction to scientific observation, this microscope allows kids to magnify objects and listen to fun facts while they observe, and even challenges them with electronic quiz games!
Primary Science Set
Small science for small kids! Inspire your little scientists with this set of test tubes, goggles, activity cards and more.
PBS KIDS Snow Explosions Science Kit
Transform into Mother Nature with PBS KIDS’ original snow explosions science kit. Create your very own blizzard of snow, watch Insta-Snow erupt in your hands, grow your own “ice,” and discover the amazing world of science with this adventure kit.
MindWare KEVA Contraptions
Great for older kids, this kit encourages little engineers and architects to create ramps, funnels, chutes and crazy contraptions without glue. It includes hundreds of wooden planks and an idea book.
Fun Fly Stick Science Kit; Van de Graaff Generator
Facilitate the understanding of electricity with this incredibly fun fly stick! Great for encouraging older kids to love science.
DuneCraft Dome Terrariums Desert Biodome
The gift that keeps on growing! Grow more than 25 different fascinating and unusual plants with this terrarium. The more you water the plants, the more they’ll grow—and they’ll last for years with minimal care.
Edible Chemistry Kit
With experiments like using cabbage to make fizzy drinks, color-changing foaming jelly and polymer pudding, chemistry has never been so fun—or delicious!
Snap Circuits Jr.
Create simple electronics without the need for screwdrivers or electrical tape. Kids can snap together projects using easy-to-follow directions and will learn the basics of electricity as they create a doorbell, a dual-speed fan, a burglar alarm and more!