Ask any homeschooling mom for a gift idea for their kids, and I guarantee you will get a list full of educational gift suggestions. By incorporating education into gift giving for any homeschooling family you will earn plenty of brownie points.
Shopping for a homeschooled child? Check out this list of 10 educational gift ideas that they will be sure to love. Their parents will love you for it too!
10 Educational Gift Ideas That Your Homeschooler Will Love
Last year my girls had an opportunity to play with this set of Snap circuits. They had a great time creating different electronic projects and the kit was the perfect level of difficulty for their young ages.
I would highly recommend this as an educational gift idea for any homeschooling family. Want a more advanced option for an older child? Check out the Creation Crate, which is also a great option!
We absolutely love playing any type of board game, so when I can sneak some education into the mix as we play, it’s definitely a win-win!
With my girl’s curiosity about birds this past year paired with my love of all things Monopoly, I’m definitely adding this one to my game wish list this year!
Membership to a local zoo or museum
Do your children like to take field trips to the local zoo or their favorite museum? Mine definitely do! While we are blessed here in St. Louis to have free admission to many of our favorites, I know this isn’t the case for most cities.
Some museums and zoo’s offer memberships that include many different perks that regular admission does not grant, such as admission to special events and educational exhibits.
Check with your favorite local museum to see what kind of membership benefits they currently offer. A membership is an educational gift that you can use all year long.
Craft Activity Basket
My girls are all about anything arts and crafts. I guess they got the artsy gene from me. That’s why I try to keep our house stocked with plenty of art supplies and craft projects.
If you have a little one that is into arts and crafts just like mine, you might want to check out a craft activity basket like the one below.
My girls would love the pink, but I know that isn’t the color for everyone. If you have a little one who would prefer a craft kit in another color, check out this option instead.
Are you looking for a holiday gift that’s full of mind-bending games and puzzles? Then this Whiz Kid Gift Basket is definitely for you! Your child will have plenty of educational fun with the different mind exercising activities this bundle has to offer.
This kit includes puzzles, mazes, games, tangram’s and more to keep your child’s mind occupied in a productive way.
Musical Instrument and Lessons
Experiencing the fine arts is so important in a child’s education. That’s why giving them a gift of a musical instrument that they can learn how to play makes a fantastic educational gift.
However, don’t pick just any instrument. Check with the child first to see what type of instrument they would be interested in learning to play the most.
I personally would love to get my hands on this program that teaches kids how to play the piano in 5 days with a video game. I’m not sure who would fight more to use it, me or the girls.
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Perhaps one of the best educational games one can own (in my opinion anyway) is a chess board. When playing a simple game of chess, your child is expanding their logic skills by practicing the strategy that comes with each move.
The best part? They will never outgrow it! Any child old enough comprehend the rules of the game will enjoy a chess set for many years to come.
Give your child an ‘out-of-this-world’ education with a telescope! This is another great gift that your homeschooler will never outgrow. It’s also a gift that the whole family can enjoy together.
Observe other planets, the moon, and the stars as you study the solar system. There are no pictures in a book that could compare to actually seeing space up close and personal through the lens of a telescope.
Even better, check out this Microscope and Telescope Set with Survival Kit!
Backyard Explorer Backpack Kit
If your kids love exploring the nature that surrounds them, this backpack kit is perfect for them. The Backyard Explorer Backpack Kit contains everything you need to explore the nature in your own backyard.
This patriotic cartoon series is perfect for the young homeschooler who wants to learn more about the history of America.
By watching Liberty Kids, my kids were introduced to the history of how America gained its freedom, as well as historical figures such as Benjamin Franklin. They enjoyed them so much that they have watched the entire series more than once.
If you are incorporating American History for younger kids into your homeschool, Liberty Kids is a must-have.
Do you have a great homeschool gift idea? Comment below to share your gift idea with the rest of us!
This post is part of the iHomeschool Network’s Christmas Gift Guides Link Up.