Christmas Learning Activities for Young Scientists -

SUMMARY - Christmas gift guide for homeschoolers, hands-on educational science activities, science kits, science experiments,Magic School Bus science kits, ,elementary hands-on science, educational gifts, gifts for homeschoolers, preschoolers, kindergarten, and elementary aged children. This post has affiliate links to products that we love and would use in our homeschool.  Please see my disclosure policy.

It's December and I am still working on my holiday shopping list, or you, too?

Each year we always filled our list up with hands-on fun holiday gifts for our 2e daughter, when she was young. And she didn't even notice that they were that educational, because they were so much fun!

My daughter learned so much from doing hands-on projects in our homeschool, especially during the cold winter months, when it was too chilly to play outside. It was nice and cozy inside when my daughter had a fun project to do.  So we always included two or three hands-on kits or projects in our holiday gift buying for our daughter, when she was in the elementary years.

And she loved getting these gifts!  At the same time, doing hands-on projects taught her so much, and with her ADHD tendencies, we saw improved attention span, concentration, attention to task, and more.  And doing these activities or kits together made wonderful memories, too.

Here are a bunch of science hands-on gift ideas for you, including our favorites from educational publishers.

Let's start with science kits for experimentation:


Do your kids like to do science hands-on?  For science in the elementary years, we mostly focused on simple science projects from Evan Moor, and hands-on science kits that my daughter chose herself. These make great gifts for your young scientists!

One of my favorite companies for science kits is the Magic School Bus.  Do you love using Magic School Bus for science, too?

Then, when my daughter was a middle schooler, we found some great educational science kits from Science Wiz Kits. We especially loved these.  Here is my review of one of them, if you would like more information.

And finally, I'd like to share some wonderful wooden construction kits that I found.   At our house, my daughter started out making things out of cardboard and tape, and here's one that she made of the rides that she took at our state fair.

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I hope that you found some helpful ideas for your family to make your holidays meaningful and delightful.  To reach all the other great posts in this blog hop, please click here.

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Thanks for stopping by BJ's Homeschool, and may you have a blessed Christmas season with your family,


Betsy is a homeschool blogger, former O.T, preschool teacher and published author of children's stories.  She is now mom to her college grad whom she homeschooled through high school.  She blogs at BJ's Homeschool about the early yearshigh schoolcollegeand is the author of "Homeschooling High School with College in Mind, 2nd Edition ".  She offers homeschool help through messages at BJ's Consulting.

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