Stem and Screen-Free Holiday Gift Ideas
With online classes happening I welcome any stem and screen-free ideas for my boys. If you’re like me then check out this list of stem and screen-free holiday gift ideas.
Stem and Screen-Free Holiday Gift Ideas
My boys are doing full remote this school year, so they spend a lot of time on their laptops. So after school, I encourage screen-free activities. That’s why today I am sharing with you this list of stem and screen-free holiday gift ideas. I hope you find it useful. Also, feel free to leave your favorite screen-free products in the comments below.
The new Smarty PAD™ interactive LED tablet gives preschoolers and kindergarteners a new way to play and learn with 12 smart games and an age-appropriate curriculum. Motion sensors give the lightweight tablet an innovative spin, encouraging unique sensory play. Smarty PAD™ speaks in both English and Spanish as kids play with colors, patterns, ABCs, and numbers up to 25. Smarty PAD™ teaches phonics, language, early math, and beginning coding, nurturing small motor development and critical thinking. Positive reinforcement, helpful encouragement, and over 100 different responses keep kids engaged every time they play. Ideal for kids 3 to 6 years old.
Both of my nieces absolutely loved this interactive tablet. Even my 9 year old found it interesting. My nieces enjoyed all of the settings, games, and features.
You can find the Smarty PAD™ interactive LED tablet on Amazon.
The Smarty JOJO!™ is a super-charged interactive airplane that gets high-energy preschoolers learning on the go. Motion sensors encourage physical activity while JOJO teaches directions, shapes, colors, and opposites. JOJO’s kidspeak conversation also nurtures emotional intelligence, calling out feelings, and helping kids recognize their own emotions. Bi-lingual JOJO speaks in English or Spanish. The newest SMART technology enables JOJO to identify colors. “Can you find something blue?” “Yes, you can!” Over 150 random actions and reactions make the experience different every time a child plays! Ideal for kids 2 to 4 years old.
My nephew loved this plane! It’s a cute airplane that asks the child to go higher, lower, faster, slower as well as directions like left and right. When the child does the action, the plane gives feedback by using sensors to interpret the kid’s actions. Which my nephew loves! I think this is a great interactive toy.
You can find the Smarty JOJO!™ on Amazon.
Flycatcher’s Smarty FLUTTER™ learning toy teaches preschoolers on-the-go as they fly through a room or a yard. Smart Technology identifies colors, and kidspeak conversation calls out feelings, helping kids recognize their own emotions. Fun missions teach right and left directions, shapes, and opposites. Motion sensors encourage active physical play. Over 150 random actions and reactions make the experience different every time a child plays. Smarty Flutter™ also speaks in both English and Spanish. Ideal for kids 2 to 4 years old.
You can find the Smarty FLUTTER™ on Amazon.
Magformers Basic Plus Set
Create 3D structures from 2D nets with Magformers Basic Plus 14Pc Set. Build with 4 Squares, 8 Triangles, and 2 Inner Circle Square shapes. Create houses, towers, and our ‘magic ball’. Learn to build using combine, roll, and pull-up techniques and see what your imagination can create! Build along with the step-by-step instructions and develop color and shape recognition, fine motor skills, and problem-solving ability.
The original and authentic Magformers. Perfect for brain development, critical thinking, and STEM education. Follow the Step-by-step educational idea booklet for ideas and instructions. Each geometric shape contains magnets that never reject, so you’ll always hear the Magformers click. When playtime is over, use the magnetic power to simply stack and store. For kids ages 3+.
Many of you know that building toys are huge at my house. My boys have always loved to build things. I remember that they would even use the cardboard boxes I got in the mail. I know it’s not just a boy thing since my nieces are the same way whenever they visit. That’s why I am always looking for great building toys to add to our collection. I really like that just like our other Magformers sets this one helps kids understand 3D building. We also like that the pieces are big and sturdy!
You can find the Magformers Basic Plus Set on Amazon.
Stick-O Forest Friends
From Magformers, Stick-O encourages toddlers to explore tactile learning through hands-on magnetic play. Each Stick-O shape contains magnets that rotate so toddlers’ creations always stick together for a frustration-free play experience. Stick-O’s unique 3D shapes contain a magnet pocket, designed so the magnet can find the right magnetic direction to stick to every time. Stick-O magnets are completely encased inside BPA-free, ABS plastic to ensure children’s safety.
With the Stick-O City 16 Piece Set, kids can construct their very own busy city. Toddlers can build a car, racer, airplane, and more with the City 16Pc Set. Included in this kit are 1 Sphere, 2 Stick, 3 Long Stick, and magnetic accessories including vehicle wheels, wings, and propellers. For kids ages 36m+.
My nephew absolutely loved this set of Stick-O Forest Friends. It wasn’t a big surprise since it’s from Magformers. The size of the pieces are perfect for little hands!
You can find Stick-O Forest Friends on Amazon.
iLY Pura Loom Bracelet Maker
Making beautiful friendship bracelets doesn’t have to be difficult! The new iLY Pura Loom Bracelet Maker by Activity Kings is the easiest way to make the most beautiful and trendy friendship bracelets! Learn different techniques to make a variety of textured and colorful bracelets for you and your friends! Create colorful twisted designs with beads, charms & more! It’s easy to create, wear, and share with your BFF! The combinations are endless, the only limit is your imagination! Ages 6+.
You can find the iLY Pura Loom Bracelet Maker on Amazon.
Thames & Kosmos CREATTO™ Light-Up Crafting™ Kits
Creatto™ is a simple yet versatile building system that consists of just two primary components that can be woven together into countless 3D creations. The flexible yet durable plastic tiles interlock quickly and easily for all skill levels; no additional materials or hardware required! Each Creatto kit includes assembly instructions for four different configurations, but the possibilities are limited only by your imagination.
Add strings of colored LED lights to illuminate your works of art from the inside out. Creatto is available in 3 fun sizes: mini, medi, and maxi. Kids can choose to build: Moonlight Elephant Safari, Magical Moose & Forest Friends, Starlight Kitty & Cutie Crew, Shimmer Shark & Ocean Pals, Sparkle Unicorn & Friends. For kids ages 9+.
You can find the CREATTO Light-Up Crafting Kits on Amazon.
The Amazing Tightrope-Walking Gyrobot
Explore the astonishing powers of the gyroscope by building a robot that walks, step by step, along a tightrope, using gyroscopic forces to keep its balance. Conduct eight experiments that demonstrate the physics behind the motorized gyroscope’s amazing behaviors. Experiment with getting the robot to walk on different surfaces: a tightrope, on a solid tabletop, on a soft surface, and even on your arm!
You can also experiment with the balancing behavior of the motorized gyroscope by itself, testing its ability to balance on its edge, on your finger, on a pole, and dangling from a string. The kit includes parts to build the robot and experimental setups, including a frame for the tightrope. Learn about the physics principles that keep the robot balanced, making it appear to defy gravity. Ages 6+.
You can find the Amazing Tightrope-Walking Gyrobot on Amazon.
Mega Cyborg Hand
Build your own BIG hydraulic hand! Using over 200 pieces, assemble the cyborg hand, fill the piston tubes with water, and adjust it to fit your own hand. The mechanical hand simulates the movements of the human hand, using hydraulic power for energy transmission without motors or electricity.
The hand allows every finger joint to adjust to different angles for precision movement. Challenge yourself to configure the hand to grip various items like bottles, balls, pencils, small items — anything within reach! The assembled model can be configured for right and left-handed users and can adjust to fit virtually all hand sizes. Ages 7+.
You can find the Mega Cyborg Hand on Amazon.
Social Studio Hands-Free Video Station
The new Social Studio by WeCool Toys has everything one needs to shoot their very own viral videos. Equipped with an adjustable base and rotating head to shoot at the best angle possible, this device allows kids of all ages to shoot viral videos hands free! Kids can use their Social Studio to shoot all types of videos. From cooking, crafting, and sliming, children have the freedom to create fun videos. Includes fun and trendy backgrounds, mixing tools, various slimy compounds, and sparkly mix-ins! The only limit is your imagination. For kids ages 4+.
You can find the Social Studio Hands-Free Video Station on Amazon.
Turn your frustration into fun! Angry Putty™ features a unique formula that builds resistance as you play. This amazing putty actually absorbs your tension— getting tenser and tenser with each stretch—to leave you feeling happy and relaxed. The line includes three skus’, Hot Head, Stress Ball, and Drama Queen.
You can find Aaron’s Angry Putty on Amazon.
6 New SCENTSory colors you can actually smell! With Chocolatta, Pizzarazzi, Orangesicle, Snackerjack, Scoopberry, and Gumballer there’s a scent for everyone!
New Size! The collectible 2.75″ size sits somewhere between our classic Mini & full-sized Thinking Putty tins, making them great on the go!
You can find Aaron’s Holiday SCENTsory on Amazon.
Mixed by Me kits
Mix up your very own custom-colored Thinking Putty! Each kit includes 5 tins of clear putty, 3 color concentrates, 3 special effects, and an instructional mat—everything you’ll need to make cool colors that are all your own! You can even use the included colored pencils to decorate your tins to match.
You can find the Mixed by Me kits on Amazon.
All systems go! The Green Toys™ Cargo Plane is filled with freight and ready to take flight! This bright yellow and blue flier features a three-wheel design and handle on the body, so little pilots can easily go from taxiing on the ground to soaring in the sky on an eco-friendly adventure. Access the spacious cargo hold through a flip-down door that doubles as a ramp, perfect for loading up the included Green Toys™ Mini Car or anything else imaginations want to stow away. Great for indoor and outdoor play, the super-safe design has no metal axels or exterior paints or coatings. Made in the USA from 100% recycled plastic with no BPA, phthalates, or PVC. Packaged with recycled and recyclable materials printed with eco-friendly inks. For ages 3 and up.
You can find the Cargo Plane on Amazon.
Green Toys™ Disney Baby® Mickey Mouse Stacker
The Green Toys™ Disney Baby® Mickey Mouse Stacker takes a classic toy and makes it safer and more playful, with no sharp edges, small parts, or interlocking pieces that can pinch fingers and an adorable Mickey Mouse-themed topper and base. The seven brightly colored red, blue, and yellow nesting pieces stack easily from large to small, while also allowing children to use their imagination and stack in any order. This eliminates frustration when they’re little, and leaves room for learning and improvement as they grow. The set is designed with no center post, making it a perfect first stacking toy for babies. With this toy, babies and toddlers can gain practice in important developmental areas, including but not limited to motor skills, coordination, categorization and sorting, problem-solving, spatial reasoning, and color identification.
Like all Green Toys™ Disney Baby® products, the Mickey Mouse Stacker meets FDA standards for food contact and is dishwasher safe, making it safe for teething babies to put in their mouths. It’s made in the USA from 100% recycled plastic and free from external coatings, eliminating the fear of toxins and lead paint. No BPA, phthalates, or PVC. Packaged using only recycled and recyclable materials printed with environmentally responsible inks. Recommended for ages 6 months and up.
You can find the Disney Baby Mickey Mouse Stacker on Amazon.
Guion the Lion
Guion The Lion is a new children’s book that celebrates the differences in all children through a colorful and exciting journey. The book, which follows the adventures of an imaginative little lion who sees things a little differently from his friends, was penned by mother, entrepreneur, and author Rebecca Wilson Macsovits and inspired by her three children including Guion, her oldest son who also has Down syndrome. Full of whimsical delights, discoveries, and beautiful watercolor illustrations, this book teaches children that appreciating individual differences and embracing others’ ideas can lead to unimaginable adventures and endless fun. You can read my full review here.