In an effort to bring you a wide range of holiday gift guides, I have the unique opportunity to team up with a great group of bloggers to bring you gift ideas for children of all ages this year! The next holiday gift guide in the series features great gifts for school-aged kids with Brianne Manz from Stroller in the City.
Great Gifts for School-Aged Kids
In this holiday gift guide for school aged kids, you’ll find something for everyone. With a mix of STEM toys, arts and crafts finds, sensory picks, and of course the surprise Hatchimal, there’s no question your little one will have a magical Christmas morning!
- Geomag strives to encourage the cognitive development of children through play while learning the science behind magnetics. Their unique, original classic magnetic set consisting of spheres, rods and panels, enables children to play for hours while learning through STEM. The classic Geomag platform that lets you create an unlimited number of structures using the magnetic bars and steel spheres. This new platform makes it possible to build even bigger and more stable constructions -the only limit is your imagination. The wide range of colors and bright pieces show you a whole new way to play. Geomag is proudly made in Switzerland and continues to the be the top selling set in Europe.
- Hatchimals Surprise has arrived! Inside each magical speckled egg are Hatchimals twins! Who will you hatch? Hold and rub your Hatchimals Surprise egg and you will hear adorable sounds and may even see a set of eyes inside! These Hatchimals share a special bond – telling each other jokes, playing games, saying “I love you” and more! They even feel sad when they’re apart for too long! Watch as one moves and dances, while the other repeats everything you say!
- Kwik Stix-Magic Stix – Magic Stix are sure to bring safe, fun, colorful and creative crafts to your holidays! These markers are the perfect gift for your messy little one. They are washable, odorless, and non-toxic! Even better, say your little one forgets to close the cap, there is a 7 day no dry out GUARANTEE!! Don’t miss out on getting these revolutionary markers for your children this holiday season. They are available in both 12 and 24pks on Amazon.com for just $19.99!
- Make a quick escape with Finn and Rose in the Resistance Transport Pod. This detailed LEGO® Star Wars version of the craft from Star Wars: Episode VIII features a 2-mini-figure cockpit with removable canopy and detachable panels that reveal a rear storage compartment with space for the included BB-8 figure and a weapon store. There’s also a stud shooter at the side, aimed by turning the rear engine, plus dual spring-loaded shooters underneath. Includes 2 minifigures and a BB-8 figure. It will make the perfect gift for your space explorer!
- Moulin Roty Real Sewing Kit – Intended for children age 6 and older, this real sewing kit is an exciting milestone toy for a growing kiddo. As they create from the unknown and work with the kit’s small tools, children naturally engage in actions that help develop fine motor coordination, from threading a needle, to using mini scissors, to crocheting their little mouse a blanket. Use this colorful set, filled with inspiring open-ended materials, to expand imaginative play that helps support their continued to development.
- Antsy Pants Build and Play Kits and Covers are designed to nurture little minds to imagine big. Build your structure and choose a cover, or create your very own build. Made with durable and easy-to-assemble Snap and Click™ poles and connectors make building your Antsy Pants playhouse a snap! Limitless play for limitless fun!
- Discover the sights, sounds and characters that make New York such a colorful place—and give this city the color it needs! This giant illustrated poster from Rose & Rex lets you experience all the fun of NYC, from iconic landmarks to local favorites. Tape it to the wall or lay it across the ground to spark rich artistic, literacy and learning opportunities as you and kiddo chat about the Upper East Side, Central Park or the Statue of Liberty!
- Thin Stix are solid tempera paint sticks that dry in 90 seconds. No cups of yucky water, smocks, or paint brushes are required. They truly take the mess out of painting while keeping all the fun! Thin Stix come in an assortment of vibrant colors with coverage that won’t crack. The 24pk includes 12 assorted, 6 neon, and 6 metallic colors. They work great on wood, canvas, cardboard, canvas, etc. Find them on Amazon.com for only $24.99.
- Marine Rescue Center, Build and Imagine – Young adventurers will develop foundational STEM skills with this magnetic building + storytelling playlet that bridges left and right brain play.
- My Audio Pets are the tiniest, cutest, most KICK BUTT Bluetooth speakers on the planet and they are a smash-hit. These tiny critters are too cute to mute and make the Perfect Stocking Stuffer or Holiday Gift for your children to jam out all holiday season!