Gift Guide for the Young Scientist

I’m a big fan of gift guides. I love having a themed selection of ideas to choose from when it’s time to do my holiday shopping and I hope you do too. I plan on sharing a few with you over the next couple of weeks in the hopes that it will give you some new and fun ideas for holiday gift giving.

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My Lizzie is a scientist. She loves everything about science… questioning, exploring, and experimenting. I know she would love all of these items and I hope your young scientist does too.

For the older kids, this crystal growing kit from Imagine Childhood would be a fascinating look at geology.

Educational Insights Geosafari Talking Microscope will help your child take a close look at a micro-world in addition to learning facts along the way.

I can think of few things more fascinating that watching the metamorphosis of a butterfly. You can give your kids that gift with the Insect Lore Live Butterfly Garden.

My girls love their magnifying glasses. The Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Blossom Bright Magnifying Glass is a fun option. (Melissa and Doug has has a Mombo Snake Magnifying Glass for those who want something a little less girly.)

Not only is this nature study kit from Imagine Childhood beautiful, but it’s also a practical kit for finding and keeping all sorts of nature treasures.

Another fun find from Imagine Childhood are these fabulous nature cards. They’re easy to bring along on nature expeditions and would make a perfect stocking stuffer for your young scientists.

A set of binoculars is a must-have for any young scientist. The Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Happy Giddy Binoculars are fun, affordable, and useful.

You don’t have to travel very far to make some cool scientific discoveries. My First Backyard Explorer Kit will guide your young scientist to some fun science experiments right in your own backyard.

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Terri is a writer and mom of two elementary-aged girls. She has a passion for learning and is always looking for ways to make learning fun. You can find her here writing about fun learning activities, art, craft, and family fun ideas.

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