150 Educational Toys Gift Ideas

Inside: Over 150 recommendations for educational gifts and a free printable gift list!!

With this list of over 150 gift ideas, your kids will never be bored. Yes, they may still play with the box, but theyll love whats inside as well!

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Just dont tell them theyre educational toys! If youre looking for recommendations for fine motor skills, gross motor development, STEM, games, outdoor activities, and of course, books, youre in the right place!

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Fun Worksheets

Portals and Prophets

  • Biblical History and Time Travel theme
  • Learn biblical history and geography as you play. No biblical knowledge required.
  • Simple rules with strategic depth, multiple paths to victory, and scales well with different player counts

Download: Get your extension activities here, turning this beautiful game into a full Bible Curriculum!

Fine Motor Toys

TINKER TOYS BUILDING SETS: The SNAP & LOCK design has been proven to have significant cognitive and academic benefits for children of all ages. Stimulate and encourage brain development with these kids connector toys. Prepare kids for school, sports and life = THE BEST BUILDING BLOCKS OF SUCCESS.

Related:The Importance of Fine Motor Skill Development


Learning Resources Mini Muffin Match Up

  • Develop math skills,color recognition, matching, sorting, counting, and early math skills
  • Squeezy Tweezers increase fine motor skills and hone skills needed for writing

When your kids love the box more than the gift inside {free download}


Learning Resources Avalanche Fruit Stand Game

  • Spin the wheel then use the jumbo tweezers to pick or place fruit
  • Promotes fine motor skills, especially the pincer grasp
  • Learn about colors, fruits, and counting

Melissa & Doug Pattern Blocks and Boards

  • A classic math manipulative and learning activity
  • Great for spatial awareness, color recognition, hand-eye coordination, and problem-solving

Related:The cognitive benefits of play: Effects on the learning brain

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Gross Motor Toys


Kinderfeets Wooden Balance Board:

  • Created to help children develop a sense of balance, stimulate their vestibular system, and gain a deep sense of awareness of their body and body parts.
  • Wobble, Spin, Rock, Slide

GoSports Giant Wooden Toppling Tower

  • GIANT-SIZE: Tower starts at 2.5 feet tall and grows to over 5 feet during play Includes 54 Giant Blocks (18 rows)
  • BONUS RULES WITH DRY ERASE BOARD: Includes bonus dry erase board to make your own optional party rules.
  • Includes carrying case

EasyGo Giant Checkers Game

  • FUN, EYE-CATCHING CONVERSATION PIECE Our checkers large folding board game is a classic!! Everyone loves a good game of checkers and multiply the fun by the size of the game set! Fun to play, fun to watch!!!
  • CHECKERS ON THE GO Take this folding oversized checkers game with you to BBQs, parties, church activities, classrooms, picnics, or use it at home as a fun family game!

Geospace The Original AIR POGO JUMPER

  • Kids are hopping up onto our AIR POGO JUMPER, gripping the ball with their feet, and bouncing away like a Kangaroo on a mission. Jump up and down, bounce up and spin, bounce your way across the room or down the street!

Balance Board Maze

  • The challenge is to move a ball around the top of the balance board
  • Excellent exercise for coordination and muscle building
  • Students will improve strength and balance

Related: The Importance of Gross Motor Development


Sturdy Birdy Game

  • Fun and silly game of striking poses and balancing seed bags
  • Roll the dice to determine where on your body to balance the seed bag and for how long you must hold the pose
  • Improves gross motor skills, social interaction, self-esteem; No reading required

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Electric Motors Catalyst STEM Kit | Intro to Engineering, Robotics, Circuit Building Projects

  • Build & rebuild endless robotic creations with a single kit

Snap Circuits Snaptricity Electronics Exploration Kit

  • Build over 75 projects
  • Projects relate to electricity and magnetism and how they are used in the home
  • Includes: meter, electromagnet, motor, lamps, switches, fan, compass, and electrodes

Mini Explorer Light-up Terrarium Kit for Kids with LED

  • It is a miniature garden within a container that simulates a natural environment
  • Beneath the lid, there is a built-in innovative LED light that transforms the experience into something magical.
  • Its not often that a science project can be fun and engaging, but this terrarium kit achieves both! It fascinates children as soon as they pull it out of the box.

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Related: Why is STEM so Important?

Scientific Explorer My First Mind Blowing Science Kit

  • 20 piece kit allows your young scientist to explore and learn the basics of science from chemical reactions to the use of science tools


ThinkFun Gravity Maze Marble Run Logic Game and STEM Toy

  • Gravity Maze is a combination logic game, marble run, and STEM toy for boys and girls.
  • Easy to learn with a clear, high quality instructions.
  • Playing your way through the challenges builds spatial reasoning and planning skills, and provides a great stealth learning experience for young players.

Related: the BEST game for active kids!{read more}

Sleeping Queens

  • Wake up the Queens form their royal slumbers!
  • Play a Knight to steal a Queen or take a chance on a juggling Jester
  • Watch out for potions and dastardly Dragons!

Mattel Games UNO Card Game

  • The classic card game of matching colors and numbers
  • Players take turns matching one of their cards with the color or number card shown on the top of the deck

Related: 8 Surprising Benefits of Board Games

Settlers of Catan

  • Picture yourself in the era of discoveries: After a long voyage of great deprivation, your ships have finally reached the coast of an uncharted island. But you are not the only discoverer.
  • Other fearless seafarers have also landed on the shores of Catan: The race to settle the island has begin!

Cranium Cadoo

  • With a variety of hilarious activities, the Cranium Cadoo game gets kids thinking, creating and giggling as they play.
  • Lets play: play combo or go solo to compete in challenges from sculpting a clay object, solving a picture puzzle, and acting out a clue, sketching a target word or answering a trivia question
  • Team play: players guess what you are doing. If a player shouts it out, you share the same spot on the board. Be the first to get four tokens in a row and win! but you can only win on a solo card


  • Perfect for adults, small parties, kids (ages 6+) or families, fun for everyone!
  • Simple rules that combine into surprisingly deep strategies as you learn the game. 3 minutes to learn, 20 minutes to play, a lifetime to master.
  • Develops cognitive, spatial recognition, planning and interpersonal skills with no language, age or gender barriers, color-blind accessible through patterns on the tiles.

Portals and Prophets

  • Biblical History and Time Travel theme
  • Learn biblical history and geography as you play. No biblical knowledge required.
  • Simple rules with strategic depth, multiple paths to victory, and scales well with different player counts

Free 26 Things Kids can Do with a Cardboard Box Printable

Supplies to make the challenge more educational

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  • Stickers
  • Glue
  • Yarn
  • Twinkly lights
  • Mini toys
  • Crepe streamers
  • Toilet paper rolls
  • Broken keyboards
  • Pillows
  • Curtains
  • Stuffed animals
  • Books!!!
  • Paint
  • Plants
  • Tie wraps (With supervision)
  • Snacks
  • Glow in the dark stars
  • Flashlight
  • Old light switches, buttons, buckles, latches, snaps

26 Creative Ideas {Get the free printable version here}

  • Build a tower and knock it down
  • Create a puppet theater
  • Make a mini house
  • Tie a rope on it and haul things
  • Make street signs
  • Make a store stand
  • Create mail and a mailbox
  • Make a bean bag toss target
  • Jump over, in or out of the box
  • Read a book inside it
  • Make a playhouse for dolls/mini-figures
  • Hide inside
  • Balance your box on your head
  • Draw all over the box
  • Make a costume out of the box
  • Stand inside and pretend youre in jail
  • Stand inside and pretend to be a king in a castle
  • Stand inside and pretend to be a princess
  • Stomp on the box
  • Poke holes in the box (parent job) and then lace through the holes with yarn
  • Plant a plant in the box
  • Create a time machine
  • Make an invention
  • Create an activity that you need the box
  • Cut the box into giant playing cards
  • Create a musical instrument

Dont Make Me Laugh

  • Perform hilarious scenarios and acts. FOR KIDS 5+.
  • ANNOUNCE YOUR ACT AND THEN PERFORM! Go Solo, With Partner, or For Everyone.
  • ALL PLAYERS EARN AWARDS like Silliest Performance or Bravest Performance.

For Moms

If youre ever in a coma, I pinky swear to love your kids and sneak into your room and pluck your chin hairs for you!

Books! Books! Books!

Naomi Home Kids Toy Sling Book Rack

  • Product dimensions 24 wide x 10 25 depth x 24 inches height
  • The innovative design allows books to be displayed by the front or back to make them easier to identify by kids

Best collections of book recommendations

36 All-Time Best Picture Books Most Loved by Kids And Parents ~ Kelly Holmes

Make Reading Irresistible

Kids Pod Swing Child Hanging Chair Indoor Kid Hammock Seat Pod Nook

  • THE FAVORITE SPOT, our pod swing provides a fun and cozy spot for kids to read, play, daydream, and relax with their friends and toys

Durable Teepee for Kids

  • Made of 100% cotton canvas and chosen pine.
  • The costly pine has hardwood, looking very straight.
  • The tent strap adopts professional nylon rope, which passes the strength test. You can use it for a long time!

This is the BEST list of Delightful Books for Preschoolers (and their parents) ~Bekki Sayler

While being engaged in fun activities, your children will be practicing important age-appropriate skills such as visual discrimination, sequencing, small muscle coordination, following directions, reading, and critical and creative thinking.

The activities inThe Never-Bored Kid Book,Ages 6 and 7are organized around 17 age-appropriate themes, including:

  • pandas
  • pigs
  • banks
  • up a tree
  • shoes
  • happy birthday
  • wild animals
  • vegetables
  • moon and stars
  • kittens
  • merry-go-rounds
  • snails
  • ice cream
  • tracks
  • trains
  • a hole in the ground
  • scaly creatures

120 Classic Books for you and your children~ Bekki Sayler

Creative QT Extra Large Stuff n Sit Stuffed Animal Storage Bean Bag Chair

  • Our stylish stuffed animal storage organizers help you take control of your entire stuffed animal collection, wrapping up to 90 toys in one comfy pouf ottoman to instantly clean up the room.
  • Simply fill and zip to create a plush, stuffed animal bean bag chair in a matter of minutes.

A Year of Picture books ~ Sarah MacKenzie

Outdoor Fun!

Life Best Kids Frisbee Rings

  • The Worlds Easiest Frisbees To Throw & Catch! Perfect for young children!
  • Our unique design flies straight and can be caught in the smallest of hands, on your wrist or even your foot!

Triumph 2-in-1 Three-Hole Bags and Washer Toss Combo

  • Two sturdy, classic outdoor lawn games are combined for an incredible value: 3 -hole bean bag toss or 3-hole washer toss
  • Includes two 26 L x 10 W game platforms featuring on-board scoring, with detachable legs for support

Capture the Flag REDUX a Nighttime Outdoor Game

  • Play Capture the Flag in the dark using futuristic lights with 33 light up game pieces, 12-24+ hours of batteries, game variations, and ALL NEW games
  • Exciting nighttime activity without TVs, computers or tablets. Physical exercise becomes part of the fun as players run, hide and chase each other to win!
  • Bring people of all ages together kids, teens & adults will all enjoy this awesome icebreaker and activity that develops teamwork, group bonding, comradery and strategy
  • Playable anywhere with space to run

Surprising Fun & Random

Little Helper FunPod Kitchen Step Stool Tower with Adjustable Height

  • Safe environment to get toddlers from 12 months up to six years up to the Little Helper kitchen worktop on their own safely constructed platform to help, interact, learn and play in the kitchen
  • 5 height settings accommodating the average height of a 12-month baby up to a toddler of 6
  • The only toddler kitchen step stool tower that is fully enclosed

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