With all the options out there for toys and gifts, it’s hard to decide what to get for whom. Here’s a tried and true list of our top 10 gift ideas for homeschoolers.
Magnatiles are magnetic building tiles that do nothing but inspire creativity. Our kids love building animal habitats, buildings and houses for their toy figurings or Lego guys. They’re even fun to clean up! Our 4 year old loves these, but our 9 year old still plays with them. That’s why Magnatiles are our number 1 of the top 10 gift ideas for homeschoolers.
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2. Snap Circuit Kit
This Snap Circuit Kit shows your child how circuits work and they’re able to follow some simple instructions to see how it all works. Then let them have at it and see what they can come up with on their own.
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3. Science Kit
Another great kit to give your little scientist in training is a Science Kit. These kits include several fun and educational experiments that will demonstrate some great science while also providing tons of fun.
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4. Fort Building Kit
Our kids love building forts, both inside and outside. This inspires role playing games, which is one of their favorites. Having a handy Fort Building Kit leaves all of your clean sheets in the hall closet.
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5. Magic School Bus DVD Collection
Any teacher that encourages to “take chances, make mistakes, and get messy” is a great one in my book. That’s Ms. Frizzle for you. Our kids love these educational, yet very entertaining DVD’s. The Magic School Bus DVD Collection is a definite add to your homeschool DVD library.
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6. Cape or Cloak
Having a cape or a cloak in your dress-up basket is a must. They’re super versatile, you can be a superhero, an investigator, a wizard, a pirate, etc. Our kids use their capes for pretty much anything they can imagine.
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7. Medical Kit
During their role playing fun, usually someone ends up hurt, not actually hurt, but within their game. So, having a medical kit on hand full of athletic tape, Ace bandages, Band-Aids and whatever else they may need to patch someone up is a great idea.
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8. Pulleys and Ropes
Our kids love tying knots or lassoing up a wild animal or setting up a zip line for a stuffed animal or other figuring. Having plenty of pulleys and ropes, or better yet, a Pulley Kit, helps get their constructive juices flowing!
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9. Sketch Pad and Marker Set
All kids love to draw and doodle. Having plenty of paper and markers to do that is essential. We love these Melissa & Doug Sketch Pads as well as some good old fashioned Crayola markers. Washable, of course.
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10. Kids Adventure Book
We love the Boys Adventure Handbook which gives great ideas for outdoor projects as well as useful information that every adventurer should know. Think Boyscout Handbook. And to be honest we wish it didn’t say Boys adventure book because our daughter loves the book too! If you want to buy it for your daughter or if you have a boy and girl then buy a sticker that says KIDS adventure book and cover up the word boy.
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Extra Gift Ideas For Homeschoolers:
Here are 3 bonus gift ideas for homeschoolers.
Travel Subscription Box
Great option for the homeschooler in your family who loves to travel!
Our kids are really into Minecraft. Big time. They’ve got it on their tablets (spoiler alert), Xbox, and computer. These Minecraft Guide Books help them learn more about the game, has helped improve their reading ability and helps guide them to build some amazing worlds!
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iPad or Tablet
Either an iPad or a tablet makes a great gift for a homeschooler. This is obviously a bigger investment which is why this is an extra and not in the top 10. However, there are endless learning and entertainment ideas on a tablet. Our first choice would be an Apple iPad, simply for the ease of use, tons of apps, and device and operating system quality. That being said, iPads are much more expensive than other tablets. We actually bought our kids a Samsung Galaxy Tab A. It was a cheaper option and has worked out great for them.
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Hopefully this will give you some good ideas when shopping for the homeschooler in your life.
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7 thoughts on “Top 10 Gift Ideas For Homeschoolers For Hours Of Fun”
Your gift ideas rock! They are so inspiring and they are totally going to help me for the season! I especially love the “ Science Kit”and the Medical Kit/Fort Building Kit and Cape or Cloak! Thank you for the awesome tips!
Very cool, thanks for checking it out!
I would also suggest Museum season passes, movie tickets, indigo gift cards, local attractions (science world?) season passes or gift card, gifts from musuem (or local attraction) gift shop (always gems!), local rec centre gift cards (think swimming and skating). Personal binocolars, microscopes, magnifying glasses, hobby supplies (my daughter loves to decorate cakes so decorating tips, icing colours, etc), theatre production tickets. Sometimes a gift is better when it doesn’t fill up our homes but can be experienced. We once attended a local aquarium where you could swim with the sting ray, my sister in law loved her Christmas gift, and when my children are teens, they will too!
Great tips, thank you!
These gift ideas are brilliant. We homeschool and I’ll certainly be trying those snap circuits!
Awesome! Have fun!
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