Are you getting your Christmas gift list together? Are you looking for the top Christmas Gifts kids love to get but that you, a homeschool mom, will love too? I know that is what I look for for my kiddos.
Now I have kids that span a pretty big age range, so I am always looking all over the age range for Christmas gifts for kids. I typically prefer educational gifts for kids; however, I also don’t mind good games, puzzles and books as well as crafty gifts.
So, as I’m preparing my list of my 5 Top Christmas Gifts kids love to get, I thought I would share my list because I’m sure many of you like to see new ideas, just like me, and want gifts that homeschool moms love too!
#1 – Snap Circuits Discovery Kit
We are long time fans of Snap Circuits. We have theSnap Circuits Jr. Kit and love it so we have the Snap Circuits Electronics Discovery Kit on the Christmas list this year. Both kids are still loving the original and hoping for the bigger kit.
If you are not familiar with Snap Circuits, you should check them out. They are a fun, educational kit that can be played independently or working together, which I really love. And the instructions are easy to understand so it isn’t difficult to work solo. They are fun and the kids love finding new ways to make the sounds play or the alarms sound or the fans spin. I love that it is a safe way to learn and play with circuitry as well as think logically and have some fun figuring out how it all works together.
#2 – 3-D Puzzle (Night Edition)
How about a little 3D puzzle for some fun? Add multi-colored, LED lights and you have another level of fun. Ravensburger Eiffel Tower 3D Puzzle (Night Edition) is not an quick and easy puzzle but it can be a blast to put together. My French learning, everything-in-Paris-is-cool 11 year old is begging for this. She thinks it looks like a fun addition to her bedroom after she’s completed it. And I think I agree. Nothing like a gift that keeps on giving – multi-purpose fun!
#3 – Click-a-Bricks
We recently had the opportunity to play with these at a friends house and the kids are hooked! The kids love Legos but this Click-A-Brick Block Set is a little different as they are squares that connect on all sides. My son loved the Army set he played with and has asked for it for Christmas. But when I looked into them I found that they have a TON of sets in a wide variety from rainbow to race cars to rainforest animals. I think it will be something that all 3 kids would play with, which is always a plus in my book. I love Christmas gifts kids love to play with that work for the whole family.
#4 – Crime Catcher Science Kit
Do your kids love to solve mysteries? Mine think it would be great to figure out “who done it” and work a crime scene. So, why not let them learn a little about forensic science with Scientific Explorer Crime Catchers Spy Science Kit. This fun kit allows your kids to solve 2 different mysteries. This is a fun way for them to get up and “DO” something while they are playing. Learn about forensics, think and play. What a great combination! I’m all for it! And, of course, what kid doesn’t want to be a spy?
#5 – Remote Control Drone
This year, I don’t know a kid that isn’t asking for a drone. They are EVERYWHERE! And really, what kid doesn’t love robots, remote controls, and cameras? Mine all love them so….the drone is the end-all-be-all of fun, this year, totally COOL gifts. My kids love remote control vehicles and they love videoing stuff. A Quadcopter with Camera is a fun, beginning use drone that will allow your kids to have fun, work on their dexterity while controlling the remote controlled vehicle, all while learning to work with the camera.
Like most parents, I do believe that right-to-privacy is important and would obviously teach my kids about the proper use of a camera on a remote control vehicle such as this. If you have a child that would be having to challenge their will-power and right-from-wrong side of their brain when using this, a drone might not be for them. But it can be a fun way for them to use their imaginations, and a little technology, to explore nature.
What is on your list of Top Christmas Gifts Kids Love to receive?