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Great Gifts for School-Aged Kids

Great Gifts for School-Aged Kids

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By Brianne Manz

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!

1. 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.

2. 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!

3. 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 for just $19.99!

4. 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-minifigure 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!

5. 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.

6. 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!

7. 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!

8. 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 for only $24.99.

9. 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.

10. 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!

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  1. I can tell you my niece and nephew have been BEGGING for a Hatchimal for Christmas. Hopefully Santa will get the memo. 😉 This is a great collection of ideas. I like the wide variety of choices to fit each child’s personality.

  2. My youngest would love to get everything on this list. She loves it all, especially anything creative or artsy.

  3. Amy Desrosiers

    These are such great gifts. My son is getting Thin Stiks! I love all these choices.

  4. Reesa Lewandowski

    These are all such nice gifts! I actually have not heard of any of them, but I am going to look through them as I think my kids would love them!

  5. Kathy

    This is a great list. I know my girls want many things off this list too. I think it’s a great year for kids this year.

  6. My kiddo is big time in Legos so we will be getting a few small ones for him for christmas! I will check out a few more of these to see what else he might like! 

  7. Meagan

    I’ve actually been thinking of a surprise gift for my son. Those surprise Hatchimals look like so much fun.

  8. Sinisa

    Great list of ideas. Definitely worth checking out. My kids would love some of these 

  9. So many great ideas! I’m still shopping for my daughter, so I’ll use a few of these ideas. 

  10. What a great list of gifts. The Hatchimals Surprise twins are adorable.

  11. Sherry

    You can never go wrong with Lego. I loved them when I was young and my son likes to build with them too.

  12. These are all really fantastic gift ideas! I am sure that anyone that gets these under the tree will be thrilled.

  13. I love them all! They would all make great gifts this holiday season that’s for sure.

  14. I have to get this LEGO kit for my son. I have a couple of others that will go perfectly with this. He’s ALL about the LEGOs. Love all these picks.

  15. Wow, it’s amazing how many cool toys are on the market for kids. I’m not too sure about the Hatchimals, once they’ve hatched they are just like any other toy.

  16. These are great gift suggestions. I love the idea of buying someone #5. I wish kids still learned to sew at school.

  17. Magic Stix and GeoMag are awesome! Checking out the other ideas too – I have heard the Hatchaimals are really hot this year!

  18. I got some great ideas for my nieces and nephews from this post! Thank you!

  19. These are all great gift ideas for kids! I have a few nieces and nephews in this age range so this is a big help for me!!

  20. Hatchimals was one of the it toys last year. My daughter wanted one so bad. I thought she would be over it now but it’s still on her Christmas List for this year.

  21. Perfect gift ideas. Sometimes it is hard to keep up with what kids are into.

  22. Ruth I.

    This gift list is perfect! Anything educational or that would help with child’s development is what I prefer to give.

  23. Those are some really great idea! My niece and nephew would love several of these items. I am thinking that the sewing kit would be perfect for my niece.

  24. My youngest asked for Legos for Christmas this year. We saved all of my older son’s legos to give to him when he was old enough for them.

  25. I love all these great ideas! My son is really in to Star Wars and legos! Such fun to get both in one gift!

  26. My nine-year old son would love #5, the sewing kit. He is getting a sewing machine for Christmas and this would pair perfectly with his new machine.

  27. sara

    I like to buy magnatiles for school aged kids! THese gifts are great ideas.

  28. It’s really nice to give them things that they can use at school or at home when learning. These are really good choices for the kids!

  29. Victoria Heckstall

    Those are such nice gifts! Now I got some ideas to give to the kids on my list.

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