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Let's talk about Christmas stockings for a minute. If you're like me, you want to avoid putting things in their Christmas stockings that will just end up in the garbage by weeks end. Here are 20+ STEM Stocking Stuffers that will delight your kids and will still be played with after then New Year.
STEM Stocking Stuffers
1. Rubik's Jr. Bear
This cute Rubik's Jr. Bear is perfectly sized for little hands and easier for younger children to solve. Fits neatly into stockings. ;)
2. Rubik's Triamid
The Rubik's Triamid is a triangular Rubik's puzzle – but with some key differences. There are 10 individual pieces, four joining sections, and four colorful sides that need to be solved. One third of the pieces sides are hidden from view, providing a challenge for puzzlers.
This purse sized portable game is perfect for developing problem solving and strategic thinking skills
4. Set Card Game
Set is a classic fast-paced game visual perception game with no turns and no luck. It's great for increasing visual acuity.
5. 4M Lemon Clock
Discover the science of batteries by building a lemon-powered clock. Fits neatly into stockings.
6. Ball of Whacks
Made up of thirty magnetic rhombi (Equilateral quadrilaterals where the opposite sides are parallel, for those who were interested), hands of all sizes can take apart and rebuild this ball in endless ways to form amazing designs. The magnets are so easy to form and reform!
Push Squigz together, then POP ‘em apart! Using Suction Construction and a little (or a lot) of imagination, Squigz will provide hours of creative play for everyone! Made from silicone, Squigz stick to bathtubs, walls, windows, school lockers, tabletops, and office desktops. (And they never leave a trace of their presence.)
8. Crazy Bubbles
Encourages dexterity, logic, scientific thinking, and creativity as you build basic 3D shapes to dip into soap solution and create amazing bubbles.
9. 3D Puzzles
3D Puzzles Encourage fine motor dexterity, logic, and critical thinking. They are a delight for the eyes and a challenge for the mind.
10. Coding Games in Scratch
With Coding Games in Scratch, kids can build single and multiplayer platform games, create puzzles and memory games, race through mazes, add animation, and more.
11. Q Bitz Solo
A visual and mental brainteaser, match colored cubes to pattern cards. Package comes with wooden tray, 16 wooden cubes, 20 puzzle cards, and rules.
12. Padlock Puzzle
Challenging, fun, and built with strong, high-quality metal, the Hanayama Padlock Puzzle is a powerful conundrum that will keep you locked up in a brain-busting adventure for days on end.
13. IQ Blox
For each pictured challenge, all you're given is the placement of one, two, three, or four of the horseshoe-shaped walls. It's up to you to figure out how to fit all of the uniquely shaped puzzle pieces onto the board and around all the walls!
14. Play Money
Kids love play money. From playing store to starting their own businesses, play money can lead to hours of imaginative play!
15. Wind Chime Kit
Study the weather and effects of the wind, then make this fun wind chime!
16. Magnetic Travel Games
Ideal for the car, theses magnetic travel games will keep them busy and help them learn strategy and logic skills.
17. Skoolzy Jumbo Nuts and Bolts Set
Improves manual dexterity, hand-eye coordination, color recognition and pairing, shape sorting, increases attention and focus.
18. Tangram Puzzles
Tangram puzzles promote imagination, improve eye-hand coordination and color & shape recognition.
19. IQ Challenge Set
This educational toy and puzzles set will stimulate creativity and develop problem solving skills through reasoning. This set includes a 3” IQ Puzzle Ball and 4 different 2.5” Plastic Puzzle Balls, a Metal Puzzle; and a 2-inch Wooden Cube Puzzle.
20. Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Baby's First Blocks
Baby can sort and stack and learn to identify and match shapes. Shape-sorting lid and 5 different shapes help build early identification skills.
21. Spherical Magic Rainbow Ball
Rainbow magic ball has a hole surface which is empty to make way for the rainbow magic ball game. Improve logical thinking ability and hand-brain coordination ability and color sensitivity.
22. Gift Card Maze
Make them work for their gift card with these clever gift card mazes. Gift cards make great stocking stuffers!
Want to see even more give guides? Check out the iHomeschool Network Bloggers Gift Guides when it goes live on 11/20/17!