Homeschooling Gift Ideas
If you want to know what real homeschoolers who love this site are getting their kids for Christmas, here is a list taken directly from my Amazon sales reports.
Design & Drill BrightWorks
Light up the creativity with the flip of a switch! Follow one of 12 included patterns or create your own custom, glowing creations!
Simply insert the translucent bolts, use the kid-friendly power drill to drill them in, and watch as your dynamic creation shines!
Helps develop hand-eye coordination, matching, patterning, problem-solving, construction skills, and fine motor abilities—and inspires imagination!
Includes light-up activity board, power drill with socket bit and flat tip bit, 80 bolts, and guide with 12 patterns.
Winner of the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Seal, Parents’ Magazine Best Toys, National Parenting Publication Gold Award, and Toy of the Year Finalist.
Supports STEM learning with patterning, an early math and engineering skill.
Encourages creativity, imagination, and confidence.
Recommended Age: 2-4 years
E-250 Kid’s Bike, 14 inch wheels, 6.5 inch frame, for Boys or Girls, four colors available
Frame/fork: lightweight alloy frame with a low gravity concept design
Wheels/tires: dynamic advantage tall alloy wheels with radial front spokes and low profile, low resistant tires with tough tubes
Drivetrain: 3 piece alloy crank, single speed, chain guard and KMC chain
Brakes/Cockpit: alloy brake levers with short reach, rear coaster brake and front alloy coaster brake with comfort mini saddle and custom with alloy v-bars
Extras: stem pad, bell, Quick release seat post, detachable push handle and training wheels
Recommended Ages: 3 – 5 years
Homeschooling Gift Ideas for Children in the Middle Years, 6-12
3D Printing Pen with LCD Screen Ver.2015 light Blue
3D pen is a great tool for anyone interested in 3D creation – from the newbie to expert, The only limitation of 3D drawing is your imagination! Also order filament refills.
Recommended Age: 7 years on up.
Snap Circuits SC-300
Electronic Snap Circuits by Elenco is an award-winning toy for budding engineers eight years old and above. The SC-300 model includes over 60 parts for creating more than 300 exciting projects. With lights, sounds, motors, and more, you’ll not only enjoy creating beeping games, but also learn about basic electronics as well!
Recommended Age: 8 years and up.
Kidizoom Action Cam
Kids camera is durable, versatile and able to capture the most memorable moments; action cam is a waterproof camera meant for kids
2 mounts attach the kids digital camera to bikes, skateboards and more; underwater camera comes with a waterproof case to take photos and videos in up to 6 feet underwater
Features 1.4-inch color video camera LCD screen and the ability to take videos, photos, stop-motion videos and time-lapse photos
Kids action camera comes with kids games, fun photo effects, frames and filters; download photos and videos using included micro USB cable
Toy camera has a rechargeable Li-ion Polymer battery with continuous photo-taking and recording time of 2.5 hours; intended for kids ages 4 to 9
Action cam has a microSD card slot; with a 32GB microSD card (sold separately) the camera records 240 minutes of 640 x 480 video or 278,400 photos
Recommended Ages: 4 to 9 years.
Best Selling Homeschool Books Q1 2017
The Grom Spooner Board
by Spooner, Inc
An 18″ ultimate training board for balance, fitness, and fun! Simulates board-sport moves (skateboarding, surfing), but doesn’t require the advanced skills or entail the same danger. For kids under 4 feet tall, this board can be easier to manage and maneuver. This unique board develops balance, coordination, leg, and core strength and features unbreakable, non-marring 3/8″ polyethylene with raised edges and grippy surface. Indoor/outdoor use. No weight limit. Made in the USA.
Recommended Ages: 2 – 6 years. Watch YouTube video of board being used by all ages.
Janome Fast Lane Portable Sewing Machine
Looking for a child friendly sewing machine? This is without a doubt the best option. Not only is there a Derby Line machine for everyone’s favorite colors, but the presser foot is specially designed to prevent little hands from finding their way underneath the needle. Don’t be fooled! This machine is not a cheap toy likely to break and plagued by poor stitch quality. It can create some fantastic work for children of all ages. The Derby Line from Janome features nine different color options: Pink Lightning, Turbo Teal, Graceful Gray, Fastlane Fuchsia, Lady Lilac, Mystical Mint, Citrus Circus, Marine Magic or Purple Thunder.
Sluban 14-in-1 Solar Robot
This solar powered robot can be transformed into 14 different robot modes
Powered by the sun – no batteries required
Two levels of building skill levels so the beginner and experienced robot builder will be equally engaged
Excellent addition to a home-school curriculum
Recommended Age: 8 – 15 years.
Gift Ideas for Homeschooling Teens
XYZprinting da Vinci miniMaker 3D Printer
Print Speed Upgrade: Max print speed up to 100mm/second. (XYZware software must be version V188.8.131.52 or above)
Innovative Auto-Calibration: This 3D printer utilizes a new 9-point calibration detection that adjusts the print bed level along the Z-axis. Just run the calibration test and watch the printer adjust itself!
Compact & Safe: Though compact with just 18lbs, this 3D printer offers a 5.9 x 5.9 x 5.9 inches build volume. The da Vinci miniMaker 3D printer uses non-toxic PLA filament and has a non-heated print bed for child safety
Free XYZ 3D Resources: XYZmaker 3D Design Software, XYZ 3D Gallery, XYZprinting STEAM 3D Printing Education Curriculum, XYZware 3D Printing Software
Remember to buy extra printing filament spools, too.
Recommended Age: teens.
Star Wars Battlefront Ultimate Edition – Xbox One
by Electronic Arts
This item released on November 18, 2016.
Playstation 4, Xbox One – be careful to pick the platform needed!
Recommended Age: rated for teens.
Discover characters, maps, and more from the movie, with Star Wars Rogue One: Scarif
That’s no moon! One of the deadliest weapons in the galaxy makes its debut, with Star Wars Battlefront Death Star
Join legendary smuggler Lando Calrissian and cold-blooded bounty hunter Dengar in Cloud City, with Star Wars Battlefront Bespin
Fight among the factories of Sullust and battle within Jabba the Hutt’s palace on Tatooine, with Star Wars Battlefront Outer Rim
- The ultimate chemistry kit
- Designed and manufactured in Germany for safe experimentation
- 387 experiments in 32 sections
- Start with fun experiments to learn basic chemistry principles
Recommended Age: 12 years and up.