Christmas Gift Guide 2018: Science & Astronomy Gifts for Kids

metropolitan mama christmas gift guide science astronomy kids

If you stop by our house at any given moment of the day, you'll probably find at least one of my kids with a pencil attached to their hand - sketching animals or drawing detailed diagrams for inventions. They are fascinated by astronomy, biology, geology, anatomy, and the way the world works.

The below gift picks are for future vets, pediatricians, engineers, scientists, and astronauts.


100 piece space puzzle ravensburger
Space Children's Puzzle | Ravensburger

Younger kids will love the glittering colors of the 100-piece Space Puzzle by Ravensburger. Slightly older kids might be up for the challenge of the 200-piece Solar System Puzzle, which also has labels for all of the planets.

  • Buy the Space Puzzle.
  • Like Ravensburger on Facebook.


LEGO Olivia’s Mission Vehicle
Olivia's Mission Vehicle | LEGO

Despite the fact that LEGOs make a mess, hurt your feet, and can take over your child's bedroom, they are actually one of the very best toys on the market. They promote creativity, imagination, spatial awareness, fine motor skills, and mathematical thinking.

For girls who are into robotics and technology, Olivia's Mission Vehicle (from the LEGO Friends collection) is a fun pick at an affordable price point.

  • Buy Olivia's Mission Vehicle.
  • Like LEGO on Facebook.
  • Follow LEGO on Twitter.

Space-Themed Bedding

outer space astronaut bedding kids
Bedding | Kids Made Modern

New from Kid Made Modern!

Your young astronaut is sure to think this space-themed bedding set is out-of-this-world. The bold colors and awesome rocket throw pillow make a WOW-worthy present.

You can buy the Space Exploration Duvet Set, Outer Space Sheet Sheet, Outer Space Pillowcase SetBlast Off Throw Pillow, or all four!

  • Buy space-themed bedding from Kid Made Modern.
  • Like Kid Made Modern on Facebook.
  • Follow Kid Made Modern on Instagram.

Magic School Bus

magic school bus dvd complete series
Magic School Bus Complete Series

Throw-back to the 90's! You can now get an 8-DVD set containing all 52 episodes of the Emmy Award-winning animated science-adventure series that you watched as a kid. Best for ages 5-10.

"Ride with Ms. Frizzle, teacher extraordinaire, and her enthusiastic, inquisitive students as their Magic School Bus takes them on cliff-hanging field trips inside the human body, back to prehistoric times, far out into space, and everywhere else in between!"

  • Buy The Magic School Bus: The Complete Series.


magna tiles 100 piece clear colorsmagnatiles magnetic blocksIf you're searching for a toy with maximum staying (and playing!) power, you will find it in Magna-Tiles. Magna-Tiles are 3D magnetic building blocks that encourage math, science, and creativity. Magna-Tiles transcend age divisions and bring people together. All four of my kids - ages 12, 9, 6, and 2 - enjoy playing with Magna-Tiles for hours. Additionally, this is the toy we bring out most frequently when we have company over because multiple kids can build at the same time. Another bonus is that you can continue to add to your magnetic tile collection each year! There are plentiful expansion sets that include: cars, glow-in-the-dark pieces, staircases, etc.

  • Buy the 100-piece Magna-Tiles set.
  • Like Magna-Tiles on Facebook.
  • Follow Magna-Tiles on Twitter.


What are YOU getting for the science-minded kids on your list this Christmas?

BROWSE the complete 2018 Christmas Gift Guide to get ideas for everyone on your list!

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