LITTLE CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE: LITTLE SCIENTISTS
Exploring how the world works is one of the most thrilling parts of childhood (“why is the sky blue?!”). I remember vividly getting my first chemistry set and mixing and tinkering and getting all sorts of smoking, bubbling, neon-coloured results!
So if your little one is showing an interest in the world around him (or her!) perhaps this year Santa should encourage them with one of these fabulously fun science kits – we have suggestions for little astronomers, chemists, electricians, physicists and all the sciences in between!
John Lewis £54.95
- For the budding astronomer, this first telescope is a serious piece of kit! Lightweight and easy to use for your little one, it is not just made for kids and will last a lifetime. BUY HERE
Conrad Electronic £33.99
- A brilliantly detailed junior microscope set, complete with slides and prawn eggs and a breeding tank to create your own viewing material!
- Debenhams £26.99
- Your little chemist will adore mixing up potions and experimenting with acids and bases, chromatography, crystallisation and separation. BUY HERE
- Can’t pry your iPhone out of your little one’s hands? How about a gift that will teach them the basics of electronics, with this kit that has over 100 experiments to learn about and design electric circuits. BUY HERE
- John Lewis £24.99
- Physics controls every moving object around us – a source of endless fascination for little scientists. This kit allows young physicists to construct 12 models and conduct experiments with them, to learn about forces and simple machines. BUY HERE
- Brightminds £9.99
- Gone are the days of waiting patiently for weeks while your flower slowly dries between tissue paper in a heavy book (by which point I had usually completely forgotten about it) – with this kit your junior botanist can preserve flowers and leaves in seconds using the microwave. BUY HERE
John Lewis £24.99
Let your budding geologist build a working seismograph and fake some earthquakes to measure them like real scientists! BUY HERE
- John Lewis £99.00
- The most expensive gift on our scientific gift list, this incredibly cool engineering kit will introduce your little one to the science of robotics, allowing her to build 8 different models including a walking humanoid robot that detects and avoids obstacles in its path! BUY HERE
- Brightminds £14.99
- Perhaps some may argue whether magic counts as a science, but the principles behind the very cool magic tricks in the kit are very much rooted in every day science. And what kid doesn’t like a bit of magic? BUY HERE
- Looking for more gift ideas for your little ones? Read the rest of our Little Christmas Gift Guide!