I usually wait until the last minute to buy stocking stuffers for the kids because I never know what to put in there. I want their stockings to be a cool extension of their already cool Santa gifts instead of filled to the brim with chocolate kisses and candy canes.
Somehow this year I’ve stumbled across a TON of science stocking stuffers each under $10! I still can’t believe how many things I found at Dollar General, Target’s Dollar Spot, and Hobby Lobby! Many of them can also be found on Amazon.
Science Kits – This was an amazing find by a friend of mine in Houston. It includes 4 separate experiments (grow your own crystal tree, make water gel beads, grow snow, and make purple/pink crystals) each for only $1! Wow… you can’t beat that! Check out Dollar General or watch for a restock on Amazon here.
Growing Crystals – Here’s another amazing find for growing crystal deposits on a rock. Again $1 people…. you can’t beat that for a science stocking stuffer! You can also find it here.
Tornado Tubes – I love tornado tubes especially after parties when I have half opened flat bottles of Dr. Pepper in my pantry. Pour out the pop, screw on these tornado tubes, add water, and a bit of dish soap and you’ve got hours of entertainment. You can also find it here.
Target Dollar Spot
Excavation Kit – Aren’t these excavation kits cute?! They include dinosaur, seashell, and pyramid excavation kits. Allie already pinched one and said she wanted the pyramid because it had jewels in it! Here is a similar one if Target runs out.
Grow your Own Dino – Leave it up to Steve Spangler to make another amazing science doo-hickey. This one contains 3 separate experiments with growing a dinosaur, disappearing water, and absorbent baby diapers…
Energy Stick – If you’ve ever been to one of my book signings I usually bring one of these energy sticks. Kids love them and its a great way to teach about circuits and teamwork. Another amazing toy from Steve Spangler! Also found here.
Lemon Clock – I’ve been wanting to try out a lemon clock with the kids for a while but didn’t want to pay for it. Then I saw this at Hobby Lobby and thought heck why not! You can also find it here.
Bug locket – Is it just me or wouldn’t this be so fun to have a real live bug necklace? I think your kiddos will love opening this on Christmas day! Find it here.
Mentos Geyser Tube – We are big fans of celebrating birthday’s with Mentos geysers. You can check out all the fun we had here and trust me… its pretty amazing to watch. Also find here.
MaKit & BaKit – Not your traditional science toy but I LOVED these as a kid. You can have all sorts of discussions from the temperature at which plastic melts to how light is effected when passing through different colors. You can also find here.
Start early on stockings and don’t forget to give the gift of science this year!