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Inspire your kids to grow up to be engineers, innovators, and creators with these kids engineering kits. This gift guide has picked the best for all ages.
I don’t know a single kid who doesn’t love building, inventing, and creating on some level. If I had my way, the only presents my kids would ever get would either be STEM-related, science-related, or engineering related. These kids engineering gifts are for girls and boys who love building, creating, and making things work. What I love most about the gifts on this list is that most of them are presented in kit form, which makes them much easier to store (and wrap).
If your child has an interest in building and engineering, foster their love with these amazing kids engineering kit ideas.
Kids Engineering Kits for Aspiring Engineers
Kiwi Crate is one of my favorite subscription boxes. There are varying age levels for preschool through middle school (we’re pretty fond of the Tinker Crate) and all of the projects are so creative and fun!
We were sent the first box of Creation Crate by the company to try a few months ago and Monkey had a blast building her mood lamp and programming everything. This particular crate is best for middle school to high school kids, so I ended up having to help Monkey do some of the programming, but when the lights lit up on her lamp, you could see the pride in her eyes. She loved being able to program and make her very own lamp from start to finish.
Go old-school with this wood building kit.
When I was a child, it was my dream to build fabulous creations with K’Nex. But mainly I just built spaceships for my stuffed animals.
This circuit/programming kitworks with the same program that Creation Crate does (Arduino). I was impressed by the simplicity of the design, but it also had room for so much creativity and advancement once a child progresses beyond basic programming. I see this as the perfect gift for middle school or high school tinkerers.
Monkey would really love this buildable/programmable bug robot.
You can make all kinds of things with this little inventor’s kit!
This invention kit is perfect for preschool engineers.
Kids can build all kinds of things with the Hanz invention kit!
Learn about circuits safely with this kit.
I love the bright colors in this engineering kit for younger kids.
Kids can learn how to design a car with this kit!
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