The truth is the gifts included here are great options regardless of a child’s schooling. I’m listing them in a homeschooling gift guide because I think they would be very beneficial to a homeschool home. I know in my home, I’m always looking for ways to teach lessons without it feeling like a lesson. That’s how Toy School came to life on the blog. And that’s what these options do. They allow littles (and bigs) to learn while enjoying themselves.
Charms for Change Kindness Journal – Personally, I love everything that Charms for Change stands for. The idea of growing kindness in the world is one that I am her for. I love that this is a gift that continues to give. Once signed up with Charms for Change, littles receive a kindness journal and a charm bracelet. Each month they receive a charm to coincide with a challenge in their journal. It allows homeschool families to work on writing but even more importantly, it serves to remind us all that we are part of something bigger. It reminds us that every action we put into the world makes it either a better or worse place.
Discovery Exploring Nature -This kit contains eleven hands-on activities to keep littles excited about nature. One thing that I have realized is the best way to get young people to care about and find interest in something is to get them involved in it. This kit gives littles the ability to get into a number of subjects while exploring nature!
Mechanics Gravity Loops & Turns – We are GEOMAG fans. Any chance we get to play with their products we jump on. This set is no different. It is the perfect addition to any builder’s warehouse. JustaBXgirl cannot get enough of the magnetic cannon or the 360 degrees loop. The perfect blend of STEM and play. We put it together and time it to see the difference in speed of each build.
Rainbow Loom – Art, math, and more can be covered while creating beautiful projects on the Rainbow Loom. My nephew loved this when he was younger. It is also a great way to introduce entrepreneurship. Littles can create their rubber band projects ranging from jewelry to action figures then create a business to sell them. Or better yet, they can create holiday giftsof their own.
GIGIL Stem Kits – First off, this company was founded by a homeschool mom. That alone makes me want to support it but that’s not the only reason. GIGIL has done all of the work for us. You can either order a stand-alone box or as a subscription service. The box arrives with just about everything you need to complete multiple experiments. This is such a win for parents and littles. The prep work is done so we can simply enjoy the project. No more running around the house wondering if you have everything you need because it is already included.
You*Niverse Cosmetic Colorist – I’m not ready to admit that I have a tween that is interested in makeup. The truth is though that at almost 9, JustaBXgirl has already shown interest in all things fashion, including makeup. This kit is a fabulous way to help littles see makeup as more than just something a person wears. It allows them to see a bit of the science behind the beauty.
Slimy Sand Aqua Splash – I included Slimy Sand on a gift guide last year. I had to include it again this year because Aqua Splash is making a big splash with me. The sensory options for this are impressive. It’s water play. It’s dry play. It’s building play. It’s ASMR.