Educational Goodies to Fill Your Christmas Stockings

Christmas is just around the corner and the boys are already in their festive mood so we thought these 14 Educational Stocking Stuffer Ideas from Educents would be a great way to kick-off our prelude to Christmas…

educational stocking stuffer ideas

Personalized Letter from Santa

Want Santa to send your child a letter this Christmas? Check this out from Educents:

Get a personalized letter from Santa delivered in a beautiful red envelope straight to your post box from the North Pole. The letter highlights your child’s exciting accomplishments this year and also includes some fun Santa-approved activities for you and your child to work on together over the holidays, like a recipe for Mrs. Claus’ Famous Cookies, two snowflake craft templates, a packet of reindeer food (glitter!) and a sheet of festive stickers. This special letter will make for an imaginative and exciting addition for the top of your Christmas stockings this year!


What an imaginative start for your Christmas morning! And to keep the fun going, check out these easy stocking stuffers to keep the magic going!

Educational Stocking Stuffer Ideas

1. FREE DIY Crystal Christmas Tree Experiment – An opportunity to spend more time together as a family is one of the best gifts you can give! These directions for a DIY salt-crystal Christmas tree can get the whole family involved and teach everyone something new!

2. DIY Push Light Planets – Create these amazing lights for your child’s bedroom (and get your child involved in the process too)! Each light is decorated to represent one of the planets. To encourage planet recognition, you can paint the names of the planets onto each pushable light!

Push Light Planets

3. Show Me the Kwan Looking for a great, fun game for the whole family to play after all the presents have been opened? This clever and upbeat word game gets kids excited about vocabulary, word construction and more and is the perfect size for a stocking!

4. Matching Games for Little Learners These handmade wooden matching games from Mama May I are a very sweet stocking stuffer for little learners. Choose from Zoo, Trucks, Vegetables, Space and more!


5. The Familia Craft Kit This craft kit has all the tools for your kiddos to decoupage little wooden peg dolls to create their own story or to include in a new adventure! They come in a slim tube that’s easy to fit in a stocking!

6. Zero Gravity Fridge Rover

  • The gravity defying Fridge Rover will move over any magnetic surface. All you have to do is wind it up and watch it go.
  • Inside the Rover’s clockwork mechanism is a coiled spring that winds more tightly as you turn the handle; this stores energy in the spring (potential energy). When you let go, the spring uncoils, releasing the energy again and making the wheels turn (kinetic energy). The wheels grip the surface because the magnet pulls the Fridge Rover firmly against the fridge.
  • A magnet and wind-up vehicle in one gadget, this toy ensures that your refrigerator door stays interesting.
  • A great stocking stuffer for young and old minds alike – give the gift of science with toys that foster curiosity and encourage learning.
  • Recommended for children aged 8 and up.

7. LOZ Blocks


  • DISCOVER MICRO BLOCKS: Great VALUE, an alternative to large, expensive building sets! Great level of detail! The perfect gift for a budding builder or collector!
  • EDUCATIONAL TOOL: Loz micro-sized building blocks help enhance budding builders’ gross and fine motor skills, spatial awareness, and storytelling capabilities
  • QUALITY & SAFETY: Made from high-quality durable non-toxic green material, Loz micro blocks are flexible and won’t damage easily. Their smooth surface and rounded corners are designed to make them kid-safe
  • DETAILED: Includes very detailed step-by-step color instructions (just like original Lego)
  • VERSATILE: Compatible with Nanoblocks, not Lego blocks; Recommended for ages 8 years and up

8. DigiPuppetsThis adorable animal finger puppet acts as a touchscreen-sensitive stylus for phones and tablets. Use them on their own to keep kids engaged with digital learning tools, or head to the app store to download DigiPuppet’s educational games.


9. Just Add Milk Science & Art Kit This kit is filled with fun science and art projects you can do along with some at home ingredients, and it’s just the size of a milk carton! If your child is lactose-intolerant, don’t worry, the experiments work with non-dairy milk as well!

10. Scientific Explorer Glow in The Dark Fun Lab

  • 5 awesome glowing activities, including making glow in the dark slime and a human powered light bulb
  • 30 glow in the dark stars for making constellations on the ceiling
  • Kids learn science as they play
  • Includes zinc sulfide, sodium tetraborate, measuring scoop, test tubes, vegetable oil, neon bulb, pipette, adhesive putty and manual
  • Recommended for children 8-years of age and older

11. Clever Catch Math Balls These inflatable balls make math-learning fun with active games you can play with 2 or more people. Just keep it deflated, and this blow-up Clever Catch is ready for the stocking! Choose from: Numbers 0-25, Money, Multiplication, Addition, or Subtraction.

12. Backyard Safari Field Binoculars

Promote some outdoor fun with these made-for-kids binoculars! Whether your safari takes place in the park, at the campground, on the beach or even your own backyard, you’ll be geared up and ready for action!

  • Backyard Safari Field Binocs give little adventurers a closer view of nature!
  • These kid-sized binoculars are standard issue for every outdoor enthusiast.
  • The 5×30 power crystal-clear optics bring nature up close and in crisp detail.
  • Adjustable, rugged and waterproof, these binocs are essential for scouting, spying and exploring.
  • Recommended for children 6 years of age and older.

13. Modeling Clay – always a great stocking stuffer idea! Encourage the kids to let their imaginations run wild!

For more Christmas stockings and holiday gifts ideas, visit Educents’ Give the Gift of Education page for loads more steals and deals!


Published by Shen-Li

SHEN-LI LEE is the author of “Brainchild: Secrets to Unlocking Your Child’s Potential”. She is also the founder of (a website on parenting, education, child development) and (a website on Right Brain Education, cognitive development, and maximising potentials). In her spare time, she blogs on Forty, Fit & Fed, and Back to Basics.

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