Educational 12th Birthday Gifts

    3rd September, 2019

Keep them engaged and boost their STEM education with these phenominal, educational gift ideas!

Toys for 12 year olds need to be fun and stimulating, or they'll likely get returned or re-gifted. Their at that age where stuffies and random action dinosaurs just won't cut it anymore. Genuine thought needs to go into their gifts, and bonus points if it actually accomodates their interests. We've put together a list of amazingly interesting gifts for tweens, and you've got exclusive access! Browse on, Donkey Kong!

Amazing Bacteria Science Kit

This kit is a good basic kit for growing bacteria. Instructions are clear and easy to follow. My daughter loved this and she said it made her feel like a "real scientist" because she was using real science supplies. High quality kit with plenty of swabs and droppers for sampling surfaces.

Teens who are into microbiology or just want to have a great science fair project will love the Amazing Bacteria Science Kit. This fun gift lets them to see bacteria and fungi grow. The plates for bacteria growth are covered with a thick agar surface, which prevents them from cracking and drying, while also feeding the microbes that kids want to study.

Avengers Hero Inventor Kit

My daughters and I have spent a couple hours experimenting with the Inventor Kit, and have had a great time. The companion app is intuitive and walks you through all of the steps of creating circuits, testing them, and then customizing them.

A fun gift for kids who love the Avengers movies, this toy turns them into superheroes. Suitable from age 8 through to 15, kids will be able to create unique superhero identities and powers, with electronic building blocks that snap together to turn circuits into inventions.

How to Code: A Step-By-Step Guide to Computer Coding

Great way for kids to learn coding. It's a user-friendly, easy to understand book.

If a kid needs to be introduced to coding, the How to Code: A Step-By-Step Guide to Computer Coding is a fabulous 12th birthday gift idea. This hardcover book teaches them all the basic concepts, like variables, loops, and selection. Kids who read it can learn to develop their own website, use Logo, build games in Scratch, experiment with HTML, program projects in Python, and much more!

littleBits Rule Your Room Kit

It has a lot of potential, and it's very versatile. It's a great creative toy. You can make art out of it. You can use it to build. The sky's the limit.

This fantastic invention kit minimizes screen time for both kids and teens - any child wanting to take some control over their room will love it. The littleBits Rule Your Room Kit helps kids and teens develop engineering and problem-solving skills while creating interactive inventions that combine the kit with anything they already own. This fun gift for teens inspires them to make many inventions but gives them step-by-step instructions for 8 of them, with a bonus challenge.

Magical Microbes MudWatt STEM Kit

This was great, I used this for a Microbiology class project. Had great results. very easy to use. I even got my grandson to do one

This bio-energy pet is a blast of fun and learning! The Magical Microbes MudWatt STEM Kit allows kids to light up an LED and power a clock, using nothing but mud. This excellent 12th birthday gift idea engages children to build their own living fuel cell by feeding the microbes on the soil. MudWatt also allows them to track the growth of their microbe population, and unlock chapters of a comic book included on the free MudWatt Explorer App.

Elenco AmeriKit Learn to Solder Kit

I highly recommend this kit for the beginner or for someone wanting to improve rudimentary or rusty soldering skills. The project is straightforward and worked properly the first time after completion by my grandson.

Teens who are interested in building and electricity will love the Elenco AmeriKit Learn to Solder Kit. This fantastic fourteenth birthday gift is amazing for young problem-solvers who want to get their hands on everything. It includes a solder, soldering iron and wire cutters - with them, they will be able to learn to solder and practice with the printed circuit board (PCB).

ThinkFun Word A Round Game

I bought this for my high school English students to build vocabulary and they really like this game and often get a bit loud in competition to guess the right word. It is a fun game. It is a really good vocabulary builder for EL students too.

It’s easy to develop critical skills, build vocabulary, and improve concentration with the ThinkFun Word A Round Game. This excellent 12th birthday gift idea is an award-winning card game that features 100 high-quality word-a-round cards with a total of 300 words. The instruction manual is clear and easy to follow, and kids can start playing right out of the box.

14-in-1 Educational Solar Robot

Amazingly engineered, terribly manufactured. The amount of stuff you can do with this is amazing. Someone was exceptionally smart when they engineered this. You can make so many different gear trains, it's crazy complex, it's an engineering marvel how many different things you can make with little plastic parts.

Kids and teens will love the 14-in-1 Educational Solar Robot. This excellent fifteenth birthday gift gets a future engineer to build a robot that can be used in 14 different modes. With this robot, teens will learn about robotics and solar energy right in their home. The robot works on land or water, depending on the mode - it’s exciting and fun to see how it behaves in different environments.