Holiday Picks: Great Toys, Games, and Crafts for the Elementary Set


It’s that gift giving time of year! The pressure is on to come up with some super fantastic gifts for the kiddos. Maybe you can even find something that will hold their attention for over a week. The holy grail, of course, is something that captures their attention and is a wee bit educational. Here are a some of my picks for the holidays. In a couple of clicks they could make you or Santa look like a genius in the gift department as far as your grade schooler is concerned.

Piper Computer Kit

Your kids will love that it involves Minecraft. You will love that they are tinkering and learning to code.

Art 101 Kids Double Sided 179 Piece Kit

Your kids will love all the different crayons, pencils and markers available to them. You will love that the kids will have zero excuses when you ask them to create a picture their own thank you notes.


Klutz Lego Chain Reaction Craft Kit

Legos! What’s not to love? You will love that your kids aren’t just following a booklet of instructions but figuring out how to make motorized creations.

Mega Gemstone Mine Kit

Your kids will love it because they get to act like archeologists. You will love it because they get to learn about rocks and has nothing to do with electronics or computers.


Klutz Make Clay Charms Craft Kit

Your kids will love it because it merges crafts and jewelry! You will love it because it gets your kids doing something crafty away from any screens.

Clue The Classic Edition

The kids will love solving a mystery. You will love that teaches logical reasoning and that you get to relive your childhood when you proclaim “Professor Plum, in the Conservatory, with a Knife!’

Happy Holidays!