Science Kits for Kids – YES! STEM is all the rage, as it should be. As parents we should be actively helping guide our kid to learning, and what better way to learn than thru play.
Science Kits for Kids
A few years ago, we were looking for a fun learn to play Christmas gift for our then 5-year-old son. He has always been into science, so when we found a science kit – it was a gift match made in heaven!
He spent months playing with all the various components, acting like a little scientist.
We have found the best science kits for kids featuring various subjects. If your kid likes to eat – there are food science kits for tasting and cooking. Learn about explosions, slime, using a microscope, making perfume and more! Find a science kit that best fits your child.
Kids Science Kits
Teach your kids about science with a kids science kit.
We have rounded up over 25 different science kits for kids. Find something that interest your child and get him or her learning about science.
My First Mind Blowing Science Kids Science Experiment Kit
We bought this My First Science Kit when our son was 5-years-old. He loved trying out the various experiments! He is now 14 and would probably still love this kit!
Magnet Science Kit
This Magnet Science Kit for kids features 10 different magnetic science experiments to try.
Science Lab Activity Set
For ages 3 and up, this Science Lab Activity set features 22-piece set including: beaker, magnifying glass, funnel, eyedropper, flask, tweezers, goggles, 1 large 6" test tube (with lid and stand), 2 small test tubes (with lids and stands), plus 10 activity cards!
Tasty Science Kit
Make yourself a tasty experiment. Learn why soda pop fizzes and why cakes rise. This food science kit includes baking soda, citric acid, fruit flavorings, food coloring, sprinkles, Bouillon cube, measuring spoon and scoop and labels- also litmus paper, 12 baking cups, 4 test tubes with stand, plastic vial with cap and pipette and Activity guide
Recommended for children 8 years of age and older with adult supervision
Anti-Gravity Maglev Science Kit
KidzLabs Anti-Gravity Magnetic Levitation Science Kit is the perfect introduction to magnets.
Big Bag Of Science
The Big Bag of Science features over 70 activities from fizzing bubbling colored water to creating instant worms. This science kit for kids covers the three areas of science (Physical, Earth and Life) as well as activities in Chemistry, Physics, Magnetism, Weather, Biology, Geology and Flight.
My First Science Kit
Perfect for younger kids just getting introduced to science is the My First Science Exoeriment Kit.
The Everything Kids' Science Experiments Book
For the child who loves to read, The Everything Kids Science Experiments Book features numerous experiements including boiling ice and measuring gravity.
Crime Scene Kit for Kids
For the future detective, the Scientific Explorer Crime Catchers Spy Science Kit features 2 exciting mysteries to solve. This crime scene kit for kids is perfect for the future investigator or lover of CSI.
Ice Cream Science Kids Science Experiment Kit
Learn how to make your own ice cream colors and flavors, conduct super cool chemistry experiments, investigate why salt is used in ice cream making and learn how to make ice cream smooth or gritty and how to add fluff to the mixture.
Glow in the Dark Slime Science Kit
The Glow in the Dark Slime Science Kit features 2 slimy experiments that glow in the dark.
Project MC2 Ultimate Lab Kit
Conduct your own experiments at home or on the go, just like the girls from Project Mc2.
My First Fizzy Foamy Science Kit
Get ready to get FOAMY and FIZZY!
Soaps Science Kit
Teach the art of soap making with this spa soaps science kit.
ScienceWiz / Inventions Kit
With Inventions, discover the "why" as well as the "how" common electronic components work through the use of everyday materials.
Eruption Science Experiments
The Learn and Climb ERUPTION Science Experiements includes 15 fun things for your kids to try.
Beginners Microscope Set
The AmScope 120X-1200X features a 52 piece Kids Beginner Microscope STEM Kit features a metal body microscope, plastic slides, LED light and carrying case.
Electric Motor Science Kits for Kids
Teach your kids about electric motors with this set of DIY Electric Motor Science Kits.
Super Cool Science Kit for Kids
Featuring over 65 fun science experiments for kids, this set will keep your kids busy for hours!
Brainy Kit - The Brainy Beaker Science Kit for Kids
This brainy kit features 21 difference science experiements for your kids to try. Geared towards kids ages 5 and older, kids will enjoy unique experiments like growing crystals, building a DIY lava lamp and everyone's favorite exploding volcano activity in this action packed science kit!
Crystal Growing Kit
Learn how to grow crystal using this crystal growing experimental kit.
Perfume Making Science Kit for Kids
The Fun with Fragrance Perfume Science Kit teaches kids how to have fun with smell and fragrance! This Perfume Making Science Kit for kids features 13+ STEM experiments and DIY learning activities to help kids learn the chemistry behind perfumes. Features a 36-page lab guide and over 27 tools and ingredients.
Edible Science Kit
Featuring 40 experiments, this edible science kit features the candy, chemistry, eating and science. All things your kids will love!
All the tools, equipment, child safe chemicals and instructions to perform all the fun activities in this edible science kit for kids. Certain experiments require common household items to complete.
Rainbow Lab Science Kits for Kids
Grow colorful crystals to make a test tube rainbow.
Potato Clock Science Kit
Teach your kid to be a scientist. They will discover how to power this digital clock using potatoes. Experiment to find out what other substances will power the clock!
Water Rocket Kit
Construct a rocket that blasts over 30 feet with our 4M Water Rocket Kit. Powered by water and air pressure. The kit contains all the parts required to transform a recycled soda bottle into a functioning water rocket. The 4M Water Rocket Kit uses the power of water pressure to blast its rocket up to 90 feet in the air.
Tin Can Robot
Turn a metal can into a walking, wobbling, bog-eyed robot that can move. Our son made this a few years ago, it was absolutely adorable - until our then toddler got ahold of it! Good for 7 years and older.
If you are looking for a Christmas gift or maybe even a birthday gift for one of your kids, a niece, nephew or friend – consider one of these science kits for kids.
From crystal growing to microscope science kits, to magnets and create your own slime kits, these science kits for kids are surely to bring a smile to their face and some science to their brain.
STEAM Education S.T.E.A.M.
What originally started as S.T.E.M. as science, technology, engineering and math – is now adding arts for S.T.E.A.M. More and more of this type of education is working its way into our schools to help better prepare our kids for an excellent future in the workforce.
“It’s really getting kids to problem solve, work together, and really build those skill sets so they can actually join the workforce in the future,”localdvm.com
It’s never to early to start teaching and getting your kids interested in science!
Which of these science kits for kids is your favorite?
- Science Projects for Kids – go beyond a kit and enjoy these fun science projects to do with your kids
- 5 Stem Toys and Apps That Teach Thru Play – teach play thru education
- Best STEM Books for Kids – get your child reading
- STEM Gifts for Kids – looking for a great STEM gift idea, look no further!
Originally published October 8, 2016. Science Kits for Kids was updated 10/25/2021.
Best Science Kits for Kids is part of the Digital Mom Blog collection of Gift Ideas