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14 Educational Stocking Stuffer Ideas

14 Educational Stocking Stuffers

Stocking stuffers…what in the world do you put in yours, besides candy? I am always on the lookout for the fun, educational items that the kids would love to get. Those items that won’t give them cavities. The kind that not everyone on the block will have.

Yeah, you can go to the local store and grad a few times that you think the kids will like, than in a week or two find them under the bed or behind the couch. You don’t want to get that item. We have learned to look for things that we can play with, and things that we can pull into the school day when the new has worn off. When looking for that item, I found this list!!

As you look over this list, what child can you see smiling and laughing over each item? Who can you see playing with what for school? Just think, you will be the mom, or dad, who lets them play with toys for school! Wouldn’t you love to be that parent? I know I can’t wait to be!


educational stocking stuffer ideas

Personalized Letter from Santa

. This special letter will make for an imaginative and exciting addition to the very top of our Christmas stockings this year! recipe for Mrs. Claus’ Famous Cookies, two snowflake craft templates, a packet of reindeer food (glitter!) and a sheet of festive stickers, and highlights your child’s exciting accomplishments this year. The letter also includes some fun Santa-approved activities for you and your kiddo to spend some sweet holiday time together, like a red envelope comes straight to your front door from the North Pole in a beautiful personalized letterGone are the days of trying to write in “Santa’s handwriting.” Educents has made it so easy to make your child feel special and loved by Santa! The


This letter will make for an imaginative start to any Christmas morning, but there’s more pressure now to keep the fun going! Here are some other easy stocking stuffers to keep the magic going for your kiddos this year!

Educational Stocking Stuffer Ideas

– Create these amazing lights for your kiddo's bedroom. Each light is decorated to represent one of the planets. To encourage planet recognition, even paint the names of the planets onto each pushable light! 2. DIY Push Light Planets – 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! 1. FREE DIY Crystal Christmas Tree Experiment

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. DIY Domino Set – This homemade domino set is one you and your family can play for years to come. To make this set special for the holidays, use green and red puff paint!

DIY Domino Set

7. DIY Pop-Up Alphabet Sponges – This simple gift is a low-cost way to make baby's bath time fun and educational! Cut sponges into the shapes of alphabet letters and numbers. 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. DIY Telling Time Clock Pillow – Crafty family members can take a few hours to create this comfortable accessory for kiddos learning to tell time!

DIY Telling Time Clock pillow

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. DIY Hopscotch Mat – Here's a fun game you can make yourself, roll up into a Christmas stocking, and then play on Christmas Day and many, MANY days after that! 13. DIY Bongo Rice Shakers – Use some household materials to make shakable, musical instruments for little ones to use while Christmas caroling on Christmas Day!

DIY Stocking Stuffer Instrument

Looking for more ways to make your Christmas stockings and holiday gifts extra special this year? Head to Educents' Give the Gift of Education page for more ideas, tips, steals and deals!

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  1. Thanks for including us in your feature! We hope your little ones love DigiPuppets, and please don’t hesitate to reach out to me personally ( with any questions!

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