Today I am sharing 100 educational stocking stuffers for homeschool and gameschool families!
Hello, homeschool and gameschool moms and dads! Are you looking for the best educational stocking stuffers for your holiday season? Would you love to sneak in some learning? Are you a play-based learning fanatic? Well, you’ve come to the right place.
I don’t know about you guys, but I cannot stand those plastic stocking stuffers that take up space in my house and end up broken or lost in a matter of weeks.
As a school psychologist, book lover, and board game enthusiast, I am forever on the lookout for the best play-based educational resources and materials.
Now, let’s move on and chat about 100 educational stocking stuffers!
100 Educational Stocking Stuffers Your Kids Will Love!
How to select the best educational stocking stuffers for your family:
Here is a post I wrote a few years ago with tips and tricks for selecting educational gifts for your children:
Before we get to 100 Educational Stocking Stuffers, I’d like to share a holiday-related resource: HOLIDAY Gameschooling!
The holidays are on the near horizon and I have created the perfect post to get you through those super-excited days when it is hard to learn in the traditional sense because the kids are over-the-moon excited for Halloween, or Thanksgiving, or Christmas.
Check out the Holiday Gameschooling Resource Page here:
Looking for a super-simple DIY stocking stuffer?
You won’t want to miss our super-simple, super-fun Grinchy Dough! Grab your recipe here:
Would you like to add more stealth learning (and FUN!) to your homeschool day?
Check out Lazy Unit Study 101, the e-course. I poured my heart and soul into this one, you guys. Homeschooling can be *almost* all fun and games, I promise!
Now, it’s time for 100 educational stocking stuffers…
100 Educational Stocking Stuffers Your Kids Will Love…
Below please find over 100 educational stocking stuffers for homeschooling and gameschooling. If I’ve missed your family’s favorite, please leave me a comment and I will be sure to add it in!
Art and Music Stocking Stuffers:
Geography Stocking Stuffers:
We have two new geography favorites of late. The first is this dry-erase map of the United States. I don’t know about you guys, but I remember facts when I actually write them down. That’s why I love this dry-erase map of the USA. Kids can’t resist a dry-erase marker… and they learn those states and capitals waaaaay faster when they write them down!
Another favorite is this scratch-off map of the world:
This year, we added Universal Yums to our geography study and family routine. The kids are having an absolute blast traveling the world via their tastebuds! A friend suggested adding this scratch-off world map to our Universal Yums evening routine and it has taken our learning to the next level.
History Stocking Stuffers:
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Language Arts, Reading, and Literacy Stocking Stuffers:
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See the photo below? What do you notice?
Yes, there is some age-appropriate potty humor. Yes, there are some spelling and grammatical errors.
But do you know what *I* see? I see a kid who hates writing and is smiling and giving the thumbs-up! This little fella loves Apples to Apples Freestyle and, as his homeschool mama, I love that he’s working on writing in a fun, low-stress way!
Math, Reasoning and Logic Stocking Stuffers:
Nature Stocking Stuffers:
Science & STEM Stocking Stuffers:
100 Educational Stocking Stuffers: Card Games:
Card games are always a big hit over here! They are so versatile, so fun, often highly educational… and they fit in a stocking!
100 Educational Stocking Stuffers: Trivia Games:
Conversation Starters are perfect for our 100 Educational Stocking Stuffers guide:
100 Educational Stocking Stuffers -Travel Games:
Hope you’ve enjoyed our 100 Educational Stocking Stuffers post!
Did I miss your favorite? Leave a comment below!
Are you looking for additional gift ideas?
Check out some of our favorites here:
- 50+ Educational Stocking Stuffers Your Kids Will Love
- Gift Guides 2018 | My Little Poppies
- Sensory Processing Disorder Gift Guide
- 10 of the Best STEM Gifts
- 50+ Gifts for the Book Lover in Your Life
- 10 of the Best Nature Gifts for Kids
- How to Select the Best Educational Gifts for Your Children
- 10+ Math Gifts Your Kids Will Love!
- Top 10 Language Arts Gifts
- 10 of the Best History and Geography Gifts
- The Best Gifts to Inspire Art, Creativity, Play, and Imagination
- Here are 10 Gift-Worthy Books Your Kids Will Love
Are you curious about our homeschool curriculum?
Gameschoolers use games as part of their homeschool curriculum. In fact, some gameschoolers abandon curriculum entirely!
You can read all about how this gameschool family uses games and homeschool curriculum here:
- Homeschool Curriculum: How to Ditch the Schedule and Embrace a Lifestyle
- 2018-2019 Gifted Homeschool Curriculum: 2nd, 3rd, and 5th grade
- Gifted Homeschool Curriculum 2017-2018
- 2016-2017 Gifted Homeschool Curriculum 2016
Do you want to see our homeschool in action?
Be sure to follow My Little Poppies because we share snapshots of gameschooling moments… and heaps of incredible books!
You are also invited to join the My Little Poppies Gameschool Community, a private Facebook Group for parents who wish to add more play to their family and/or homeschool routine.
This post is part of a 100 Things series from iHomeschool Network…
The series goes live on November 5, 2018. If it’s after that date, please click the image below to read other posts in the series:
Now, it’s your turn. Tell me: Do you have favorite educational stocking stuffers? Share here!
Cait co-hosts The Homeschool Sisters Podcast and is co-founder of Raising Poppies, a community for parents of gifted and twice-exceptional children. Cait is also founder of the Family Book Club at My Little Poppies, a fantastic community of book-loving parents and the Gameschool Community at My Little Poppies, a vibrant community of gameschoolers.
Cait is a contributing writer for Simple Homeschool. Her work has also appeared on The Huffington Post, The Mighty, Scary Mommy, GeekMom, and many others. You can find her on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram