2022 STEM Holiday Gift Guide

2022 STEM Holiday Gift Guide

Does Santa give out STEM (science technology engineering and math) toys for Christmas to good little girls and boys? Absolutely! In the mix of gift-giving, STEM toys are so creative and fun now that your child will enjoy learning for hours and hours. Toys that challenge, inspire, and encourage creation are the true winners after the heap of wrapping paper has been swept away.  Here’s a variety of new STEM toys of 2022 broken down by age category. If you are buying toys for a Charity toy drive, consider STEM toys as well. Children from underrepresented communities often could use a little additional boost in learning, and these toys are perfect for self-learning and growth exploration.

12 Months

Battat – Wooden Activity Cube

This super dynamic activity cube has a lot going! Babies can practice grab, pull and spin away in a safe manner. Developmental Benefits: Improves fine motor skills and encourages imaginative play with an exciting city-themed design.


18 Months

Rainbow Pebbles Activity Set 

These lightweight stacking stones have a warm, rubbery feel. Children love their 6 bright colors and odd shapes! The set includes fun colorful mats where the outline of the pebble shapes can go.

rainbow pebbles

These rubber ‘pebbles’ are safe with no small parts. We tested Rainbow Pebbles Activity Set out on our professional Baby 🙂 and this set is a winner! He went from fussy to self-entertained!


2-3 Years Old

VTech Smart Chart Medical Kit

V-tech has been making cool STEM toys for decades and I love that they keep coming up with creative options. I love this Smart Chart because it helps childen understand the health checks when they go to visit the Doctor and gives them a basic understanding of human body functions and care.

  • Explore medical instruments, symptoms, the human body and health tips with four zones on the interactive healthcare tablet
  • The check-up button leads kiddos through multiple patient scenarios; choose the right tools and tips to help them feel better


4-6 Years Old

Learning Resources Switcheroo Coding Crew

  • Toy of the Year 2022 Finalist – Vehicle Toy of Year!
  • Preschool Coding Rescue Challenges!: Kids as young as 4 build screen-free STEM and coding skills when they solve these coding rescue challenges!
  • Transform, Code, and Save the Day!: Draw a coding rescue challenge card, snap on one of three vehicle shells (police car, fire truck, or construction vehicle), and code to solve the mission!


6-10 Years Old

Genius Starter Kit (need an i-pad or Fire device)

Genius Starter Kit includes everything your kids need to experience hands-on learning and digital fun in five different ways. We know kids learn by doing, so each game uses physical action. Whether it’s arranging tangrams, zooming number tiles around, or even freehand drawing, Osmo sees and reacts to every real-live move. If your child’s school does GATE testing, some of these puzzles (like Tangrams) are similar to what will be on those tests. These games are not only mentally stimulating, but they are FUN and your child will love learning and expanding their skillset in spelling, math and more!



Ages 8+ 

Fat Brain Toys Trestle Tracks Deluxe Set

  • A unique, open-ended marble-run building experience; Watching them go is like magic in slow-mo!
  • The paths cut out of each track widen gradually to propel the marbles forward with mesmerizing grace
  • Great for ages 8 and up; High-quality materials and design – pieces fit easily into place
  • Encourages spatial reasoning, creativity, engineering skills, problem-solving, critical