It’s the most wonderful time of the year! I know many of our readers are already looking for unique holiday gifts for our loved ones. With so much choice out there, sometimes it’s hard to choose! As a follow up to last year’s Holiday Gift Guide for STEM Learning, this year we wanted to compile a gift guide specifically for hands-on learners. As a teacher and a parents, choosing the perfect gift means striking just the right balance between fun and educational. Below you’ll find our ultimate guide for the hands-on learners in your life along with a chance to win $150 Gift Card to Mastermind Toys!
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DREAM BIG! The Ultimate Gift Guide for Hands On Learners
Every parents knows the kid in the neighborhood that can never sit still, or the kid who is mesmerized by arts and crafts they can make with their hands, or the future engineer who just never stops building. Maybe these are your kids. Maybe they are your friends or family’s kids. Either way, these are the kids who will most appreciate this list, expertly curated just for them!
Lego Advent Calendars
Ummm…can this Christmas get any more exciting? I can tell you that when my son saw these in the stores there was no talking him out of it. Advent calendars are a bit of a “thing” in our household. Each day of the month leading up until Christmas they’ll have a chance to build, create, and add to a larger LEGO landscape as it comes together throughout each week.
Mastermind has both the LEGO CITY and the STAR WARS calendars in stock. Hurry! These certainly won’t last long!
More LEGO Creations
Speaking of LEGO… every time we visit the store my little guy stands mesmerized in front of this wall. From Start Wars to CITY, to Ninjago and superheroes, this is a great opportunity for kids to learn to sort pieces, follow step-by-step directions, and problem-solve as they build. So many wonderful life lessons embedded in a simple LEGO creation.
Coding for Kids
The future job market will most certainly have several connections to various aspects of coding. What typing on computers was to the generation of today’s parents is what coding is to the generation of our children. Get started early with easy to read books, coding apps, robots, and other electronic tablets. It’s honestly not as difficult as you might think, and your kids could probably even teach you a thing or two in the end!
Board games are perfect for kids that need hands on and face to face interactions. What better way to learn through play than by engaging in a friendly game as a family? Board games reinforce problem-solving, mental math, and strategy skills that transfer well to everyday situations both inside and outside of school.
This tactile toy makes an excellent stocking stuffer for kids of all ages. The sky is the limit when it comes to designing interesting creations with this maleable substance. Add stamps, google eyes, and sparkles to kick it up another notch!
5 *Bonus Holiday Tips to Help Your Kids DREAM BIG!
- Check out the Mastermind Toys Holiday Gift Guide – Their buyers have scoured the globe to find the very best toys, games and books to make kids’ dreams come true. Their colourful guide is available in their stores and online and is thoughtfully laid out based on kids’ ages and interests, making it super-simple to find the perfect gift.
- Shop online using Mastermind Toys’ new Gift Finder tool – It’s easier than ever to find the perfect gift at MastermindToys.com: filter your search by age, category, budget and more. And for a small fee, you can choose wrapping paper and write a personalized tag for your gifts.
- Drop by your local Mastermind Toys store and pick the brain of a Toy Expert – Visit any of their 59 locations across Canada and chat with the friendly, knowledgeable staff. They’ll be able to offer great suggestions for kids of any age, stage and interest. Bonus: free festive gift-wrapping in every store, and that signature curly bow. Find a store near you!
- Shop Early! As you know these goodies don’t often last long on the shelves. Beat the holiday rush by making a list early on and sticking to a budget. It’ll certainly help to relieve some of the inevitable holiday stress.
- Enter the Giveaway below for your chance to win $150 Gift Card to Mastermind Toys! The winner will be chosen by November 20, 2017 so your
Enter to Win a $150 Mastermind Toys GC!
Giveaway ends November 20, 2017 at 11:59pm EST. No purchase necessary. One entry per family/household. Giveaway is open to Canadian residents only, excluding Quebec.