Educational 9th Birthday Gifts

    1st July, 2019

They've got big hearts and even bigger imaginations. Help them flourish with these great educational gift ideas.

Educational toys don't have to be boring. In fact, as technology advances and entrepreneurs get more creative, the toy market is absolutely booming with fun educational gifts that help grow their little minds. These are ideas that you can really feel good about giving, and that is truly remarkable.

Fat Brain Toys Fold Origami Brainteaser

My daughter loves this. I wish there were more, but there are a fair amount of projects and kids can go back to them. Sort of a combo between origami and puzzle.

The brain-busting excitement of Fat Brain Toys’ Fold Origami Brainteaser is a fantastic way to help kids can exercise their minds! This amazing, thoughtful 9th birthday gift helps with logic, fine motor skills, mathematical thinking, visual-spatial skills, and patience. The 10 puzzle sheets are heavy-duty laminated, and designed for multiple uses - they need to be folded to complete the challenges, and kids can recreate 12 intricate and colorful patterns.

Geo STEM 2-in-1 Solar Powered Robot Salt Water Car

My grandson loves it. We could not get the salt water to work, but when we got it out in the sun the next day he was very happy with the results! He had no trouble putting it together.

This robot is powered by sun and salt water. The Solar Powered Robot Salt Water Car Kit makes a fantastic 9th birthday gift that is fun and also educational. This STEM toy goes for hands-on fun. Kids need to build their own Geo robot car by using the included detailed instructions and clearly labeled parts. This fantastic robot is fun and interactive, and after it's built, children can explore alternative green energies that make the robot move.

ALEX Toys Craft My First Sewing Kit

My son wanted a sewing kit and this was one that looked more for boys and girls. Has everything needed for a child's first attempt at sewing.

The cutest starter sewing kit ever, ALEX Toys Craft My First Sewing Kit makes a fantastic seventh birthday gift. This kit fosters art and helps kids to learn an exciting new ability, that can become their hobby or even a future career! This set makes a fantastic activity for traveling or rainy days: it features material and instructions to sew fun things like stuffed animals.

Craftster's Woodland Animals Sewing Kit

Wonderful starting sewing kit for kids who love crafting on their own. This is such a cute set. Perfect way to learn to sew. Great quality. It's such a great idea for gift-giving.

The Woodland Animals Craft Educational Sewing Kit features 5 pre-cut animal sewing projects, 5 sewing needles, 6 colors of embroidery thread, 40 straight pins, easy-to-follow instructions, and more! All contained in a portable carry case for travel and playdates. Kids can develop fine motor skills in a screen-free fun, and have a blast at the same time!

Scrabble Game

The board is fairly sturdy. It's a thick one, not just cheap like I guessed when looking at the box. All 4 tile racks are made of unfinished pine and feel like they need to be sanded once more. All 100 tiles were present in their correct amounts per letter. The tiles are made of smooth and finished wood. Mine came with a cloth tile bag and a game guide.

This classic game is a must for any kid’s playroom. Scrabble is one of the best 9th birthday gifts out there - it helps with kids understanding of English language and spelling. The kit includes a game board, 4 tile racks, 100 wooden letter tiles,1 drawstring letter bag for secure storage, and a game guide.

ZooBooKoo Human Body Systems and Statistics Cube

Helps kids to learn the basics of the body’s systems, in a cool way. They can fold it up in different ways to learn different things. I love that! It's fun and shows different parts in good detail.

Kids will love to learn about the human body with the The ZooBooKoo Human Body Systems and Statistics Cube. It makes a fabulous educational 9th birthday gift that covers all the major body systems in a way kids understand. The cube has a tactile format that is interesting for children, and tackles areas like the heart, waterworks, lungs, digestion, ears, eyes, bones, muscles, and more!

littleBits Education Code Kit

We have two kits in our classroom and it's been amazing watching what the kids have been able to make with this kit! when kids say that they would rather stay inside to learn more code than to go to recess you know you have a hit! Great job LittleBits team.

The littleBits Education Code Kit is a fantastic intro to coding that engages children through an activity they love: making and playing games. This excellent kit makes a great 9th birthday gift. Parents will find it easy to teach their kids, even with no experience. The kit works by combining electronic building blocks with a drag-and-drop Google Blockly programming. This means that it provides a good foundation of coding as a tool children can use to exercise creativity.

Mason Jar Science: 40 Slimy, Squishy Experiments

I’m not a big science project fan, but my boys are. This book is practical, fun and you don’t have to go far for most of the materials needed! I would recommend this for any science loving kids! There are lots of options for simple projects too, which was great for me!!

Mason Jar Science: 40 Slimy, Squishy, Super-Cool Experiments is a fantastic ninth birthday gift for budding scientists. The mason jar is a heatproof, transparent, and durable science lab just waiting to be discovered. How cool is it to create small stalactites, tiny tornadoes, little clouds, and more? This experiments kit is a great way a kid can observe the demonstration of principles of chemistry, biology, botany, physics, and more.

4M Easy-to-Do Crochet Kit

The instructions are easy to follow and the yarn is wool and such nice bright colors.Bought my daughter more yarn because she wanted to keep crocheting. Definitely recommend if you don't know how or need a refresher crocheting!

Many people wish thehad learnt how to do crochet when they were kids. For a 9th birthday gift, 4M Easy-to-Do Crochet Kit must be one of the best options out there. It includes 2 crochet hooks, 1 plastic needle, and seven 7 colors of yarn - these materials are enough to create three of these items: handbag, coaster, placemat or belt. It also includes a 14-page instruction booklet with clear instructions!

Wonder Hardcover

It's a great book to raise awareness of people living with craniofacial abnormality. It does portray a very positive view of humanity. The characters in the book are mostly intelligent, well educated, "nice " human beings.

Every kid who watched “Wonder” in the movies loved it. The bestselling novel of the same name, by R.J. Palacio, is about Pullman, a boy who was born with a facial difference but just wants to be treated as an ordinary kid. The book is a great way to introduce the story of August Pullman to kids, and it makes an excellent 11th birthday gift idea.

Kano Harry Potter Coding Kit

I bought this wand as a present a 9 year old and am delighted with it! Opening the box had a real wow factor for both my niece and myself (she loved the spells poster and the stickers - very nice touch). The Harry Potter challenges and spells are super fun and are entertaining enough to keep the kids interest up trying to solve the puzzles.

A must for Harry Potter lovers, the Kano Harry Potter Coding Kit is a fantastic DIY kit that shows kids ways to use a Bluetooth Coding Wand. By doing that, they can make magic, with a wave, a twirl, and a twist, and learn to code with 70+ step-by-step creative challenges. This fantastic 8th, 9th or 10th birthday gift allows kids to make feathers fly, fire flow, goblets multiply, pumpkins grow, and more!

Osmo Genius Kit for iPad

One of the most ingenious and cleverly designed learning tools I've ever seen. It's very easy to set up, the games are intuitive and build from easy to hard, and the interface is beautiful.

Do you know a kid that only uses their parents’ iPad to watch YouTube videos? Well, then you should give them the Osmo Genius Kit for iPad as their 9th birthday gift. This award-winning kit transforms an iPad into a hands-on learning tool that is also fun! It encourages visual thinking through the game Tangram, problem-solving with the game Newton, creative drawing skills with the game Masterpiece, and games featuring numbers and words.

AppScope Quick Attach Microscope

Kids who love science and understanding of how the world works will treasure the AppScope Quick Attach Microscope. This adorable science gift for kids features a microscope that attaches to any smart phone or tablet. When attached, it has the ability to magnify items up to 30x their regular size so that kids can take pictures from their phones!

littleBits Rule Your Room Kit

It has a lot of potential, and it's very versatile. It's a great creative toy. You can make art out of it. You can use it to build. The sky's the limit.

This fantastic invention kit minimizes screen time for both kids and teens - any child wanting to take some control over their room will love it. The littleBits Rule Your Room Kit helps kids and teens develop engineering and problem-solving skills while creating interactive inventions that combine the kit with anything they already own. This fun gift for teens inspires them to make many inventions but gives them step-by-step instructions for 8 of them, with a bonus challenge.

Arduino Starter Kit - English Official Kit

* good instruction booklet that you progressively move into * good website * all the parts explained, either in the book or on the website * good range of projects * comprehensive -- has everything you need plus some spares / extras * self contained -- no soldering or tools required * nicely packaged

The Arduino Starter Kit - English Official Kit With 170 Page Book is such a fun gift for teens. It has parts and detailed instructions for 14 and 15-year-olds to build 15 different projects. Among the projects, they can create a musical instrument to play by waving their hands or tap out a secret code to open the door. Teens will love to start programming with the Arduino uno board!

LEGO MINDSTORMS Robot Kit with Remote Control

This is an awesome set and a big hit with the kids. Instructions are well laid out and easy to follow. Great Kit with Huge Learning Opportunity

One of the best available stem gifts for kids, the LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 31313 Robot Kit with Remote Control for Kids, allows them to build and code a fully-functional robot that walks, talks, and even plays games and completes tasks. This STEM toy gets everyone to build a robot and learn about engineering.

GeoSafari Micropro 48-Piece Microscope Set

This is really good value for the money and my daughter loves it. Seems easy enough to use, and the kit that comes with it is great, allowing for beginner exploration to spark the imagination and a desire for more.

Not a toy, but rather a scientific instrument, the Educational Insights GeoSafari Micropro 48-Piece Microscope Set makes a fantastic science gift for kids. The glass eyepieces and power settings provide users with superior precision viewing (from 50x to 600x), and high-quality components make this microscope set great for learning science.

Primary Science Lab Activity Set

This minilab is the cutest science gift for kids out there! With the Learning Resources Primary Science Lab Activity Set, kids will explore and experiment with real science tools, but suitable for little hands. This colorful set for beginners includes a beaker, a funnel, test tubes, magnifying glass, and more, all made of durable plastic. The kit also features some cards with fun, easy-to-do experiments .

Nature Bound Bug Catcher with Habitat Bucket

Such a fun kit. Lots of nice containers and tools for catching bugs. Good quality plastic containers.

The Nature Bound Bug Catcher with Habitat Bucket and 7 Piece Nature Exploration Set includes bug tongs, net, pipette, magnifying glass, tweezers, activity booklet, a storage bucket, and more. It makes a lovely science gift for kids who love to stay in contact with nature and to study bugs. The colorful activity booklet also teaches kids about various kinds of insects, which helps them learn biology concepts early on.

Avengers Hero Inventor Kit

My daughters and I have spent a couple hours experimenting with the Inventor Kit, and have had a great time. The companion app is intuitive and walks you through all of the steps of creating circuits, testing them, and then customizing them.

A fun gift for kids who love the Avengers movies, this toy turns them into superheroes. Suitable from age 8 through to 15, kids will be able to create unique superhero identities and powers, with electronic building blocks that snap together to turn circuits into inventions.

Thames and Kosmos Air-Stream Machines Science Kit

The Thames and Kosmos Air-Stream Machines Science Kit uses nothing but air power and some AA batteries to make magic happen. This excellent science gift for kids gets them to build a working hovercraft and many other air-driven vehicles - they can glide across flat waters or smooth floors, on cushions of air.

Snap Circuits Sound Electronics Exploration Kit

My 9 year old son absolutely loves Snap Circuits. He loves to use the instruction book to build/make different designs and has started to explain to me how all the parts fit to make a circuit. I have to admit I'm clueless at how to make any of those but he is obsessed with them and plays with them all the time. They also are very durable.

This amazing sound exploration kit includes DIY projects where kids can understand the nature of sound and build their own instruments. Snap Circuits Sound Electronics Exploration Kit is a lovely science gift for kids who like music, especially. It features a keyboard with an optical theremin and includes echo effects, color changing light, voice recorder, and changer.

Lego Chain Reactions Science & Building Kit

Ideal present - easy to make and lots of fun for techy minded kids. It is basically a series of small projects that link together to a larger 'Chain Reaction'.

Young LEGO lovers will adore the Lego Chain Reactions Science & Building Kit. This fantastic instructional book comes with 33 LEGO elements, 6 LEGO balls, 8 paper ramps, 1 paper funnel, 2 pop-up paper signs, and more. The 80-page book makes a fabulous 8th birthday gift - it has crystal clear instructions for children to build over 10 fantastic moving machines with their own legos and the ones included.

Snap Circuits Jr. Electronics Exploration Kit

These are Great for teaching young children are older children or anybody even about electricity about energy , about sensors about solar about how cameras work . This will be perfect for any parent to buy a child and teach their child all about electricity. I would consider it the number one way to teach a child about electricity. Quality product.

Kids can learn electronics by seeing firsthand how electrical circuits run the everyday devices they're familiar with. The Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics Exploration Kit does that, and that's why it makes an excellent science gift for kids. This kit features over 30 components that can be used to create 101 different electronic projects, like the creation of a sound-activated switch, a voice-controlled lamp, a musical doorbell, a flying saucer, and a light police siren.

Nancy B's Science Club AquaScope Journal

Got it for a birthday kid who dreams about to become a marine biologist. Awesome educations and fun toy. Comes with a journal (pictures, projects and notes). Kid was supper happy and looking forward to explore the marine life!

With the Educational Insights Nancy B's Science Club AquaScope and Activity Journal, kids can explore the wonders of life underwater without getting wet. This excellent science gift for kids will get them to head to the shore and explore with a telescoping underwater viewer with 5x magnification featuring built-in LED lights, a ruler, and a thermometer.

GoldieBlox and The Spinning Machine

Great idea/concept of matching story with the toy. I love that it encourages little girls to get involved with building and things that are typically deemed “boy“ activities. I love it so much I gave it to my niece for Christmas too!

The lovely science gift for kids introduces the real-life STEM concept of a belt drive. GoldieBlox and The Spinning Machine features GoldieBloc, the world's first girl engineer character. It makes a fantastic gift for kids, who will learn some engineering concepts and principles through screen-free play. This award-winning toy features 34 pieces, including a 49-page storybook, 5 animal figurines, and 9 additional build ideas.

Learning Resources Crashapult STEM Challenge

This set surprised me because it is very simple but has kept my kids entertained. I like that the box is a sturdy cardboard one that I can store everything in. It has got my kids thinking about cause and effect and problem solving. Definitely a set to get kids thinking!

This STEM-themed activity set is a fantastic way you can help kids learn about concepts such as angles, trajectories, and many other physics fundamentals. The engaging Learning Resources Crashapult STEM Challenge features challenges with multiple difficulty levels. It’s a fabulous 6th birthday gift option: the kid-powered catapult is so much fun.

How to Draw (Dover How to Draw) Paperback

A wonderful book. So cute! Great for kids getting into drawing. I got 3 of these books for my 6yr old grdgirl, animals people and how to draw, she spends hrs copying the pages and is so proud when she finishes an image

The How to Draw book is amazing for kids from 4 to 10 year old, really. Help a child really learn to draw how they want. It features easy lessons that shows the basic shapes to beginners. They can learn to sketch by combining shapes to produce remarkable representations of several subjects. This book makes it easy for youngsters and would-be artists to draw fruit, fish, kittens, and more.

Crayola Trolls Light-Up Tracing Pad

The Crayola Trolls Light-Up Tracing Pad is fantastic for a budding art lover. This coloring board lights up to help kids with tracing their favorite characters from the movie Trolls - children eventually find out they can print many other designs to trace too! This fantastic 6th birthday gift option features 12 short-colored pencils, 10 blank sheets, 10 trolls tracing worksheets, and a graphite pencil.

Ordinary People Change the World

Ordinary People Change the World Series is the best. You can't go wrong. My 5 year old loves it. We read these books every night. Each book teaches that they were just ordinary people who had different struggles in life but they persevere by being courageous and by not giving up.

Ordinary people change the world, you know. Who was Amelia Earhart? Or Rosa Parks? Or Abraham Lincoln? They were ordinary people! That’s what the Ordinary People Change the World is about. Brad Meltzer and illustrator Christopher Eliopoulos answer what makes a hero in this 4-books set. This amazing 6th birthday gift shows kids they can be heroes too. The collection features the books, a beautifully designed slipcase, and an autographed print, that looks great on a frame.