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STEM Easter Basket Ideas

17 Super STEM Easter Basket Ideas

Easter Basket Stuffers are a great way to give your kids fun and educational activities to keep them busy while we are all stuck at home! These 17 super fun science and STEM Easter basket stuffers will make your kids happy on Easter morning and keep them busy for weeks after.

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Sphero Mini We got these Sphero Mini balls for three of our kids for Christmas and I wasn’t sure how great they would be because they are so well priced. But OH MY GOODNESS these are SO much fun! One caveat…these are controlled BY PHONES so if you have more than one kid and not enough phones this could cause some problems.Things we love about these: you can drive them around (my kids love to play tag with them and build obstacle courses to race through), you can use simple coding to have them drive/turn color in a pattern! It is so cool! You can also use them as controllers to play games included in the app.

Seriously though, these are so much fun and would be a great addition to Easter baskets for kids from about age 5-18! My 4-year-old does like to play with them, but her attention doesn’t hold that long for Sphero. Our family highly recommends these!

Butterfly Kit 
These butterfly kits would be SO AMAZING for STEM Easter basket stuffers! Your kids can watch the caterpillars create chrysallises (chrysali?) then see them hatch to become butterflies and release them to the wild! You could turn it into a homeschool science project, drawing pictures and noting the changes from day-to-day. We did this kit when my oldest kids were little and I’m going grab one for our family for Easter this year because it was so much fun.
These test tubes are well used around our house and would be awesome in a STEM Easter Basket! This is a 12-pack (so you can put a few in each basket and opens your child up to endless scientific experiments. My kids (with permission) will mix different bathroom items, things from our kitchen, or some vinegar, baking soda and food coloring for some fizzy fun.  These test tubes provide lots of opportunities for open-ended play and I love that they have screw-on caps.  The only small problem is that they don’t have a test tube stand (so they might be harder for little ones).  Here is another test tube option that includes a stand

These plastic beakers are another great option for STEM Easter Baskets.  

Plastic and silicone droppers extend science fun and make kids feel like real scientists. One of our favorite activities with these is to put a layer of baking soda on a cookie sheet, then fill plastic beakers with vinegar and different food coloring colors. Then the kids drop the liquid onto the tray and watch it fizz and change colors. Super fun and easy to clean up!

Instant Snow Powder would be such a fun science stocking stuffer. Add water and the powder turns into fluffy snow. Your kids will love this (especially if you live where there is no snow!)

 Grab some food coloring while you are at it, kids love to mix colors in the test tubes or beakers (and dark blue fingers never killed anyone. 😉 

This set of magnifying glasses would be perfect for science-loving kids. I love the colors and they have great reviews. They are the perfect size for Easter Baskets.

 These XL water beads would be so fun to experiment with! They would make a great addition to a super fun STEM Easter Basket. My kids can play with these for hours. 

 

Magnets are a so much fun to experiment with.  These magnet wands work for older and younger kids…just be careful that the metal things you purchase to go with them are big enough to not be a choking hazard. These come in a 6 pack. so they are super affordable (split them with a friend if you have less than six kids!).

You could purchase some of these magnetic balls to go along with the magnet wand.

Another option are these colorful bingo markers/counting chips that have metal around the edges.

I also think kids will love this magnet slime science kit.  You should be able to attract the slime with the stick magnets from above.  Also check out this post I made with a DIY Slime Kit for beginners, intermediate or advanced slime makers (super fun and with free printables!) 



These magnetic balls are really fun to sculpt with and make a great STEM Easter Basket Stuffer. Just make certain they are nowhere near babies or toddlers who might swallow them because that is terribly dangerous! These would also work as a stocking stuffer for dad for his desk!

This is a tiny science kit all packaged up and ready to go.  It includes 20 experiments and some teeny tiny test tubes and tools. I think tween and teen scientists could have fun with this!

This also looks like fun STEM Easter Basket addition for tweens or teens, a mini-robot kit.

 

These UV Secret Message Pens come in a 24 pack (!) but they have the best reviews so you will definitely need to split these up with a friend. My kids and tweens love these things (although they don’t last forever).  

Did you find something your kids or teens will love to experiment with this Easter? I hope so!

You can also check out my other unique Easter basket ideas here: 

15 Unique CRAZY Cool  Easter Basket Stuffers

Creative Book Inspired Easter Baskets for kids to teens

15 Adorable Easter Basket Ideas for Babies

 

STEM Easter Basket Ideas

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