There are plenty of gift options for kids that will keep them occupied for hours on end, but might not be very beneficial in terms of learning. Have you ever considered finding educational gifts for kids that will not only excite them, but will also help them learn something new? Here are 5 ideas for educational gifts for kids that will inspire children to explore their artistic side.
1. Art books are educational gifts for kids that will draw out their inner artist
There are a variety of art books available that can include beautiful copies of famous works of art, interesting facts about the artist’s life and can also include some art history. You can give your child an art book about their favourite artist like Van Gogh or Monet that will inspire your child to create their own works of art. Some art books include lessons and step-by-step instructions on how to learn an artist’s particular style and techniques.
2. Gift certificates for music or art lessons are wonderful educational gifts for kids
Because of budget cuts, some schools are no longer able to provide art and music as part of the school curriculum. Children who have a desire to learn how to play a musical instrument or take art lessons may not be able to. Gift certificates for art and music lessons make wonderful educational gifts for kids who may not have the opportunity otherwise.
3. Painting sets and arts and crafts kits are educational gifts for kids that will keep them busy during the holidays
Sometimes kids get bored when they are out of school for the long holiday break. Giving your child a set of paints or a painting kit can give them a new project to work on during the holidays. Some paint kits provide detailed instructions that teach them new techniques as they paint something that they will be proud of. The most popular painting sets are paint by number and there are all sorts of pictures to choose from that are bound to match some of your children’s interests. There are other art kits that include more than just painting like modeling clay kits for making sculptures and models, jewelry making kits, drawing kits, and other arts and crafts that your kids will enjoy.
4. Sheet music that goes along with a popular musical score makes great educational gifts for kids who have an interest in playing music
Your child might not be interested in classical music, but you can find the sheet music for your child’s favourite movie soundtrack or a popular song so they can learn to play it on their own instrument. Being able to play music that interests your child will motivate them to continue to practice their instrument. There is music for the Star Wars theme song and even music from popular video games like Super Mario. Whatever it is that your child is interested in, they will be touched that you were able to find them some sheet music that they won’t be able to wait to learn to play.
5. Cooking lessons are educational gifts for kids that you can do with the whole family
Sign the whole family up for a special cooking lesson, so you can all learn something together. Learning how to cook as a family is a neat way to encourage your children that even adults can learn new things and that learning can be fun! Cooking involves following directions, measuring, doing math calculations and even learning a little bit of the science behind how certain ingredients react to other ingredients in order to produce delicious food. Cooking is educational, satisfying and yummy!
These are just some ideas for you to consider, but if there are other educational music or art related gift ideas that you have please leave a comment and share your idea with us!