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Christmas will be here before we know it, and because of that, the task of buying gifts might be on the cards. Children love Christmas, don’t they? Not only do they enjoy the festivities and quality time with family, but, of course, the opportunity of presents. However, the difficulty you might face is choosing the perfect gift for your school age child.
It is often considered a bit of a difficult age to buy for. They might have outgrown some toys, but are not quite ready to leave them altogether. You might also want to find the right sort of gift that will get their mind working, keep them occupied for a while, and ignite some enthusiasm and passion for projects or different subjects. This is where I have you covered.
- What to buy School Age children this Christmas
- Darwin 12L Backpack
- Find the Fairies: A Memory Game
- GUM Playbrush JUNIOR 6+ Sonic Toothbrush
- Hey Doodle Reusable Silicone Colouring MiniMats
- Kid Christmas: of the Claus Brothers Toy Shop
- Kidoki By Kikkerland Yum Yuck Picnic Game
- myFirst Carebuds Earbuds for Kids
- Orchard Toys Dinosaur Dig
- Plus-Plus Puzzle By Numbers
- Pokémon Trading Card Game: My First Battle
- The Story Orchestra: I Can Play
- Treasure X Lost Lands Skull Island Swamp Tower Micro Playset
What to buy School Age children this Christmas
In this extensive gift guide, I have found some incredible gift options for your school age child. I have covered all bases including interactive gifts which will keep them occupied, educational options that will still hold their interest, as well as fun games and playful options. Don’t forget to check out the competition and enter for your chance to win an incredible prize perfect for your school age child.
Darwin 12L Backpack
Buy from Mountain Warehouse
The Darwin 12L Backpack is lightweight and compact with plenty of practical features. With a padded mesh back, adjustable shoulder straps and multiple pockets.
It’s a great size for school age children, whether they use it for day trips and everyday use.
Find the Fairies: A Memory Game
Buy from Amazon
Based on the popular book from the Folklore Field Guides series A Natural History of Fairies, the cards feature naturalist illustrations of fairy species from different regions of the world, from the Alpine Sprite to the Savannah Fairy, and the Rainforest Nymph to the Polar Wanderer.
To play the game, arrange the cards face down on a table, then flip two over – do they show the same fairy species? If they do, you collect the pair. If not, try to remember where the different fairy species are located so you can make a match on your next turn.
Put your memory skills to the test and learn about the diverse fairies of the world while you play. Gather more pairs than your opponent to win!
GUM Playbrush JUNIOR 6+ Sonic Toothbrush
Buy from Playbrush
The GUM Playbrush sonic toothbrush is an electric toothbrush and app set. It is designed to get kids excited about cleaning their teeth with all its games (while for parents it acts as a toothbrushing coach so kids thoroughly clean their teeth) – the app can be used with a phone or tablet.
In the free basic version of the GUM Playbrush app, you’ll find 4 toothbrushing games and an interactive brushing coach. For unlimited motivation, upgrade to the Premium version and unlock 9 additional exciting games (including multiplayer) while parents get reports with detailed brushing statistics on their toothbrushing heroes. Test the Premium app for 30 days, free and with no obligations, and decide later if you want to continue your annual subscription.
Hey Doodle Reusable Silicone Colouring MiniMats
Buy from Hey Doodle
Hey Doodle has created a collection of reusable silicone colouring MiniMats that are thoughtfully designed and feature an educational theme (ie letters, farm animals, numbers) so your curious school age kids can learn as they colour!
When the colouring is completed or it is time to go, simply wipe with a damp cloth/ wet wipe when you’re done, pack up and go.
- Into The Wild
- Sugar & Spice
- Toot Toot Honk
- Aussie Animals
Buy from Amazon
The ocean is a big, mysterious place. With the magic three-colour lens included in Illuminoceans, shed some light on the darkest depths of our watery world, and encounter the creatures, seascapes and surprising underwater features of all of Earth’s oceans.
- The red lens will uncover the fish from each habitat, from the beautiful but deadly lionfish to the gentle giant, the whale shark.
- Use the blue lens to meet the other creatures that call the oceans home, including the elusive giant squid and fearsome leopard seal.
- The green lens sheds light on the environments in which these animals live, revealing majestic coral reefs and kelp forests.
Kid Christmas: of the Claus Brothers Toy Shop
Buy from Amazon
This charming tale tells the story of little Nicky Claus, who wanted to make every child happy, if only just for one day.
Nicky Claus works with his three uncles in the Claus Brothers Toy Emporium. Uncle Hanz makes the toys, Uncle Louis checks them and Uncle Levi adds the… what’s the scientific term for it? Ah, yes. The magic! For each toy made at the Emporium has a special sparkle that means it will find the child it is perfect for.
This magical and heartwarming story from bestselling author–illustrator David Litchfield is a true festive treat centred on kindness, generosity and looking after each other.
Kidoki By Kikkerland Yum Yuck Picnic Game
Buy from Kikkerland
Who doesn’t love a picnic? Race to complete your picnic while avoiding those yucky bugs along the way.
A fun game for school age children to play with siblings, family members or friends.
myFirst Carebuds Earbuds for Kids
Buy From myFirst
The myFirst CareBuds earbuds are specifically designed to provide young children with a safe and enjoyable audio experience. These revolutionary earbuds combine cutting-edge technology with a focus on safety, making them the ideal choice for parents seeking a worry-free listening solution for their kids.
The myFirst CareBuds are engineered with the well-being of young listeners in mind. With a maximum volume of 85dB, parents can rest assured that their kids won’t be able to crank up the volume to potentially harmful levels.
Orchard Toys Dinosaur Dig
Buy from Orchard Toys
A T-terrific and exciting fossil-finding game for dinosaur fans! Be the first to dig and discover all the bones to build your T-Rex dinosaur in this exciting 3D dinosaur game. Made from thick durable cardboard it’s a great eco gift and offers hours of fun!
Plus-Plus Puzzle By Numbers
Buy from Amazon
The Plus-Plus Puzzle by Numbers puzzles allow children to learn how to create different motifs with the Plus-Plus building blocks. By bringing colours and numbers together, fascinating puzzle images are created. The puzzle-shaped building blocks promote children’s creativity and are also a nice toy for DIY adults who like to experiment with building blocks. The set contains 500 pieces and a laying mat.
Pokémon Trading Card Game: My First Battle
Buy from Amazon
If you’ve always wanted to play the Pokémon Trading Card Game with family and friends, the Pokémon TCG: My First Battle set is the perfect introduction. With a streamlined game and foolproof guidance, you’ll be ready to train and battle together. Everything you need for two players is included!
- 2 mini decks of 17 cards each
- 2 playmats
- A rulebook
- 1 large metallic Pokémon coin
- A sheet of damage counters
- 6 Prize tokens
The Story Orchestra: I Can Play
Buy from Amazon
From the The Story Orchestra series, a beautifully illustrated first piano sound book! Press the keys to learn 8 famous classical tunes from the story books.
Colour and shape codes correspond to the 14 keys, so school age kids can learn easy 8-bar, one-finger melodies, so even the youngest child can learn to play music with this simple method. For best results, playing readers the original piece first is recommended so children can familiarise themselves with the pacing of the tune.
Treasure X Lost Lands Skull Island Swamp Tower Micro Playset
Buy from Smyths
Treasure X is going small in a big way. Kids can discover a whole new world of adventure, mystery, and treasure hunting with new micro figures in the Treasure X Swamp Tower. Kids can explore Skull Island and search for real gold-dipped treasure in this epic Tower.
The Treasure X Lost Lands Skull Island Swamp Tower has 15 levels of adventure for kids to discover. Throughout their journey, kids will discover 2 micro-sized figures, Stump & Toad and reveal the temple’s hidden secrets whilst dodging its traps in the hunt for Real Gold Dipped Treasure. Can they escape the swampy ooze, survive the bridge, grab the treasure, and slide out alive?
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