Best Screen-Free Gifts for Kids in 2021
There is no denying that the digital age we live in has made life easier in many ways. Some aspects of our digital world have made our lives more complicated. Digital devices like smartphones, tablets, and computers keep us connected to the world, but it seems we lack the ability to switch off with these constant distractions beside us all the time.
Few are the days when kids play outside, ride bikes, or even play games indoors that do not require a flickering screen.
To inspire more free play and good ol’ analog fun, we’ve put together a selection of the best screen-free gifts for kids that can be enjoyed by the whole family.
The Best Screen-Free Gifts For Kids
With the holidays approaching, keeping the kids entertained without a screen babysitter may be quite a challenge. Grab the Kids Against Maturity Card Game For Kids And Families and spend an afternoon together full of humor and laughter. This card game offers Award Winning Family Fun with 500 question and answer cards and 40,000 unique combinations that will have your family in stitches. The humor is age-appropriate with funny, quirky innuendos, so good luck trying suppressing a chuckle. The gameplay includes a question card and see who has the funniest response. With the endless number of combinations, this game is portable entertainment that will have everyone forgetting about their devices.
Award winning family fun
500 question and answer cards
Perfect for young and old
Screen free entertainment
Age-appropriate humor & funny innuendos
40,000 unique combinations
- BrandKids Against Maturity
- Weight2.44 pounds
Screen-free educational toys can be a lot of fun, and when the kids start playing with this ThinkFun Gravity Maze Marble Run And STEM Toy, you can safely turn all the screens off for a few hours. This game is made from high-quality components, and there are 60 fun-filled challenges. You pick a card and start constructing your grid according to the challenge on your card. The aim is to get the marble to fall into the target tower.
This game can help develop logical and reasoning skills. It is fun and educational for kids from about 8 years of age, all the way to adults.
Made with high-quality components
60 fun filled challenges
Helps develop logical reasoning skills
Loved by kids and adults
Fun & educational
Easy to understand instructions
- Weight1.61 pounds
Give the kids screen-free Christmas gifts like this AmScope 120X-1200X 52-pcs Kids Beginner Microscope. This microscope for kids has a high magnification that is ideal for educational applications. The monocular viewing head with LED and mirror illumination brings the joy of discovering new things that we don’t see with the naked eye.
This microscope comes as a 52 piece accessory kit, all neatly packed in a hard-sided plastic ABS case. Your kids will have everything they need to turn their curious minds into explorative fun that will also broaden young minds.
Beginner compound microscope
High magnification for educational applications
Monocular viewing head
LED and mirror illumination
Forward-facing rotating turret provides varied magnification
52-piece accessory kit & hard-sided plastic ABS case
- Weight2.9 pounds
Digital devices often cause a decline in creativity, so some of the best screen-free gifts for kids are often the simplest ones. Unleash their imagination with this Crayola Inspiration Art Case Coloring Set. This premier art set consists of 140 pieces that include crayons, pencils, and washable markers, all neatly organized in a portable and durable case.
This is the ideal screen-free Christmas gift for the special child in your life. Hand over the colors and let their creative and imaginative little minds go to work.
Premier art set of 140 pieces
Portable durable case
Includes 15 sheets of drawing paper
Snap-fit trays keep everything organized
Recommended for ages four and older
Ideal gift for almost any occasion
- Brand Crayola
- Weight3.32 pounds
Some of the best screen-free gifts for boys and girls have been designed to be fun and educational. This ThinkFun Zingo Sight Words Early Reading Game is an absolute winner for preschoolers up to second graders and teaches various essential reading words for early childhood readers.
This bingo-style word game has been developed by educators and is ready to play out of the box. The combination of high-quality materials, fun, and education makes this game an excellent choice for families with young readers.
Made from high-quality materials
Fun & educational game
Developed by educators
Bingo style word game
For pre-k to 2nd graders
Ready to play out of the box
- Weight1 pound
Kids are fascinated by bright lights, so light up their little world with the Crayola Ultimate Light Board Drawing Tablet. This is a fun and creative way to get kids away from digital screens. There are LEDs built into the frame, and the set includes six mini washable markers to get you started, with more available if you need them.
This light board drawing tablet features a large reusable drawing surface that easily wipes clean so you can use it again and again. There is even built-in marker storage in the back, making it the perfect screen-free gift to keep the kids entertained on long trips.
Light up drawing tablet
LED’s built into a frame
Includes 6 mini washable markers
Built-in marker storage for travel
The large reusable drawing surface
Easily wipes clean for reuse
- Brand Crayola
- Weight3 pounds
Hiding games are all the more fun when the kids can communicate with each other, and that’s what makes these Obuby Toys Walkie Talkies For Kids such awesome screen-free gifts. The lightweight body has been ergonomically designed to fit comfortably in small hands, and the backlit LCD flashlight adds a bit of a wow factor.
These walkie talkies are easy to operate with a simple push to talk feature. There are 22 channels to this two-way radio, and with a range of 1.86 miles, they’ll be able to communicate over long distances.
22 channel 2-way radio
Backlit LCD flashlight
3 km Range
Small and light body designed for kids
Crisp and smooth sound quality
Simple push to talk operation
- Weight9.6 ounces
Kids that are trapped indoors need a way to spend all that pent-up energy that kids seem to have an endless supply of. Get them bouncing around on this Flybar My First Foam Pogo Jumper For Kids. A durable foam construction, comfortable foam handles, and a flexible, stretchable bungee cord that can stretch to 40 inches make this toy ideal for kids of all ages and sizes.
Kids will love the jump and squeak features, and mums will love that this pogo stick won’t scratch the floors. Not only is this screen-free gift ideal to spend some of that energy, but it’s also a great way to enhance hand-eye coordination and motor skills.
Crafted from durable foam
Comfortable foam handles
Flexible & stretchable bungee cord
Won’t scratch your floors
Enhances hand/eye coordination
Improve motor skills
- Weight0.825 pounds
Kids love to sing; giving them a BONAOK Wireless Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone and letting them be the star of their very own concert, complete with a light show, might just make you their favorite person. This is a 4-in-1 karaoke microphone with controllable dynamic LED lights featuring 48 colorful LED lights that flicker and change with the touch of a button.
Kids will love the creativity they can display with music and lights, and their audience will appreciate the multi-layer noise reduction. With a built-in lithium rechargeable battery and Bluetooth connectivity, your little person will become an instant star full of confidence.
4-in-1 karaoke microphone
Controllable dynamic LED light
48 colorful LED lights
Multi-layer noise reduction
- Weight1.46 pounds
Technically speaking, this Osmo Genius Starter Kit For iPad will require a screen, but the pack itself is screen-free. This STEM toy allows for hands-on learning in five different ways using puzzles, tiles, spelling, and creative tasks. You won’t need to connect to Wi-Fi to play any of the games, making this an entirely offline experience. This gift will give your child a creative outlet to develop some valuable skills. Parents and teachers have approved this Genius starter kit for iPad worldwide to get kids to have fun while learning.
Hands-on learning in 5 different ways
Genius starter kit for iPad
Math, spelling, creativity & more
No Wi-Fi necessary for gameplay
Learn valuable skills
Approved by parents and teachers worldwide
- Weight2.2 pounds
Rockets have always drawn the eyes and interests of kids (and adults), and what better screen-free gift to give them than this Motoworx Toy Rocket Launcher For Kids? Eight colorful foam rockets come with a sturdy launcher stand with an easy to use foot launch pad. The rockets are made from high-quality, durable foam that won’t cause injury but will provide hours of fun.
The rockets can shoot up to 100 feet, and the stand can be adjusted to different angles to allow their imaginations to pick a target and shoot for the sky. Rockets make for hours of outdoor fun far away from any screens. And for some cool brain games, be sure to invest in some of the top-rated chess sets for kids you can’t go wrong with.
Shoots up to 100 feet
8 colorful foam rockets
Sturdy launcher stand with foot launchpad
Easy assembly & storage
High quality & durable foam
- Weight15.5 ounces
Have some fun and get creative with this Creativity for Kids Glow In The Dark Rock Painting Kit. This fun kit comes with ten rocks, paintbrushes, and glow in the dark paints in various original designs. The paint in this kit is waterproof and fluorescent, so the kids can paint with them by day and then hide the rocks around the yard and wait for dark so that the rocks can be shine. The paint is safe and non-toxic for screen-free fun that starts during the day and continues into the night.
Create a unique glow in the dark painted rocks
Contains rocks & glow in the dark paint
Paint is permanent & non-toxic
Water-resistant & fluorescent
Fun and creative for kids
- BrandCreativity For Kids
- Weight2.1 pounds
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) screen-free toys are a hit with young and old as they challenge our critical thinking ability. The Ravensburger Gravitrax Starter Set Marble Run & STEM Toy For Kids is an innovative marble run and STEM toy with nine ready-to-go track designs to get you started. These screen-free coding toys teach coordination and fine-tune motor skills.
These types of games help develop critical skills and provide an excellent stealthy learning experience. The game comes with easy to follow instructions and provides lots of educational and challenging fun for young and old.
Innovative marble run and STEM toy
9 ready to go track designs
Design and build your own race tracks
Easy to follow instructions
Develops critical skills
An excellent stealth learning experience
- Weight4.18 pounds
Little kids will love the bright colors, and fun turns with this CubicFun Race Tracks For Boys Car Adventure Toys. This toy is a 2-in-1 track with a cooperation game that is ideal for developing children’s hand-eye coordination. The functional and creative design features eight challenges with six buttons for little fingers to control, teaching them that their actions result in a new pathway.
This fun game is made from high-quality ABS plastic with safe rounded edges. It is suitable for 3-year-old boys and girls and older and will keep them entertained for hours when they’re stuck indoors.
2-in-1 track with cooperation game
Ideal for training children’s comprehensive ability
Functional & creative design
High-quality abs plastic with rounded edges
Suitable for boys and girls aged 3+
8 challenges with 6 buttons to control
- Weight3.31 pounds
Teach kids the rewarding joy of growing plants with this Dan&Darci Light-Up Terrarium Kit For Kids. This is a glow in the dark miniature garden in a stunning terrarium with a built-in LED light in the lid that can be recharged via a Micro-USB cable. This educational kit comes with an illustrated instruction booklet that shows your child exactly what order to lay the soils, tiny river rocks, and seeds. They can then personalize their own terrarium by placing the decorations where they want them.
This fabulous kit comes with everything your child needs to start their own magical glow in this dark garden. Once they’ve put everything together, all the terrarium needs is water and a little patience to watch everything sprout and grow.
Glow in the dark mini garden
Built-in innovative LED light
Includes soil, seeds & decorations
Fun & educational gift
Micro-USB cable to recharge LED lid
Includes an illustrated instruction booklet
- Weight1.43 pounds
Kids love to play tactical army-style games, so make sure they can play safely and fully equipped with this UWANTME Kids Tactical Vest Kit For Nerf Guns N-Strike Elite Series. This is a stylish and personalized tactical vest that works with all Nerf N-strike Elite blasters and a few others. It has adjustable Velcro straps and closure that is easy for kids to use, and the vest has plenty of pockets for ammo and other pieces necessary in a Nerf War. This kit comes with a protective face mask and eyewear to protect vulnerable areas, so all the kids need to focus on is winning the battle.
Stylish and personalized tactical vest
Works with all nerf n-strike elite blasters
Adjustable velcro straps
Cool & stylish design
Includes protective mask & eyewear
- Weight9.6 ounces
Screen-free educational toys like this 4M 5557 Crystal Growing Science Experimental Kit can particularly captivate your child’s imagination. This unique kit contains all the materials your child needs to complete seven different crystal experiments and includes a special display case for the fully grown crystals.
Use this kit as a bonding exercise with your child as you help them combine the materials, set the displays aside, and watch them grow. The kit comes with complete instructions for each experiment, so you can inspire the young science enthusiast in your home and show them the magic of nature and science.
Kit contains materials for seven crystal experiments
Special display case included for finished crystals
Ideal for young science enthusiasts
Fun and educational
Complete instructions for each experiment
Recommended for ages 10 and up
- Weight1.05 pounds
The only thing cooler than a robot in the eyes of a kid is a robot they can build themselves. These Sillbird STEM 12-in-1 Education Solar Robot Toys feature 190 pieces in a DIY building science experiment kit that can make 12 different types of robots for kids. You won’t need to invest in dozens of batteries as the robots you construct in this kit are all powered by the sun.
This amazing screen-free gift will provide exceptional STEM education support and is great for kids’ imagination and creativity. All the pieces are made from non-toxic ABS plastic and are durable enough for rough hands.
190 pieces diy building science experiment kit
12 different types of robots
Powered by sun, no batteries needed
Support STEM education
Great for kids’ imagination and creativity
Sturdy & durable pieces
Non-toxic ABS plastic
- Weight15.2 ounces
Kids love digging and are fascinated by dinosaurs. The Dan&Darci Dig A Dozen Dino Eggs Dig Kit combines these two elements to unveil their natural curiosity as well as their sense of fun and adventure. The kit comes complete with 12 eggs, all with their own separate chisels. There is a different dinosaur in each egg with 12 full-color learning cards describing each hatched dino.
This unique kit comes packaged in a display box with scientific learning and fun rolled into one complete and interesting package. It is also STEM.org authenticated, making this an ideal learning experience for kids that they simply can’t get in front of a screen.
Includes 12 eggs, with separate chisels
A different animal in each egg
12 full-color learning cards
Packaged in a sleek display box
Science & fun in one package
- Weight2 pounds
It’s time to get kids to discover the joys in the great outdoors with this ESSENSON Outdoor Explorer Kit & Bug Catcher Kit. Kids are curious by nature, and this kit encourages that curiosity and helps them tune in to the world around them.
This is a complete outdoor explorer kit that allows them to observe nature and collect small samples to examine later. They can collect stones, leaves as well as a variety of bugs like a real scientist.
Complete outdoor explorer kit
Teaches kids about nature
Learn, observe, collect & play
Includes binoculars, compass & more
Bug catching kit also included
- Weight11.4 ounces
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