Use our free Smarter Kids gift bundles guides at Discount School Supply to create coordinated educational children’s gift sets designed to encourage kids to play and learn at home. Be confident that each suggested set of learning gifts for kids is based on years of research studies confirming myriad benefits for your child’s future success in school and in life.

We recommend bundling educational gifts for children that will provide them opportunities to discover, explore and master foundational learning concepts that help give them a head start to school success in science, math, art and other fields of study. Engaging in educational play improves cognitive and social skills.

gift bundles under $30
Bundle Includes:
  • Dinosaurs Floor Puzzle
  • Lights & Sounds T-Rex
  • Light & Sounds Triceratops

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  • Magic Sand - Red
  • Insta-Sno
  • Energy Stick

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  • Growing Orbs
  • Fizzer Color Tablets
  • Water Absorbing Cubes

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Bundle Includes:
  • Play Keys
  • Play Rattle Phone
  • 3 Stacking Rattle Balls

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  • The Day The Crayons Quit Hardcover Book
  • 16 Regular Crayons
  • 3 Drawing Pads

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  • Duck Tape® - Rainbow, 10 yds.
  • Duck Tape® - Zebra Stripes, 10 yds.
  • Duck Tape® - Silver, 10 yds.

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  • 4 Palace Pal Puppets
  • Sleeping Beauty Book
  • Sleeping Beauty CD

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  • Washable Cloth Book
  • Busy Baby Phone
  • Pop & Lock Caterpillar

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  • 8 oz Tempera Paint Pack - Set of 6
  • 4 Round Brushes
  • 3 Drawing Pads

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gift bundles under $40
Bundle Includes:
  • Excellerations® Spectacular
    Sensory Sand™ 5 lbs.
  • Slime Kit, Colorations® Gold & Silver Slime Kit
  • Tangle Jr. - Fuzzies


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Bundle Includes:
  • Cloud Clay
  • Slime
  • Sensory Tray



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Bundle Includes:
  • Excellerations® Building Brilliance® Magnetic Shapes 48 Pieces
  • Excellerations Classroom-Sized Tub of Slime, 3lbs - Neon Yellow
  • Excellerations® Slim Liquid Timers - Set of 3

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gift bundles under $60
Bundle Includes:
  • Colorations® Mini Tile Magnets Kit - Set of 10
  • Colorations® Colored ABC Beads - 300 Pieces
  • Colorations® Blk Beading Elastic - 100 Yards


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Bundle Includes:
  • Binoculars
  • Jumbo Magentic Marble Set
  • Animal Habitat Puzzles


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Bundle Includes:
  • 11" Doll
  • Doctor Play Set
  • Doctor Costume
  • Plush Stethoscope

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  • Skate Park Engineering Set
  • Tree House Engineering Set 52 Pieces
  • STEM Urban Engineering Set


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Bundle Includes:
  • Steve Spangler Science Gravi-Goo Kit
  • Steve Spangler Science Gravi-Goo Jar
  • Steve Spangler Science Heat Sensitive Paper - Blue

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gift bundles over $60
Bundle Includes:
  • Excellerations® LED Light & Bright Panel
  • Excellerations® Translucent Standard Building Bricks 810 Pieces

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  • Excellerations® Acrylic Scary Bug Specimens - Set of 4
  • Ladybug Land

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Bundle Includes:
  • Pete the Cat Doll
  • 2 Pete the Cat Hardcover Books


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Bundle Includes:
  • Colorations® 6" x 8" Canvas Panels -
    Set of 12
  • Colorations® Acrylic Paint, 8 oz. - Set of 8
  • Colorations® Watercolor Brushes - Set of 18

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Science and Art

Our trademarked Smarter Kids guides on how to best bundle children’s educational gifts are based on age-appropriate gift sets based on your child’s age. We recommend baby gift bundles that help youngest children explore sensory skills while improving gross (large muscle) motor skills that will help them later hold writing and drawing tools.

Our lists include colorful science-centered gift bundles for PreK, kindergarten and first-grade children that make learning basic principles of science fun. Inspire creative learning with our Smarter Kids toddler arts and crafts gift bundles for holidays or any occasion.

Bargain-Buy Learning Gifts for Kids

We don’t want you to exceed your budget buying educational gifts for your child. That’s why we include budget bundles for kids' gifts that recommend combining inexpensive educational gifts that focus on subjects like reading, music and art.

Choose just two or more gifts that focus on arts basics for your young child. Because we recommend best gifts based on potential learning outcomes, you won’t have to do extra homework to create a set of inexpensive gifts that teach music and movement or creative expression. Shop play-and-learn gift bundles for kids by price.

Use our guide for free online learning resources for at-home learning. Use our own free guide to kids' STEM learning activities at home that will show you how to teach the basics of science, technology, engineering and math to toddlers as young as 2 years old. Use items found at home, and combine with our inexpensive crayons, drawing paper and other children’s learning tools.

Explore all our free guides for learning activities at home that range from creativity and cultural diversity to holiday activities. Enthusiasm about learning can lead to lifelong learning habits, which is why we emphasize fun educational gifts.

 

free online resources for the education of children at home
  • PBSkids
    The website for children's programming aired by the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in the United States.
  • Experiencing America: A Smithsonian Tour through American History 
    Dr. Richard Kurin, the Smithsonian Institutes Distinguished Scholar and Ambassador-at-Large, offers this 12 hour video course at The Great Courses, which you can access within a free trial.
  • National Geographic Kids
    Child-focused resources about animals, science, history, people and places from around the world from The National Geographic Society.
  • Colorations educational craft ideas
    This is a website we maintain with hundreds of educational and grade appropriate craft ideas that you can do at home.
  • Storytime From Space
    Videos of astronauts reading STEM themed books from the International Space Station brought to you by the non-profit Storytime From Space.
  • Steve Spangler Science experiments you can do at home
    This is a site established by science guy Steve Spangler, who’s been on 'The Ellen Show' over 20 times, with close to 400 science experiments you can do at home.
  • A Children's Guide to Folklore and Wonder Tales
    Dr. Hannah Blevins Harvey, treats you to dynamic, theatrical, and engaging tellings of cherished tales from around the world, through this 12 hour video course at The Great Courses, which you can access within a free trial.
  • Really Good Stuff student activity printables
    There are about 40 free printable student activities on this page from K-6 company Really Good Stuff, which you can do at home, especially if you have limited resources.
  • Kidomi digital education appropriate for children
    This is a 2018 National Parenting Product Awards Winner from Fingerprint Play, and is a subscription app for kids 6 - 12 with thousands of hours of games, books, and videos. You can sign up for a free trial.
  • ABCmouse digital education appropriate for children
    This is a digital education program from the award winning company The Age of Learning, with subjects covered include reading and language arts, math, science, health, social studies, music, and art. You can sign up for a free trial.