It’s never too early to introduce your kids to the wonder of the universe. From spacecraft to constellations, missions to the moon, and aliens from outer space, kids tend to have a fascination with the galaxy.
And it’s a fascination that could lead to a lifetime of learning and exploration on their own, as they dream of one day becoming an astronaut, or launching a satellite into space to discover the next planet.
The easiest way to give your kids an infatuation with outer space is by simply buying space-themed gifts for children. Whether you’re looking for birthday gifts for kids or Christmas gifts for children, you can spark their imagination with one of these galactic gifts below.
1. Solar System Model
The first things kids should learn about are the planets of our solar system and their position from the sun.
A DIY solar system kit from Kidz Labs will scratch the itch of kids who like to build things. And they can also rotate the planets around the sun, to see how the solar system works.
Arguably the best gift for children when it comes to astronomy is a telescope. Invest in a decent-quality telescope so your kids can take a look at the stars and moon each night before bed.
3. Home Planetarium Projector
The Home Planetarium Projector from Deep Space will transform any dark room into a planetarium. Turn the lights off and enjoy the constellations and marvelous images provided by NASA.
4. LEGO Creator 3in1 Space Shuttle
Most kids love Legos. There are plenty of space-themed Lego sets to buy for your little builder.
We love the 3in1 space shuttle kit, as your child will be able to build three different spaceships, as opposed to just one.
5. LEGO City Space Deep Space Rocket
Looking for a larger Lego set that will look great on a display shelf after it’s built? Try the Deep Space Rocket and Mission Control Lego set, with more than 800 pieces to keep them busy for hours.
You can’t talk about galactic gifts without mentioning Star Wars. There are tons of great Star Wars gifts available, but one of the most popular will always be a lightsaber.
Choose the Cal Kestis lightsaber for an authentic, high-quality lightsaber to truly make your child feel like a Jedi knight.
7. Bill Nye’s VR Space Lab
Help your child experience the galaxy up close and personal. One of the most fun gifts for kids is the Virtual Reality Space Lab by Bill Nye. The kit provides more than 120 different AR and VR experiences.
8. 6-in-1 Space Solar Robot Kit
The 6-in-1 Space Solar Robot Kit from STEM Toys is sure to be a hit. The robot uses a solar panel for power, teaching your kids all about space, robotics, and renewable energy.
9. Water Rocket Kit
Few things are as fun as launching something into the sky. While kids have used Diet Coke and Mentos candies as a way to launch plastic bottles into the atmosphere, the Water Rocket set uses water and a bicycle pump (not included) to launch a bottle upwards of 90 feet into the air.
10. Rocket Launch Set
Looking to launch a rocket into the sky without any mess? Try the Estes Tandem-X E2X 2 Rocket Launch Set, which comes with two rockets that you’ll need to build. Equipment to launch them is sold separately. You may also need some basic model-building supplies to help you out.
Stock Up on Space-Themed Gifts for Children
If you’re looking to find gifts for children that provide education, inspiration, and plenty of fun, it’s hard to beat space-themed gifts. Kids won’t even realize that they are learning important information about our universe and how it works.
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