Top Educational Toys For 9 Year Olds


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Nine-year-old children love learning, which is why educational toys make brilliant gifts! With some help from our expert panel of boys and girls, we’ve compiled the ultimate list of the best educational toys for 9-year-olds. From brainy board games and sensational STEM kits to cool creativity sets, here are our top picks!

Best Educational Toys for Nine-Year-Olds:

  1. Archi.Tech Smart House
  2. Horrible Histories – The Board Game
  3. Magnetic Science – STEM Experiment Kit
  4. World Map Pillowcase – Doodle Your Own
  5. Engenius Contraptions – Perpetual Marble Run
  6. World Flags Tablecloth – Doodle Your Own
  7. Salt Water Engine Car
  8. 12 in 1 Solar Hydraulic Construction Kit
  9. Create Your Own 3D Van Gogh – Super Dough
  10. Grow It Bonsai Trees

1 Archi.Tech Smart House ,  £29.95 £29.95

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Build your dream house!

This kit makes an awesome gift for nine-year-old architects. Use the modular building system to design a house and then deck it out with cool electrical gadgets including flashing LEDs, a speaker, a motor and a light sensor. Build a castle with a drawbridge and a moat, a treehouse with a pulley-operated trap door, or even a house-to-house tramway with a motion sensor and doorbell. A great indoor educational activity that’s sure to keep kids entertained for hours!

2 Horrible Histories – The Board Game ,  £16.95 £16.95

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Take a journey through our horrible past…

Young history enthusiasts will have loads of fun with this amazing board game, based on the popular book series. Move around the board by answering multiple-choice questions or successfully performing a history-themed action. Brimming with foul facts and terrible trivia, this inventive game will have kids laughing and learning at the same time!

3 Magnetic Science – STEM Experiment Kit ,  £29.95 £29.95

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The magic of magnets

This super-cool kit contains everything children need to explore the fascinating force of magnetism. Learn about how a compass works, assemble your own electromagnet, play four fun games and so much more. Comes with a 48-page illustrated manual and an assortment of magnets. Brilliant fun for budding scientists!

4 World Map Pillowcase – Doodle Your Own! ,  £16.95 £16.95

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Learn about the wonders of the world

Nine-year-old explorers will adore this awesome creativity kit. The clever pack contains a soft cotton pillowcase and ten bright wash-out pens so kids can colour, wash and colour again. The pillowcase features a brilliant world map design, brimming with wild animals, exotic sea creatures and fun facts. A clever and colourful way to enhance geography knowledge!

5 Engenius Contraptions – Perpetual Marble Run ,  £29.95 £29.95

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Fun with perpetual motion

Put those engineering skills to the test with this awesome marble run! Just assemble the laser-cut plywood sheets to build the run, then add the electric motor. Once the construction is complete, watch in awe as the marbles are raised to the top of the lift, descend the spiral and the zig-zag track, then move back up the spiral to start again, in perpetual motion. So much fun you’ll forget that it’s educational!

6 World Flags Tablecloth – Doodle Your Own! ,  £25.95 £25.95

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From Albania to Zimbabwe…

Looking for an educational gift for a creative kid? This fantastic tablecloth features all 193 flags of the United Nations member states. Use the ten bright wash-out pens to colour them in. When you’re done, display your international masterpiece on the table, or use the attached loops to hang it on the wall. A wonderful way to inspire children’s curiosity about different countries!

7 Salt Water Engine Car ,  £16.95 £16.95

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Build your own green energy car

Know a nine-year-old who loves cars? They’ll love this salt-water-powered car kit! First, assemble the car, which takes about an hour. Then, add a few drops of salt water to start the engine. The car will run for around 8 minutes before requiring more ‘fuel.’ A fascinating introduction to clean energy and chemical reactions!

8 12 in 1 Solar Hydraulic Construction Kit ,  £24.95 £24.95

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Make 12 marvellous mechanical models!

This 230-piece construction set makes a fabulous gift for nine-year-olds who love building and robotics. Use the pieces to create twelve different mechanical models, including a snapping crocodile and a digging excavator. All of the models are powered by solar energy and water, so no batteries are required. Hands-on fun, harnessing the power of the sun!

9 Create Your Own 3D Van Gogh – Super Dough ,  £19.95 £19.95

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A gorgeous gift for budding artists

With this lovely kit, brainy kids can create a 3D masterpiece modelled after Van Gogh’s iconic ‘Sunflowers’ painting. Follow the illustrated instructions and use the included crafting tool to shape the clay into gorgeous flowers. A brilliant and mess-free activity great for cultivating mindfulness and creativity!

10 Grow It Bonsai Trees ,  £13.95 £13.95

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Plant, water, grow

This gift box contains everything kids need to grow their very own bonsai trees. Plant the seed packets into the coconut husk pots, and then learn to care for your trees by reading the booklet containing growing tips. A fun and rewarding exercise in patience and responsibility. Also adds a touch of Japanese elegance to any bedroom!

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