We love putting together gifts with a theme and this is no exception!  This makes a great STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) for kids to explore building, allowing them to be creative, solve problems and think about design elements.  Do you have ideas as to what else we might add?  We’d love to hear them in the comments below! 


  • Divided container (We bought this one at Ikea)
  • Label: Building Kit
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Tape

Here are some suggestions, but you could really put in any ideas that children might be interested in building with! We got the majority of our supplies at Michaels, but we have seen some at dollar stores too!  

  • Wooden planks
  • Dowels
  • Popsicle sticks of various sizes
  • Wooden cubes
  • Plasticine/ Play Dough
  • LEGO tape/ figurines
  • Building books (The kids included Iggy Peck Architect and Rosie Revere Engineer and both of these books have accompanying project versions that we included in some of the kits that we made)


  • Collect your supplies, including your container.  Put each supply into a section or combine them.
  • Print out the label, cut it out and attach it to your container with a few tape donuts (tape looped onto itself with the sticky side out.  You could also use double sided tape!
  • Chose a building book to go along with your kit.
  • Tie it all together with some ribbon and give it to a special friend!

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Put together this BUILDING KIT that encourages children develop their STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) skills!


  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) development.
  • Enhancing one’s fine motor skills, creativity, design abilities etc.

Safety Notes

  • Use scissors with care and direct, adult supervision.
  • Cord, yarn, ribbon etc. can be a strangulation hazard, therefore be sure to use with direct supervision and for its intended purpose.
  • Small items such blocks can be a choking hazard, therefore be sure to keep them out of the reach of children ages 0-3 years of age or those that tend to put things into their mouths.
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