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It’s never too early to start inspiring children with science! If you’re looking for a fun birthday gift for a 2 year old boy that will start teaching him STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) skills, you’ve come to the right place! Here are 20 brilliant, educational STEM toys and games that make great birthday gift ideas for a 2 year old boy.
STEM Birthday Gift Ideas for a 2 Year Old Boy
Your curious toddler is going to love exploring these super fun STEM inspired toys and games! Not only are they educational in terms of teaching STEM skills, they’re also great toys so it never feels like work. After all, kids learn through play!
Lego Duplo – My First Number Train Building Set
This Lego Duplo train building set is a comprehensive STEM lesson for two year olds. It teaches them counting, building and pushing. He’ll be an engineer before you know it!
Fish & Count
This cute, interactive fishing set will give him a head start on learning numbers and shapes. Plus it’ll get him in training for all those future fishing trips!
Wooden Train Set
A beautifully retro train set that will keep any 2 year old boy entertained for hours. Plus it’s such good quality that he might just be able to give it to his children in 25 years time!
Grippies Building Set
These Grippies are a magnetic building set especially designed to introduce toddlers to engineering. They’ll even teach the basic principles of geometry as the shapes can be built in 3D. A fun and sneakily educational toy!
Wooden Jumbo Stacking Stones
Modelled after nature, these wooden stacking stones are a perfect way to teach balance and hand eye coordination. Perfect for the budding engineer!
Magnetic Building Blocks
These colourful magnetic blocks will help to develop problem-solving, creativity and spatial awareness skills. All essential skills for any future scientist!
Playdoh is a toy that will never get old! Kids can get seriously creative and make their own designs. It’s also worth checking out some of the STEM challenges you can find online to really add that educational value!
Fill, Flow, Spin Bath Toys
Make bath time fun (and educational) with these physics-inspired bath toys. Boys will enjoy filling, spinning and watching the water flow through these cute toys. What a great way to introduce physics!
Maple Blocks Building Set
A bright and colourful set of building blocks in loads of different shapes. Boys will love creating huge structures with these blocks and they’ll improve their motor skills at the same time!
Drop Go Dump Truck
This Drop Go Dump Truck is great for any vehicle-loving two year old! He’ll have hours of fun driving the truck around and dumping the rocks all over the place. The best bit is that it’ll also help him learn his numbers and colours!
Rain Cloud Tub Toy
A simple but super cute bath toy. This little rain cloud teaches basic physics and even introduces toddlers to the water cycle!
These unique rounded building blocks will help develop a little boy’s spatial awareness, fine motor skills and coordination. They stack spin, wobble and tilt to give a different kind of building experience!
Smart Wheels Ultimate Speedway
This seriously exciting gift allows boys to get creative and build their own race track. They can then race cars round it using their very own remote control. It’s too cool!
Animal Shape-Sorting Truck
A cute gift for any animal-loving 2 year old boy. It’ll help with shape recognition and maybe even inspire a future zoologist!
Bristle Block Bucket
These Bristle Blocks are really easy to fit together. Boys can easily build cool 3D creations that they can move around and play with. When they get bored of what they’ve made, they can quickly pull it apart and engineer a new structure just like that!
Wooden Animal Puzzles
Kids will love learning about underwater creatures as they put these puzzles together. Figuring out what goes where will help develop those essential STEM skills too!
Inspire future astronauts with this rainbow rocket playset. They can build their own wooden rocket and launch it into space. 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Lift off!
Lego Duplo Wild Animals Set
This Lego Duplo set is a brilliant way for kids to start learning about zoology. They can identify different animals, learn where they live and what they eat. It won’t be long before they start asking for a real pet!
Now you can give that 2 year old boy his very own laptop! This cute laptop will teach him shapes and how to use a simple keyboard. It even has a library of sing-a-long songs- like Spotify for kids!
Click Together Animals
These are not only super cute but very educational! Each little alligater is in a fun color and has letters on them to help your little one learn both upper and lower cases.
Are you ready to get a gift that will give that 2 year old boy a head start in STEM? Then pick up one of these great STEM birthday gift ideas for a 2 year old boy and set him on the path for learning success!