11 Cool Tech Gifts for Kids - Christ Centered Holidays

11 Cool Tech Gifts for Kids

My kids love anything to do with tech. Anything. (I blame it on my IT husband). 🙂

So while I love discovering cool tech gifts for kids, I also try to find fun tech toys, tech accessories and other tech-related items that teach and encourage our little tech geeks.

These fun tech gifts for kids are top-rated (most of them have 5 stars on Amazon) and are a hit with teenage boys and teenage girls (or any tech-loving tween for that matter).

If you’re looking for great gifts for kids (whether for Christmas, birthday or anytime) check out this awesome list of some of the best tech gifts for kids.

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3 Cool Tech Gadgets for Kids

  1. Vobot Speaker Smart Clock and Speaker

Vobot Smart Alarm Clock with Amazon Alexa, 5W Speaker, Voice Control, LED Display, Timer/Date/Weather/Daily News/Radio/Music(Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, TuneIn etc)Vobot Smart Alarm Clock with Amazon Alexa, 5W Speaker, Voice Control, LED Display, Timer/Date/Weather/Daily News/Radio/Music(Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, TuneIn etc)

This incredible little tech gadget not only tells time (and wakes your child up for school) but it plays music and has Alexa capabilities.

This touch-initiated and voice-controlled tech device (a very cool tech gift for kids) uses Alexa to play music, provide information, control smart home devices, listen to news and audio books, report weather, traffic condition and so on.

And because the Vobot is a hands-free device (after full charge of the battery) it’s completely portable.

Dang, we never had an alarm clocks like this when we were growing up. My tech geek kids would love something like this… wouldn’t yours?

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2. Garmin Vivofit Jr. Activity Tracker for Kids

Looking for a cool tech gift for an active kid or sports lover? Look no further than the Garmin Vivofit (three band styles are shown below). This fitness activity tracker is built kid-tough and parent approved with a one year battery life (no recharging needed) and 24/7 wearability (it can even go in the water).

I love that there’s a free compatible parent mobile app that has educational games for kids and even chore/behavior management tracking. Parents can see a child’s steps, sleep amount, daily activities and chore data when it automatically syncs to the parent’s smartphone. Love that!

Fun tech gadget for kids that’s exciting for kids (and practical for parents). Yes!

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3. VTech Kidizoom Action Cam

VTech Kidizoom Action Cam, Yellow/BlackVTech Kidizoom Action Cam, Yellow/Black

Got a kid who loves to shoot videos (but you’re not ready to hand him your GoPro quite yet)? Enter this fantastically fun tech gadget for kids: the Kidizoom Action Cam.

This practical-yet-fun cool tech gift allows kids to take photos and record videos on the go. Kids can also take selfies or shoot videos with fun features like slow and fast-motion using the 180° rotatable camera.

I love that this tech device is sturdy and built kid-tough. In fact, the all-weather, water-resistant case can be used for up to six feet underwater.

Kids can mount the camera to their bikes, skateboards and more and take great action shots. Definitely a top gift for tech geeks (of the kid variety) who love documenting their trick shots and outdoor fun.

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5 Fun Tech Toys for Kids

1.  Star Wars Robots (BB-8 and R2-D2)

If your kids are Star Wars fans and love tech gifts, these awesome robots are the perfect gift.

The programmable BB-8 Star Wars Robot and R2-D2 App-Enabled Action Figure listen and responds to your child’s voice. Guide these robots with your smartphone or tablet and record or view virtual holographic videos.

These robots have over 2,300 reviews and almost 5 stars on Amazon, making it obvious that this is a great tech gift for kids.

“It’s super fun to direct and control BB-8 around your home for your friends, family, pets and other BB-8s! Enjoyable and to me, worth it!”–A Morningstar (Amazon)

Sphero Star Wars BB-8 App Controlled RobotSphero Star Wars BB-8 App Controlled RobotSphero R2-D2 App-Enabled Droid Action FigureSphero R2-D2 App-Enabled Droid Action Figure

 

2. Build and Fly DIY Drone

https://www.amazon.com/Top-Race-Building-Control-Yourself/dp/B071ZZJ5L1/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1510933657&sr=8-1&keywords=build+and+fly+drone

Top Race DIY Drone Building Blocks 2.4GHz Remote Control Drone, Build it Yourself and Fly, 54 Pieces (TR-D5) for ages 14+Top Race DIY Drone Building Blocks 2.4GHz Remote Control Drone, Build it Yourself and Fly, 54 Pieces (TR-D5) for ages 14+

Finally a drone that’s reasonably priced and that also teaches kids! This DIY drone kit encourages kids to develop STEM skills as they assemble, build and fly the drone.

This build and fly drone is a fully functioning drone with 360 degree all angle flexible movement function and even a camera. It’s also a cool tech gadget that’s fairly easy to use with one key to take off and one key to landing and a detailed manual that provides accurate assembly and usage information.

This is a great tech gadget gift for kids that parents and kids can use together!

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3. Snap Circuits

Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics Discovery KitSnap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics Discovery Kit

Snap Circuits provides an incredible introduction to electronics. Kids build over 1,000 projects with these creative circuits. Simple, easy to use with no wires. My boys have hours of screen-free fun with these!

“My son has a thousand motors working without this kit, I rarely can slow him down. I bought this and he loves it! He will sit and play with it. This kit stimulates his brain enough that he doesn’t have to run around like crazy. Gotta have something like this for kids like these!”–Tickleberries (Amazon)

5 Stars, 4,500 reviews and winner of multiple toy awards! Don’t miss this!

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4. Make Your Own Robots for Kids

These are wonderful, hands-on science kits for kids ages 8+ with simple instructions. Kids create a working crab robot, a working tin can robot and a solar rover! Buy one or get all three. Fun tech toy for any tech-loving kid!

OWI 14-in-1 Solar RobotOWI 14-in-1 Solar Robot

 

4M Table Top Robot4M Table Top Robot4M Tin Can Robot4M Tin Can Robot4M Solar Rover Kit4M Solar Rover Kit

 

5. Minecraft Stop Motion Animation Studio for Kids

Minecraft Stop-Motion Animation StudioMinecraft Stop-Motion Animation Studio

Kids build different scenes using the kit’s Minecraft pieces and take pictures of the scenes in a stop-animation-style on their phone. Then, using a special app, the stop-animation-style images are transformed to a movie. Such a fun idea if you’re looking for a fun STEM gift for kids (especially if you’ve got a Minecraft lover).

“My kids sit and build stop motion movies for hours at a time. They absolutely love this. They just turned 9 and I thought they’d be a little young for it but they do really well with it. My kids want to get one of these for all their friends birthdays.”–KHunter (Amazon)

#1 seller on Amazon for Action & Toy Figure Accessories!

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3 Cool Tech Accessories for Kids

  1. Themed Headphones for Kids

Does your daughter love princesses? Your son love superheroes? Or maybe they’d love cats or bunnies? Now kids can personalize their headphone experience with these themed headphones! What a totally fun tech accessory that any kids can use! And I love that most of these have volume limits so that parents don’t have to worry about hurting little ears. Here are a few favorites:

SoundBeast Ice Queen Kid's Headphones - Princess Winter Snow Themed - Volume-Limited, Safe For ChildrenSoundBeast Ice Queen Kid’s Headphones – Princess Winter Snow Themed – Volume-Limited, Safe For ChildrenGriffin Volume-Limiting Monkey KaZoo MyPhones Headphones - Over the Ear Headphones for KidsGriffin Volume-Limiting Monkey KaZoo MyPhones Headphones – Over the Ear Headphones for KidsGriffin Penguin KaZoo MyPhones Kids Volume-Limiting Headphones - Fun Animal Headphones for KidsGriffin Penguin KaZoo MyPhones Kids Volume-Limiting Headphones – Fun Animal Headphones for KidsMARVEL Iron Man iHome eKids BlueTooth Headphones Rechargeable Mic+ControlsMARVEL Iron Man iHome eKids BlueTooth Headphones Rechargeable Mic+ControlsBonwayer Kids Headphones with Cat Ear Adjustable LED Lights Wired On-ear Rechargeable Headsets 85dB Volume Limited 3.5 mm Jack for Children Halloween and Christamas Gift (Blue)Bonwayer Kids Headphones with Cat Ear Adjustable LED Lights Wired On-ear Rechargeable Volume Limited Happy Trails 80-AP083 Plush Stereo Headphones, BunnyHappy Trails 80-AP083 Plush Stereo Headphones, Bunny

 

2. Bluetooth Wireless Beanie Headset

Soundbot SB210 HD Stereo Bluetooth 4.1 Wireless Smart Beanie Headset Musical Knit Headphone Speaker Hat Speakerphone Cap,built-in Mic (BLK)Stereo Bluetooth 4.1 Wireless Beanie Headset 

 

Got a tech-loving teen?

My fifteen year old teenage boy would geek out on this gift: a bluetooth beanie so that he can stay in style as he discreetly plays his tunes.

It’s a great tech gift for kids who run or do athletics. Love how this bluetooth beanie keeps kids looking cool without missing their music!

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3. Picture Keeper Portable USB Storage device

Picture Keeper CONNECT 16GB Portable Flash USB Backup and Storage Device Drive for Mobile Phones Tablets and ComputersPicture Keeper CONNECT 16GB Portable Flash USB Backup and Storage Device Drive for Mobile Phones Tablets and Computers

If you have creative, tech-loving kids, then you understand a dilemma they often face with all their electronic devices–what to do when they see that dreaded “out of storage” message!

My kids are always shooting videos and taking pictures, so unfortunately, it happens quite often.

That’s why Picture Keeper Connect is such a lifesaver! This little USB storage device quickly and easily downloads photos and videos from a smartphone so that storage can be freed up and kids can keep on creating.

Great, practical gift for tech kids who are addicted to shooting videos and pictures with their phone!

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About the Author

As a wife and mom to four passionate kids, Alicia Michelle loves encouraging women, married couples and families with practical tips for growing closer to God during holidays like Easter, Christmas and Thanksgiving. Alicia is the owner/editor of both ChristCenteredHolidays.com and YourVibrantFamily.com; the author of Plan to Be Flexible, The Back to School Survival Manual; and the creator/producer of the "7 Days to a Less Angry Mom Online Video Course,", Christ-Centered Christmas Resources and My Memory Box Organizing System. In addition, she is a monthly contributor for several popular family blogs, including Crosswalk.com. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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