If you have a child fascinated by history, give them history gifts for Christmas this year. Your kids will be thrilled reading about what medieval peasant ate or delighted to show off how many history facts they know as they win these games.
The Best History Gifts to Thrill Your Kids
Have you read any of the Horrible Histories? They’re delightfully gruesome books which fascinate kids of all ages. Kids discover what life was truly like in the various time periods. They learn about what people ate, what they believed, and even what some of the common medical practices were. Children read them and read them and read them. My books are now falling apart from my own children’s use and love.
These are history gifts for the whole family to enjoy!
If you’d prefer individual titles, here’s a partial list of Horrible History titles.
Just so you know, the list below is not necessarily the same books as what is included in the box. There are a lot of Horrible History books!
- The Savage Stone Age
- The Awesome Egyptians
- Groovy Greeks and Rotten Romans
- Ruthless Romans
- The Angry Aztecs and The Incredible Incas
- Cut-Throat Celts
- The Smashing Saxons
- The Stormin’ Normans
- Vicious Vikings
- Measly Middle Ages
- Dark Knights and Dingy Castles
- Terrible Tudors
- Even More Terrible Tudors
- Terrifying Tudors
- Cruel Kings and Mean Queens
- Rotten Rulers
- Rowdy Revolutions
- The Gorgeous Georgians and The Vile Victorians
- Villainous Victorians
- Barmy British Empire
- Twentieth Century
- Frightful First World War
- The Woeful Second World War
- Blitzed Brits
There’s something wonderful about card games the family can enjoy. These Professor Noggin card games are easy to set up, only requiring cards and dice. Toddlers can’t knock over the board. Players are quizzed about historical facts learning quite a bit along the way.
Card games are fascinating history gifts to augment your homeschool.
- Ancient Civilizations
- Medieval Times
- Famous Inventions
- First Peoples of North America
- History of the United States
- American Revolution
- Civil War
- The 50 States
- Presidents of the United States
- History of Art
While we’re on the subject of card games, do you enjoy playing Go Fish? These Classic Historian card games allow you to learn about history and play Go Fish at the same time!
If you’re tired of Go Fish, try playing one of the other 3 games instead.
Way Back When in History takes you through 5 time periods over the course of the game. Test how much your children and you actually know about the Explorers, 13 Colonies, American Revolution, the Constitution, and the Civil War.
Do you remember the facts or has everyone forgotten everything they learned?
Name Chase: Historical Figures is a lively game from Geo Toys! It’s a trivia game for kids ages 12 and up. You get 4 clues to find the answer. The first clue is quite difficult, while the last clue is very simple.
Can you figure out who the historical figure is before you run out of clues?
History of the World Mad Libs
Did you ever play Mad Libs as a kid? If so you know exactly the type of craziness which will result with History of the World Mad Libs! Alter history and see just how crazy you can make it.
Your kids will have hours of fun and laughter with History of the World Mad Libs!
History Year by Year
History Year by Year is a delightful and detailed time-line by Smithsonian. Your kids will be able navigate the history of the world and see the influences, the patterns, and the connections between events.
These history books and games make wonderful gifts for the entire family at Christmas. Kids will curl up devouring the Horrible Histories or will compete to see who remembers the most history.
Have you given your children history gifts for Christmas?