Kids are excited as ever for the holidays and the most beloved tradition of all: opening gifts.
Black Friday, the Friday after Thanksgiving, is the unofficial start to the Christmas season and it’s also the biggest shopping day of the year in the US. This year it falls on November 26, 2021 and it’s the time to get the best deals on popular items and cool STEM gifts for kids.
For parents, there are a few unknowns this holiday season.
Worker shortages and supply chain issues might throw a wrench into your gift-giving plans this year. There’s expected to be shipping delays and sold out items, with hot kids toys and electronics likely being the first thing to sell out.
The key is to plan ahead and start early! Get a jump on the gifts the kids want most so you don’t lose out. The best holiday deals are usually found on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
While online shopping is a huge part of Black Friday, virtual gifts have also become popular. In addition to being able to buy virtual gifts, like subscriptions or virtual currency for online games like Roblox, from the comfort of home, you also know it will arrive on time.
Use our list for the best kids Black Friday deals on STEM and educational gifts to get ideas on where to look and start shopping.
We’ll continue updating this list throughout the month so check back often!
Top Stores to Find Kids Black Friday Deals
In general, you’ll find some of the best deals on kids clothing, toys, and accessories, including STEM toys and gifts, at the following retailers:
Black Friday Kids Deals
For deals on specific items, make sure to shop as early as possible before they sell out. Many retailers are starting Black Friday deals early, or extending them through Cyber Monday or longer, so take advantage of early sales when you can.
Confirmed kids deals for Black Friday 2021:
- AMAZON | 10-70% OFF kids toys, games, and electronics. Up to 50% Off Kids Fire Tablets. Save $20 on PlayStation Plus 12 Month Memberships. Up to 40% off Logitech Gaming Accessories. Daily flash deals starting now!
- APPLE | 30% OFF Apple Airpods on Amazon. Get Apple Store gift cards valued between $50 and $200 on select products including a $75 gift card for ANY AirPods purchase. Nov 26 – Nov 29.
- ARCKIT | 70% OFF purchase of Arckit Sports Vol. 1 & 2. 50% OFF Arckit 180 & 360.
- BESTBUY | “Early Deals Event” and guaranteed pricing of up to $500 off laptops, games, and electronics.
- CODECOMBAT | 50% off $99 annual subscription of CodeCombat home edition. Use code CODECOMBAT50 at checkout (new first time customers only). Nov. 25 11:59PM PT to Nov. 29 11:59PM PT. First FREE on Three. Get the first month of any 3 month recurring subscription for live online classes for free. Use code 1STFREEON3 at checkout (new first time customers only). Nov. 25 11:59PM PT to Nov. 29 11:59PM PT.
- CODEWIZARDSHQ | $5 coding class for kids ages 8-18. Learn Scratch or Python with a live teacher. Lowest price of the year! 20% OFF first month’s tuition in any 12-week course. Nov 22 – Nov 29.
- FAT BRAIN TOYS | Up to 50% OFF and more in Black Friday flash sale.
- FORTNITE | 15-75% OFF Epic Games Store.
- KIWI CO | Up to 4 months FREE with code EARLY.
- LEGO | Gifts with purchases over $170 online or $40 in store. Luke Skywalker’s Lightsaber with purchase of the new Star Wars™ AT-AT™. Special VIP offers on Cyber Monday. Nov 26 – Nov 29.
- MICRODUINO | 25% OFF of mCookie series kits.
- MICROSOFT | Up to $750 OFF the Surface Laptop 3. Up to 67% OFF Xbox games and more.
- MOVE THE TURTLE | 50% OFF on “Move the Turtle: Learn to Code” and “Correct Result! Math for Kids” apps. Click links to redeem. Nov. 26 to Nov. 30.
- TARGET | 10-30% OFF toys and games. $10 gift card when you spend $50 on LEGO. Holiday price match guarantee.
- TEKNIKIO | 25% OFF Bluebird. Additional discounts and surprise deals throughout the weekend. Black Friday through Cyber Monday.
- THINKER TINKER | 15-30% OFF all products. Black Friday through Cyber Monday.
- UDEMY | $9.99 pricing on select all Udemy online courses.
- WALMART | Black Friday Deals for Days. Walmart+ members will receive early access to online Black Friday events throughout November.
2020 Black Friday kids deals and brands to look out for this year:
- ABC MOUSE | $45 (originally $59.99) for a 1 year subscription to ABC mouse.
- BITSBOX | $25 OFF on any $50+ order!
- DISNEY | Buy 1 get 1 free plush.
- GAMESTOP | $299 Nintendo Switch Mario Kart 8 Bundle with 3 months of Nintendo Online. Lookout for the Black Friday ad with deals on consoles, games, accessories, and more.
- LEAPFROG | 25% OFF LeapFrog books, games, accessories, and selected apps.
- LITTLE PASSPORTS | 25% OFF any subscriptions.
- MINDWARE | Up to 50% OFF toys and games.
- MINECRAFT | Up to 75% OFF in the Marketplace.
- OKPLAY | $40 (originally $59.99) annual OK Play subscription.
Black Friday Toy Deals
Toys are a best seller every holiday season. Get STEM toys for any interest.
5 in 1 Take Apart Robot Toy for $32.99 (List price $59.99)
SmartLab Toys Squishy Human Body for $16.39 (List price $29.99)
Elenco Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics Exploration Kit for $20.97 (List price $39.99)
Black Friday Tablet Deals
Every tech-savvy kid needs a tablet. There are plenty of STEM and educational apps to keep them busy all year. Parents can get a great deal on tablets like the ones below.
Contixo 2021 Edition for $89.98 (List price $129.99)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ 128GB 12.4-Inch WiFi Tablet with S Pen for $751.00 (List Price $849.99)
Apple iPad Pro 12.9-Inch 128GB WiFi Tablet (2021) for $999.00 (List Price $1,099)
Black Friday Laptop Deals
Dell Vostro 5510 Intel i5 512GB SSD 8GB RAM 15.6″ Laptop for $769.00 (List Price $1,398.57)
Acer Swift 3 Intel i7 256GB SSD 8GB RAM 14″ 1080p Laptop for $649.99 (List Price $849.99)
Black Friday Video Game Deals
Gamers can find discounts on consoles, games, and accessories! Subscription services like PlayStation Plus or Xbox Game Pass may also be on sale.
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Deluxe Edition – PlayStation 5 for $9.99 (List price $39.99)
Nintendo Switch All-in-One Bundle – Sam’s Club Exclusive for $349.98 (List price $381.96)
Have fun shopping for kids Black Friday deals!
There’s something on this list for every kid this Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Encourage your child to try a coding or STEM activity with a fun gift.
More and better deals will be added throughout the month so check back often.
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