Curious, imaginative younger kids love hands-on toys and electronics. A metal detector is an ideal holiday gift for this age group! Not only will a metal detector teach your child about science and geology, it will get him/her outside in the fresh air searching and digging for treasure. They can dream about searching for a mysterious pirate’s lost treasure; all the while digging up coins, trinkets and jewels. Each treasure is exciting, whether it’s a simple quarter, a meteorite or a gold nugget. Metal objects and treasures are waiting to be discovered!
Metal Detectors Designed for Younger Kids
When choosing the best detector for a child, it’s important to consider ease-of-use, lightweight design and a smaller arm rest and shaft. There are detectors designed specifically for kids and/or with with adjustable shafts and arm rests. The Controls should be very easy to understand, so your child understands what he/she has found. At $79.99, the Bounty Hunter Junior Target ID Metal Detector is a kid’s detector with an “emoji” display, showing: “probably trash,” “maybe,” and “good stuff!”
Metal Detectors for Upper Elementary Kids:
At around age 8, the next model up is the Bounty Hunter VLF 2.1. It is a fun, well-built, light-weight metal detector for older kids. It is a bit more sophisticated because it contains discrimination and sensitivity adjustment. A metal detector is the perfect tech gift for kids this holiday season!
Metal Detectors (Ideal for 8 to 11 Years Old):
- Bounty Hunter Legacy 1500 Metal Detector
- Bounty Hunter Gold Metal Detector
- Fisher F22 Metal Detector
- Garrett Ace 200 Metal Detector
- Garrett Ace 300 Metal Detector
- Whites CoinMaster Metal Detector
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