Today’s gift guide post is all about the kiddos. Mainly your preschool and kindergarten-aged kiddos, which my two oldest fall into currently. If you’re looking for a gift guide post for yourself or a gift guide post for that health nut in your life, definitely check those links out as well! Disclosure: The post below contains a couple Amazon Affiliate links.
1. A Subscription Box. I think subscription boxes are so cool. Not only is it the gift that keeps on giving each month (or for however many months you select), but it reminds your kiddo of the person who buys it for them! I think this is especially neat for grandparents to give to grand-kids when they don’t live nearby to see them regularly. Below are three subscription box options for kids, each with a slightly different theme:
- Little Passports a Global Adventure: The Early Explorers is for your preschooler, age 3-5, and The World Edition subscription is for your young elementary student, age 6-10. These are adventures in geography that include the travel/explorer kit in your first month and then themed ongoing monthly packages. For my kiddos, we would get one of each subscription.
- Raddish Kids Cooking Club: Raddish is a cooking club, culinary lesson, and mealtime solution all-in-one. Each month includes a unique theme that embeds math, science, geography, culture, and history into a fun culinary lesson. What is SUPER cool about this subscription is that you can get add-on sibling materials for just $5 more/month. This club is for children ages 4 to 6, who enjoy working alongside an adult in the kitchen.
- Kiwi Co. Subscription Boxes: These boxes are for budding innovators with hands-on fun and learning. This company actually has 5 subscription options based on age, your kiddos ages 3-4 would fall into the Koala Crate option and your kiddos ages 5-8 would fall into the Kiwi Crate option. These look simply amazing.
2. Lego Creation Book. If your kids are like mine, they love Legos and they love following directions. But, as parents, we can’t keep buying set after set after set! I finally looked up books with Lego instructions for this year. Amazon has lots of options like The Lego Ideas Book: Unlock Your Imagination, Awesome LEGO Creations with Bricks You Already Have, and 365 Things to Do with LEGO Bricks.
3. Kids Yoga Mat. Have you heard of the Cosmic Kids Yoga channel through You Tube? Well if not, go find it and subscribe and thenn see how instantly your kids love it. My oldest has been especially enjoying his yoga and we are excited to get him a yoga mat for Christmas. I think he’s really going to be surprised. I’m loving these Gaiam Kids Yoga Mats – especially the Blue Rocket and Roboto mats.
4. Starfall Membership. We all have those moments during the day that we need to occupy our kids because we can’t play with them all. the. time. The Cosmic Kids Yoga channel I mentioned above definitely helps with these times, but so does educational learning through Starfall.com… our favorite. We started using Starfall with just a couple apps on our phone, then used the free version through the computer, but then when I realized the yearly membership was only $35 and it gives you access to EVERYTHING, I was sold. We’ve been members for about 2 years now. You can print worksheets for your kids too – which is really nice.
5. Tempera Paint Sticks. I actually saw these on another gift guide and thought they were simply incredible! We do a lot of crafts in our house hold and they claim to dry in 90 seconds!! What?! Totally buying.
6. Curious Chef 3-Piece Nylon Knife Set. This is a great set to get your littles safely cooking in the kitchen! Now the set does say for ages 5 and up, so please be mindful when working with your 3/4 year old… but the blunt tips and ergonomic handles allow these to be a great starter set of knives.
7. Bentgo Kids Lunch Boxes. These things are amazing! We own four of them and they just truly help to make packing lunches super simple and easy. They come in 3 colors and it’s fun to come up with lunch ideas for my kiddos to try with these bento boxes for kids.
8. Lakeshore Learning All About Today Activity Center. This is a really awesome tool to help your preschool learn about dates, seasons, weather, and more! This is also great for reinforcing what your kindergartener is learning in school! We’ve had ours in our homeschool area for quite a while now and still love it.
9. Norwex Kids Pet to Dry animals. We have these for our kiddos and they love them! If your kiddos are anything like mine, hand towels get pulled off the bar and then thrown on the floor after use. These adorable animals (pig, bear, tiger, and kitten) are chenille microfiber hand towels that, as the name implies, your kids simply pet to dry their hands.
What is your favorite item from this list? Or what would you add to make it even better?