Christmas Gift Guide: Ideas That Inspire Creativity In Kids
In my last post, I talked about the importance of being mindful when choosing gifts for your children and why I try to avoid an abundance of toys (aka junk). Read more about thoughts on this here. I love gifts that inspire imagination and creativity, that will keep my kids’ interest for more than just a few weeks. Gifts that challenge their thinking, promote connectedness, and that they will pick up again and again.
The gifts I've listed here all serve a purpose; I try to be intentional about the toys and play items I provide my kids. Children learn through play, and I love things that are open ended and require problem solving, imagination, and creativity, like these building and STEM activities. I do realize the Don't Step In It game may not be everyone's cup of tea, it’s kinda gross, but also really funny. Laughing with your kids is a great way to release stress and CONNECT, and I'm all about bonding with my kids. My daughter also LOVES this butterfly garden and I love watching her learn about life cycles and caring for living things.
If you have elementary aged children, consider these for your kids:
Books that we love that have meaningful messages:
If physical gifts aren’t your thing, consider gifting your kids’ experiences. Think a trip (or membership) to the zoo, kids museum, indoor playground, local farm, movie date, frozen yogurt, used book store, etc. Have other ideas? I’d love to hear them!
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