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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.

 
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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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