Friday, December 23, 2011

BEST Christmas Gift Ideas for Kids

Sorry this is a little bit late.  But...it's been a busy season.  I posted this on our Latter-dayLearning blog and thought that I ought to share it here as well.   These are the BEST Christmas gift ideas for kids from actual moms who know.  This is a compiled list of favorite, long-lasting and enduring activities that their children have truly enjoyed.  Hope it helps if you're looking for last-minute items.

Bouncers with handles
Large Safety Pins and material scraps for doll outfits etc.
Dress-Ups from D.I. --  or Savers
Mini Balls (put in kiddie pool)
Indoor Slide
Science Experiments (including making crystals)
Craft Supplies  (Glue, glitter, good paper, markers and coffee filters, pipe cleaners, etc.)
Shrinky-Dinks (before Christmas- to make Christmas ornaments)
Good Books
Melissa and Doug coloring books
Dot to Dot books (the crazy cool kinds that go up to 300+)
Razor Scooters
Wooden Blocks
Lincoln Logs
Tinker Toys
Legos
Erector Sets
Calico Critters (not their furniture - which breaks)  w/Playmobil Furniture
Littlest Pet Shop
Thomas the Tank Engine Train Set  (fun w/Brio Network as it is all supposed to be the inside of a computer. Cute!)
National Geographic KIDS Magazine
Cricket Magazine (10-12 different kinds- all ages)
Duplos (legos' medium size)
Hot Wheels
Kitchen Play Set
Storyboards made out of Flannel or Felt
Tangrams

5 comments:

Jean5643 said...

I think your Christmas gift list is spot on for kids. I like the lego as it's a unisex toy and helps with the mental development and creativity of your children.
What has bothered me about my son who is 7 is that he is always playing with my cell phone and he wanted a cell phone for Christmas. I bought him the lego blocks and a cheap little Tracfone and I'm just wandering if he will start learning to be responsible with the phone at such an early age. I can only wait and see.
May you and your readers have a blessed and Happy Christams

indianist said...

Wish you all a Merry and Happy Christmas. Let this new year bring you all great joy and harmony in your life for your future. Wonderful & Christmas greetings and gifts of the season…

Heidi G. said...

Thank you, both, for your great and meaningful comments! I think we all continue to pray for peace on earth and/or in our hearts!
Blessings to all,
Heidi

preeti said...

Thanx for sharing nice ideas of a gift for Christmas day. Christmas is celebrated all over the world, people these days giving gifts to their loved one. Buying a special gift on Christmas day shows how much you love and care for the person.

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Waseem said...

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