Wow – this school year is flying by! Now that E is in Montessori kindergarten and I am not doing homeschool themes at this time, the days and weeks seem shorter and shorter! This of course means the holidays are around the corner and I need some smart kindergarten holiday gifts ideas!
Our Eight Smart Kindergarten Holiday Gifts
LEGOs – does it get any better? No! It has been awesome to see my husband’s and my Legos assimilate with E’s collection. They haven’t changed much! Regardless of a child’s Lego affinity, the newer LEGO classic sets are quite smart kindergarten holiday gifts. There is enough to build actual things (with great instructions) or you can incorporate them with other pieces already acquired.
Art-related presents are good for any kid, at any time. This Hape Wooden Easel is a a great art representative on this list of smart kindergarten holiday gifts! It is one of the only height-adjustable easels out there and would last for years.
As stated time and time again on this blog, we spend a LOT of time in the kitchen. And even though E is nearly cooking on his own, he still loves his play food! And with a new baby on the way, we know this is the type of toy that he or she will love, too. We are going with an old favorite here – Play Sushi! It is so cute and wonderful quality from Melissa & Doug.
I’ll admit that we have made a fort set from PVC pieces, and it’s great! But I fully understand why you would want something simpler as well. This Rocket Ship Play Tent would be tons of fun for multiple kids!
We love sets of early readers books! It’s a fun way to let cute characters and what not entice and encourage reading. They are rarely perfect, using contractions and such, and E is quick to point out when the storyline doesn’t quite match up with his familiarity. That said this Rescue Bots Reader Boxed Collection is a wonderful set.
Kids from everywhere who visit science centers surely know about Snap Circuits! I bet the sets are cheaper than you think they might be. The Snap Circuits Jr. Discovery Kit is a complete set of learning and fun for a low price.
SO many SmartGames activities could make this list! But I am picking one we really like already – Bunny Peek-a-Boo.
I end this list with a super practical gift – a fun kids flashlight! It takes 2 AA batteries and would make a great stocking stuffer as well.
I hope you enjoyed this quick list of smart kindergarten holiday gifts! For more Christmas and winter-inspired learning and fun, check out: Simple Christmas Tot School Theme Ideas, Smart Kindergarten Holiday Gifts, Little Kids Christmas DVDs, 13 Christmas Preschool Trays, 6 Easy Christmas Tot Trays, 11 Christmas Trees Tot Trays, and 11 Water, Ice and Snow Winter Preschool Trays!
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