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Encouraging your child to engage in creative play is good for your child cognitively, socially, physically and emotionally.
This is the ultimate gift guide for the creative child.
Don’t miss more gift guides from some of my favorite bloggers at the end of this post!
My 5 year old became obsessed with my Boogie Board LCD eWriter after I purchased one to use for my to-do list. I love that it doesn’t waste paper (if your house is anything like mine you use so. much. paper.) and she loves that with the touch of a button, her drawing is erased and she can start again. The kid version is even better because it allows kids to trace anything that is underneath it.
This gift is a must-have for any child who likes to write and illustrate stories. After you child has written and illustrated her story, simply send it in and receive a beautiful, printed copy of the book. What budding author wouldn’t love that?
Kid love to draw and color and create. But let’s be honest, many times kids are frustrated with the lack of quality of their art materials. Get your child an art set that she can be proud of.
A good quality easel will be loved by the artist in your life. This easel has amazing features. It’s two sided, magnetic, the height is adjustable, it folds up for easy storage, and it has built-in storage.
Do you have memories of your first diary? I know I do! Diaries are a great way to begin to teach your child that she can have her own thoughts that are hers and no one else’s. And this one is glow-in-the-dark. Diaries don’t get much cooler! And a diary isn’t complete without these adorable (and 100% made out of recycled newspaper) Scented Colored Pencils.
Have an artistic child who also likes to build and play pretend? This toy has it all! This castle can be decorated and built over and over, for endless imaginative play.
Magnatiles are extremely popular, and they live up to the hype. They are a must for the child who loves to build.
A classic toy that still has staying power. When my children received Fiddlesticks, I thought they would play with them for a few minutes and then move on to something else. Boy was I wrong! My toddler and 5 year old LOVE their Fiddlesticks, and the creations that they make always impress me.
Whenever I need to do something important (make an important phone call, clean up before company comes over, etc) I always pull out the play doh. It never fails me. Santa might have to bring this Play-Doh Kitchen Creations Sizzlin’ Stovetop to our house this year.
Blocks are great but magnetic blocks are even better!
I fondly remember my paper bead making kit from the 90s. This will definitely be a gift under my Christmas tree. *Ahem* For my kids. Not me.
This paper airplane kit takes paper airplanes to the next level with 72 different planes.
Bright neon paper in fun patterns along with stickers for embellishing make this origami kit irrisistable!
I love strategy games that kids can play independently, and this one from the amazing company ThinkFun doesn’t disappoint. They are great not only for fostering creativity, but also for building problem-solving skills.
Adorable, right? If your kids love puppets, these are the perfect short-on-space solution.
For some reason, kids are mesmerized by the washer and dryer. And this washer and dryer play set is seriously the cutest.
The play kitchens of now are nothing short of amazing. I love this wooden set. It’s super durable, which is a must because this toy is one that will entertain your child for years.
I bought this for my nephews two Christmases ago, and it still gets regular play. Simply connect the pieces, add a bed sheet, and you’ve got a unique fort for hours of fun. PS- It’s fun for adults, too!
Play Kitchen Accessories
eeBoo Tell A Story Game
This game gets regular play in our house. We have the Fairy Tale Mix-Up, but Robot’s Mission looks great too. There are SO MANY reasons to love this game. It’s fun AND educational. It helps your child to develop storytelling skills and to recall and retell the story. Simply choose a card, and start the story based off of that card. Each additional card prompts the continuation of the story.
What toys does your creative child love?
Need more gift ideas?
Bridget from This Mom Life has an amazing list for your child that needs to relax a little bit.
Kristen from Applecart Lane has the perfect gift ideas that are fun and educational.
The Salty Mamas know just what to get the kid on your list who has EVERYTHING.
Real Mom Recs has got you covered when you just need to wear your child out!
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