Educational Gift Ideas for Preschoolers
I love getting educational gifts for my preschooler because it means it’s something that I can use in our homeschool and she can learn with them. I know I can’t buy her everything but when she gets an educational toy that I’ve always wanted to get her, I’m busting with cheer for her.
Below are some great Educational Gift Ideas for Preschoolers that I want to share with you. I hope you will find what best suits your little one.
If you need more gift ideas, I have tons in my list of the Best Gift Ideas for Kids blog post.
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Recommended Preschool Books
If you have a little bookworm, grabbing these great books as a gift for your preschooler is a great choice.
The Color Monster: A Story About EmotionsMaisy Goes to Preschool: A Maisy First Experiences BookPreschool, Here I Come!Pete the Kitty’s First Day of Preschool (Pete the Cat)Waiting Is Not Easy! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) (Elephant and Piggie Book, An)All by Myself (Little Critter) (Look-Look)
Recommended Preschool Activity Kits
Fine Motor Skills Activities Bundle
Give your child tons of fun activities that will help their fine motor skills! Included in this bundle are two of our most popular bundles – Preschool Tracing Worksheets and Printable Lacing Cards. Your child can color, trace, draw and cut, lace, sort and play!
Let your kids have an amazing playtime with this Dentist Pretend Play Pack. This play pack has 13 pages of fun printables that include a dental clock, patient’s chart, dental health words, labels, and more to let them have the most awesome pretend dental clinic!
Educational Gift Ideas for Preschoolers
I know kids always go for the bright flashy toys, but eventually, the new toy syndrome wears off and they always return to the classic toys.
My kids play with their Mega Blocks set on a daily basis, other toys may come through the house, but these blocks have gotten the most play from all of my kids. Of course I prefer the great quality toys in comparison to the cheap plastic stuff that easily breaks. What’s the point of buying something only to have to through it out after only a few uses.
World Edition: Explore the world, one country at a time!
The Early Explorers for 3-5 year olds kit from Little Passports is a great way to expose your child to geography and learn about different cultures. Each month your child learns about a new country and it’s a great starting point that can lead to further studies with library books, crafts, and activities. My son loves his globe-trotting subscription because he loves getting his own mail each month.
After I compiled my list, I realized that I have a lot of Melissa & Doug toys, but I love their stuff and they last for so long. This Melissa & Doug Shape Sorting Clock is a wonderful way to start teaching your preschooler to tell the time and do so in a fun way.
Koala Crate: Activity Boxes & Kits for Kids
If you love the science kits from Kiwi Crates then these Koala Crates will be just as fun for your preschooler. Order the subscription to get a monthly delivery of a new project for your little one right to your door. Projects bring on creativity and fun and the best part is you don’t have to shop for it, it comes right to you.
Felt Play Food
I’m a huge fan of pretend play and I’ve made some felt food as well for them. But these felt food donuts are too cute, aren't they? You have to get them for your preschooler.
If you don't way to DIY, this Melissa & Doug Cutting Food is really cool and sturdy. It’s also a life lesson to teach your child how to cut food in a proper manner but in a completely safe environment.
If you don’t want to make your own then this Melissa & Doug Felt Food – Sandwich Set is adorable. It’s such a great quiet activity and would go well with a cute tea set. My daughter and I often have picnics with our pretend food as she pretends to be the mother while I’m the baby.
My kids love building with Legos but when they’re younger, they can’t handle the fine motor coordination just yet so I like these Foam Building Blocks to build up those skills. They’ll learn to stack and balance the blocks together, you could sort them by shape, color or size. They easily lend them selves to pretend play as well, blocks are very versatile.
The Melissa & Doug Pattern Blocks and Boards provide tons of fun for my daughter, she loves matching up the blocks to the boards but she likes to try to build her own things as well. It’s a great way to build their own pictures and we also use it for math for my older kids.
These Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden 27-Piece Lacing Beads in a Box are a great way to practice fine motor coordination and they are bright and colorful which makes them seem more fun. My daughter loves doing beading activities on her own and she’s so proud when she’s finished.
Another fine motor activity that you can practice with is these Melissa & Doug Alphabet Lacing Cards. They’re sturdy and large enough for little hands to hold but not too large that it becomes overwhelming.
Inquiring mind will love to pour liquids into this Learning Resources Bucket Balance, or they may want to weigh their favorite toys or compare their favorite food. I love our balance and it’s going to be time to replace it soon because it’s been used so often.
My son loves giant floor puzzles, he always seeks them out when we go to the library, this Melissa & Doug Underwater 48-Piece Floor Puzzle would be a dream for him because he loves ocean animals.
Christmas and birthday gifts don’t have to be filled with junk, I love finding a balance between toys that they love for a day because of its bright lights and/or motors and toys that they actually play and learn with as well. Because batteries will run out, and I can’t afford to replace them.
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