Yes that is right. Old fashioned board games. I cannot count all of the times that the Rookie pulls out Operation and we laugh each and every time he hits the side as he is trying to get out a cell phone from the patients stomach. Yes that is right, a cell phone. Many of the board games that you grew up with as a child have been modernized like Operation to include a cell phone. Think Candy Land, Chutes and Ladders, or Ants in the Pants.
OK this is an easy one. Children LOVE Legos. So it makes an easy idea for a Christmas gift. The great thing about Legos though, is just like board games, it takes you back your childhood. The Rookie and I have spent hours playing with his Legos. It is so much fun to build cars and play with them or even building an entire city with your son and family.
Even if you are not a handyman, you probably have a set of screwdrivers or hammer sitting around the house. Which is perfect for a DIY bird house kit from your local craft store. Your little one can help you build the bird house and after the glue dries, you can give them creative freedom to decorate the bird house. It isn’t limited to a bird house either, think bird feeder, or a custom-made stepping stone. A project that you and your child will be able to enjoy for years to come.
Much like a DIY kit, artwork is perfect time to help spark the creative juices in your child. Not only that, but find a wall in your house where you will be able to show off your child’s art work. It might not look like the Mona Lisa but you never know, you may have the next artist sitting right at your table as paints to their hearts desire.