It is not easy to pick stocking stuffers for kids. Stocking stuffers are always my last purchase and first ones to break or end up in the trash. When you spend that kind of money, you want it to last. I made the decision to put as much effort into these as the other gifts I am buying. Click on the picture and it will take you to the website to check it out! Happy clicking!
You would not believe the excitement and level of engagement in my class when I pulled out scented markers. It was my go-to for the most reluctant learner. When I had students that rushed and didn’t prove their answers, I pulled out something scented and it made the task more fun. If I needed a child to practice their spelling words at home but they didn’t have the parent support, I bought them a pack of scented markers. Magically, their scores increased and so did their confidence!
These are great for practicing letter formation. When I tutor, children have trouble remembering where to start the letters. These are so fun to mix up the routine! I use these when I tutor and at home with my son. It is great for parents that may forget the correct letter formation. The letter, number, and shape cards are the size of board book. It may not fit in the stocking like the Wikki Stixs, but it is a great addition to your child’s gifts.
Play-Doh is the best for working on fine motor skills!
Have you ever heard of these paint sticks? These no-mess paint sticks have perfect ratings and they are really fun!
I saw my niece using this hairbrush a couple of years ago. She use to cry when you brushed her hair. This brush was a game changer! I was shocked at the difference and the lack of drama when she brushed her hair. I immediately bought one for myself. I am obsessed!
Games- These are great as a tech-free alternative!
Lunch Bag- Trust me, have an extra lunch box at home. There are so many kids at school that accidentally throw them away only to realize it later, leave them with rotten food inside, or lose them.
Toothbrush/Toothpaste- A new toothbrush is a huge motivator for my 4-year-old. He fights me on taking time away from playing to brush his teeth. A new toothbrush or toothpaste especially with his favorite characters make my life easier for a couple days. 🙂
Band-aids- When we get a new pack of band-aids, my son instantly has 5 injuries.
Kids love water bottles! I dislike cleaning ones that you have to take a bunch of pieces apart! I picked ones that parents love and are easy to clean! I have tried other brands, but the mold in the spout sends me over the edge. These have been a lifesaver. My 4-year-old loves them! We have had these for over 2 years without a problem!
My 4-year-old loves lollipops. I don’t mind giving him one of these during the cold/flu season! Vitamin C to the rescue!
Boys and their toys! My friend had a fun gift idea for her two boys. She is getting them personalized superhero capes! I am anxious to see these in person! What a fun idea!
We have these in our on-the-go bag. They are great for traveling! My oldest played with them during an entire lunch and I was able to talk to adults!! A small Lego set is also good for on-the-go fun!
My husband and son loved this gift! One day I looked over and saw my husband and father-in-law “testing” these out. It definitely brings out the kid in you! I was surprised how popular these are when we have friends over! I found it works best for kids 4+.
These night lights are the best!! We have had ours for over a year and it is a must! The colors are vibrant and it relaxes my son looking at his “Paw Patrol” friends on the ceiling as he falls asleep.
Fun socks and slippers- These socks are very popular on Amazon! These slippers may not last long. They are adorable!
Weather Gear- Hats and gloves in the winter are a necessity where we live. My son just got the first set of mittens. I love that it has a cuff to stop the snow from coming into his mittens.