Thursday, December 10, 2015

14 Educational Stocking Stuffer Ideas

I love Christmas, and have great memories of Santa. Stockings were always one of my favorite parts of Christmas. One year I remember being very determined to stay up until Santa (well I actually called him Father Christmas being from England) arrived. I remember that I had a little hoop on my Christmas stocking that year and I wrapped it tightly around my finger so I knew that Father Christmas would have to wake me to fill it. What I actually woke to is the loop cut off my stocking...

Christmas stockings can bring so much excitement, I remember the year we all used big white wool socks so many fun times. I love that they can be filled sometimes with everyday items, but when stuffed in a sock they become 'magical'.

Here's some fun but educational ideas for your Christmas stockings this year;

 educational stocking stuffer ideas  

Personalized Letter from Santa

Gone are the days of trying to write in “Santa’s handwriting.” Educents has made it so easy to make your child feel special and loved by Santa! The personalized letter comes straight to your front door from the North Pole in a beautiful red envelope, and highlights your child’s exciting accomplishments this year. The letter also includes some fun Santa-approved activities for you and your kiddo to spend some sweet holiday time together, like a recipe for Mrs. Claus’ Famous Cookies, two snowflake craft templates, a packet of reindeer food (glitter!) and a sheet of festive stickers. This special letter will make for an imaginative and exciting addition to the very top of our Christmas stockings this year!

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This letter will make for an imaginative start to any Christmas morning, but there’s more pressure now to keep the fun going! Here are some other easy stocking stuffers to keep the magic going for your kiddos this year!

Educational Stocking Stuffer Ideas

1. FREE DIY Crystal Christmas Tree Experiment - An opportunity to spend more time together as a family is one of the best gifts you can give! These directions for a DIY salt-crystal Christmas tree can get the whole family involved and teach everyone something new! 2. DIY Push Light Planets - Create these amazing lights for your kiddo's bedroom. Each light is decorated to represent one of the planets. To encourage planet recognition, even paint the names of the planets onto each pushable light!

  Push Light Planets

  3. Show Me the Kwan - Looking for a great, fun game for the whole family to play after all the presents have been opened? This clever and upbeat word game gets kids excited about vocabulary, word construction and more and is the perfect size for a stocking! 4. Matching Games for Little Learners - These handmade wooden matching games from Mama May I are a very sweet stocking stuffer for little learners. Choose from Zoo, Trucks, Vegetables, Space and more!

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  5. The Familia Craft Kit - This craft kit has all the tools for your kiddos to decoupage little wooden peg dolls to create their own story or to include in a new adventure! They come in a slim tube that’s easy to fit in a stocking! 6. DIY Domino Set - This homemade domino set is one you and your family can play for years to come. To make this set special for the holidays, use green and red puff paint

DIY Domino Set

  7. DIY Pop-Up Alphabet Sponges - This simple gift is a low-cost way to make baby's bath time fun and educational! Cut sponges into the shapes of alphabet letters and numbers.

8. DigiPuppets - This adorable animal finger puppet acts as a touchscreen-sensitive stylus for phones and tablets. Use them on their own to keep kids engaged with digital learning tools, or head to the app store to download DigiPuppet’s educational games. digipuppets_zipusageforzulily2_5db6

  9. Just Add Milk Science & Art Kit - This kit is filled with fun science and art projects you can do along with some at home ingredients, and it’s just the size of a milk carton! If your child is lactose-intolerant, don’t worry, the experiments work with non-dairy milk as well!

10. DIY Telling Time Clock Pillow - Crafty family members can take a few hours to create this comfortable accessory for kiddos learning to tell time!

DIY Telling Time Clock pillow

  11. Life of Fred Dolls - Is your child a fan of the 5-year old math prodigy, Fred? Just imagine Fred’s pointy nose peeking out of a Christmas stocking on Christmas Day. As soon as your child pulls him out, Fred will be ready to act out all his silly math lessons. Math on Christmas?? YES!!!

12. DIY Hopscotch Mat - Here's a fun game you can make yourself, roll up into a Christmas stocking, and then play on Christmas Day and many, MANY days after that!

13. DIY Bongo Rice Shakers - Use some household materials to make shakable, musical instruments for little ones to use while Christmas caroling on Christmas Day!
  DIY Stocking Stuffer Instrument 

Looking for more ways to make your Christmas stockings and holiday gifts extra special this year?

Head to Educents' Give the Gift of Education page for more ideas, tips, steals and deals!

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