preschool-gift-guide

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Preschoolers are active, adventurous and ready to learn. It’s exciting to give them gifts that will inspire them and help them grow! Whether your preschooler is interested in art, puzzles, games, sensory activities, STEM, or LEGO, you’ll find a gift they’ll love this holiday season. Below is our list of more than 65 awesome gifts for preschoolers. Search this list of preschooler gifts and inspire your loved one to develop skills, create and learn this holiday season!

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ART

Melissa & Doug Scissor Skills
Encourage the development of those fine motor skills before kindergarten.

Crayola Ultimate Crayon Collection
Color and create!

Crayola Dry Erase Light Up Board
Draw, wipe clean, and draw some more.

Melissa & Doug Water WOW
These are the perfect travel toys!

Melissa & Doug Reusable Sticker Pad
For children who love stickers and have extensive imaginations.

Kwix Stix Solid Tempera Paint
For kids who love to paint, and caregivers who don’t like the mess!

Paw Patrol Aquadoodle
Paw Patrol!

Crayola Color Wonder Art Desk
Spread out and create.

Melissa & Doug Deluxe Standing Easel
Harness the creativity in your little artist.

Scratch & Sniff Stickers
Remember these from the ’80s and ’90s?! Now your kiddo can, too.

Fisher Price Doodle Pro
Draw, erase, write, erase. Repeat.

Shimmer & Shine Sparkle Mosaics
Sparkle and shine with these two beloved characters.

Crayola Mess-Free Touch Lights
Mess-free? Yes, please!


PUZZLES & GAMES

Uno
This fun card game teaches colors and numbers.

Connect 4
Encourage pattern recognition and critical thinking skills.

Sorry
Teach turn-taking skills with a classic game.

Trouble
The classic board game.

Hasbro Pie Face
This game is sure to bring lots of laughter into your home.

Cupcake Party
Whoever builds their cupcakes first, wins!

Paw Patrol Puzzle Pack
Paw Patrol fans will enjoy these puzzles!

Peg Board Shapes Puzzle
Fun and challenging shapes.

Melissa & Doug Self-Correcting Alphabet Wooden Puzzles with Storage Box
Learn the alphabet and encourage beginner reading skills.


SENSORY

Play Doh Touch Shape to Life Studio
Bring imagination to life!

Crash Pad Jumbo Foam Mat
Active preschoolers who can’t get enough movement will love jumping into this crash pad.

Play Doh 36-can Mega Pack
Let imagination take over – the opportunities are endless.

Water Beads Rainbow Mix
Slippery, slimy textures to explore!

Kinetic Sand
Create castles while exploring texture.

Hugo Warmkens Weighted Sensory Plush Monkey
This weighted monkey can help calm and center a child.

Sensory Swing Hammock Pod Chair
Swinging is an excellent sensory tool for kids.

Portable and Foldable Trampoline
For the child who loves to jump and climb.

Teepee Tent
A quiet place to relax, a space that is all their own.

Discovery Putty
Develop hand strength and bust anxiety with this therapy putty.

Fisher Price Think and Learn Smart Cycle
Winter can be challenging for kids who need a lot of movement.

Little Tikes Jump n Slide Inflatable Bouncer
With a 250-lb weight limit, you might be able to use this when the kids aren’t watching. We won’t tell!

Elmers Galaxy Slime Starter Kit
Because slime is all the rage this year.

Giant Spider Web Tree Swing
A great addition to the backyard.

Indoor Swing, Trapeze Bar and Gymnastic Rings Combo
Fantastic for kids who need a lot of movement!

Large Rock Wall
Does he love to climb? Encourage using those muscles in a productive, appropriate location.

GymI Indoor Playground
So a kid can be a kid, any day of the year.

Balance Bike
Develop balance and coordination.


STEM

Design and Drill Activity Center
Power up that imagination!

GeoSafari Junior Kidnoculars
Help them explore the world around them.

GeoSafari Junior My First Microscope
For your little scientist’s first discovery.

Catch and Count Wooden Fishing Game
Counting made fun!

Fisher Price Think and Learn Code-a-Pillar
Connect the segments to create code.

Airplane Take A Part Toy
For the airplane enthusiast.

Hot Wheels Car Engine
Take their love of Hot Wheels to the next level.

John Deere Tractor Engine
The tractor enthusiast can now work on a John Deere engine!

Kids First Automobile Engineer Kit
A child who loves cars can now engineer her own automobile.

Magic Tracks
Build, play, disconnect, and build again!

Racing Car Take A Part Toy
Take it apart and put it together over and over again.

Service Car Station
Learn, build, grow.

Constructables Dinos
Build your own dinosaurs.

Learning Resources Gears Gears Gears
The possibilities are endless.

Playmags 118-piece Magnetic Tiles Set
For the creative builder.

STEM Learning 93-piece Educational Construction
Imagination and creativity come to life!

Toy Molecules
Embrace science and build cool stuff.


LEGO

LEGO Disney Moana Moana’s Island Adventure
For the Moana fan.

LEGO Duplo Disney Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Mickey & Minnie Birthday Parade
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse = hours of fun.

LEGO Duplo Disney Minnie Mouse Bowtique
If fun and fashion are what you seek…

LEGO Duplo Flo’s Cafe Building Kit
Cars fans can recreate scenes at Flo’s Cafe.

LEGO City Advent Calendar
These LEGO Advent calendars sell out quickly!

LEGO City Vehicles Van & Caravan
For the preschooler who needs a challenge, LEGO City is the way to go!

LEGO Classic Building Large Box Creator
The only limit is your imagination.

LEGO Duplo Town Fire Trucks
For your firefighter-in-training.

LEGO Duplo Town Santa’s Winter Holiday
Celebrate the holidays with LEGO Duplo Santa!


Kristin Novotny is the writer behind Little Mama Jama, a lifestyle blog that focuses on special needs parenting, DIY, and family-friendly recipes. She encourages positively parenting neurodiverse children, and wrote an ebook, “Bringing Positivity into Parenting Neurodiverse Children,” which is available on Amazon. When she’s not reaching for another cup of coffee, you’ll find her working on her next DIY project. Follow Kristin on Facebook or Twitter.