This best birthday gift for kids may surprise you.
To simplify your google search, this is the best birthday gift for two-year-olds, three-year-olds, four and five-year-olds.
That’s correct! – It is a megahit birthday gift for toddlers and preschoolers.
Birthday parties can create a pile of one-and-done toys. We all mean well, and they get tossed aside after the initial excitement.
Try something a little unique at the next birthday party and watch it receive the five-star toddler yelp review from kids and their parents.
RELATED: Looking for a more traditional list of birthday gifts? Check out our TOYS FOR KIDS collection of ideas for every age and stage.
Invite me to a birthday party; this is the gift I am bringing.
Why? Because this is a gift for both the child and the parent. Children will play, and caregivers can supervise and watch from the sidelines.
Even better is that children learn foundational skills that create more brain pathways to make connections through play.
- Measuring cups – promote investigation.
- Funnels – encourage movement from one object to another
- Squirt bottles – strengthen fine motor
- Large spoons – help children transport objects and discover weight
- Containers – learn the concept of empty vs. full
Is this idea unconventional? Absolutely.
Is it also an excellent and unique idea? 100%
Ideas like this may seem simple to us adults, but we must remember that this is how children learn and begin to stack ideas and information they have learned. Keeping toys for kids open-ended is a must-do!
Water bins and random kitchen supplies have made the best memories.
What should a sensory bin contain?
I am so happy you asked!
Here are 40 sensory bins for toddlers and preschoolers.
This birthday gift is less than $15!
It’s true. One trip to the Dollar Store and a few other items will take you from spring to fall. It is a small gift for kids that promotes learning through play and can be used in many ways.
Fill an under-the-bed storage bin with water or rock and watch them scoop and pour until dusk.
RELATED: Want to add a more traditional gift with this? You will love this list of toddler toys.
What you need for the best birthday gift for kids:
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Remember, we can also find most of these items at the dollar store. I made a quick list here of some great finds from Amazon. My favorite is the measuring cup’s 14-piece set.
You can also find our entire collection of sensory supplies here!