Category: Parenting

The Best Advent Calendar Fillers for 5-Year Old Boys

The Best Advent Calendar Filler Ideas for Preschool Boys

Last year, we started using a DIY Advent Calendar that my mom made for us and it was the cutest thing ever!  It required that we find our own Advent Calendar fillers, which is a challenge, but also one of the best aspects of doing one of these Christmas activities.

Advent Calendar fillers for 5-year old boys are so much fun to shop for and if you think outside of the box (or calendar), there are so many fun ideas you can incorporate!

No matter what you choose, Advent calendars are one of the best ways to really experience Christmas the whole month of December and nothing is more exciting than doing that with 5-year old boys!

So if you can get all of your Advent calendar fillers ahead of time, you’ll be the happiest family on the block and you’ll get to see that Christmas excitement every single morning.

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The Best Advent Calendar Fillers for Toddlers

Toddler Advent Calendar Filler Ideas

I’ve been at it for weeks, but I’ve finally found the best Advent calendar fillers for toddlers and I am so excited to get the Christmas season started!  

Nothing is better than celebrating Christmas with a toddler and an Advent calendar only makes the season more exciting.

There are so many fun options out there for DIY Advent calendars, so coming up with your own fillers is becoming more and more popular. Not only are there tons of cute little gifts you can use, but there are also lots of fun activities that are free, easy, and will help get everyone in the Christmas spirit!

Time to get your Christmas shopping started!  Here are the best Advent calendar fillers for toddlers:

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The Best Subscription Clubs for Kids

It’s great to get a gift on Christmas or a birthday, but what about the gifts that last all year long?? Believe it or not, there’s a lot of options…all in the form of the best subscription clubs for kids!

These amazing subscription clubs send your child a gift every single month…and some are the gift of an actual activity, as opposed to something that just adds to the clutter.

So if you’re looking for a unique gift for kids that will set you out from the pack (or reduce the amount of clutter!), consider these amazing subscription clubs.

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The Best Gifts for 4-Year Old Boys

These gift ideas for 4-year old boys are sure to make them excited!

Finding the best gifts for 4-year old boys is no simple task. But when you do find something they love, you will feel like the coolest. person. ever. Because these guys have the energy of 100 adults and the enthusiasm of 1,000.  

So hit it out of the ballpark and get them the perfect gift!  All of these gift ideas have made my 4-year old son go crazy and he LOVES them.

And more importantly – they keep him busy!  So it’s kinda like a gift for all of us. 😉

So if you’re on the hunt for a gift for a 4-year old boy, here’s where to start:

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Easy-Peasy Kid Craft: DIY Hungry Caterpillar Clothespin Magnets

Easy Kid Craft and Gift Idea - DIY Hungry Caterpillar Magnets

My 4-year old has been hooked on crafts lately, so I’ve been on the hunt for fun DIY projects that are easy enough for him and also serve a practical purpose…because I can only hang up so much construction paper!  So when I came up with the idea to create Hungry Caterpillar Magnets (inspired by the all-too-famous Very Hungry Caterpillar book!), I was really excited. And rightfully so, because it was a huge hit!

This Hungry Caterpillar craft project was so easy that he could basically do the entire thing himself…and would have been able to do it completely alone had I not wanted to make sure the magnets were super secure with hot glue instead of Elmer’s (if you’ve got a little one running around, you should probably do the same!).

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How to Make Adorable Egg Carton Flowers with Your Kids

This egg carton kid craft is the perfect gift idea for grandparents and teachers.

I’m all about kid crafts that can last longer than your classic construction paper card – and that’s exactly what these egg carton flowers are!  They will last forever, can be stored away for special occasions, or placed prominently somewhere permanently.

And they are ADORABLE.

Bright colors, screaming of little kid design…and they don’t require a wall to hang on.

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The 10 Best Gift Ideas for 1-Year Old Girls

The Best Gifts for 1-Year Old Girls

If you’re on the hunt for the best gift ideas for 1-year old girls, you must have quite a celebration on your hands – their first birthday! 1-year olds are a lot of fun and they’re finally starting to get interested in toys, so this is a fun time to shop. But there’s a lot of stuff out there, so it can be really hard to make the right decision.

But fear not! I’ve done the research for you. All of these gifts were the absolute favorites for my 1-year old daughter and I’m sure they’ll please your little 1-year old girl too. Happy birthday to your little one!

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