The Ultimate List of Experience Gifts for Kids Under 4
Our favorites include the zoo, aquarium, and children’s museum.
A family is a great back up to have any day that you have a little free time.
Free Saturday? Hit up the zoo. Free afternoon? Children’s museum it is.
These places are educational and will add to your children’s interests and memories every time you go.
Family Date Day
Go somewhere fun, such as the park, zoo, aquarium museum, a movie, sporting event, play, amusement park, kids’ gym, painting class, local activity, or petting zoo.
Get creative, check out local events, and just go.
Go do something fun and different. You won’t regret it.
Give your kids the gift of learning a new skill, such as gymnastics, art, music, or martial arts.
Your child will gain so much more than a new skill.
They’ll also gain valuable social skills, such as patience, waiting their turn, taking directions from an authority figure other than mom or dad, and following directions.
Monthly Postcards, Letters, or Fun Mail
Get your kids excited about checking the mail with this one!
Commit to sending your kids a postcard, letter, or goodie box in the mail each month.
Be silly or fill your letters with all of the reasons you love them.
Get creative! It’s all your call.
This makes an awesome, low-cost gift from grandparents, too!
Another way to have some fun with this gift is by having your child pick someone new each month to send a postcard to. Have them decorate it with stickers and crayons.
I love these Blank Postcards on Amazon! They are completely blank so that your child can color, sticker up, and decorate as much as they’d like. Teach your child the value of sending a bit of love to other people.
Put together a fort building kit or purchase one like the TOTE A FORT Blanket Fort Kit for Kids. I love this kit because each blanket has straps that you can easily attach to furniture, anchor weights to help keep you blankets in place, and an easy-to-carry sinch sack for storage.
Get creative with blankets and sheets you already own or give your kids their own Fort Kit for hours of entertainment, imagination, and fun.
For older toddlers who are ready to start working real puzzles, I love the Petit Collage Floor Puzzle. The big pieces are easy for little hands to hold, and your child will love getting down in the floor and figuring out how to put it together.