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Top 5 Educational Gifts for Girls this Holiday Season! (ages 3-7)



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Christmas is right around the corner and if you are like me, you have already started shopping for your little ones.  This year I plan to shop for my 7-year-old son and 5-year-old daughter.

First up, is Field Trip Girl.

Two weeks ago Field Trip Girl visited Santa Claus at the new #SantaHQ experience at the Lakewood Center and asked him for a few presents for Christmas.  On the top of her list this year is the new Lalaloopsy Color Me Squiggles N’ Shapes Doll.  For only $24.99 on Amazon it is a reasonably priced gift.

Then Field Trip Girl proceeded to ask Santa Claus for a Barbie Dream House.  It is still up for debate as to whether or not we are going to get it for her though.  Finding a used Barbie Dream House on Craig’s List is a better fit for our budget this year.

In the past, we have gotten Field Trip Girl some unique educational toys for Christmas including:


Learning Resources Letter Construction Activity Kit

1. Learning Resources Candy Construction –  Several times a week I find Field Trip Girl pulling out her box of 92 candy construction pieces to build something new.  It is amazing to see how detailed she is with her designs.  It’s like having Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory in your house 24/7!  I also like how the set comes with an Activity Guide with illustrated, step-by-step building directions. For grades PreK+/Ages 3+

2. Learning Resources Letter Construction Activity Kit – Field Trip Girl enjoys building uppercase and lowercase letters with this fun construction kit, along with other creations such as flowers, people and animals.  A bonus for mom is that she also works on her fine motor skills at the same time.  This kit includes 60 pieces and 13 Activity Cards with step-by-step instructions.  For grades PreK+/Ages 3+.

3. Magnatiles – We actually bought these Magnatiles for Field Trip Boy 3 years ago.  By far, they are now my children’s favorite toys!  I personally like Magnatiles because they are open ended and unbreakable.  My kids create houses, tunnels and all sorts of wonders out of them.  For grades Preschool/Ages 3+.

4. Melissa & Doug 60-Piece Standard Unit Blocks – Who doesn’t love a good old-fashioned set of blocks?  When I was younger, I use to play with my dad’s left over blocks in his workshop.  Then two years ago Field Trip Girl received this set of blocks from her grandparents.  Needless to say, she now spends endless hours playing with them.  For grades Preschool/Ages 3+

5. Insect Lore Live Butterfly Garden – Last Christmas I bought this butterfly kit for Field Trip Girl.  In the spring I ordered some larvae online with a coupon that the company provided and we grew our own butterflies.  It was fascinating to watch and we look forward to doing it again this year.  For grades Preschool/Ages 3+

I wish you all the best in your holiday shopping this year!


Disclosure:  All opinions are my own.  This post contains affiliate links.

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Lisa @ Pebbles & Piggytails

Monday 1st of December 2014

A live butterfly garden would be so cool. We once ordered some little butterflies (still in their cocoons) and my kids had a blast watching them change and become butterflies. Then they loved playing with them after too (until we let them go). Great experience.


Tuesday 2nd of December 2014

My kids really enjoyed it last spring too. I ordered the larva online. Do you know you can buy live lady bugs at your local hardware or garden store too and release them in your garden? We have done that twice and it is fun too.

Annette Belnap

Friday 21st of November 2014

I love educational toys! These are great ideas!


Friday 21st of November 2014

I am glad you enjoyed the post. I hope to do Part II soon.


Wednesday 19th of November 2014

This is really cool! Thanks for the info!


Friday 21st of November 2014

You are welcome!