Although most creative children love many forms of expression, there is typically one that speaks strongly to them. It may be visual, with colors, drawing and pictures. It could be musically inclined activities such as drums or even dancing to music. Others are verbally oriented and love to tell stories and pretend. No matter what vein of creativity the child you’re shopping for prefers, these toys have wide appeal and will provide many hours of enjoyment.
Elmer’s Fantastic Finger Paint Pack of 32, with Paper, Smock & Table Mat Included
These extra small containers of paint are perfect for toddlers are they are thick and have great color variety. The paint is a thicker gel, so its easy for little hands to control yet washes off very easily. Just open 4 or 5 at a time and they can go wild! With included smock, drop mat and paper, its hours of fun in a box for just a few dollars. Just be sure you have plenty of soap and water to clean up afterwards.
Play-Doh 24 Pack of Colors
Price: 15.99 & FREE Super Saver Shipping through Amazon
Unlike most seated activities, playing with Play Doh is somewhat active as the kneading, rolling and molding can get pretty intense in excited little hands. The classic way to get creative sparks flying and the wiggles out all at once. Its easy to expand the gift by adding more Play Doh or accessories–or lower the price by choosing a smaller package. 24 months and up.
Fisher-Price Doodle Pro Deluxe
Price: 19.99 & FREE Super Saver Shipping through Amazon
Sometimes art is wonderfully messy, but not with the Doodle Pro. When you’re traveling or extra busy, this is perfect to channel creative instincts into something that won’t need to be picked up or cleaned up later. This is a great way to teach begining tracing and shapes to little ones, yet it won’t be boring years later when they want to draw intricate designs.
Music & Dance:
Bee Bop Band Music Toy Set
This adorable bug themed set includes a ladybug shaped xylophone style toy they call a “tambourine” as well as assorted bells, jingles and maracas. They all store inside the large drum which plays nicely but not too loudly with the included happy drumsticks. Although its safe for children over one year, they won’t soon outgrow it. One of the best musical deals on the market for toddlers & preschoolers.
Dance with Me Doll
Price: 38.95 & FREE Super Saver Shipping through Amazon
This perfect dance partner brings her own music! With loops to attach to your little girl’s feet for hours of twirling fun, this toy promotes creative dancing and fitness. Add a tutu or princess dress for dress up play or story time.
Melissa & Doug Deluxe 24-Piece Princess Elise Magnetic Dress-Up
Melissa & Doug Joey Magnetic Dress-Up
Price: 10.95 & FREE Super Saver Shipping through Amazon
High quality Melissa and Doug doll reinvents the dress up paper doll in this sturdier form perfect for little ones 3 and up. With a variety of outfits and accessories yet a very low price tag, this will delight little ones for hours by promoting creativity, storytelling and matching.
Classic Fairy Tale Puppet Show Set
This set of twelve puppets are perfect for reenacting Snow White and the Seven dwarves or a variety of other fairy tales and whatever original stories your little one dreams up. At 10-12″ high, they are large and suitable for children 3 and up.
No matter how your child expresses their creativity, carefully chosen gifts can enhance their play time into learning time. Just always keep personality, interests and age in mind as every child develops at their own special pace.