Inside: These are my favorite holiday resources for making it through the holiday season with little ones.
We’ve got turkeys to cook, presents to wrap, and 2684 other things on our to-do list this holiday season PLUS toddlers and little kids to care for.
We just wear so many hats as moms, right?
This holiday season I want to help make things a little easier for you by rounding up my favorite holiday resources from Because I Said So, Baby in one place.
Holiday Resources for Toddlers & Preschoolers
I’ll be sharing more details on this setup on Instagram soon. This was my activity table from last year (2019), and I’ll also share my 2020 table on IG next week.
Most of the items on this activity table I found at Michael’s! They have a small Thanksgiving display, usually right in the front of the store around this time of year.
This sensory bin is guaranteed to keep an older toddler or preschooler busy while you prep holiday stuff. My 3 year old played with this Thanksgiving/Fall themed bin for 30 minutes, every morning, for a week!
Learn how to make a Thanksgiving Sensory Bin.
This roundup includes FREE Thanksgiving printables that are great for little & big kids. It’s always a good idea to have some fun activities out for the “kid’s table” and also for keeping little ones busy throughout the day.
Now moving on to December! Before you start buying toys, curating wishlists and going all-out on Black Friday, it’s a good idea to first declutter what you already have.
Between Hanukkah, Christmas, grandparents, cousins and friends, your little ones are bound to end up with a whole lot of things this holiday season.
Rather than pile new toys on top of old toys, you’ll want to declutter your playroom (or wherever toys are) before gift-giving begins.
Learn how to Declutter Toys Before the Holidays.
Now that you’ve decluttered, let’s talk gifts!
If you have kids close in age (mine are 2 years apart), you may find that instead of getting them a lot of separate gifts, that it’s more meaningful to buy them gifts they can share.
More importantly, these are things they can do at the same time. Rather than having so many things be “mine” – they can have things that are “ours.”
Learn more about Gifts for Siblings to Share.
I had so much fun putting together these play dough kits, and the girls had SO much fun creating with them.
They pretended like they were in a little bakeshop, even putting their play dough cookies in their play kitchen oven.
This is the kind of homemade, open-ended gift that will truly keep kids busy and happy, more than any toy.
You can also easily theme this kit for winter/snow or Hanukkah.