Christmas becomes a month long negotiation in my household.
See, my husband and I grew up with different holiday experiences.
Mine was, shall we say, more modest. We had a stocking, which contained a few things- some socks, some candy and maybe a book. My husband grew up with a stocking too. But the stocking was just used for show because Santa delivered way too much stuff to fit in one little stocking.
My husband wasn’t spoiled growing up, but Christmas was always a big deal with lots and lots of gifts.
I don’t want, or have room for, all the stuff. My kids have so much already and, let’s be honest, between daycare and weekend outings, they aren’t home all that much to even play with it all.
Because of our different holiday experiences, we struggle to decide on what to get the kids for Christmas and how much is too much.
I prefer to get my five-year old activities instead of toys. My son is particularly interested in science and experiments so I thought for this Christmas, some science related gifts may be in order. My husband? Well, he has some other ideas… Regardless, here are four gift ideas for your science loving kid:
Intro to Engineering Kit – “Intro to Engineering welcomes young children to the field of engineering with 25 experiments and building project”
The Curious Kid’s Science Book: 100+ Creative Hands-On Activities for Ages 4-8 – “In The Curious Kid’s Science Book, your child will learn to design his or her own science investigations to determine the answers!”
LEGO Chain Reactions: Make Amazing Moving Machines – “To turn bricks from kids’ own LEGO collection into ball-moving machines, all they need isLEGO Chain Reactions”
SmartLab That’s Gross Science Lab – “Not only are the experiments amusing, but kids can learn more about the related scientific principals in the provided experiment journal”
How do you approach Christmas in your household? Do you have different gift-giving expectations?