Screen-less Christmas Ideas For Kids 2-12 - NO screens from TV, tablet, computer, or phone in this list of Christmas gift ideas for kids!
Given that I have four children ranging in age from two to 12, I feel quite qualified to write this post!
My husband and I are always trying to find things for the kids to do that DON'T involve a TV, phone, or computer screen. We also like to encourage them to get outside for a good while each day, and the gift ideas on this list are great for both circumstances.
2 and under
This is an easy age to buy for, as they are barely aware of anything other than food and mommy! Most people aren't keen on noisy gifts (and there are many!), so here are a few ideas that will make baby AND parents happy!
At this age, kids like groups of items and putting them in places they shouldn't go. These colorful bears and cups seem like a great idea to satisfy both urges, and they can help teach your baby about colors. It's on my list for my daughter this year!
We already have these LCD tablets, but I feel the Write and Learn is a great update.
Many of the items in this age range can extend to 10 and above, as they are all a lot of fun! NO screens or video games needed!
My kids LOVE walkie talkies, and it creates a lot of fun bonding time for them. Generally, there's a good amount of dissension over which game to play together, but walkie talkies act like a peacemaker, since they all love playing with them.
Just a personal tip, get ones with rechargeable batteries, as pictured above. The batteries go fast with other varieties!
They're a great way to get a child to use their imagination and keep them focused and busy for hours.
We've had these for years, and they have been one of the most used toy by everyone! What's even better is that they are toddler-friendly. Mickie loves playing with these blocks, and I don't have to worry about small pieces.
Ages 10 and up
It also gets them outside and into the fresh air and sunshine, and they can be used in a smaller space, unlike a bike.
This is an excellent way to start small with a musical instrument, and children of every age love it! We've been through a few different brands in the past. This year we bought a larger Casio for them.
Another great buy is this set of keynote stickers that can be put directly onto each key to help them learn to play.
Jade went through a tomboy phase where she played a lot of basketball and wanted a skateboard. So, we got her one! It's a fun toy that kids can use to help with balance, and, again, it gets them outside!
I hope this gives you a few ideas for your kids!