This series of stocking stuffer ideas for kids has been so much fun to put together! If you have older kids, be sure to check out stocking stuffers for young kids (ages 4-6) and stocking stuffers for big kids (ages 7-10). Ages 1 through 3 are so fun on Christmas Day. I dug in the archives a bit for these photos of Benjamin and of the two of us, from when he was newly 2 years old! *tear* I know he would’ve really enjoyed these stocking stuffers for toddlers!
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Toddler-Friendly Stocking Stuffer Ideas
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I love these type of puzzles for toddlers and preschoolers. They’re great for color and shape recognition, hand-eye coordination, spacial awareness, and developing fine motor skills. There are 60 design cards, and the tin makes it a great activity to-go. Add it to your child’s busy bag binder or pack it in your carry on for traveling with kids.
We love Hape toys! They’re beautifully made — colorful, wooden, classic. This “rainstick” is really cool!
Simple yet engaging sensory toy for toddlers 10 months and older. Encourages fine motor skills, sensory exploration, and cause-and-effect learning.
Vegan veggie paint powders in 5 colors. Rich, natural finger paints — pure, non-toxic, and edible.
Benjamin loved these bath drops when he was a toddler! This is a fun set that include washable bathtub crayons.
This party pack includes 10 colors of mini Play-doh. Pair with a pack of cookie cutters from the Dollar store.
Finger puppets bring storytelling to life! Toddlers and preschoolers love them. This set comes with 20 different animal finger puppets.
Beginning musical instrument, with nots specially spaced for young musicians. Harmonic is coated in non-toxic, edible wax. Encourages musical exploration, development, audio recognition and play.
I bought these for Benjamin when we started tot school. They’re great for “playing math” — practice counting and color recognition.
A great first game for toddlers — these At Home scavenger hunt cards give toddlers prompts for discovering everyday objects at home. Build vocabulary and encourage conversation, while building confidence. Perfect indoor activity.
Wooden woodland-themed set of matching animals. Helps develop creative thinking, imagination, and problem-solving ability. Non-toxic.
Lacing cards are great for toddlers, and make a fun stocking stuffer! This is a block version. Take these on your holiday road trip or in your airplane carry-on. This is a great no-mess activity for toddlers, that helps develop fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Here is a lacing toy set that includes an apple, a watermelon, and cheese.
This is my go-to 1st birthday gift, and I loved using it with my charges when I was a nanny. Simple and engaging.
This looks like such a fun game for toddlers! Each of the 48 dance move cards offer a fun opportunity for kids to practice balance, coordination, and spatial orientation. Also check out ThinkFun Roll and Play Game for Toddlers.
We included another Peaceable Kingdom game (Count Your Chickens) in our 5 must-have board games for preschoolers. The Acorn Soup counting game is also geared toward young kids, ages 2-4, and is the perfect small size for a Christmas stocking. This game teaches cooperative teamwork, builds vocabulary, and develops fine motor skills like balancing and hand-eye coordination.
A basic microphone for toddlers, that doesn’t include the use of batteries. Stimulates speech and singing, promoting musical skills and creative expression. Recommended for toddlers, ages 1 and up.
BabyLit Primers are my favorite board books! I love collecting these classics for babies and toddlers. They’re all so beautifully illustrated! The Nutcracker is an illustrated board book version of the classic Christmas ballet, and would make a wonderful stocking stuff.