Birthdays are special. We love our children everyday but birthdays are a chance to make your child feel extra special. Nothing says it is your special day like gifts from your friends and family. Here are 10 birthday gifts kids will love. This post is sponsored by Toys“R”Us but all opinions expressed are my own.
Birthday Gifts and Events
We all know that Toys“R”Us has a ton of birthday gifts kids will love and they also have some big news. Toys“R”Us has updated Geoffrey’s Birthday Club in a big way. Parents can register their children’s birthdays and receive special birthday-month offers. This free service is not new but what is new are the monthly in-store birthday events nationwide! At these birthday events, kids get to experience the magic of “The Legend of Geoffrey” book and celebrate their birthday at their local Toys“R”Us store.
The next birthday event is taking place on Saturday, August 20 from 3-4pm. (If you miss this birthday event, check with your local store for the date of the next monthly birthday event.) During this event and all those following, Geoffrey’s Birthday Club members who are celebrating a birthday on/around the day will have the opportunity to participate in story time with Geoffrey and receive a complimentary “The Legend of Geoffrey” book, crown, balloon and Geoffrey plush, PLUS dance to Geoffrey’s brand-new birthday song in a conga line around the store. Now that is fun!
If you need ideas for birthday gifts that kids will love, I have had plenty of requests from my kiddos that I can share with you here.
10 Birthday Gifts Kids Will Love (Ages 5-12)
Kids of all ages love legos. Most sets these day are designed for building one thing but you don’t have to feel limited by that. Your kids can combine sets and build anything out of their imagination. My kids do all the time! Every single year, my son asks for LEGO sets for his birthday. And all year long, they get played with by him and by my daughter.
Whether you go with Pokemon cards, Pokemon plush toys, or play sets, this is a popular choice. My daughter loved Pokemon when she was in Kindergarten and my son has loved them throughout elementary school.
3. Video Games
We have an X-Box and my kids enjoy playing it fairly consistently. Skylanders and Minecraft are the big stars in my house.
Kids love bikes and they are always outgrowing them so a bike is pretty much an amazing gift!
5. Craft Kits
My daughter is mostly into these but she love making things from jewelry kits to fashion designs.
6. Science Kits
What better way to let kids explore how things work and encourage their curiosity? My kids love science kits from circuits to volcanoes.
The key to success with puzzles is getting them not too hard and not too easy. Puzzles are a great family activity too!
8. Art Supplies
From packs of Crayola crayons & markers & paints to a variety of paper, kids always need more art supplies!
My son loves figurines. From Batman to Scooby-Doo to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, he gets hours of pretend play in. My daughter prefers fairies and elves.
From musical instruments to headphones to boomboxes to itunes gift cards, kids love listening to music.
I am sure you will find some big hits with these ten birthday gifts kids will love and keep playing with over and over and over! Don’t you just love seeing the look of excitement on your child’s face when you get to celebrate their birthday?