Eid is so soon, but it’s not too late to find a great present for your little one! A lot of these Eid gift ideas are great for toddlers, preschoolers, and early elementary age. Of course, in homeschool mama fashion, many of these are educational as well, alhamdulilah.
On to the list! Happy shopping and an early Eid Mubarak!
I always try to make sure I include at least one Eid gift that facilitates my children’s Islam. It may be as simple as a modest outfit, or something they can use to strengthen their knowledge, in sha Allah.
Qur’an for Little Muslims CD set – I got this for my little girls, too! I believe in using media intentionally, not just as a mindless babysitter, so I want some of the media they consume to be Islamic and educational, in sha Allah. Qur’an for Little Muslims is both.
Hijabs – I mentioned this in my Eid gift ideas for teens list, too. I got one for both my 2 year old and 4 year old from Hijabilicious this year. I liked their selection, prices, and shipping options the best out of the many sites I visited looking for small hijabs.
Arabic alphabet floor puzzle – This could be used in a secular way as well, but I included it under Islamic because I want my children familiar with Arabic from an early age so they can understand the Qur’an early on, in sha Allah. Plus, floor puzzles are just fun! Aamina loves to put them together by herself, and then proudly show off her hard work to the family.
365 Days with the Sahabah – I recommended this book as a supplement to the Companion Collection game as well. We love this book. It’s written in first person from the voice of various sahabah, telling their own story. There is a much cheaper Goodword Publishing version available, but I do not recommend it because the storytelling doesn’t even close to compare to the Timas Publishing version. Also, Timas does have a paperback version, but because of it’s size, I recommend the hardback so it stays in good condition for years to come, in sha Allah.
Stories of the Prophets by Learning Roots – We just got this within the last week and it is so much more than I expected! The story is simple, the pictures are gorgeous (and no images of people or animals), and there are review games and questions to expand the story for older children. Really, it is top notch. If the full cost is a bit much, you can find the individual books on Amazon, too.
Perplexus – The orthodontist office had these in the waiting room, and even as an adult it’s hard to put it down! I linked to the junior version, so for older kids, there are more challenging options as well.
Butterfly Garden – This was so much fun to do with my girls! You watch caterpillars grow, morph to a chrysalis, then birth into butterflies. I love this Usborne book to go along with it and learn about each stage further.
Kiwi or Koala Crate – Kiwi Crate now comes in a toddler version, Koala crate, and our girls loved getting the green box each month. It really helped when I was a super sloth in my most recent pregnancy, and allowed my oldest to bond with her sisters while helping them, too.
Little Passports – Another fun subscription service, this time focused on geography skills through crafts and activities. This is on my short list for our preschool curriculum, in sha Allah.
Melissa and Doug Puzzles – I’m usually a cheapskate when it comes to kids toys, but I’ve converted to a brand-loyal puzzle shopper. With small, uncoordinated hands, you need sturdy puzzles to last through three young kids (and a tall spot to store them so you don’t lose the pieces when you’re not looking). We have the dinosaur and outer space floor puzzles and my 4 year old enjoys putting them together over and over again.
Kindle Fire for Kids – Kindles aren’t only for books since there are a wide variety of apps available, too! I love that this tablet is specifically made for kids, to withstand wear and tear, and with parental controls.
“Look Inside” flap books – My kids love these books, both for independent exploration, and to read the book together. Flaps are an awesome way to make an informative book fun to read. Our Look Inside Your Body book might be especially worn on the page where it explains how poop is made. Kids will be kids, aye?
Billie B. Mysteries – I got this collection as my 4 year old’s first chapter book set. She feels like such a big kid having chapter books, and the pages are short enough that it keeps her attention. It’s a great next step from picture books, and a mystery to solve to keep it interesting!
Naomi Erlich says
Great post! I think that the butterfly garden is a great idea! Thanks for sharing.
Shannen Espelien says
You’re welcome! The butterfly garden is one of our favorite projects at home, and the kids just asked the other day when we can get butterflies again! I had to convince them that the butterflies needed to be able to be freed outside rather than living in our house over the winter. LOL
great ideas thanks