Gift Idea for Kids Age 3-8: Adventures Box and The Adventures of Bubby and Didi!

This year I am trying my hardest to get my Christmas shopping done before Thanksgiving. Ladybug’s costume didn’t get to us on time for Halloween so I learned my lesson there and don’t want it to happen again! I’m sharing this gift idea early in case you have a 3-8 year-old on your list and are trying to get your shopping done early too.

If you’ve followed this blog for a bit you know I published The Adventures of Bubby and Didi in 2020. The book is all about two siblings finding fun ways to play together. They use their “Adventure Box” filled with odds and ends to go on all sorts of adventures with their dog, Charlie, who enjoys the fun too! I wrote this book to use it the way I previously used an episode of “Daniel Tiger”… When my kids were arguing or being picky at the table, I could always find an episode of “Daniel Tiger” with the message they needed to hear. I chose their lesson of the day and the lecture came from someone other than me. So when I hear the “bored” word or when my kids are starting to bicker, I can get this book out, read it to them, and then tell them to go have some fun. It is a story that gives them ideas for how to find a fun way to play. And I always loves seeing what they come up with!

The book makes a great gift for those 3 to 8 years of age. But you can pump the gift up a little more by including a great start to an Adventure Box!

A cardboard box and fun items to go along with the book would make a great gift for a little one in your life!

Some of my kids’ favorite Adventure Box items are below:

Capes and masks that can be decorated. Available on Amazon.
Crayon Twistables so they can decorate other items. The Twistables feel special compared to the crayons they use most of the time at school. Available on Amazon, Target, Wal-Mart or any office store.

Small notebook so they can keep track of their adventure ideas. Available on Amazon, Target, Wal-Mart or any office store.
Empty toilet paper and paper towel rolls. In our house, they get turned into telescopes, binoculars, food for stuffed animals, etc, etc.

Inexpensive ball of yarn or twine. You may have to help them cut it but they like having access to their own yarn that they can use when and how they want to.
Animal masks and other dress up items likes old halloween costumes. These masks are available on Amazon.

Over the last year I’ve put together a few of these Adventure Box starters to give away to individuals who helped me with the book and the kiddos always love them!

Let the fun begin!

I hope this idea can help you get your Christmas shopping done a little early! Remember, if you wind up buying a copy of the book, authors receive a higher percentage of the purchase when it is bought through the publisher and not a third party like Amazon or Barnes and Noble. If you can buy directly from Archway Publishing, I would appreciate it very much! Remember to select “USPS Regular Mail” for free shipping.

Happy shopping!


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