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