I know a 4 year old who just became a big sister. Any ideas for a gift for her?
When a baby is added to the family, it’s always important for friends and family to pay special attention to the big brother or sister. With so much time and energy devoted to the new baby, it’s easy for the older siblings to get lost in the shuffle. One way to help is when you’re bringing a gift for the baby, be sure to have a special treat for the older sibling too.
I love presents for older siblings that are educational and fun, but they have to be able to be used independently. Mom and Dad may be busy with the baby and unable to oversee complicated new games or projects, but activities that kids can use on their own are always a hit (especially with the new parents)!
A great gift for big siblings ages 3 to 6 is what I like to call the Big Brother/Sister Box. Purchase a shoebox sized plastic container with a lid. On the lid write their name and decorate it with stickers. Inside put things like crayons, washable markers, colored pencils, coloring books, paper, stickers, stamps, and other easy to use art supplies. It’s not too expensive, and it is made up of gifts that are fun and educational that can keep the big brother or sister occupied on their own for a couple of hours. That’s a gift that everyone will surely love!