Time for our next Christmas Guide— Chefs, Gardeners & Artists
***Please remember that I do not buy all of these things for my children. Nope. Not even close.***
–Opinel Kids Set: we’ve had these tools for several years and they have held up beautifully. Most of the boys have graduated to bigger knives now when they cook, but the younger ones still use and love these (ages 7 & 9). If you want an extra layer of safety, these cut resistant gloves work well!
–Raddish kids: We have greatly enjoyed this cooking subscription kit for the last three years. They’re running a Black Friday Subscription deal right now that looks wonderful!
-Books about cooking and/or foraging. One of my boys will find this one under the tree this year since he’s been asking for more foraging recipe books. We’re hoping to get him plugged in with a local forager that can help provide guidance, further instruction, and help us forage safely. One of our favorite cookbooks for kids is Honest Pretzels by Mollie Katzen
-A gift card to your local grocery store for ingredients!
– Apple Peeler– This little tool is useful, fun to use and fascinating to watch!
- Gummy Bear molds– If you make your own elderberry syrup at home you can use a recipe to make elderberry gummies! These also make adorable chocolate toppings to put on ice cream.
Real gardening tools go a long way in fostering a love of gardening. The plastic sets never last long, are cumbersome to use, and often make the work even more difficult. Check into finding a set of real tools that are child size and easy to wield.
Gardening gloves that fit well! We love leather ones like this pair. Make sure to pay attention to sizing.
Sturdy hand tools. At the time of posting, these were 56% off.
A beautiful Garden Journal from my friend, Alice Cantrell over at Twig and Moth.
A lovely book for families who garden together.
An art easel. Find an option that really works for your space and your child’s age. Always consider storage!
A super pack of canvases! or if water colors are there medium of choice, consider getting a pack of water color paper instead of a spiral bound notebook since you get a bit more bang for the buck when its loose leaf!
A desk that fits and can grow with them. (this one has all sort of adjustments that can be made to get the most optimal position for your child to work.
Nice water colors in travel kit form for nature days.
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