Top Kids Toys for Ramadan
Ramadan is fast approaching, and with it, the fun tradition of gifting our children and loved ones Ramadan boxes and gifts during Eid. While there are many different ways to make a Ramadan box, you want to be sure to include a few fun toys to get your kids excited and involved in the holiday.
The last thing you want to do is wait until the last minute to prepare. With a little bit of thought and some help from the experts at Toy Box, you’ll be well on your way to gifting the top toys to your kids this Ramadan.
Let’s take a look at this year’s top Ramadan toys.
An Eid countdown calendar is a great way to build excitement and anticipation during Ramadan. Some countdown calendars even come with small doors or cabinets to open where you can hide small daily surprises (such as stickers, small trinkets, coins, etc.). Ideal for younger children, it’s a great way to introduce a new tradition for your Ramadan celebrations.
Small children, such as toddlers and preschoolers, learn about holidays through simple activities. Adding sensory toys to your box of Ramadan goodies is not only fun, but also helps children learn to count, and identify their colors and shapes. Sensory balls are bright, and squishy. Bead balls are also ideal for toddlers and infants. Not only are they soothing but they are also fun to play with.
Consider adding essential craft items shaped like crescent moons and big yellow stars. Throw in a few gold coins and even some simple gold pipe cleaners to create fun art projects. Not only will they enjoy playing with these simple items, but it will also help develop their sensory and fine motor skills.
Arts and Crafts
You can’t go wrong with arts and crafts. This can be as simple as beads and string to create prayer beads or Ramadan-themed color/paint by number sets for younger children. Older children might enjoy a mosaic starcraft kit or a more complex papercut lightbox. You can easily find age-appropriate kits and projects for all of your children to enjoy. Best of all, you can promote family time during the holiday by working on your child’s craft with them.
A tried and true staple, board games provide hours of interactive family fun. Whether you choose a game from your childhood or something more recent, board games are a great Ramadan gift for children and teens alike. For younger children, vocabulary games and memory games are not only fun, but they are also educational. Board games promote family time and encourage your children to have fun away from their screened devices.
Brain Teaser Puzzles
Brain teaser puzzles provide hours of fun for children of all ages. Puzzles range from your classic tabletop piece puzzle to uniquely crafted 3-d handheld puzzles, all of which range in difficulty. For your younger children, animal puzzles and 3D puzzle towers are fun and engaging. For older children and teens, you could take this experience up a level with a beautifully crafted wooden jigsaw puzzle or a magnet mosaic puzzle. Not only will this gift provide hours of fun, but it also promotes brain health by engaging the mind!
STEM toys (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) are designed to engage your budding scientists and engineers. STEM toys encourage open-ended play and trial-and-error exploration, teach problem-solving and allow children to lead the play experience, among other attributes. While many STEM toys are screen free, many incorporate smart devices to develop math and vocabulary skills, and encourage coding skills.
Examples of STEAM toys include:
- Kinetic Sand
- Magna Tiles
- Snap Circuits
- Marble Runs
- Gravity Maze
- Science Kits
- Cooking/Baking Kits
- And More
Regardless of what you fill your child’s Ramadan box with or what EID gifts you decide to purchase for them, these various items will help to create the traditions and excitement as you build up towards the end of the holiday season.
Are you still having trouble deciding what gift to give your child or teen? At the Toy Box, we have a wide range of toys to entertain and educate your children. We encourage you to virtually browse our latest inventory.
Need a little help? We’d love to talk to you more about finding the perfect gift for your child. Contact a member of our team to learn more.