Creative Play Ideas for Under Your Christmas Tree

You know I love creative play as a way of providing children with the space, time and resources to express themselves in a unique ways, to share their ideas and knowledge of the world. Julia of The Kids Depot has put together a great list of gift ideas to inspire your child’s creative play. You’ll also find a great discount code (but be quick for this one) and your final chance to enter the Christmas Wishlist Giveaway…

For just 3 days, order any item from the Craft section of The Kids Depot, enter ‘craft’ in the checkout coupon box for 10% discount off your ENTIRE order. But be quick, valid only until this Sunday, 5th December.

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One lucky reader will win over $160 worth of Christmas fun thanks to the five Christmas Wishlist retailers!

To enter;


#54 (of the combined five week total) Mjelly
Please email me as soon as possible at burnettmc [at]gmail [dot] com

1. Simply visit The Kids Depot and have a good look around, then pop back here and leave a comment on this post telling me which of their products you would love to find under your Christmas tree come Christmas morning. Include a valid email address or Twitter username with your comment so that you can be contacted if you win.

2. Giveaway open to Australian residents only.
3. Readers may enter once each week for the five weeks of the Christmas Wishlist campaign.
4. Entries close 6pm (WA time), Friday 10th December, 2010.
5. One winner will be chosen randomly.
6. See the complete prize list here.
7. Products will be forwarded separately to the winners by the respective Christmas Wishlist retailers

Visit these retailers for more Christmassy goodness:

Bonito Baby The Toy Bug Kids Music Toys ickle Kids


  1. Laura Chaffey says:

    The Finger Painters and giant paint pads are such a great idea! Everything at the Kids Depot seems such great value πŸ™‚ ljchaffey at hotmail dot com

  2. I like the refillable paint sticks, paint pads and some of the stampers (or should I say I think my daughters would like them)…

  3. Oh I'm torn. I love the Melissa and Doug stamps sets – both the Zoo and Butterfly but I really like the create your own ballerina kit too. So many cool things. πŸ™‚

  4. Busy Brissy Mum says:

    Those Rolobox Wheel sets are perfect for all sorts of kid-sized fun. Would love to get my hands on some of those.

  5. Counting My Blessings says:

    Oh I love the idea of the Finger Painters!
    They are such a great idea!

  6. So many great ideas there.. I could do my entire kiddie Xmas shopping through the site. I love the make a ballerina set – Izzy would LOVE that!

  7. love the rolo wheels – santas definitely bringing some of those

    The bell set was a big hit at kindy last year too – but hmmm maybe thats a good one to play with at kindy but not at home (could I put up with the noise and trying to keep the set together/stop them donging each other on the head with them??)

    Lots of lovely things

  8. The rollo wheels are my pick this week. πŸ˜‰

  9. Well, any of the Melissa & Doug range would be welcomed under our tree as they are such awesome quality and clever products, but in particular I know my son would love the magnetic dress up boy doll or vehicle stamp set.

  10. I have two little adventurers here who love to explore in our backyard. I know they'd love to find the National Geographic Explorer Kit under our tree πŸ™‚

  11. We would love to find the Jungle Paint and Dough rollers. My son loves painting so these rollers would be great for his collection.

  12. Aussie Mum says:

    Love the Dinosaur stamp sets and the multi coloured stamp pads.

  13. I'd choose the animal snap cards. I like playing snap almost as much as my daughter πŸ™‚

  14. So many things! Galt soft books for my baby, giant paint pads for my 3yo and Neat Nets for me to keep all the toys tidied away at the end of the day. πŸ™‚

  15. Rebecca Newman says:

    SES weaving loom. For my crafty daughter. πŸ™‚

  16. The soft books! I'm obsessed with books and reading to Tricky πŸ™‚

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