Creativity is as important as Literacy

November 21, 2016
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Did you ever find it difficult to choose a perfect gift for Kids? Now being a Mother myself, I have figured out some creative gifts, Kids will play with over and over and are worth every penny spent.

Its been almost 6 months we are trying our hands at Messy play. Once in a week works perfectly for us.


Messy Play time

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Every weekend, my Toddler and I get ready for the fun. I signals him by saying- Lets’s do painting. He always responds with- YAY!
I love the excitement in his voice every time we begin to play and get messy.

I am in love with these creative gifts so much that I suggest these to every Parent.

creative gifts


They will not only add to the fun but even help children LEARN new skills and even become more CREATIVE.



Clay Kits comes in all sizes and colors. It also includes shape cutters, rolling pins and extruder syringes.

Its fun to work with clay dough making different shapes and figures.

  • Travel-friendly
  • Reusable



Its a perfect toy for messy lovers. Parents enjoy it too. It comes in different colors.

You can pick it up and yet your hands are still dry! It sticks together but isn’t sticky! You can pull it apart and it rejoins seamlessly!

It flows like liquid jelly but not sticky You can tear it apart but it will rejoin perfectly.

  • Travel-friendly
  • Reusable



It can be homemade or you can buy it too.

  • Hours of Creative Fun and Enjoyable Playtime with These Finger Paint Bottles.
  • Can be Applied on Paper, Cardboard and Fabric Surfaces. Great for Group Activities, Colorful Projects.
  • Non Toxic

Here is How we enjoy Finger painting with edible Paints.

Recommended for 1 yo+ Kids.



Aqua Doodle drawing set is a great way for kids to express their creativity with no mess. Your kids will love using the special water-filled pen to doodle all sorts of things that only a young mind can imagine. As the water dries, the picture fades, ready for the next creation session to begin. All you need is just your imagination and a little tap water.

  • Travel-friendly
  • Reusable
  • Mess-free



If you are worried about handing over a marker or pen to Kids, you can gift them a set of chalks and a Board.

Board can be installed on a wall or a stand to make it chalkboard easel.

  • Travel friendly
  • Reusable



All you need do is:

  1. Take one of the colourful ink pads
  2. Dab your finger on to the pad and then on to the paper
  3. Turn your fingerprints into colourful characters, cute animals and fabulous flowers
  • Travel-friendly
  • Reusable
  • Enhance motor skills


That’s it for my favourite creative gifts for kids.

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  • Reply Mackenzie Glanville November 26, 2016 at 9:47 am

    I think when we expose our children to creativity and allow them freedom to express themselves we are giving them the best gift. I know when I stifle my own creativity I become stressed and unhappy and I believe we need to allow our children to explore their own unique skills and self expression #mg

    • Reply upasna December 2, 2016 at 11:30 am

      Thanks for your thoughts MG, I too engage myself in play and creative things when I feel loaded. These creative tools help Kids to explore.

  • Reply Karen Belton November 25, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    I hope you know by now that I love messy play! I really hope one day I’ll get a ‘yay’ To let’s do painting! I might have to invest in a aqua doodle im intrigued!! Thanks for linking up to #familyfun

    • Reply upasna December 2, 2016 at 11:27 am

      I am glad you are thinking to buy doodle mat. You will surely get a happy feedback from the Kiddo for messy play.Happy to link up.

  • Reply Prerna Sinha November 25, 2016 at 11:41 am

    You have hot the nail right in the head. Messy play is very essential for a kid’s development.

    • Reply upasna December 2, 2016 at 11:25 am

      Thanks Prerna. A confession- I too love getting dirty 🙂

  • Reply Tammymum November 25, 2016 at 2:51 am

    Ah we have an aquadoodle mat and it is a huge success, for everyone. I can nip out the room without worrying about pen on the walls. Play dough is also a massive hit in our house too. I haven’t tried edible paints yet but it does sound like something I should try…I think, knowing my children they will try to eat non edible paint too! thanks for sharing at #familyfun

    • Reply upasna December 2, 2016 at 11:22 am

      Its fun with edible paints and you can be carefree. Happy to link up Sarah.

  • Reply Rachel Peachey November 24, 2016 at 11:00 pm

    Oooo fun! Lots of possibilities with these gifts 🙂 #familyfun

    • Reply upasna December 2, 2016 at 11:21 am

      Thanks for passing by Rachel. Unable to open your Blog.

      • Reply Rachel Peachey December 2, 2016 at 8:18 pm

        Thanks for trying – should be working, it was up this morning 🙂

  • Reply Maniparna Sengupta Majumder November 24, 2016 at 2:57 am

    Nice ideas. Lego blocks are my favourite…edible finger paints, I didn’t know about it…thank you…

    • Reply upasna November 24, 2016 at 1:02 pm

      Thanks Maniparna. I wonder Lego blocks are in the list of many. Yes, Edible finger paints are perfect with Infants and toddlers. They love it.

  • Reply Steph D November 24, 2016 at 1:23 am

    Lovely ideas, lots can be homemade too which is half the fun if you make them with the children. #familyfun

    • Reply upasna November 24, 2016 at 1:01 pm

      Yes, you are right Steph. Thanks for your comment. Could not find your Blog on disqus profile.

  • Reply Atulmaharaj November 23, 2016 at 5:49 am

    Wonderful tips Upasnaji, I personally love Clay Dough and Lego blocks even today 😉

    • Reply upasna November 24, 2016 at 1:04 pm

      Thanks Atul..for the comment and respect(Ahem ahem)
      Clay is my favorite too. I love making diff shapes out of it. Now, next thing on my list is SLIME.I am gonna try homemade version of it.

  • Reply obsessivemom November 21, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    Great ideas. My kids are ten and even today they love play dough and slime and the chalk board.

    • Reply upasna November 22, 2016 at 4:09 pm

      Its great to know that my list is practical and shared by many. 🙂

  • Reply Janine (unhinged mummy) November 21, 2016 at 6:43 pm

    Some great ideas there and I agree that messy play is so important. It helps with speech and language as well as communication, sensory and gross motor skills. I have to admit though I’m not a lover of messy play. I hate clearing it up so once a week I take my daughter to a messy play group and she does it there instead.


    • Reply upasna November 24, 2016 at 1:00 pm

      I think its totally fine. Here in India, we do not have such play groups. I can see the after effects of messy play on my Kiddo. Thanks for taking time to share your thoughts. Hope to see you often here Janine.

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