Whether it’s eight crazy nights or one glorious morning, feel good about the gifts you give the kids this year.
Plan Toys Build-a-Robot, $34
The wooden droid’s four interchangeable heads (each wearing a different facial expression) teach little ones about emotions, while movable arms and legs leave us all smiles.
Garden Treasure Box, $50
A magical souvenir box that turns everyday garden finds into prized possessions. Stash acorns, flowers, and leaves in specially labeled drawers.
A Little Book About Feelings and My Feelings Activity Book, $13
We’re feeling extra good about these books from The Mother Company. In no time at all, your kids will learn to express their emotions with comfort and ease.
Materious Piggy, $54
A piggy bank that teaches two valuable lessons: Save for yourself with the big piggy and for a charitable cause with the smaller swine.
LittleMissMatched Girls’ Fashion Dolls, $40
Nobody likes a brat, and the dream house is in foreclosure. The dolls have style, personality, and character you want your kids to emulate.
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What: Add sprinkles and vegan icing to giant, gluten-free cookies.
Why: They’re almost too cute to eat.
When: Thru Dec. 31. Tues.-Sun., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Closed Dec. 25.
Where: Planet Happy, 2914 NE 55th St. (206-729-0154). Cost is $5.
Issaquah Reindeer Festival
What: Stroll through the magic forest, listen to stories, and feed real-life reindeer (from Blitzen to Dasher, the whole crew is there).
Why: Drop a letter in Santa’s mailbox to make sure that shiny tricycle is under the tree.
When: Thurs.-Dec. 23, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Dec. 26-30, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Cougar Mountain Zoo, 19525 SE 54th St., Issaquah (425-391-5508). Adults and teens, $12.50; children, $10.50; under 2, free.
Once Upon a Circus
What: Watch talented tykes flip, juggle, and soar in the fairy-tale-themed show.
Why: They literally give the stories a whole new twist.
When: Sat., 3 & 7 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m.
Where: School of Acrobatics & New Circus Arts, 674 S. Orcas St. (206-652-4433). Tickets online at brownpapertickets.com. In advance, adults and teens, $19; children, $14; at the door, adults, $22; children, $17.
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