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Filling a child's stocking for a 4 year old you don't know?

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MaybeAnOverthinker Sat 19-Dec-15 20:02:31

We may have an extra with us this Christmas. Without going into details and risking outing myself... I would like to fill her a stocking incase (we won't know for definate till Wednesday and that would be too rushed).

I can go to the shops and fill a stocking with lots to open...

For a 4 year old girl who I'm told is girly I was thinking...

Fairy wings and wand
Coloring book and pencils
Playdough
Some farm animal toys
A baby doll and a stroller
A princess dress
A tea set

Anything else you would add? All suggestions welcome!!

MaybeAnOverthinker Sat 19-Dec-15 20:03:09

I was also thinking so hair bands and a new hair brush etx c

RJnomore1 Sat 19-Dec-15 20:04:24

Chocolate coins, a chic Santa, and something nice for her bath- princess matey? Also I think pound land still have lots of frozen things. And maybe a dvd ands book?

dementedpixie Sat 19-Dec-15 20:04:27

What size is your stocking that you can fit a doll and a pram into it??

InkleWinkle Sat 19-Dec-15 20:04:51

Hair stuff? Clips & bobbles I mean.
Bubble bath (maybe Cinderella or Frozen)
Bath crayons

MaybeAnOverthinker Sat 19-Dec-15 20:05:06

They won't be in the actual stocking!! They'll be next to it!! grin

WhirlwindHugs Sat 19-Dec-15 20:05:12

That sounds great. Maybe a my little pony? Very popular with all the 4yo girls I know!

Liveinthepresent Sat 19-Dec-15 20:05:43

Wow that all sounds great my DD would love it all !
Mine has -
Wind up toys
Toothbrush
Writing set
Fun egg cups
Stickers
Socks

Need to remember what else I have ...

pookamoo Sat 19-Dec-15 20:06:20

My 4yo would love all of those things. In our house FC brings pants, vest and toothbrushes! grin

MaybeAnOverthinker Sat 19-Dec-15 20:07:41

Okay so...

Fairy wings and wand
Coloring book and pencils
Playdough
Some farm animal toys
A baby doll and a stroller
A princess dress
A tea set
Hair bobbles and head bands
Hand brush
Bath crayons
Bubble bath
A DVD
Some books
A my little pony
Choc coins
A chocolate Santa

InkleWinkle Sat 19-Dec-15 20:09:08

Sounds ideal!
I hope she is with you & you all have a great Christmas.

Pico2 Sat 19-Dec-15 20:09:44

I'd go for felt tips rather than colouring pencils as they are easier for a 4 yo to use.

Liveinthepresent Sat 19-Dec-15 20:10:34

Shopkins
Little live pets
Dress up dolls ( mine is getting lottie - gorgeous !)
Puzzles ?

ThatsNotMyHouseItIsTooClean Sat 19-Dec-15 20:11:12

Will this girl be with you a while? Does she have nothing to bring with her? I only ask as most 4yo I know have a doll, a stroller & a tea set.
My DD's stocking consists of
- choc santa
- princess bubble bath
- character pants
- sticker book
- glitter pens (I may regret this!)
- bobbles
- choc coins
- pick up sticks
and then she's got some Playmobil which will be her big gift from Santa.
Most 4yo I know we're beginning to enjoy character play with Sylvanian or Playmobil at that age.

glentherednosedbattleostrich Sat 19-Dec-15 20:12:35

An annual and a magazine

wonderpants Sat 19-Dec-15 20:15:55

Small beanie boo type teddy and new pyjamas.
I'm a foster carer and it can be hard knowing what to get as you don't want to replicate what they have.

vEGANvERA Sat 19-Dec-15 20:16:51

Twistables crayons. Pencil case. Notebooks.stickers

MaybeAnOverthinker Sat 19-Dec-15 21:54:39

Thank you all, I really appreciate all your help and suggestions.

Looks like I'm going to be rather busy on Monday! grin

99percentchocolate Sat 19-Dec-15 22:01:43

Op I guess you are a foster carer? flowers What a wonderful thing you do, foster carers are just wonderful people.
It sounds like she is going to have a wonderful stocking. I would maybe add a Dvd and a couple of books too. Maybe a Disney princess Barbie doll and one of the Disney princesses that float in the bath? My dd is a couple of weeks shy of 4 and these are her favourite things.
If she is coming to you from a stressful time in her life then maybe one of those instant baking sets they sell in the supermarkets (eg frozen cupcakes)? I'm sure she would love to do that with you?

99percentchocolate Sat 19-Dec-15 22:02:16

Sorry for the overuse of "wonderful" there!

Thurlow Sat 19-Dec-15 22:06:40

Watercolours - much cleaner than other paints and actually very easy for young kids to use.

Poundland have a lot of stuff for girls at the moment, some good Frozen stuff (hairbands, brushes, nail polish kits etc), craft paper, stickers, some make-your-own fairies and that - you can bulk out a stocking with loads of presents. And if she's anything like my DD, she might like little bits of "crap" more than bigger presents.

BahHumbugs Sat 19-Dec-15 22:10:26

Cbeebies comic
magic flannel
Bath crayons
money box
umbrella
Little fleece for bed/sofa
Microwave heat cuddly toy

GlitteryShoes Sat 19-Dec-15 23:38:37

I'm a foster carer and I would say any child in a new and unfamiliar situation will regress, so think younger. I try to think along sensory lines - so a singalong cd, torch, play doh, chocolates and bubble bath are good options. Also a teddy, pjs and dressing gown, ball, crayons might go down well. Good luck!

Cliffdiver Sun 20-Dec-15 06:30:28

In my (non particularly 'girly') 4 yo DD's stocking she has:

Knickers
Paw patrol dinner set
Socks
Woolly slipper socks
Frozen CD
Chocolate
Minion electric toothbrush
Flannel
Glowing stars for ceiling

Cliffdiver Sun 20-Dec-15 06:30:54

*not, not non

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