I had been puzzling over a gift idea for Granddaughter Margaret's third birthday which comes on December 2nd. As she is a Dora the Explorer fan, I thought that a backpack might be a fun gift. For those of you unfamiliar with Dora, she carries a backpack that helps her do her exploring! I found this cute girly backpack at Cheldens here in Decatur. It even had a little monkey on the front. Dora has a monkey friend, called Boots so it was another link to Dora, although the monkey on the bag is a girl monkey!
I love that Margaret's backpack is personalized with her sweet name. In the south, we love anything personalized with a name or a monogram.
I am filling her backpack with lots of books, coloring books and twistable crayons. I may also make a "map" to include as Dora's backpack has a map tucked inside! That would be a fun project for Nana. I would draw a map of Alabama and a route from Margaret's house to Nana's house! I will get it laminated to that it will survive a sweet little preschooler!