We remember our first set of colored pencils. It gave us the feeling that we had graduated to something bigger, more mature. If you think your little one is ready for this, go grand and get him 500 Colored Pencils.
It's a great gift for a budding young artist. Every month for 20 months (!) your little one will receive 25 colored pencils. We love this idea of getting a smaller quantity in increments. This way you can really familiarize yourself with each of the colors you receive. The colors have great names like "tea with milk" and "lobster bisque." You can read more about 500 Colored Pencils here.