guide to priceless gifts that children can make for the holidays
Present Ideas and Recipes
girl scout leader for many years and a homeroom parent for both of my
children I have planned many school Christmas Parties. You will find some
ideas for kids parties
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Take an empty box from toothpaste,
hair color etc... and wrap it in wrapping paper. Glue a magnet on
the back. Tie it with a pretty ribbon/bow and attach this note.
"I took an ordinary box
As empty as can be
I filled it with a special gift
And wrapped it carefully
But please don't ever open it
Just leave the ribbon tied
And hold it tightly near your heart
Because my love for you is inside!"
Inexpensive book gift wrapped for each child
Book for Reader- The
How To Play:
Children set in a circle, each one holding a wrapped book. A Room Mother
reads The Gingerbread Man
story. Every time the word "ran" is spoken you pass the book to the
person on your right. Continue doing until the story is over. Whoever
has the book on their lap at the end of the story is theirs to keep and
Power Outage Kit
Take a medium size plastic
container with a lid, small shoe hanging rack, or travel bag..
Decorate with fancy letters to say "Power Outage Kit". Fill
with various types of batteries (be sure to include "AA" and "D").
candles, matches, a few flash lights and/or a small lantern.
Super Sundae Bucket
favorite ice-cream lovers to all the makings for super sundaes. All
they'll have to add is the ice cream.
Serve in a brand-new paper paint
bucket (look for them at home improvement stores). Decorated with
a hand-drawn label. Fill the bucket with such things as an ice-cream
scoop, ice cream bowls, hot fudge, caramel and butterscotch sauce,
sprinkles, nuts, maraschino cherries, M&M's and for future use a gift
certificate for the local ice cream shop.
Mini Travel Kit
a sturdy, expandable plastic envelope from an office supply store.
Make sure it is small enough to fit into the glove compartment of your
car. Have the kids decorate the front. Fill with on-the-road essentials: map, pen, sticky notes,
gum, roll of quarters, package of tissues, package of hand wipes, hand
NOTE: This can be
altered to be used as a “first aid kit” simply filling with Tylenol,
Band-Aids, Neosporin, etc.. OR a “Travel toiletry kit” by adding a
toothbrush, and travel size toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant and
Night at the
Start with a plastic popcorn bowl and customize
it using permanent markers or puffy paint. Then fill the bowl
with microwave popcorn, large candy bars, and a gift certificate to
the local video rental store or movie theatre.
Nature Lover Basket
Purchase a large PLASTIC flower
pot at the local craft store. Fill the pot
with potting soil, gardening gloves, a small trough, bird seed, bird
feeder, and most
importantly packets of forget-me-not flower seeds.