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Gifts for Preschool Classmates

Hello. I am having trouble coming up with a gift for my son's preschool classmates. I like to do homemade gifts, but the only thing I can think of is caramel apples. Any ideas? Thanks

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Depend on the age and the money you want to spend. I went to a craft store bought a few packs of beads with letter, plain beads, key chain clips and string. We are going to make keychains they can attach to their backpacks, etc with their names on them. My daughter will be able to help spell her friend's names, count out the 6 additional beads we add to the top and bottom and hopefully string them. I got the idea from a keychain I bought in a store for myself.

You could ask the teacher for something the classroom would enjoy (new blocks, crayons, whatever) and buy it for the classroom.

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My boys are 2nd and 4th graders, this year I opted out of candy....Target had mini slinkys for $1.00 each. I did one for each child and will have my sons wrap them.
Good luck

Is it standard to do gifts for classmates? I usually only do stuff for the kids at Halloween and Valentines. But I do give a gift of appreciation to the teachers at christmas.

Anyhow, my suggestion would be to buy the long pretzel rods and drizzle holiday colored chocolate over them, and maybe even roll them in special holiday sprinkles. You'd probably have to buy the little specialty bags to put them in but they sell them at the grocery store. You child could help with the drizzling and rolling and I bet would love to sample a few. Tie it with a pretty bow and wa-la.

You could try familyfun.com, allrecipe.com. marthastewart.com for other ideas.

I was just thinking of something for my children to make for their preschool friends and I think something your child can help with would be great. Make glitter ornaments, toothpicks in the shape of a star with construction paper cut out on top, apply glue and then sprinkle with glitter. Maybe a pipecleaner made into a candy cane or just a regular candy cane along with the candy cane story/ legend.
A glitter snowflake ornament along with the snowflake story/ legend.
Or maybe a personalized cup( dollar store plastic holiday cups with their name written in marker or glitter glue) with a hot cocoa mix a small package of miniature marshmallows(labeled reindeer poop) the children will love it.
I hope this is helpful.IF you google any of the stories or ideas, I am sure you will be fine. If you have any question, please ask.

How about buying little bubbles like you use at weddings? I know party stores have different kinds, sizes, or packs. Don't have to worry about food allergy's that way and they can all play together with them!

Last year I made chocolate covered pretzel rods and marshmallows. The kids and teachers loved them!

i just give lollipops to each kid.

Do the pretzel rods! They always turn out so cute and the kids love to help with them.

The Oriental Trading Post (I think that is what it is called) catalog has a lot of little inexpensive gifts that you can buy in groupings of 8, 12 etc.

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