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« on: September 02, 2007 01:35:30 PM »

My daughter is turning 3 soon, and is celebrating it at school. It's customary to pass out a treat to the other kids, generally little baggies with candies and a small thing like a pencil or a little toy.

However I disagree with giving the kids candy all the time, but I don't want to become the "apple mom  Roll Eyes " either. So I'm stumped for ideas. I have about 15 favors to hand out and was thinking about giving home made  cookies and perhaps these heart shaped crayons, but maybe somebody else has a better idea.
There are also 2 teachers I don't want to forget.
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« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2007 01:42:21 PM »

First of all, the cookies and those crayons sound great to me.

For my daughter's 2nd, I made these:

for all of the kids, kept well within the standard budget for goodies, and the response was really good. I think that your efforts will most likely be appreciated, it sounds like something both the kids and parents will approve of.
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« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2007 01:45:24 PM »

Those crayons are a good idea. Homemade cookies are DEFINITELY a good idea. Hehe.

Maybe little decorated notebooks or pencils or something.

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« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2007 02:26:44 PM »

little kids will love the crayon idea. you could also maybe try different shapes, like a dinosaur or something like that for boys.

and cookies? oh yeah. everyone loves homemade cookies

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« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2007 10:12:53 PM »

I found some favorite candy bar web sites that have a wide array of ideas, recipes and even invitations to make, for all kinds of parties and seasonal activities.  Check out those web sites (be sure to read all the great ideas on Craftster first), and also go to party stores to come up with some ideas you can make yourself for party themes and favors. 

« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2007 10:24:57 PM »

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« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2007 08:29:26 PM »

Stickers are always a big hit with my 3-year old. plus those temporary tattoos. crayons too, and little notebooks. Also little bottles of bubble stuff....actually I guess she's pretty easy to please...

OOPS---I didn't even look at the link to the heart shaped crayons. Those are great. 3 year boys still like heart shapes ok, don't they?

Do you need to check about allergies before bringing in cookies? In my daughter's class, we've got 2 kids with serious nut allergies, and eggs are out too.

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« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2007 07:45:42 AM »

I vote for the crayon idea. I did this but I used muffin tins so they were just a circle.  You could package 3 together since she is turning 3.

For my daughter's class, I made mascot bag charms.  They were the "Turtle" class so I found turtle beads and used pony beads and zipper pulls to make them.  I made different colors for the girls and boys and 2 special ones for the teachers.  Then, I attached them to note saying "To my Turtle class friend (or teacher):  A back pack charm especially for you. From Lauren."  The best part was how proud my daughter was seeing their back packs lined up in the cubbies with the charms on them.  Even the teachers thanked me and put them on their purses.

« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2007 06:29:59 AM »

I was always at a loss for new ideas to do with our children too.  A fun project to use at a party are birthday card place mats.  Make them by using two rectangular pieces of contact paper with a party invitation or birthday card inside.  This will help you and the teacher keep things tidy too.  The children can make them as an activity at the party (with a little help), or you can bring them with the cupcakes from home!

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« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2007 01:24:19 PM »

what about like those little things of play-dough?
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