My kids all like to give the kids in their class a Christmas card with a little present at the end of the year.
Most of the kids in their class hand out candy canes or chocolates but this is not something I like to do. For one you don’t know about allergies and the kid’s may not be totally aware themselves if they are young and also I don’t like to think of the kids eating all that sugar and then going into class – poor teacher.
I like to do lolly free small gifts and it can certainly still be cheap.
Ornament: You can buy cheap packs of ornaments and you could give one for every child for their tree. One year we bought plain baubles and the kids decorated them with glitter glue for their friends.
Stationary: Pencils, erasers, little note pads, there’s plenty of cheap choices at places like Kmart or a $2 shop.
Stickers: Kids love stickers and you can buy a pack of Christmas stickers or non Christmas and cut up the sheet to give the kids a few each.
Bubbles: Kids all love bubbles and you can buy packs of small bubbles.
Temporary tattoos: Buy a pack of tattoos and cut them up to give the kids.
This year my kids will be giving out Christmas pencils to their classmates, along with a bag of reindeer food which is another great lolly free gift.
What do your kids give to their friends at school?