I did something that would make Santa envious! It was the same thing for all eight of my great-grands, five to twelve years old. A small storage/file box (not necessarily Christmas theme) in which I put the following items: hole punch, stapler, rubber bands, sticky pad (2 sizes, note and tab), pencil, pen, staples, and small lined tablet, a pack of cashews and pecans, all topped off with a small size (large print) Word Find in 6 yr and older.
I bought the boxes this summer on sale, most of the other items at Dollar Tree or Dollar General. They cost me about $13 dollars each. I divided the package of pencil and pens instead of buying each separately. The young ones kept their “office box” close by all afternoon, and as you can see the older ones went for the Word Finds with boxes near by.
It was unnecessary to wrap these gifts; just stick on the name. I removed all the packaging from the items in order to make them fit in the boxes.
Santa never had it so easy!
About oneta hayes
Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
budding writers like their great grand mama 🙂
What a GREAT IDEA!.