School is almost out! A great surprise gift idea for elementary-aged children, grandchildren, or nieces and nephews is a 'Summer of Fun' surprise package. Try to think of all the things you loved as a child. Your grandchild, child or niece/nephew will probably have a little of you in them. I did this last summer and my granddaughter was absolutely delighted!
This gift will not cost you tons (you can get a lot of the things at your local dollar store), but a surprise (for no reason) summer fun box, will bring hours of delight to the young ones. :)
By Gooby from Straughn, IN
Really nice idea. Little gifts like the ones you've listed say "Somebody loves you" much louder than words.
Another fun item to include would be supplies for finger painting. Someone told me a long time ago that adding tempera paint to liquid starch would make finger paint. Anyone have another "recipe?" I'm thinking butcher paper is similar to the paper we used when I was a kid. Clay would also be fun.
Great idea, and it would also work for a Spring birthday. You could probably add sidewalk chalk to that list for playing hopscotch (remember that one?) And do they still sell hula hoops? Ah, the nostalgia...
thanks so much for posting this. My 4 1/2 yr old twin grands are coming for a visit for a week next month and this idea will make Grammy look great!
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