Kids’ Kits

Remember our kids’ table? Well, I started to think that having a communal box of crayons, markers, etc. might not be the best idea. I have 2 nieces, and when we dine out at restaurants and they provide just one box of crayons it’s mayhem. They are sweet girls, but sharing can sometimes be hard. And then I started to think, ‘Hmm”¦why not make kids’ kits?’ These kits will have everything a child would need to have a great time at the kids’ table (at least I can tell myself that).

Thanks to Miss Apple Cider, I have an idea of where to get the boxes we will use.

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So what will we include in these magic boxes?

Well, I need some ideas! For the girls I’m considering: rings (maybe ring pops?), crayons, stickers, bracelets and a homemade activity book. And for the boys: cars, stickers, crayons, and a homemade activity book. As I said before, I only have nieces, so I’m having a hard time figuring out what the boys will want and what can span the ages. I asked Mr. Fro Yo what he liked when he was young and the only thing he could come up with was Ninja Turtles. I think kids nowadays are done playing with Ninja Turtles.

So, what else should I include?

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Location:
Dallas
Wedding Date:
April 2010

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    kmattso2 1046 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:57 pm

    I would make a trip to your local dollar store and see what kind of goodies you can find there.

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    canegirl08 158 posts, Blushing bee @ 5:22 pm

    If they are above the choke age, boys love matchbox cars. I also love crafty things that keep their hands busy but won’t make a mess. Make your own friendship bracelet and things like that are always great.

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    Sarah@WeddingBook.com, Guest @ 5:25 pm

    I second Oriental Trading company! Also, not sure what your plans are with the activity books, but a friend of mine actually had pictures of the couple drawn and developed into a coloring book- so they were coloring the actual bride and groom! You could take this a step further and have easy word games with wedding themes, or even the names of the kids. Great idea!!

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    pvaulter718 2116 posts, Buzzing bee @ 5:41 pm

    Mine seemed to be a big hit with the smaller guests and parents alike. The advice I recieved from parents was to avoid things that can get overly sticky – lollipops, lots of candy, etc and things that stain – grape juice, perm markers, etc.

    I made sure they all contained the same things that way there was no debate about who’s was better, bigger, etc. I spent about $7 per box, and we had 13 kids. Crayons, coloring books, a doll, puzzle, fruit snacks. A small accordian scrap-book and stickers, glow sticks, and cars for the boys.

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    kate6214 286 posts, Helper bee @ 9:25 pm

    I would check out your local Dollar Store.

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    mandalynn17 1509 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:01 pm

    Everyone else has already given great ideas, so I’m just going to say that this post reminded me of The Baby-Sitter’s Club and their kid kits! Brings me back to elementary school when I owned soo many of the books!

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    espresso 1308 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:38 pm

    Legos and small games are always good. I think your idea of stickers and matchstick cars will go over great. I provided my flower girl with princess items; (tiara, rings, bracelets, boa, wand) maybe some of the girls would like those kind of girly things (a lot I purchased in the dollar section at Target). Maybe some magic tricks too. Either way I think the kids will just like that you thought of them :)

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    poodle 3386 posts, Sugar bee @ 10:42 pm

    Everyone had so many great ideas! I just want to say that I want a glow in the dark bracelet for myself lol

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    eholden 268 posts, Helper bee @ 1:24 am

    Ninja turtles aren’t completely out. I watched a boy that LOVED them. They remade the movies not too long ago.

    But the boys that I work with at the boys and girls club are third grade and they LOVE Captain Underpants or Bone books and joke/gross story books.

    Jenga and Guess Who? are also super popular with both boys and girls if you wanted to do a board game or two.

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    Lish 193 posts, Blushing bee @ 1:22 pm

    Transformers! They’re timeless (and come in everything from plastic to collector’s steel so price ranges are so easy to shop in!)

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    alishaneva 2152 posts, Buzzing bee @ 2:04 pm

    playdoh is always great! legos (they sell little lego kits) slinkies … and there are always like foam crafts and stuff. My favorite spot to go when entertaining kids is the party aisles at walmart and target and the dollar spots there as well! There is always SOMETHING there that will make any kids’ heart beat extra hard!

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    BeachyBride2010 350 posts, Helper bee @ 2:19 pm

    Matchbox cars… get a multi-pack of whimsical ones, boys and girls will love ‘em!

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    doublemint921 499 posts, Helper bee @ 4:15 pm

    I second the matchbox cars. They are fairly inexpensive and can keep boys entertained forever. My younger brother couldn’t get enough of them when he was little. Besides it could be fun for them to have something to swap around with other little boys.

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    RecessionistaBride 5018 posts, Bee Keeper @ 2:51 am

    Something that won’t stain your linens! Stickers, coloring books that require special markers, an activity book, little puzzles/games, candy! I love weddings that embrace kids :)

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    heather from the bar 4 posts, Wannabee @ 12:37 am

    If you haven’t created your activity book yet, I just posted a downloadable version of the one I created for me wedding! You can find it here: http://wemetinabar.com/downloads/

    Best of luck!
    Heather

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