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Nursery Friends Hamper

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Hi, It is the first time I have posted since Christmas 2012, so here I go:


This year I am making a hamper for my son to take to nursery, the reason for this is his sisters take gifts for their friends and he hasn't got one particular best friend, so, so that he feels like he isn't missing out this is my plan and thinking it would be lots of fun to have something different in class.
I have a budget of £7.50!! So far I have got myo kites (reduced to 24p each at Sainsburys - I got 4), Some buttons (11p for 100 from ebay), some hello kitty sets (1p each Tesco), Book 0.69p, Some fabric swatches (free)


My question to you all is, any idea's what else I can add (trying to get as much for my budget!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  • Niknak77
    Niknak77 Posts: 12 Forumite
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    balloons? Im sure you could pick them up cheaply, and they can blow them up and play with them?
  • suejb2
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    How about glow sticks? Quality Save have tubes of them for 59p.
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  • IrishRose12
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    Bubbles!! 9 for £1 in Poundland. It's amazing how much ids love bubbles lol. And I second the Balloons. Also a small packet of sweets maybe?? Or lollies. Or a candy cane each. I'm making marshmallow chocolate lollies for my class this year that have cost me £2.15 in total lol
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  • mamto3
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    Thank you for your suggestions so far!! I bought some mini Haribo bags yesterday (16 for £1) so I have spent a total of £2.78 up to now - I am loving your ideas so will be investigating the shops for those!


    I was also considering a finger puppet set??


    xx
  • Nooob
    Nooob Posts: 65 Forumite
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    I don't understand why you'd want to do this and surely choking hazards such as buttons and balloons and sweets and toxic items like glow sticks aren't allowed to be taken into nurseries? Surely yor son is to young to be bothered about any of this anyway?
  • mamto3
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    Nooob wrote: »
    I don't understand why you'd want to do this and surely choking hazards such as buttons and balloons and sweets and toxic items like glow sticks aren't allowed to be taken into nurseries? Surely yor son is to young to be bothered about any of this anyway?



    I am talking Nursery as in pre-school, they use buttons for pictures and craft along with things like dried pasta. I would also never add anything to a hamper which was a hazard.


    I have chosen to do this as he is old enough to know he is not taking a gift for a friend (like his sisters) and think it is a nice idea for treats for the whole nursery to enjoy.


    Thank you for your comment though
  • Nooob
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    mamto3 wrote: »
    I am talking Nursery as in pre-school, they use buttons for pictures and craft along with things like dried pasta. I would also never add anything to a hamper which was a hazard.


    I have chosen to do this as he is old enough to know he is not taking a gift for a friend (like his sisters) and think it is a nice idea for treats for the whole nursery to enjoy.


    Thank you for your comment though

    My child is at pre-school and no way would I be happy with them being given sweets and glow sticks. Balloons are a hazard especially when there are a lot of children.
  • themull1
    themull1 Posts: 4,299 Forumite
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    I think he's probably too young, maybe ask the nursery first or just get the staff a present.
  • mamto3
    mamto3 Posts: 205 Forumite
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    Thank you for everyones opinion, I know my sons nursery well and know this is a gift which will be well received.


    While I appreciate peoples opinions differ, I am looking for idea's to include in the hamper which are appropriate rather than criticism.


    Thanks everyone
  • IrishRose12
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    Nooob wrote: »
    My child is at pre-school and no way would I be happy with them being given sweets and glow sticks. Balloons are a hazard especially when there are a lot of children.

    Awk wind your neck in FGS. It called Caring and sharing, Thinking of others and being kind. Kids get sweets in nursery and school often. You just don't know about it.
    Glow-sticks yes I agree with you there, I don't think that is smart as they can be bitten into easily, but lets be realistic here, they won't kill anyone. If they did, they wouldn't be sold in shops in the 1st place.

    Also who said these would be given during the day??? I work in a school and I know these would only be given out at hometime, as being given out before then would just be chaotic. and I'm talking about children complaining about he's got my....... or she stole my ....... Hometime is the sensible time to give things like that out.

    OP I think what you're doing is a LOVELY idea. Kind and thoughtful. You're being smart and thinking about SENSIBLE things to send in.
    Can I ask though, is this mainly a gift for the classroom or are they being sent home? I'm guessing it's for the classroom if you're including buttons for crafts?

    I'm now off to look for these buttons for 11p. We need more for the classroom lol
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