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What's in your prize box?

Lately my prize box has been getting a lot of makeovers! The stampers have been kicked out, the rubber bracelets banned, and the pencils are getting a bad review from the kids. So I'm wondering, what's in your prize box???

My kiddos work for a sticker during each session, when they have 4 in a row on their chart they get a prize. The prizes are all from the dollar store, typically erasers, pencils, fake coins, yo-yos, toy dinosaurs, etc. I thought these were great -- I was sadly mistaken. The kids seem bored! Now, I can't give away iPods, but I'm wondering what gets your kids excited!?


  1. I agree- no one wants a pencil! My kids of course love candy but also the "poppers" (circles that pop into the air) and they stinking LOVE bouncy balls. WHAT? It's true! Angry birds erasers have been good "sellers" as well as spinning tops (apparently they've never seen them and think they're something cool and new!) Hot wheels/matchbox cars go fast, too! So do whistles- as they walk away my last words are "don't get in trouble with that!" And even though no one wants a pencil, they actually DO want ink pens- and I get the giant ones in the Target dollar spot!


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