With the winds from Hurricane Sandy increasing as the day goes on, we’re not sure if school will be open on Wednesday after being closed for two days and if Halloween parties will occur or even if it will be safe to trick or treat in our neighborhood. We’re being optimistic about our class Halloween parties and getting goodie bags ready for our classmates as one of our indoor storm activities.
Every year I like to give out treat bags to the kids at the end of their class parties with non-candy related items. Fun pencils and erasers are always a practical and much needed treat for elementary ages while whimsical plastic Halloween spider, bat, and skull rings add to the fun. This year Trash Pack and Blingles offered to send us individual packs to include in our treat bags too!
The collectible Trash Pack characters are a huge hit in our house and it’s fun to hear them make predictions about which packs might include rare Trashies! This is our first time seeing Blingles and already both kids are in love! The individual packs contain two colors of stick on jewels that can be affixed to anything that needs a little extra bling! I have a feeling that we’ll be doing a lot of blinging with the extra packs of Blingles when the power goes out!
Trash Pack and Blingies sent me single packs for my kids’ classes. No compensation was received to share them or write about them. I’m just very grateful that they wanted to provide items for both kids’ classes. All other items for the goodie bags were personally purchased from our dollar store and Target One Spot. I probably spent $10 on items and bags for 50 kids, far less than I ever spent on Halloween for my own class as a teacher!