It can be overwhelming when your children come home with a whole pillowcase full of candy and extremely excited about all of their earnings. What is the best way to let them have their cake and eat it too? Over the years, we’ve heard some good ideas and suggestions which seem to give children pleasure and satisfaction and we’d like to share those tips and tricks with you.
1. Each child gets to keep 1 piece of candy per their age. If they are 11, they get to keep 11 pieces of candy. On top of that, they get 1 piece of candy each day…not all at once!
2. Each piece of candy your child gives you to take, they will receive money instead to spend on a new book or a toy.
3. With your children, go to a donation center and donate the candy.
4. Make their earnings special – using one type of candy they like the most, work together to find a unique dessert recipe online and make a special dessert for the family to share.