Here’s how to do it:
STEP ONE: GO TO THE GROCERY STORE AND BUY CANDY BARS… A LOT OF CANDY BARS!
Choose candy bars or candies that have a fun brand name that could be used for a word in your message, such as:
- 100 GRAND
- 5TH AVENUE
- NOW & LATER
- REECE’S PIECES
- SUGAR DADDY
- ALMOND JOY
- RIESEN (REASON)
- ROLLO (ROLLOVER)
- HUGS & KISSES
- MR. GOODBAR
- MILKY WAY
- SUGAR BABIES
- FUN DIP
- SPECIAL (Hershey’s special dark)
- ROCKY ROAD
- FAST BREAK
STEP TWO: WRITE YOUR MESSAGE USING AS MANY CANDY BARS AS POSSIBLE!
It helps if you have a marker board, or some other hard board to write onto (Dollar Tree sells hard display boards for just $1!) When you’re writing, get creative! Use a sharpie marker to X-out any part of the candy bar name that doesn’t apply to the message. And if you get stuck, you can always put a candy bar up there and then put what it’s supposed to be down below.
Here was my message from the preschoolers to my teacher on her birthday:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! You are the STARBURST of our day! I know sometimes we act like AIRHEADS but us RUNTS love you so much! You are a TREASURE! (Gold coin). We told Miss Joy to get you 100 GRAND for your PAYDAY, and she said You Deserve It!
STEP THREE: FINISH OFF WITH A FUN GIFT FOR YOUR FRIEND OR LOVED ONE!
When it comes to gifts, I think cash is king, so I put together a fun card for my teacher to read to make her THINK she was getting cash…
It says: “Here’s a hint to what your present is. It starts with: ‘M-O-N’ and ends with ‘E-Y.’”
“M-O-N-K-E-Y!” Then on the bottom of the card it said, “Ha ha! Just kidding! Turn the board over to find your REAL gift!”
I finished it off with a monkey taped to the board with him holding a sign saying “Happy Birthday!” in one hand, and a $50 bill in the other hand!
She loved it! And I know whoever you send your candy bar card to will love it also!
Who thinks they can come up with a message using the MOST of the candy bars listed above? Write it in the comments below and I’ll post ’em as they come in! Have fun!