Sand Cups made with blue jello, cool whip, vanilla pudding, crushed vanilla wafers and teddy grahams (gummy bears would work too!)
How to not excess Christmas and make it more special: Each child gets 4 presents. 1. Something they want 2. Something they need 3. Something to wear 4. Something to read.....I think this would be great, and then take a christmas vaction instead of all of the things they really don't need!