Starting in Kindergarten, put the child's graduation year on a large tshirt. Take a picture each year with same shirt to watch the child grow into the shirt. Display at graduation party! **Take the picture on the last day of school.
Christmas Eve gift box (they get to open it on Christmas Eve)! They get new pjs (to wear that night), a Christmas movie, hot chocolate, snacks for the movie, etc. We already do pjs and slippers as our Christmas Eve gift but this is even better!
I call these baskets Crap Baskets. because when I find things around the house that need to go upstairs, I just put all the "stuff" in their basket and then "THEY" have to bring up all their own crap.hence Crap Baskets.