The blue and yellow beads are "perfect" for his necklace, but also the most expensive part! I was lucky in that the store was having a "sale" but this was the High-End bead store in town.
When taking your kids to shop for beads, you can really see their personalities. My son tends to show his team spirit (see above: Go Michigan!) but is also very bold and adventurous in his color and pattern choices.
Give your kids the chance to explore their creativity. You can do it inexpensivly by going to Hobby Lobby or Michaels and getting one of their big buckets of plastic beads (even cheaper if you use one of the store coupons) or even just letting them choose some of the current sale items. You can string on Yarn, dental floss or any of the Bead stringing choices. This is a great activity to promote fine motor skills as well.
Be creative and let the kids show you what they can do!