Dance, sports, clubs, extra classes, and all their advertising

Almost every day, at least one of my children brings home an advertisement that asks for money. Yesterday, #1 had one for dance classes and camps. Last week, they all had pages for cupcake sales. Before that there was baseball, basketball, father-daughter social, father-son social, Spanish, art, book orders, you get the idea. These all have two things in common: cost and my children want to do them.

How am I supposed to explain that I can’t hardly pay for the necessities, let alone extras? I just don’t think it is right to send so many of these money requests home, not everyone has extra income to spend on these extras.

How do you handle these at your house??