Monday, September 5, 2011

Easy Classroom Birthday "Presents"

In the third grade class where I am now long-term subbing, there were no "presents" for the students with birthdays. Now, I love to give little goodies to students so I started looking for a quick, easy idea I could use in this classroom. I found several variations of this idea pinned and repinned on Pinterest. I was unable to trace the idea back to its original source, but I ran with my version of it.

I used a balloon design I created and you can download here. I printed it out on colored card stock. I cut out the balloons and stapled a birthday homework pass to the back. I used this one. Then I taped the whole thing to a colorful pencil and tied it with a curled ribbon. I found a bucket and cut a piece of styrofoam to fit into the bottom. Finally, I stuck the pencils in the styrofoam for a festive display. Now, when it is a student's birthday, they can have a little something from me.

11 comments:

  1. The links are not working... :(

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  2. The balloon template worked fine for me, but the homework pass link changed. I think I fixed. Try again! :-)

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  3. I can't get the balloon template to open. :-( I love the idea, though!

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  4. Can't get the balloom template! Please fix this so we can use it for our students! Thanks!!

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    1. It should work now. So sorry about that!

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  5. I think it's wonderful of you to want to do something for someone else's students! Thank you for making them yours!

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  6. This is so, SO wonderful! Thank you for sharing! I'm totally going to use this for my 'Chapel Time' at Sunday School. Instead of a homework pass, I've created a label with bible verse...Love this! So excited for Sunday School to get back and running! :) In the past I was horribly inconsistent with b-day things during Chapel Time, no more!

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  7. I love this! Thank you for sharing :)

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