Saturday, July 19, 2014

Birthday Bags-A Bright Idea!

Hi everyone!  It's time for another great blog hop-the Bright Ideas linky!  Today I am going to share with you how I celebrate birthdays in my classroom.   I hope you enjoy it!  If so, please consider following me via the social media buttons at the bottom of this post.


With the overwhelming amount of paperwork, testing, grading, planning and just plain TEACHING, thinking about classroom birthdays is the last thing we have time for!  Over the years I've done various things for my kids {treats, prizes, certificates, bracelets, bookmarks, pencils--you get the point...} but it always stressed me out!  Those dang birthdays would pop up out of nowhere and I'd be frantically digging through my cupboard for a random trinket and certificate to give out.  It wasn't until last year that I decided to ORGANIZE my birthday gifts!  {I'm a very organized person so I'm not sure why I never thought of this before...}  Thus the creation of birthday bags!  This is the second summer now that I've spent time purchasing goodies and putting together treat bags for my kids' birthdays.  All 25+ of them.  It really only takes a few minutes to run to the dollar and teacher stores and then about 20 minutes to assemble the bags. 

Here's what I bought this year {mind you, I had a lot of this already in my teacher hoard...}:
  • bags {Hobby Lobby}
  • birthday sticker sheets {teacher store}
  • party blowers {Dollar Tree}
  • Smarties {Dollar Tree}
  • balloons {Dollar Tree}
  • bookmarks {teacher store}

I just put one of each item in the little treat sacks and taped them close.  I put the sacks into a bin and each time a child's birthday comes up, BAM-I hand them a treat sack, we sing happy birthday and call it a day! Easy-peasy!  



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10 comments:

Jennifer White said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I need to do this!!
Jennifer
First Grade Blue SKies

Jennifer @ Simply Kinder said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I so am not good at birthdays! I totally need to do this! Love that they are bags too not just a pencil. =)

Jennifer
Simply Kinder

Tamera Anne said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You, my friend, are a genius!

Lori Rosenberg said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love this! I bet the children will too! Thanks for the great idea!

A Peach for the Teach said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Great idea! I always find myself scrambling on birthday days to get everything together. Now they'll be at my fingertips. Thanks!

Brandi
http://apeachfortheteach.blogspot.com

Sarah Paul said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love this idea! I am always scrambling on birthdays. I'm copying this idea for sure! Thanks;)
Sarah
Sarah's First Grade Snippets

Sally said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

One of these days I'll be organized for birthdays! Thanks for the tip!

Sally from Elementary Matters

Amy B said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You are so on it!!! Wish I was as productive in the summer!

Cupcake said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Smart! I am always scrambling to gather birthday stuff!
❤Teri
A Cupcake for the Teacher

KinderKapers said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I think it is a great idea to have everything ready and tucked away in a bag.

Terri Izatt
KinderKapers

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