Monday, July 29, 2013

Birthday Gifts for Students

Here is my Birthday Corner in my classroom. These balloons are made on colorful cardstock. I give students a giant Pixie Stix with a cute Balloon Happy Birthday card attached for their birthdays, along with a sucker and a birthday bookmark and hat.

I get the Pixie Stix from Sams Club every year online. They come in a package of 50 so you can either use them up in 2 years or else split a package with another teacher.
I just staple the balloon to the paper part of the Pixy Stix at the top.

Get your Giant Pixy Stix from HERE at Sams Club.
I have birthday balloons and also birthday cupcakes blown up giant for the top of the Pixie Stix. They look so bright and colorful in the corner of my classroom.  The kids also get to wear a birthday crown (I have a selection of 3 styles for them to choose from).

Lastly, they get to choose a sucker and a Happy Birthday bookmark from the little Happy Birthday box.  They are very spoiled on their birthdays.  I got these cute suckers from a candy factory near my home. They have 2nds I buy in a giant bag once a year for $5.00.
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Here is a copy of the Balloon I used. I copied it once. Then cut out the balloon. Then I cut out and added the Happy Birthday to the inside (cutting off the string). I copied a bunch on many different colors of cardstock colored paper. Then I cut them out and stapled them to the Pixy Stix top.  I add a little bit of curly ribbon in rainbow colors to them. It is really colorful and pretty. Link is HERE at Twisty Noodle.
Balloon Coloring Page
Inside the box are the suckers and the Happy Birthday bookmarks. Check them out below. I decorated the area with these cute cardboard Happy Birthday Decorations too.

 I found the green, metal vase at Hobby Lobby a few years ago. I put some Happy Birthday stickers on it. I think you can find these also at Michaels Art Mart. It's a cute teacher gift and it adds a lot to this corner of my classroom! What are YOUR Birthday Gifts for your students?? Leave a comment below!


Elizabeth Rossmiller said...

Thank you for sharing your classroom birthday traditions. I used crazy straws and the same balloons last year! The bookmarks are super cute, too!

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Pattie Moss said...

Thanks for following me Elizabeth! The crazy straws are a great idea too! I love it!

Holley said...

I love that you used pixy stix for the balloons! Those were my favorite growing up!

Roy said...

I think that using the pixy stix was such a good idea! Kids love those things and it makes for a great "edible" decoration.

Pattie Moss said...

Yup! They love that pure sugar don't they? The trick is to get them to bring it home instead of ripping it open and downing it right in class!!

Dynamic Gift said...

It's amazing that you prepared balloons, bookmarks, cards and other items for your students' birthdays. You are one sweet and generous teacher, and your students will never forget that.

Pattie Moss said...

Thank you so much for your kind comment! It made my day!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful Birthday Gifts for Students. I think they look fantastic on it.Love this! Great job.

nancy john said...

Thanks for sharing information about gift ideas.

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I'm sure your students will definitely love your gift. Thanks for sharing this idea.

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