Students look forward to classroom birthday treats, especially when they can participate. There are plenty of classroom treat ideas to celebrate the big day!
Give kids a sparkly, colorful addition to their art supplies with these glitter glue pens. These pens are easy to use and work well on paper, canvas, and other surfaces. A set of 96 gel pens comes in various eye-catching colors. The pens have rubber grips that make writing and drawing comfortable. The ink is non-toxic and acid-free.
Mini Goodie Bags
Food is always a great addition to kids’ goodie bags. It’s consumable, takes up only a little space, and easily matches the party theme. You can easily buy a cheap wholesale candy your kid chooses. Buy as many kinds as you want and mix them up in a goodie bag. These will make the kids enjoy different treats in just one bag.
Get kids learning in a fun and hands-on way with these Play-Doh favors. For example, let them make letters for spelling practice. Or have them make a Play-Doh planet to show the layers of Earth’s core, mantle, and crust. It includes a Fun Factory tool with three rails, a knife, and two non-toxic Play-Doh modeling compound cans. Great for on-the-go activities, party favors, stocking stuffers, or a small gift!
Kids love stickers, and they make a great classroom birthday treat. You can find many different sticker themes to appeal to students’ interests and passions. Instead of cupcakes, you could also send in chalk to let the students write messages for the birthday kid during recess or dismissal. It needs teacher approval and is a good way to promote socialization in the classroom.
In the wake of the sea turtle video, many schools and students have been trying to decrease their use of plastic straws. Reusable metal straws offer an alternative. They’re easy to clean and accommodate different mouths, liquids, and drinking styles. And they come in a carrying case. Strategist contributor calls them a better option than traditional paper straws.
Kids love outfitting their pencils with fun designs, animals and characters. These pencil toppers can help make reading and writing assignments more exciting. Kids can easily whip up these adorable bird and owl pencil toppers with simple materials. A little more advanced is this project using duct tape. Chewing on a pencil can help some kids self-regulate and focus. These chewable pencil toppers fit over the eraser end of any pencil and provide discreet sensory input.
The birthday child can make a unique non-edible bookmark favor by sewing an elastic loop about twice the width of their favorite book. Then, decorate the flexible page keeper with photographs of friends and family. It is an alternative to the more common strategies, like using receipts or tying ribbons around pages. Positive affirmation cards can help students develop a growth mindset and promote self-esteem. You can purchase these online or make them yourself.
While many parents sigh and roll their eyes at the sticky slime that can take over their kids’ rooms, it’s important to let kids become slime masters. Slime is a scientific experiment demonstrating non-Newtonian fluids—it acts like a solid and a liquid. Kids love to pull, stretch and squish the gooey stuff—even making it a social media phenomenon with videos that earn millions of views. Consider buying kits with glow-in-the-dark, magnetic or glitter slimes to keep their interest.
Kids are enamored with slime, so give them a kit that makes it easy for them to make their own during class. Add a fun tag for an extra personal touch. A special guest reading a book to the class is a great treat for kids that also doubles as a favor. Just be sure to follow your school’s allergy rules.
Mini Magnifying Glasses
Children love to explore and observe, which are key early science skills. Providing kids with simple tools like a magnifying glass opens their curiosity to see things close-up, like the veins on a leaf or an ant’s three body parts. This brightly-coloured set includes a stand for hands-free viewing. Encourage kids to take this magnifying glass on a nature walk and observe rocks, flowers, insects and other natural items.