Friday, March 21, 2014

Birthday Gifts for Students

What do you give your students for their birthday? I have loved giving out these giant Pixie Stix Birthday Balloons to my kids.

Birthday Gifts for Students - a Giant Pixie Stix Balloon Treat! 

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.

Happy Birthday Student Gifts 

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 Happy Birthday Message for my students 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).
Birthday Crowns
These cute birthday hats don't have a place for a name, but they are just an example of similar ones I buy, but with a place for their name and age. These are from ORIENTAL TRADING. I buy a lot of stuff there over each summer. 
Lastly, they get to choose 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. Some years I find a sucker deal, some years we skip the suckers and they get a hat, bookmark and the giant Pixie Stix, which they all LOVE.
12 Jumbo Swirl Candy Lollipops
Suckers like these make a really delightful gift for a student's birthday too! 
And everybody loves a Happy Birthday Bookmark!  Some teachers give out a free book choice form their Scholastic stash of freebie books too. I save that for my Christmas gift, along with a new package of Crayola 24 Crayons I buy over the summer at the 25Cent sale at Walmart or somewhere else. 
 
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. I pick a package up anywhere I find them onsale. I usually give out bookmarks several times a year too; one on Dr. Seuss Day, One before the 1st parent teacher conferences.  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!




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