Fun First-Day-Of-School Treat Bags
If you have the time, and want to whip together something special, I designed a really easy, brown lunch bag-owl, which takes just a few minutes to put together.
If you own circle punches things will go even faster. Even if you donâ€™t want to make these as a treat bag, they make a fun and easy art project for your students.
Have them stuff their lunch bag with tissue. Children could write: Whooo is wise? on the owlâ€™s tummy. When they flip up the bag it can say: __________ (childâ€™s name) thatâ€™s whoooo!
If you want to skip filling a bag with treats, but would still like to do something, you can buy some M&Mâ€™s, Reese's Pieces, or Skittles in bulk at Samâ€™s Club, fill the tiny Baggies they sell at Hobby Lobby etc. and staple the Baggie to my owl card.
I also found teachers that simply put an apple on their students' desks with an apple die-cut note attached that said: â€śWELCOME! You are the apple of my eye.â€ť How about a golden delicious apple with a note that says: â€śWishing you a golden year filled with delicious learning!â€ť
ORâ€¦ how about cutting out construction paper apples, punch a hole in the side, make a slit to the hole and slide a candy bracelet through so it looks a bit like a worm. Write your studentsâ€™ names on the apples + â€śA sweet treat for a neat student!â€ť
ORâ€¦ how about an orange or a small snack Baggie with 3 candy orange slices, with a note that says: â€śOrange you glad youâ€™re in _____________________ grade! Wishing you a sweet year!â€ť
ORâ€¦ a bag of peanuts (making sure no one has allergies) that says: â€ś I hope youâ€™ll go simply nuts over all of the exciting lessons weâ€™ll be studying this year!â€ť
ORâ€¦a bag of microwave popcorn (They sell individual treat-bag size packages) attach a note that says: â€śPoppinâ€™ by with a friendly first-day Hi, to wish you a terrific school year!â€ť You could list that monthâ€™s popcorn words on the back.
One Florida teacher gives her students water bottles with flip up caps. They decorate their bottles with markers & stickers, and re-fill them for the entire month. They keep them in their desk so they stay hydrated all day.
Because my first science unit was dinosaurs, I had a basket filled with multi-colored dinosaurs sitting on the table.
My students got to choose one when they completed their tabletop lesson. Thatâ€™s a big thrill for them, as well as an incentive to stay focused and finish their first dayâ€™s lesson.
Click on the link to view/download Owl Treat Bags
I also revamped a Lucky Charms note that was posted a zillion ways on the Internet. Simply buy a box of Lucky Charms for your kiddo's to munch & crunch and include this sweet note.
Click on the link to view/download Lucky Charm Treat Bag Note.
I also have a cute treat bag note that I made up for some easy and inexpensive treat bags.
Click on the link to view/download Treat Bag Note.
For other treat bag ideas, including bags for reading and writing, click on the link to download the Treat Bag Idea packet.
Whatever you decide to do, I hope your year is as sweet as the treats you give your students!
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