Once again, let me thank Christina for this fab idea! And for those of you who actually know me, this “losing a tooth stuff” makes me feel very ill. But I shall power through!
Last year, I made these adorable tooth badges using clear plastic badges and lanyards from Staples. I hung them by my meeting area and the kids could go grab one if they’d lost a tooth the night before or on the weekend. They didn’t have to ask and then when I would notice that they were wearing one, I’d ooh and aah and ask to see their window (the spot where the tooth once was). And, of course, if they lost one during our school day, I’d make a BIGGER fuss, give them a cute certificate, and they could wear a badge. But honestly, it just grosses me out when they are wiggling their teeth and/or they have one hanging by a thread. Am I alone in this? Don’t get me wrong – I LOVE when they are missing teeth. They are super cute but it’s the PROCESS that bothers me.
You can download them HERE. Mine are for 3×4 sized badges so if you need to tweak them, you can download the non-PDF format HERE. I have a graph that I hang up near the badges and students color a square in the appropriate month. You can do all sorts of graphing activities with it at the end of the year.
I also suggest making 2 sets because the package comes with 10 badges. Last year, I had some kids that
destroyed ruined accidentally ripped the lanyard through the badge. Badges. Plural. But that’s neither here nor there. Bygones.
This badge idea has endless possibilites – I saw some in the Oriental Trading magazine that had “pre-made” badges for bathroom passes. Or how about star of the week, math wizard, good friend, etc?
If you like this, please leave me a comment. Thanks again, Christina! 🙂
And it’s Monday so you know what that means! BACHELORETTE! Let’s hear it for JP! 🙂