Saturday, July 13, 2013

Spark Student Motivation: Slap on the Wrist!

Happy Saturday! It’s time to motivate each other and our upcoming students!

We’re going to try to make it home tonight from New York. Yes, we’re drivingI’m not a fan of flying, but after this looooong trip, next time...we’ll fly. We only made it to Delaware last night after visiting Six Flags in New Jersey-the weather was awful!
I wanted to share a quick, simple idea to share while I'm on the road.
I know our brains never rest during “summer” because we’re thinking of all the things we want/need to do with our upcoming school year. That’s what I love about this linky partywe get so many ideas from each other to get motivated! What have you found while shopping or thought of doing differently in your class to get your students excited?
Well, I think I’m going to give my students a “slap on the wrist”!
(not literally) :O)
I found these slap wrist bracelets at Hobby Lobby last week on clearance and knew I could use them to get my students motivated.

 Here are some samples I made:

There are so many possibilities for these bracelets. My son snatched the Math Whiz bracelet right off the table! He is modeling the Math Whiz bracelet below (because he is one!). He said mom, "Everybody love these bracelets!" And the best part of these slap wrist bracelets? They're foam, so they don't hurt.
 I will also leave some blank for special occasions.

Of course, while I was working on these bracelets, my daughter wanted me to make her one too! Which is the perfect testimonial... these bracelets can be motivating at school or home!

You know your students would be thrilled if you walked by and slapped one of these on their wrists!

Link up any idea that motivates you or your students-if it motivates you, it motivates them! No idea is too small or too big! :O)
** Don't forget to grab my button and this post when you link up.
While we're here, let's share some blog love and "motivate" each other by following/commenting at least one person's post! :O) I can't wait to read everyone's ideas!

Thanks for reading, commenting or linking up! (Next link up for summer is July 27th).
Make sure you come back to check out the other amazing bloggers that link up later!


  1. These look super cool. :) I'll check out our Hobby Lobby and see what I can find.
    Creating Lifelong Learners

  2. What a great idea! Your son is right, they do love those bracelets.

  3. I haven't seen these bracelets before. Your students are going to love them. Thanks for sharing!

    Foreman Teaches

  4. LOVE this idea!!!! Can't wait to check out Hobby Lobby! :)


  5. I love these!! I used to love slap bracelets when I was little!

  6. Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

    Sarah @ Hoots N Hollers

  7. This is a cute idea. I remember slap bracelets from when I was a kid (but they were made of a hard material back then!) How sweet that your kids both wanted one!

    Have a safe drive!

    Hunter's Tales from Teaching

  8. I remember getting in trouble with my slap bracelets in school! :-P I know my kids would love them too! :)
    ideas by jivey
    Follow me on Facebook!

  9. Just pinned this... LOVE this idea! Thanks for sharing!
    Three Cheers for First Grade!

  10. Looks like a trip to Hobby Lobby is in my near future!!!!

  11. How cute is that!?! And my daughter (8) is obsessed with slap bracelets! I will have to check them out! What section were they in?

    As always, you have the cutest ideas!
    Collaboration Cuties

  12. Adorable idea! I love how simple it is. AND how easily it could be customized. Thanks for sharing. So glad I found your blog! I am your newest follower. Come stop by if you get a chance!

    The Sweetest Thing
    Follow me on Bloglovin'!

  13. I love the slap bracelets! I saw some too but my brain was just not as quick as yours and I did not pick them up (yet!!). I hope you had a safe drive home - have fun with all the laundry when you get back!! I am sorry the weather was not so good for you guys at Six Flags - that is a bummer!!

    1. I can see everybody loves this idea as much as I do! :0)
      Students across the country will be slap-happy!!

  14. I saw some of these with inspiring phrases on them. Sad to say I passed them up. Now I have to go back!

  15. I love this idea!! I need to find some of these. They are so easily customized too. You have the best ideas that are so adaptable for everyone. :)
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  16. finally getting around to reading this... dang vacation!

    what a GREAT idea!!! My little boys love these. I may make them a Mommy loves them one!

    Hodges Herald


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...