Thursday, August 11, 2016

Back to School Linky Party!!!

Hello everyone!
Welcome back to our Linky Party! This month we are bringing all the back to school madness!! Are you ready for some fun?? Let's get started!!! :)

I want to share with y'all my FREEBIE "How We Go Home Backpack Cards." My old school did something similar to this. Each child had a color tag that identified their type of transportation. This tag was attached to their backpack with a zip tie.
Anyways, I decided to create some tags to continue using this method. I created a color and black & White version... They also come in both languages, English and Spanish :)

I figured these would be a GREAT not only for big kids, but for the little ones as well! Just a way to make sure they, their teacher, and the rest of the staff at the school know their transportation (especially on those first weeks that everyone is so busy and children don't really know their teacher or how they go home.. or their name or their grade... lol.. it's funny, but you all know it's true! Especially for those little ones that are new!!).

Here are some tips I have for you when using these tags:
1. If you get to use these, just make sure NOT to cut the zip tie length because the edge will end up being sharp.

2. Print these in cardstock and use a laminating sheet that is thick. These are usually the ones that come with a personal and small laminator machine. However, if you don't have one, you can also get the self-sealing laminating pouches that are pretty thick as well :)

3. I added another version where you can put the students' bus number INSTEAD of his/her name. For safety reasons, you really don't want to keep both name and bus number on the same tag.

4. If you choose the black and white version, do a color code. For bus riders you can use a yellow, car riders you can use blue, walkers you can do green, and after school programs you can use orange. That's just an idea, but of course you can do whatever you think is more convenient for you! :)

Click HERE to download this FREEBIE!!! :)

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Well that's it for me! Make sure you stop by my friends' blogs and check out what they have for you!


  1. So cute! I'm sure your students loved this activity.

  2. Anything that helps simplify the transporation snafus of the first week of school is very welcome! Thanks!

    Linda at Primary Inspiration

  3. My granddaughter's preschool had similar backpack tags - wish I had had them when I was still teaching! One suggestion - on the reverse side add the names of the people who had permission to pick the child up. I worked at a walking/driving school and it was always an issue at dismissal. Didn't want to give those darlings over to the wrong person!
    Thanks for the freebie!
    Linda and Lisa

  4. I LOVE these colored transportation cards! I wish I would have had these years ago! Thanks for sharing!

  5. These look so great for kids! Helps to keep them motivated! Thank you :)

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