Teachers and students can find endless uses for Badge-A-Minit button making machines. What a great way to award achievement, promote leadership and spur creativity!
Pep clubs and athletic boosters can use Badge-A-Minit buttons to showcase their school name or mascot and get their fans and supporters fired up.
Use buttons as name tags for field trips to designate groups. Students may also make specialty buttons to sell and earn extra funds for class trips and special events. This creative fundraiser is also fun!
Give buttons to your students to:
Give positive feedback.
Allow classmates to notice achievements.
Motivate all students to work harder.
Use buttons as a way to reinforce learning and spur creativity. You can incorporate buttons into just about any lesson plan for all ages. For example, have your students find flowers or leaves during a nature walk, press them, and turn them into buttons!
Award positive behavior, good grades and valuable class participation with button rewards.
Identify your candidate, class, or group with buttons containing unique sayings that support or promote an upcoming school board vote!
Show your school spirit and get fans and supporters fired up with buttons made by the pep club or athletic boosters. What a great fundraising idea!
Sports teams, bands and other organizations can sell pin-back buttons, magnets or key chains to raise funds, pin-back buttons can be made for under 35 cents and sold for $1.00 or more!
Decorate your classroom's holiday board or tree with button ornaments made by your students.
During classroom holiday parties, make button name tags for room mothers and allow the class to make their own buttons with markers, colored pencils paint, glitter, or anything they can find.
If you are a teacher, your students can make key chains, mirror-backs and magnets to take home to mom and dad as holiday gifts. Make an afternoon of it!
In the classroom, decorate your holiday board or tree with button ornaments made for the holidays!
Sell school spirit buttons at concession stands during fall sports games at the local high schools. You can also personalize them for important events, like the team making it to the state tournament, etc.
Cheerleaders, bands, choirs, and other organizations at schools and churches always need new fundraising ideas. Why not sell buttons, magnets or key chains to raise money? Pin-back buttons can be made for under
35 cents and sold for $1.00 or more!
For any school outings planned this fall (like zoo, museum, or field trips), make treasured keepsakes for all attending. Include stickers, stamps or other fun items related to your field trip in the design.
Librarians can use buttons as motivation for students to read and as awards for book club members.
Conduct button design contests with a class, grade level or school-wide for the next school year. Give parameters such as "must include the school mascot and colors," and see how creative your students can be.
Make buttons as a free time activity on bad weather days using paper scraps you have at home or in the classroom; you are conserving paper waste, and recycling it into a keepsake.
When teaching about a topic like wildlife conservation, have the class make buttons of their favorite animals and follow-up with trips to the zoo.
Teachers and parents can make a countdown button calendar for the wall to count down the days left during the last month of school.