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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Poof! Bday Candles at School?

You read my title today and thought, no, we can't have candles in the classroom... except we can! My Wordless Wednesday photo features a very special flickering, LED, votive candle. It looks like a regular one, but you can blow this one out! Yep, one little poof and out it goes!
On *Poof* Off *Poof* On AGAIN!!
And not only that! You can blow this candle on again, too! It "relights" itself when you give another little poof. Ha ha– I am gonna have some fun using this with the kiddos. Imagine their surprise the first time we get it out!

The candle has a small master switch on the bottom that has to be turned on, but after that, a poof will turn the light on and off endlessly. The secret is that little black hole you see next to the "flame." And that's what you have to look for when you go shopping for this votive. I got mine at our fabulous local ACE store... but the helpful hardware ladies had no idea this candle was special this way. There wasn't even any indication on the box! Silly! I only knew because years ago a friend of mine found one. I've had my eye out ever since, knowing this would make birthdays fun in the classroom where candles were not allowed. Just imagine this sitting on top of the birthday cupcake :)

Hope you and your little buddies have fun with this new delight for birthday celebrations.

What special things do YOU do for birthday celebrations at school?

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10 comments:

  1. okay.... I LOVE this. I'm now going to be on a hunt for these candles. I usually don't do too much. Every year I plan to do more, then the first birthday sneaks up on me, and then I can't possibly plan bigger things for other children if nothing major was done for the first. Sighhh :( excuses, I know. I usually just write all over the desk and celebrate them throughout the entire day. My school does birthday books. On the announcements each day, they announce who is having a birthday. The birthday kids are allowed to go to library to pick out a special book. We have over 900 students, so this is a pretty big thing for them to be able to do :) They love it.

    Katie
    Dirty Hands & Lesson Plans

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    1. Writing on the desk is a good idea. And neat that the whole school does something... I gotta think about that.. hmmm. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. We make the special person a birthday book & a crown. ( Use extra border strips...) Wendy 1stgradefireworks 1stgradefireworks

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    1. That's a good use of those odd and end pieces of border. Good idea! Thanks.

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  3. What a fun candle to have!!! We sing happy birthday and the kids are able to bring in a special treat to share with the class. Depending on the parents that can range from homemade items, to cupcakes, to pizza!! Some of our parents go all out!!

    Mrs. 3rd Grade 

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    1. I'm betting some kind of food treat supplied by parents is the norm. I have cookies for kids to choose from if nothing does arrive, which isn't too often, but at some point each year. Thanks for sharing.
      Kidpeople Classroom

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  4. Generally my students' don't bring birthday treats (3-5 a year). I do some type of gift each year. Last year was a Scentos marker; this year is going to be a mini playdoh and a noise maker.

    Amanda
    A Very Curious Class

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    1. Giving them these little treats make their day I bet! Good idea. Kathleen

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  5. Kathleen, I just followed you on Pinterest, and I wanted to say: What a spectacular idea! I'm definitely going to use this for science this year. I just bought some birthday bracelets from Really Good Stuff, and I have cloth birthday-cake hats that the kids wear on their heads. There's also a really cool song by Jack Hartmann called "Birthdays". The song goes through the 12 months of the year, and when he says the child's birthday month, they stand up and sit down. I make a book to go with it and put the kids' pictures in it.

    Have a terrific Thursday!

    Sharon Dudley, NBCT
    Teaching with Sight

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    1. So glad and thanks for sharing! I have a cloth birthday cake hat, too, that the birthday kid wears. And I'll go look up Jack Harmann's song. See you around!

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