Thursday, June 13, 2013

Lollipop Buddies

I brought home my school candy stash for the summer and my son has had a field day eating the lollipops. This made me think of something I do every year on the first day of school and I have to share. I know is a little soon to be thinking about back to school, but I wanted to tell you about it before I forgot. Before school starts, I buy a huge bag of lollipops, Dum-Dums® work well for this because they have so many different flavors. I sort the lollipops by flavor, finding two of each flavor. On the first day of school, I place exactly enough pairs of lollipops into a bowl so that there will be one lollipop for each student without any leftover. If there are an odd number of students, I add one more lollipop of one of the flavors I already placed in the bowl so that there are three of that flavor instead of two. After passing out the lollipops, I tell my students to find the person with the same flavor as them and complete a getting to know you sheet. The kids really enjoy this activity. As they complete the sheet, I walk around taking pictures of all the new buddies to put on a bulletin board. Click Here to Download my Lollipop Buddies Pack for $1.00


  1. Cute idea Brooke! I'll have to go check it out on TPT!

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  2. I love the "How long can you hold your breath for?" part! So cute!