The end of summer is a bittersweet time for many of us. The warm weather slowly begins to fade, fun summer plans are in the past, and back-to-school season is in full swing. Whether you’re a parent, teacher, or even a student, we’ve put together a list of the top ten uses for school wristbands to help you make the most out of the school year.
1. Uniting Classrooms
The back-to-school season brings a new year of challenges, with this year being especially challenging. Many students and teachers are now participating in distance learning and teaching over zoom calls. Whether your class is fully remote or participating in a partial in-person program, creating a sense of unity within each class is more important than ever before.
Designing custom bracelets to hand out to your class is one way to help students feel more connected during this time. One of our customers created these “Connected in Kindergarten” wristbands to hand out in supply kits with a poem to remind her class that even if they’re more isolated this school year, they are never alone.
“Kindergarten is connected heart to heart. A little time and distance can’t keep us apart. I made these bracelets to wear each day, to remind us that our friends are not far away.“
2. School Events
Custom silicone bracelets are the perfect addition to any school event. For instance, red ribbon week, assemblies, teacher appreciation week, or school carnivals, all of which can be more memorable with event wristbands made for the occasion.
Paper wristbands (aka Tyvek wristbands) are often used for week-long events like red ribbon week. Single-use wristbands won’t last after the event, so upgrade to 100% silicone so your students can have a souvenir and reminder that will look great long after the event is over.
3. School Pride
Kick-off the school year right with fun school spirit bracelets that will have your students excited about their school. Simply add your school name, slogan, or mascot to create wristbands that will show off your school spirit. Rubber wristbands are also an affordable school swag option perfect for everyday use or special occasions like spirit week.
School bracelets can be especially appreciated by students who are new to the school. New experiences are daunting, so during this stressful time help your students adjust and learn to love their new school with custom made bracelets so their experience can be one to remember.
With two sides of engraving available, you can create a one-of-a-kind design that friends and family will love. Add a funny phrase related to your club or group to the front of your band with the school name on the back for a unique fundraising product.
Clubs and organizations within the school are always on the lookout for new fundraising ideas. Our silicone bracelets are a versatile fundraising option and will work for any cause. Simply add a message about the event or cause your group is raising funds for and sell your school bracelets to promote and spread your cause further.
5. Raising Awareness
When it comes to building awareness, wristbands are a great choice. Help unite your students together while simultaneously promoting a meaningful cause within your area or school. Create cancer bracelets, autism bracelets, military bracelets, or any other awareness wristbands or charity wristbands to help support your cause.
Providing support to students and faculty during difficult times can make all the difference, and custom bracelets are an easy way to show your love and support or even raise funds if needed. Personalized rubber bracelets are also a great way to educate your school about organizations and groups within the community that provide valuable resources to students.
We have a custom bracelet shade for every cause, so head over to our wristband color meanings page to learn more about what each bracelet color means. We also have a handy awareness month graphic to make it easy for you!
6. Sports Team Support
Design some sports wristbands in your school colors to show your sports team pride! Customers love using our bands for sports team swag to sell or hand out to fans at games. Add a little pep to your rally and bring the school together with matching silicone bracelets!
7. Promotional Products
Our eye-catching silicone bracelets and event wristbands are an easy way to generate interest and fill seats at big school events. Promote different clubs, performances, competitions, or school events by word-of-mouth, or rather word-on-wrist with custom wholesale wristbands.
Have an upcoming school musical you’re selling tickets for? What about a cheer competition? Easily put together a cool wristband design to help spread the word. Hand out customizable bracelets to group members and their families to build excitement for the event as well as provide something to remember it by.
Due to their custom nature, silicone wristbands make great gifts! Honor your graduates with something small to remember their time at your school. Order some kids wristbands with inspirational or humorous phrases to use as prizes for school contest winners. Create rubber wristbands to hand out to faculty and staff during teacher appreciation week. The possibilities are endless when it comes to gift ideas, so let your imagination run wild and make something personalized and special for your gift recipients!
9. School Dance Bracelets
Dances are one of your students’ most anticipated school events. Each one creates new memories with friends, dates, and classmates that your students will remember forever. Instead of using hand stamps or tickets for your school dances this year, use wristbands! Not only are they easier to keep track of since they’re wearable, but event wristbands also make great mementos for your students to cherish.
A few extra special bands could be designed to hand out to prom royalty or other distinguished attendees. Custom bracelets will help your students remember their prom in style!
10. Classroom Prizes
Kids wristbands make great treasure box prizes for younger students or prizes for your school carnival. They’re 100% silicone and latex-free, which makes them a great choice for an allergy-friendly, non-food prize. You can also order blank wristbands in your school colors or other colors of choice.
A Few Other Ideas…
Some other uses for wristbands at school include school ID wristbands to keep your students safe. These ID wristbands are especially helpful for class field trips to help keep your group together. Silicone bracelets are also a popular choice to help students with food allergies or medical conditions to make sure they receive the treatment they need while at school.
In short, custom silicone wristbands are extremely versatile and a great option for school events, gifts, support, fundraisers, and more! Design your own on our user-friendly wristband builder today and don’t hesitate to reach out to our customer support team at (800) 922-5401 if you have any questions.