Thursday, June 20, 2013

Dollar Tree Finds, Crayon Storage, and a Small Giveaway!

I posted here about needing to find a sturdy container for my students to keep their crayons safe. I am always finding broken, dirty, and/or lost crayons.

Well I took a trip to the Dollar Tree, which I frequently visit just in case they put out something new, and I found several goodies. 

All of the following items were located in the front of my store. They were being housed in boxes.

The first was the perfect container for a box of 24 crayons.  It is called a “Lock-Top Snack” container and comes with two containers and top lids.  They are made of the sturdy thick plastic. My store had them in blue, green, red, and purple.  If you live near me, I cleaned out the blue and green ones!

Here are some pictures of the containers.

They have secure side flaps that snap closed.

I added Avery Labels 6359 to the top of them and used Modge Podge to keep the labels from getting dirty.
The container with a box of 24 crayons in it.
These containers will be kept in their table crates.
They had some other great new products in the store.  Here are some pictures of some of the other finds:

I purchased a few of these items.  I will post about them soon.  Do you have the perfect use for one of the items I found?  I would love to hear your comments and suggestions. 

I want to share some addition task cards that I made for my class. You will find 4 sets of cards with a total of 100 task cards.  Students will need to add numbers up to 5-digits with regrouping.  Here is a picture of them:

Anyone who can guess my favorite color from a box of 24 Crayola Crayons will win a FREE copy. You must use the exact name from the crayon.  I will accept answers until 6:00 p.m. on Friday, June 21st.  Don't forget to leave your email address. 
You can also pick up a copy HERE in my TPT store.

Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. I'm going to go with "blue green." And yes, I got out a box of crayons :)


  2. Carnation pink?

  3. Gotta love the Dollar Tree! My guess is sky blue :)

  4. I am guessing indigo!

  5. I love Dollar Store finds! My guess is: Cerulean.

  6. My guess is Green Yellow.


  7. My guess is blue violet.
    Can't wait to see the uses for
    your other finds!


  8. I love those little boxes for organizing - I have the green ones to store pony tail holders and barrettes.

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    1. I guessed the right color! Now you can too. Here's a hint...the color is in the banner above. -Her Mom

  10. Love your addition task cards! I think your favorite color is yellow/green. Also, I use the little containers with the snap sides for decks of cards. The face cards and tens are kept bundled with a rubber band at the bottom of the stack. Works great!

    Have a great weekend--
    Sarah @ Hoots N Hollers

  11. Thanks to your mom's hint I am going to go with it technically burnt orange? I am thinking that is the same shade...

    Hunter's Tales from Teaching

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