They are made out of a branch from the Apple Tree in my yard. I love these because:
- They come right from nature and are extremely durable; and
- They are super easy to make. All that's needed is some ribbon, a branch and someone to saw the branch into pieces and drill a hole. In my case, that was my husband. The names are written with a sharpie.
I used brown ribbons for the boys (brown/boys = same beginning consonant) and green ribbons for the girls (green/girls = same beginning consonant). Also the brown represents the bark of the tree and the green the leaves.
How will we use these? At first for name identification and recognition activities. Year long they will be used when we have specials and the kids need name tags. I'm sure we'll find other reasons along the way too.