Tuesday, August 16, 2011

A Little Doh for a Little Dough

     Like many of you, I do a "Meet & Greet" before the first day of school. It's a great chance to meet the families, ease some anxieties and stir up some excitement for the year to come. I like to give the kids a little goody to take with them and I usually do the "Lucky Charms" goody bags because they're so cute (and inexpensive).  Because of the severe food allergies of a couple of students, I needed to come up with a new idea.  Aiming again for cute and inexpensive, I headed to - anyone care to venture a guess here- yup, the Dollar Tree and picked up a few 8-packs of Wonder Dough (Dollar Tree's version of Play-Doh.)
I came up with a little quote, created some cute clipart and printed up some "kindergarten-y" labels and voila!  Goodies for the whole class for the grand total of $3.00.  Can't beat that!
The tubs were not quite the right size to use standard self-stick labels with, so I just printed the labels on paper and glued them on.  If you'd like to make your own, click below the picture to grab a copy of the labels.  Enjoy!


  1. Thanks for the great idea! Are these tubs full size or the mini tubs?

  2. Oh my, I read that as "a total of $300!" I was wondering what you were thinking in calling that inexpensive!!

    Great idea. Very simple and the children will love it!

    Baggy Trousers at A Crucial Week In The Life of an NQT

  3. Love this idea! I am including this in my welcome to school gift bag! Thank you! :)
    Crayons and Curls

  4. Weety - I got the mini-tubs that came eight to a pack. They also have bigger ones that come 4 to a pack.

    Baggy Trousers - It sure feels like I've spent $300 getting ready for back to school!

  5. Could you change it to Young Fives instead of Kindergaretn for me? Please? Thanks a bunch!
    I will go out in search of the play-doh today!

  6. Leanne,
    I'd be happy to. Do you want it to read, "Young Fives Kids are..." or just "Young Fives are..."


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    Quench Your First

  8. I love this idea! I'm definitely using it next year! Much easier than assembling all the goodie bags at the last minute this year. :) Thanks for sharing!

    Lil' Country Kindergarten

  9. Donna, I would love to use this for my first grade meet and greet night. I see I cannot edit the doc. Is there any way you can do this and send it to me? It would be such a blessing. My email is lisaroark@live.com

  10. Hi, love this idea but would like to use it for my preschool class. Can you change "kindergarten" to "preschool" for me? Thanks so much for this wonderful idea! My email is debhopkins81@gmail.com.

  11. Love! Love! Love this idea! I'm definitely using it on our meet and greet night. Thanks so much for sharing!

  12. This is the greatest idea that i have seen in years! Is it available for "preschool"?

  13. Pam,
    Preschool and First Grade versions are available in the post found at



  14. Cute idea....thanks for sharing

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  16. Can you make play doh labels that say preschool?

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