As a virtual teacher, my students only see my head for the most part. I’m in a little box on their computer screen (unless they drag it to make it bigger and I’m not sure how I feel about that) and I’m competing with whatever else they may have going on at home: TVs, siblings, pets, you name it…
Also, my students are 5 and 6 years old, so capturing their attention can be a challenge. I obviously want them to look at me and what I’m teaching, so I have enlisted the help of props to encourage them to focus on me. Props can include things like hats, glasses, and my favorite, headbands. I do not have the self-control to pass up a cute headband when I see it and my collection grows almost weekly. I’ve had teachers reach out and ask where I find my headbands, so here is a list of my favorite places to look for them!
There are THREE places to check in Target for cute headbands. The first being the Dollar Spot. This is a great place to find the holiday and seasonal headbands. I’m anxiously awaiting their Christmas/Winter headbands to come out! You can also find cute headbands in the headband aisle (with the hair brushes/hair ties) and in the party section. I have found unicorn headbands, tiaras, and a crown headband, to name a few, with the party supplies.
This is another great spot for holiday and seasonal headbands. My favorite headband from Dollar Tree is a butterfly headband I found in the Spring when we were observing the life cycle of a butterfly. I will definitely be checking here for some Christmas/Winter ones as well.
If you have a Five Below near you, this is a must! They have super cute decorations for a physical classroom. They also have fun headbands including seasonal ones. My favorite headband I got at Five Below is my rainbow and pot o’ gold headband for St. Patrick’s Day!
Let’s all take a moment to appreciate the variety and convenience that is Amazon. Just this week I thought, “I need a scarecrow headband!” I go to my Amazon app, search “scarecrow headband”, find one for $7.99, and it’ll be on my porch this afternoon. HOW AMAZING is that?! The sky is the limit for headband possibilities.
I needed a cute galaxy-themed headband for an upcoming vocabulary parade next week. I couldn’t find anything on Amazon and came across the perfect headband on Oriental Trading. I paid $8 for the headband (or so I thought) and when it arrived I found I had ordered a DOZEN galaxy headbands. So, if you are doing a group theme or you need them for students, this is a great place to look!
Headbands are a fun way to get into the theme for whatever you’re teaching or to simply be fun and make the kids want to look at you! Either way, I love a good headband.
So what am I missing? Are there other great places to find headbands? I need to know!