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Ever since childhood, I’ve been a musical person. At the age of seven, I started taking piano lessons. When I was a teenager, I began singing solos at community events. Not surprisingly, I adore wind chimes. Every time the wind blows, these beautiful music makers spring into action. Their soothing, melodious, and high pitched sound calms and refreshes me. I am amazed at the amount of eclectic wind chimes available for sale at various retailers. One can enjoy the music of pig, cat, or even seashell themed wind chimes. If you know someone who enjoys natural harmonies, wind chimes make a perfect gift. On this blog, you will discover how to buy the right set of wind chimes for your loved one. Enjoy!

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Shirts That Will Help Your Class Stand Out In Crowd In An Amusement Park

Tyler Morgan

If you are a teacher, and you are planning on taking your class on a well-deserved class trip to an amusement park, taking a few safety precautions in how your group dresses can save you a lot of trouble when you need to take a head count to check attendance. When you are dealing with a large group of children, losing one in a crowd is always a concern. Here are two ideas you can try to keep your kids looking similar to each other while showing their class pride in the process.

Have A Tie-Dye Party

Have each child bring a new white t-shirt to class to tie-dye for the trip. Purchase containers of clothing dye in two or three colors. Have the children twist portions of their t-shirts, securing the material with rubber bands. The shirt should have several twisted portions and should be rolled into a loose ball afterwards. Secure the entire shirt with large bands. Put one color of each dye in a container and add the appropriate amount of water. 

Have each child put on gloves and instruct them to dip their shirts into each color for a few seconds. Place the shirts on a tarp to start the drying process. When they have dried, remove the rubber bands. The children will have custom shirts to wear to the park. Consider making matching visors so children can enjoy the park with protection from the sun.

Purchase Screen Print Shirts

Have the children come up with a great logo to use for the class by holding a contest. Have each child draw a picture to go along with a class name the you select. Have them place a two or three digit number on the back of their drawn picture. Keep a list of the child's names and ask them to write their number next to their name on the list. This way pictures will be secret. Hang them around the room and hold an election to decide which logo best suits the class name. Match the number up to the name of the child and make a big announcement that their design will be put on the class shirt for the trip.

Upload this picture to your computer and send it to a screen print service—like http://www.absolutescreenprinting.com or another site. They will be able to impose the picture on t-shirts along with the class name. Make the shirts even more fun by putting numbers on the backs of them so your class seems like a team. You will be able to track down particular students known for wandering by keeping an eye on those numbers a little more closely. 


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