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The Perfect Kindergarten T-Shirt

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Today was blue day in my kindergarten classroom! We have been studying color words for over a week and today was dedicated to the color blue. I was BEYOND thrilled to discover that the royal blue t-shirts I ordered from arrived in time for my students to show off their uniqueness in a very special way today!

If you’re not familiar with, you need to be informed! It is a wonderful website (run by the same team at that transforms children’s drawings into a composite art collage on each t-shirt. Templates are provided on the website. For my kindergarten students, I used a set with pre-formatted ovals. My students just added eyes, a nose, a mouth and hair! I mailed the collection of drawings off to ClassroomFaces and eagerly waited for the fax of the t-shirt proof. Once it arrived, I signed off on the design so the shirts could be produced and shipped.

When our custom shirts arrived last week, I felt like a kid on Christmas morning. I had so much fun pouring over every single drawing of the kindergarten students. I personally sat with each student while they created the drawings with a marker, but there was something so much more special about seeing the doodles printed on a t-shirt!
adorable class t-shirt idea
I never told my students or the parents about our special t-shirt design and I was careful not to spoil the surprise before they arrived home. Just like wrapping a gift, I lovingly rolled each t-shirt up and rubber banded the children’s order forms along with a note encouraging families to treat their very special shirts with care. My students were not allowed to unravel the blue bundles at school… I wanted the families to feel like it was Christmas too!
cute t-shirts for a kindergarten class
Today was finally the big day! We debuted our new kindergarten t-shirts from and received SO many compliments. The other teachers at my school praised our awesome shirts every time we passed them in the hallway. My students felt like celebrities!
cute custom t-shirts for a kindergarten class
I swear I have the cutest little group of kindergarten students ever this year and I wish I could show you their sweet faces. Fortunately, this picture provides a little glimpse into their adorability. They make my heart so happy!
adorable custom t-shirts for a kindergarten class
If you want to order a set of Classroom Faces t-shirts for your own class, I have great news! Kinder-Craze followers can order a set of classroom t-shirts with black ink at a price of $10 per shirt. (The regular price is $13.) Just make sure you use discount code KINDER-CRAZE when you place your order. This code is valid for all orders postmarked by November 30, 2013 and is not combinable with the multi-class discount.

I really loved strutting around in my new t-shirt today!
CUTE custom class t-shirts
Want to know more about my color word study and our various color day?
You can read all about it and pick up a fun freebie here.

I hope your week is off to a great start!

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Maria Gavin

Maria is a former kindergarten and first grade teacher, with 13 years of teaching experience. Her love and passion for all things early childhood is now fulfilled as a mom to two amazing kids. She loves sharing practical and creative tips and ideas that are perfect for young learners – in the classroom or at home!

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  1. Look at her shirt folks, more than 10 kiddos drew a self-portrait! LOVE these shirts!! You said you surprised them and the parents and provided order forms… Did you pay upfront for the parents or???

    1. Hi Kelly,

      I completely understand the confusion, but no, that’s not exactly how the surprise worked. We ask parents to pay a $25 Kindergarten Fee at the beginning of the school year. It covers materials costs for many of our special events throughout the year, in addition to the t-shirts. We are always very clear about where the money goes. The parents knew their child would receive a t-shirt and paid for it in advance, We just kept the super-cute design a secret until after the shirts arrived 🙂

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Hi, I'm Maria.

I’m a former kindergarten teacher turned work-from-home mom. I still love sharing ideas and resources to make teaching easier, so you can focus on what really matters in the classroom. When I’m not working on the blog, you’ll find me chasing kids around the house with a cold cup of coffee in my hand (some things never change even once you’re out of the classroom!)


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