Adhesive Name Badges For Games

Here are three great games to keep kids busy and active this summer! Play them at parties or just as a great way to get kids out with their friends.

adhesive name badgesGrab That Badge!

This game helps get children moving among a group to learn other kid’s names and mingle more. One child should be chosen as the group leader and has everyone form a circle. He or she will then pass out adhesive name badges and pens to each child. The badges should still have the backing on them so the sticky side is not exposed. Each child writes his or her name on the badge. After everyone is done, the group leader collects all the name badges and mixes them up. The group leader will then give each child an adhesive name badge and tells everyone to peel off the backing and place the name badge on the back of the person sitting to his or her right. The members of the group must then wander through the group and search for the name badge with his or her name. Once they find it, they will take it from the person wearing it. The game becomes extra entertaining if someone’s name badge ends up on his or her own back.

adhesive name badge sheetsSteal A Friend!

A group leader will need to be chosen for this game as well. This group leader will give each child an adhesive name badge and a pen. Everyone will write his or her name in the middle of the name badge, but will need to leave room for other things. In each corner, the child will need to write in the following: one or two activities he or she enjoys (e.g. running, seeing movies, dancing), one or two movies he or she enjoys, one or two favorite musicians or musical groups, and one or two words he or she thinks describes himself or herself. After everyone finishes filling out their name badges, he or she will attach them to the front of his or her shirt and wander about the room. The point of this game is to locate a friend that has the same thing written down on his or her name badge. Each child will have to team up with four other friends. The game ends when at least two groups of five children have been formed. Here’s where the game gets fun, the catch to this game is that without having a group of five children, each friend may be “stolen” to finish another group. Once a group is complete, the children cannot be “stolen” for another group.

adhesive name badgesWho Am I?

Start this game with pre-written adhesive name badges. Each name badge should have a famous person’s name written on it; make sure each name is appropriate for the age group. Stick the name badges on each child’s back until everyone has one. Each child is allowed to ask three yes or no questions to others and then must guess whose name is on their back. For example, the guesser might ask questions like, referring to the name on his or her back, “Am I a woman?” or “Am I a man?” Each question must be phrased as to only receive a yes or a no answer. Other questions might be “Is she an athlete?” “Is he a movie star?” etc. After three questions, the child will have to venture a guess. The game continues until everyone has guessed whose name is on his or her back.

Adhesive Name Badges Contest Winner!

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We sure have one lucky customer here at Name Tag, Inc.!

Earlier this summer, we donated ribbons to the John A. Moran Eye Center. I worked with Diana Ramirez, an ophthalmic technician at the center for that donation. But that’s not it! Ramirez is also the winner of our recent contest to win free Adhesive Name Badges. All anyone had to do was go to our Facebook poll and let us know which of four possible Adhesive Name Badges we should choose to offer at Name Tag, Inc. Well, Ramirez did just that, and I recently asked her a few questions on her prize.

Q: How do you feel about not only receiving a donation from us earlier this summer, but also being the winner of one of our contests?

A: I was very happy to win the contest! I was so excited especially since I had already received the ribbons. Winning is always fun and even better when it’s something that’s going to be beneficial. Double score!!

Q: Why did you enter our contest to win the Adhesive Name Badges?

A: I was just interested in the labels at first and then thought it would be neat to have them made off my opinion.

Q: How do you plan on using them?

A: I plan on using them with one of my fundraising events. I am still trying to help the Foundation for Fighting Blindness so winning these just helps me help them that much more!!

Q: What’s the latest with the John A. Moran Eye Center?

A: There are so many things happening at the Moran Eye Center, I don’t know where to start. So much research going on. I am confident that there will be new meds and treatments for macular degeneration and other diseases really soon. We have so many great doctors and people working at the Moran who are all focused on the same thing-giving hope to people with blinding eye diseases and giving them the best care possible. I love it there. I really do.

Q: You must feel pretty lucky! Do you plan to enter any more contests we will hold in the future?

A: I’m planning on entering as many contests as possible. You can’t win if you don’t enter!

Q: Any other comments?

A: I just want to say thank you for all your help with my fundraising. It means a lot that Name Tag, Inc. is interested in what’s happening in health care and our own community. Helping people can become contagious and I am glad you caught it.

Get your own adhesive name tags today!

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Customer Spotlight: Brannin Dorsey, President, The Fremont Unified District Teachers Association

We want to once again congratulate Brannin Dorsey, president of the Fremont Unified District Teachers Association, for winning our education survey contest. The survey was posted on our website, www.nametag.com, during the months of May and June, and was exclusively designed for educators to participate therein. To be entered into the contest, the participant had to accomplish three simple tasks: 1) take the survey, 2) “like” us on Facebook, and 3) leave a comment on our Facebook wall. Easy peasy.

Well, Brannin did all three, and was randomly selected as the winner. Her prize is $1,000 credit toward our products.

Brannin provides us with an overview of FUDTA, located in Fremont, California:

“The Fremont Unified District Teachers Association (FUDTA) was chartered in 1965 and is the professional organization for the certificated personnel of the Fremont Unified School District. Our organization represents a wide range of certificated personnel from classroom teachers including preschool through the adult school level, program specialists, nurses, teachers on special assignment, speech/language pathologists, librarians, department chairs, curriculum specialists, home teachers, substitutes, teachers-in-training, summer school teachers, bilingual teachers, reading teachers, psychologists, counselors, teachers of the visually impaired, adaptive physical education teachers, math coaches, literacy coaches, all non-administrative program managers, and other credentialed personnel that hold positions that are not a supervisory position. Our total membership is 1,800 full and part-time professionals.”

I asked Brannin a few questions about her win.

Ashley: Thank you for participating in our education survey. Why did you choose to take the survey?

Brannin: I have enjoyed the ease of ordering from Name Tag, Inc. and have been happy with all the products we have ordered so I thought I should give feedback.

A: Do you plan on using the $1,000 credit prize?

B: Absolutely!

A: What will the prize money go toward?

B: We will most likely order more name badges and customized lanyards.

A: Have you ordered from Name Tag, Inc. in the past?

B: Yes. We have ordered customized magnetic name badges.

A: How do you feel about our products/service/company?

B: I found you through a Google search. I was pleased that I could order the products online and see a proof online. I have been extremely pleased with all of the products, ease of ordering, and the turnaround time.

A: Where were you when you learned that you won the contest?

B: I was traveling on business and was in Chicago.

A: What was the first thing that came to your mind when you found out you were the winner?

B: “Really…I never win anything. This is awesome!” Then I started thinking about what I could buy.

Congratulations, Brannin! Now, you can always say that you have won something!

Put us to the test today!

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“Ring in the New Year” Contest Winner

Our most recent contest, “Ring in the New Year” was a very exciting experience. At length, there emerged a clear victor whose name tags possessed a unique blend of tactful creativity and utilitarian charm. Sharon Doty’s name tag submission, which was made in behalf of the Barrington Area Library, perfectly captured the essence of our contest and earned the advertised $50 Amazon.com gift card grand prize. I had the pleasure of interviewing Sharon and wanted to share with everyone the contents of the interview. Enjoy!

Please tell us a little bit about the Barrington Area Library.

We are a northwest suburb of Chicago located almost equidistant between Chicago and Milwaukee. (We’re slightly closer to Chicago, but it’s faster to get to Milwaukee.) We serve about 32,500 patrons and check out over a million library items in a year. The most famous person to live in our library district was Sweetness himself, Walter Payton, who lived in South Barrington. We are the largest geographic library district in the state of Illinois covering 72 square miles.

What events do you have planned for the near future?

We’re about to open a Smart Room complete with video conferencing and a cool system that projects notes, images and objects to a big screen.

 How does the public library working environment compare to that of a private business?

Always busy, especially on nights and weekends! And we probably have the most excited customers in the world when it comes to our under age 5 patrons. Announce that a storytime is starting, and everyone better clear the way!

 How have you been able to use our name tag products?

In particular we used nametag.com products to create personalized name tags from “READ” posters so patrons could better know our librarians. There’s Ryann who has a special interest in technology and is our “Gadget Guide”. For her name tag, we took a picture of her holding an iPad and surrounded by e-Readers. Then there’s Jennifer, our “Scary Story Specialist”, who did a great photo shoot shining a flashlight shining on her face in the dark. And then there’s Mike who is our “Professor of Gaming”. He’s the go-to guy for Wii, Playstation and Nintendo.

What advice would you give other organizations and businesses?

In particular, the nametags that allow for inserts are really great because they allow you to bring some fun into the workplace. By creating personalized nametags like we did with the READ posters, the public was able to get to know our staff. In addition, we’ve also created custom nametags for special programs/projects like our One Book Community Read and for openings of our Gallery in the Library. The removable insert is a great way to highlight something special that is going on at the library.

~Thanks to everyone who participated and, once again, congratulations to Sharon and the Barrington Area Library. Be sure to ‘like’ us on Facebook and check back frequently for upcoming contests, giveaways, and other promotions!