It is like Dollar General, but a bit nicer, I think. It has several items- TONS of stock in the store. Everything is $5 or less...hence the Five Below name.
In my experience, some of the items are REALLY good deals, just okay deals, or not a good deal at all. Just because it is $5 or under doesn't make it a steal.
It is like a Toys R Us for my five year old. It is seriously her favorite store, which makes me laugh. We had a garage sale a few weeks ago and she made $3. It was burning a hole in her pocket, so I told her I would take her to Five Below to spend it. While I was there, I decided to take photos of items that would be perfect in the classroom and then compare prices on Amazon to see if it was a steal, deal, or a miss.
I thought these would be fantastic headphones for a computer or listening to reading center! Five dollars is a pretty good deal because they look MUCH more sturdy that the Dollar Tree ones!
I actually bought these for my girls! The quality is great and the puzzles have large pieces! They are a GREAT deal for only $5!!!
These were beautiful cards! They could be used in a writing centers because of the photos on the cards.
There were several different categories! These would be great to hole punch and put on a ring for students to look at!
I love pens. I horde them. I need to control myself! These Ink Joy mini pens were adorable.
They would be perfect to attach to a lanyard with your badge so you always had a pen! Or attach one to a clipboard!
They would also make a cute (and cheap) gift for teammates. Put a ribbon around two or three with a cute phrase like, "Thanks for making our team colorful!" Sweet, thoughtful, and simple!
Mr Sketch is my favorite. I have a hard time sharing them. Apparently I don't play well with others sometimes. This was a pretty good deal. It is hard to find the 8 count packs because most are 12 packs. There IS a better deal on Amazon right now- a 12 pack for $5.99, but I am not sure how long the price will last.
These little resource books are adorable. They have academic ones as well as mazes. I picked up the maze book for my daughter for road trips. They would be great for inside recess!
I found the same product, with different packing, for the same price. I am labeling these as a miss, but I still went ahead and bought them because I needed some. It saved me from using my credit card, so that was worth it to me! LOL!
I love flair pens and LOVED these colors, but the exact same pack was cheaper on Amazon.
This is debatable because I couldn't find the same product. However, I did find a HUGE pack of round brushes, PERFECT for classroom use for under $12. I think I would rather avoid the fights and have 30 of the same brushes! LOL!
I have no idea if there are steals, deals, or missed, because I couldn't find anything just like it on Amazon!!
I liked the storage baskets. They seemed like good quality!! These were a nice size and I loved the colors!
Same as above. Great colors, nice size!
This may be random. Okay, it IS random. I thought this laundry basketball game would be so cute for review. You could hang it on a door or cabinet. Put students into two teams. Ask students review questions. If they got the question correct, they got a point and a chance to shoot a basket for an additional point. Can't you see your kids loving that for only $5?!?!?
These were workbooks that would be great for summer review or even home school. Two dollars seemed like a good deal. This publisher wasn't really available on Amazon.
I actually ran into another teacher by these! We were both drooling! These are large dry erase dots. She was a high school teacher and was going to put it outside her door for notes to students. My first thought was to put a dot at each seat at your small group table. Kids could write directly on the dry erase dot to show their thinking! So fun and bright! I didn't really see anything comparable on Amazon, but $2 each seemed reasonable to me!
Did I get it all? Did I miss anything? Do you have any favorites at Five Below?
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