Top Ten Most Popular SCHOOL Wristband Ideas

The end of summer is a bittersweet time for many of us. The warm weather slowly begins to fade, fun summer plans are in the past, and the back-to-school season is in full swing.

Whether you look forward to back-to-school season each year or not, it's a great time to start planning as you revisit the successes and failures of the previous school year.

We’ve put together a list of the top ten uses for school wristbands to help you make the most out of the school year. Parents, teachers, and students can all use these ideas to start the school year off on the right foot.

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1. Uniting Classrooms

The back-to-school season brings a new year of challenges, especially for students and teachers who are participating in distance learning or online classes. Whether your class meets in-person or remotely, creating a sense of unity within each class is more important than ever before.


Wearing matching silicone wristbands will allow your students to feel connected and included among the students in their class.

Designing custom bracelets to hand out to your class is one way to help students feel more connected and supported.

One of our customers created these “Connected in Kindergarten” wristbands to hand out in supply kits with a poem to remind her class that they are never alone, even though their class is taught remotely.

“Kindergarten is connected heart to heart. A little time and distance can’t keep us apart. I made these bracelets to wear each day, to remind us that our friends are not far away.“

2. School Events

Custom silicone bracelets are the perfect addition to any school event. Assemblies, teacher appreciation week, field day, and school carnivals will all be more memorable with event wristbands made for the occasion.

Paper wristbands (aka Tyvek wristbands) are often used for week-long events like red ribbon week. Single-use wristbands won’t last after the event, so upgrade to 100% silicone so your students can have a souvenir and reminder that will look great long after the event is over.

If your school participates in academic competitions, like the science olympiad, customize some commemorative wristbands to help rally your students together and remember the occasion.

Are you looking for a way to bring out the creativity in your students? Find out what your students would put on their wristband with a design contest. The best wristband design will be the one used at the event!

3. School Pride Bracelets

Kick-off the school year right with fun school pride bracelets that will have your students excited about their school.

Simply add your school name, slogan, or mascot to create wristbands that will show off your school spirit.

We offer multiple bracelet colors so you can find something to represent your school. Don't see the color you're looking for? We offer custom color wristbands for orders of 200+.

Rubber wristbands are also an affordable school swag option perfect for everyday use or special occasions like spirit week.


School bracelets can be especially appreciated by students who are new to the school. New experiences are daunting, so during this stressful time help your students adjust and learn to love their new school with custom made bracelets so their experience can be one to remember.

4. Fundraising

School clubs and organizations are always on the lookout for new fundraising ideas. Our silicone bracelets are a versatile fundraising option that will work for any cause. Simply add a message about the event or cause your group is raising funds for and sell your school bracelets to promote and spread your cause further.

With two sides of engraving available, you can create a one-of-a-kind design that friends and family will love. Add a funny phrase related to your club or group to the front of your band with the school name on the back for a unique fundraising product.

Looking to raise money for academic programs or another area in need of additional budget? School pride bracelets can also be sold as a school-wide fundraiser.

Silicone bracelets are very affordable, making them a go-to choice for any fundraiser. You can hand them out as a thank-you to your sponsors and donors, or sell them on their own. You can easily sell your wristbands for $5 or $10 each, resulting in a high profit margin for your cause.

No matter what you're raising money for, people appreciate fundraising items they will actually use and enjoy.

5. Raising Awareness

When it comes to building awareness, wristbands are a great choice! In fact, silicone wristbands are often referred to as awareness bracelets.

Help unite your students together while simultaneously promoting a meaningful cause within your area or school.

Create cancer bracelets, autism bracelets, military bracelets, or any other awareness wristbands or charity wristbands to help support your cause.

Providing support to students and faculty during difficult times can make all the difference, and custom bracelets are an easy way to show your love and support, or even raise funds if needed.

Personalized rubber bracelets are also a great way to educate your school about organizations and groups within the community that provide valuable resources to students.

We have a custom bracelet shade for every cause, so head over to our wristband color meanings page to learn more about what each bracelet color means. We also have a handy awareness month graphic to make it easy for you!

6. Sports Team Support

Design some sports wristbands in your school colors to show your sports team pride! Customers love using our bands for sports team swag to sell or hand out to fans at games. Add a little pep to your rally and bring the school together with matching silicone bracelets!

Your school's sports teams will love wearing their personalized baller bands both on the court and off. Upload your team logo as custom art for a motivational wristband that will keep your team working together and focused on their goals.

Selling customized bracelets during games or at school is also a great way to fundraise for travel, uniforms, or other team expenses.

Custom sports team bracelets help the parents, students, and other fans feel like they're part of the team!

Custom 3-segment bracelets supporting the high school water polo team, complete with clipart and colorfill!

7. Promotional Products

Our eye-catching silicone bracelets and event wristbands are an easy way to generate interest and fill seats at big school events.

A single wristband will be seen by a lot of people in its lifetime. This broad reach makes for an easy and affordable way to build awareness for your cause, organization, or event.

Promote different clubs, performances, competitions, or school events by word-of-mouth, or rather word-on-wrist, with custom wholesale wristbands.

If you're looking for some ideas to promote your event, club, or business, check out our best promotional ideas for silicone bracelets.


Have an upcoming school musical you’re selling tickets for? What about a cheer competition? Easily put together a cool wristband design to help spread the word.

Hand out customizable bracelets to group members and their families to build excitement for the event as well as provide something to remember it by.

8. Gifts

Due to their custom nature, silicone wristbands make great gifts! Honor your graduates with something small to remember their time at your school, like the classic "Class of 'XX" style bracelet!

Order some kids wristbands with inspirational or humorous phrases to use as prizes for school contest winners.

Create rubber wristbands to hand out to faculty and staff during teacher appreciation week.

The possibilities are endless when it comes to gift ideas, so let your imagination run wild and make something personalized and special for your gift recipients!

If you can't think of an idea for your silicone bracelets, we've got you covered with our gift guide and the best silicone bracelet ideas.

9. School Dance Bracelets

Dances are one of your students’ most anticipated school events. Each one creates new memories with friends, dates, and classmates that your students will remember forever.

Instead of using hand stamps or tickets for your school dances this year, use silicone wristbands or tyvek wristbands!

Not only are they easier to keep track of since they’re wearable, but event wristbands also make great mementos for your students to cherish.

A few extra special bands could be designed to hand out to prom royalty or other distinguished attendees. Custom bracelets will help your students remember their prom in style!

10. Classroom Prizes

Silicone wristbands are an exciting and affordable prize for kids. If you're looking for something to motivate younger kids and reward good behavior, wristbands are a great option!

Kids wristbands make great treasure box prizes for younger students or prizes for your school carnival. They’re 100% silicone and latex-free, which makes them a great choice for an allergy-friendly, non-food prize.

Custom bracelets are a great addition to a class party, school event, or educational program.

Add your school name, slogan, or a motivational wristband phrase for your students to enjoy. You can also order blank wristbands in your school colors or other colors of choice.

A Few Other Ideas...

There are so many uses for custom school wristbands, we couldn't pick just 10! Here are a few other ideas for silicone bracelets for your school.

  • School ID wristbands to keep your students safe. These ID wristbands, often customized with emergency contact information, are especially helpful for class trips to help keep your group together.
  • Medical alert bracelets are a popular choice to make sure students with food allergies or medical conditions receive the treatment they need while at school. In case of an emergency, the faculty will know the best way to help your student and who they should contact if a medical emergency arises. Here's what to engrave on your medical ID.
  • Award bracelets to celebrate the achievements of your students throughout the term or school year. Your students deserve to be recognized for their efforts, whether that's excellent grades, citizenship, or attendance! Give your students something fun and memorable, a silicone bracelet recognition award instead of a paper one.
  • Custom silicone bracelets are an easy way for students to show support for school programs like D.A.R.E., red ribbon week, and anti-bullying programs. As the saying goes, "out of sight, out of mind". A wristband will remind your students of these important messages every time they look at their wrist!
  • Color-coded wristbands for younger students to wear as they work towards a goal, like memorizing each set of times tables. Moving up to a new color bracelet is a fun way to motivate your kids!
  • Birthday wristbands to help your students feel special on their birthday. Order some "happy birthday" bracelets or design a fun or inspirational bracelet to hand out as a birthday gift to each student.
  • Custom band keychains are another great school swag option. Design some fun keychains for your students to clip to their keys or backpacks.

Custom silicone wristbands are extremely versatile and a great option for school events, gifts, support, fundraisers, and more!

Design your own on our user-friendly wristband builder today and don’t hesitate to reach out to our customer support team at (800) 922-5401 if you have any questions.



Reminderband, Inc.

Since 2004 we've created millions of custom wristbands and we continue to grow. Our team has helped thousands around the world design wristbands that have deep meaning to our customers. Because our wristbands often carry an important message, whether it's for a company brand or a powerful cause, we don't believe in skimping on quality. 100% silicone bracelets as seen on: CBS, Fox News, NBC, and USA Today.