Brag Tags

I mentioned Brag Tags in an earlier post and received a few questions asking about them.  The Brag Tags are sponsored by our AWESOME PTA and organized by our school counselor.  Every student in the school gets brag tags.  They all start the year out with a grade level tag.  Here’s First Grade’s first brag tag…



Darling, right?!  I write their names on the back of each tag so that we know which tags belong to each kiddo.  As the year goes on, they can earn lots of different tags.  There are some for reading, honor roll, attendance, field day, variety show, summer reading, birthday, etc.  TONS!  And the kids LOVE to collect!  Here are just a few…



  The brag tags stay on the wall until we have assemblies and then the kids get to wear them on special assembly days.  You know, bragging rights :)  At the end of the year, they get to take their brag tags home to keep!  Such a fun little way to praise our kids efforts!!



  1. These are SUCH an awesome idea. Too cute! I would love to know where these can be purchased as well! Thanks!

  2. I got them! Thanks for all of your help! You can see them here on my blog... they are too cute!


  3. Hello. I too would like information on where to purchase the tags! These are a great idea. Thank you so much for sharing.

  4. Wow, that's awesome! What a great PTO. I love them.

  5. These are fantastic! Where did you find these?

  6. Please tell me where you got these!!! Thanks!

  7. What an awesome idea! Where did you get them???

  8. They are from
    After seeing them on here... my PTA decided to purchase them. The school has gone Brag Tag crazzzzyy! :)

  9. Please send me the information on where to purchase these. Thank you!


  10. You can purchase the brag tags from Boost Promotions. I have been involved in the printing industry for many years, and have been able to use my contacts and save my daughters’ school a significant amount of money on their laminated tag costs. With school budgets being so tight, I wanted to offer other schools the opportunity to take advantage of the savings as well. The costs are over 50% off any other companies making them now! The designs are great and you can even custom make any tag at no extra cost. Contact me for more info and special discount info.


  11. We just got these at our school this year. As a teacher, I find them inappropriate for a public school setting. Our students first way to "earn" a brag tag was to have their parents join the PTA & attend the first meeting on a Thursday evening at 6:30pm. The students take them home w/them each week & wear them to school on Friday's spirit shirt days. I think this puts already disadvantaged students at a higher disadvantage. In my opinion, it will not only invoke bragging, but also teasing & bullying. This idea probably would have been acceptable back in the 80's or earlier. However, nowadays we have a lot of students that come from single family homes or some may even live w/an elderly grandparent. With the economy in the state it's in, it's also difficult for many parents to even have transportation. Or what about parents that are firemen, lawyers, doctors, nurses, etc... that do not work a 9-5 job where they can always attend these meetings. How are other schools using these & what are they calling them? The kids needing to be encouraged to work towards getting these are already your lower quartile students. It's a given that the higher quartile students will be earning the majority of these brag tags, because their parents are, for the most part, the only parents completely involved in every aspect of their child's life. This will really make those lower socioeconomic level students stick out even more so now. Most of those lower quartile students are always trying to get attention, no matter if it's positive or negative, because they do not get any attention at home. Or they'd rather be a wallflower & not stick out at all. Two students made remarks to me today that other kids were really sad & curious to know how they had already gotten a brag tag & they weren't even given a chance. I see this is already setting a poor tone right off the bat of the school year. The difference between the haves & have-nots is already apparent, after only 2 weeks of school. Any comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated on your own personal experiences using "brag" tags (which should be called something closer to the likes of "achievement" or "dog" tags for that matter). Thanks in advance for any help you can give me!

    1. Seems like your PTO are using the brag tags as a self-promotion and not as a merit-based positive behavior support system.

      Think of the brag-tags similar to the badges earned by scouts and military members. If students want them, they can learn the expectation and earn them.

      Tying them into spirit day where you can wear them with spirit wear definitely highlights the have/have nots. Curious how many kids loose theirs throughout the year.

      I like the idea of having them in the class until the end of school. I would probably have the kids keep them in their pencil box so students can monitor their own progress.

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  13. Love this! Can you share where you purchased these chains and tags?