Kindergarten teacher shares ‘smart idea’ to prevent markers from getting lost: ‘You saved me’

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Adults with and without children will find this teacher’s marker hack super useful

Whether you’re coloring with the kids or coloring by yourself, it seems like markers and their caps can get lost so easily. They roll away into all of the hidden nooks and crannies of your home, then your marker dries out, and you’ve got to buy a whole new pack just to get the missing color. 

Kindergarten teacher Theresa Besenhofer came up with the perfect solution. 

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“Things in my kindergarten classroom that just make sense. You tape the markers together,” Besenhofer said

The teacher taped all the caps from a set of Crayola markers together, so they were one unit

“Then I put a piece of tape on top to cover the lids,” she said. “This year, I am writing names on them because kids would inevitably lose their markers, and no one would want to claim them.” 

With the marker caps all connected, they’re much more difficult to lose, and it’s easier to keep the set together. 

“Keep your sanity. Tape the markers,” Besenhofer added

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Besenhofer’s teacher trick earned 810,000 likes and 5.3 million views on TikTok

“I love this, and I’m not even a teacher,” one person commented

“Very smart idea,” another said

“I did this for my daughter. You have saved me so much in lost or dry makers,” a user wrote

Grab your skillet and say cheese:

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