I don’t use the desk tags with all of the tools anymore since our kids can’t use them on the standardized testing that we have at the end of the year. I laminate these and switch them out seasonally so it’s okay that they get a little yucky or torn up…they only have to last for a couple of months! They would also be great temporary tags until you get your permanent ones ready.
I also use them for grouping or jobs. Each group of desks will have a mixture of the different tags. I can then group all of the kids by the clip art or background (i.e. all of the apples in a group). I also use them for jobs (i.e. all of the clipboards go get glue). Enjoy!