Easy Teacher Gift for the First Day of School

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Eeeeeeek!

I start school tomorrow!

I cannot even believe it.  I will be working full-time, ladies.  Full-time.

I am fairly certain that I will never have time to make dinner, clean the house, or pluck my eyebrows again.

But I am really excited about my new class of 2-year-olds and my new classroom has been coming along nicely (more on that to come!).  I have been praying for my precious students by name for the last 2 weeks.

As the Back to School season fast approaches and your little ones are getting their school supplies, new backpacks, and lunch boxes ready, here’s a little extra something to help you remember the new teacher on the first day.

:-)

easy back to school gift for the teacherPrint the FREE Printable tag (see below) and attach a cute little nail polish bottle with a Glue Dot or double-sided tape.

**I found these adorable little nail polishes by elf at Target.**

Teachers like to have nice nails while they’re grading papers.

((Makes things more interesting!))

Or I suppose if you are a preschool teacher like me, we like to have nice nails while we are playing with Play-Doh and changing dirty diapers.

:-)

CLICK HERE for your FREE Printable Back to School Teacher Gift Tag!

Happy Back to School Teacher Gift-ing!

*You can find more easy Back to School Teacher Gift Ideas HERE.*

Back to School Chalkboard Inspirations

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Chalkboards are notorious for being tools of discipline.

Whether you had to write the same sentence 6,000 times or stand in the schoolyard clapping chalkboard erasers, these popular tools of education have gotten a bit of a bad rep.

For me, during Circle Time in second grade I could not resist the girl that sat behind me who wanted to play with my hair.

**This is still a weakness of mine.  In fact, when I was teaching my own 2nd graders, if my students wanted Free Time all they had to do was send a kid to start playing with my hair and BOOM.  Lesson plans out the window.**

Well, on that fateful day when I was 7, the teacher caught us and made us write our names on the chalkboard as a punishment.

I’ll never forget that long, shame-filled walk to the chalkboard.

Thankfully, I found a few bloggers who know how to rock the chalkboard and make it an absolutely essential (and positive) part of the Back to School season.

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Another great teacher gift idea with FREE Printable Chalkboard Tag from The Crafted Sparrow.

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Your Happy Buddy can stay on top of assignments and responsibilities with this amazing Dry Erase School Chore Chart FREE Printable from The 36th Avenue.

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If you are still counting down to the first day (I am a firm believer that school really should’t begin until after Labor Day) then celebrate with this adorable Chalkboard Countdown Chain FREE Printable from Leslie Nash Designs.

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Get ready to rock your Happy Buddy’s lunch box by painting the inside of the lid with chalkboard paint like Me and My Bucket.

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Throw a cute Back to School Breakfast with these FREE Printables from Tater Tots and Jello.

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Capture those First Day of School Photos with these Years of School Chalkboard Signs from That’s What Che Said.

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These Chalkboard S’mores from Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons are so easy and sure to score some brownie points with your Happy Buddy’s teacher!

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Transform your plain sandwich boxes like Through the Eyes of the Mrs. with a small bit of chalkboard paint and write a new message on their container everyday!

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Find these sweet FREE Printable Chalkboard Love Notes from Bloom Designs.

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Finally, whip together a couple of these awesome and easy Chalkboard Placemats from Giggles Galore for a little mealtime excitement!

After this post I think my chalkboard wounds have been healed. :-)

Happy Back to School Chalkboard Inspirations-ing!

EASY Back to School Gift Idea – FREE Printable!

super cute and super easy (CHEAP) back to school gift idea for teachers, classmates, administration, etc.There are SO MANY adorable Back to School FREE Printables out there – EXHIBIT A.

But I had to add one of my own to the mix!!

Head on over to the Dollar Tree, my friends, and grab a bag of chocolate Riesen candies.back to school printable2

Then attach my FREE Printable tag and you are good to go.

back to school printableI may or may not have made 50+ of these babies for the first day of school and snuck them into everyone’s mailboxes in the teacher’s lounge. :-)

Get your FREE Printable Back to School Gift Tag HERE.

Happy Back to School Gift Idea-ing! :-)

Back to School Gift Ideas for the Teacher

20 EASY, Inexpensive and adorable teacher gift ideas for the first day of school! Lots of FREE Printables!!**We start school on Tuesday!  Eek!  Someone stop the clock, puh-lease!**

I would like to try to bring a little something to the Happy Buddy’s teachers on the first day, so I have been searching the Internet for inspiration.

As always, I try to look for budget-friendly, EASY options with some serious cute factor.

Plus, I am a teacher, so I only share the things that I would like to receive! :-)

Here are 20 Back to School Teacher Gift Ideas that really fit the bill. :-)

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A pack of EXTRA gum and this clever FREE Printable tag from Sweet Metel Moments.

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A Little Tipsy knows that teachers can always use a bundle of Sharpies.

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This Lightbulb Post-It Gift is only $1 plus the FREE Printable tag from Landee See, Landee Do.

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A small App Store Gift Card and cleverly adorable tag from Everything Etsy would be just the perfect gift.

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Lil’ Luna crafted up this cheerful Ball Mason Jar Gift and FREE Printable tag.

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Love this Tootsie Roll Gift plus FREE tag at The Taylor House.

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How awesome is this FREE Printable Back to School Checklist tag from Hairy Shoe Fairy?!

Chocolate is ESSENTIAL during the first week back!

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Speaking of chocolate, grab a bag of Flips Chocolate Covered Pretzels (nom nom nom) and slap on this FREE Printable tag from Simply This and That.

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Love this FREE Printable tag to attach to the traditional apple over at Positively Splendid.

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The Crafting Chicks featured this creative USB Charger Gift Idea with FREE Printable.

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Washi Tape and a FREE Printable tag jazzes up a recycled tin can over at SNAP.

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Play Create Grow bundled up some much-needed Dry Erase Markers with a cute tag about the new year.

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You can’t go wrong with a gift of a Notepad.

Check out this inexpensive, note-worthy idea from Three Little Monkeys Studio.

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What a happy little Gum Ball Jar and FREE Printable tag from The Diary of Dave’s Wife!

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Would you believe that Laura Winslow Photography found this cute bag in the Dollar Spot at Target?!  FREE Printable tag included on her blog!

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I liked the design on this Thirst Quenching Tag from Fresh Mommy Blog.

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I can’t think of a teacher (unless he’s a he!) that wouldn’t love getting a little something to spiff up her toe nails for the new year.

Reading Confetti shared this idea and a FREE Printable tag!

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A little gift of Soda might be just the caffeine fix your Happy Buddy’s teacher needs to get through the first week back!

The Diary of Dave’s Wife has the FREE Printable.

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Find out your teacher’s favorite treat and attach this FREE tag from The Crafting Chicks.

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Finally, M&Ms are the perfect gift in the Happy Buddy’s opinion.

Thanks to Katherine Marie for the sweet presentation and idea!

Hopefully I will be back with another cute Back to School Teacher Gift and FREE Printable for you later this week!

Happy Back to School Teacher Gift-ing! :-)

*Find even MORE great Back to School Gift Ideas HERE!*

Back to School Supply Scavenger Hunt – FREE Printable!

If you have even stepped two feet outside of your Happy Home, you know that the stores are overflowing with Back to School Supplies.

Does anyone else get a thrill out of a brand new box of crayons?? :-)

Last year I bought 75 boxes for 40 cents each at Wal-Mart.

I am not even kidding about that.

Here is a fun way to treat your Happy Buddies to their school supplies this year – give them a School Supply Scavenger Hunt!

It’s super easy.

Just purchase the basics – crayons, markers, pencils, notebooks, paper, scissors, glue, and a ruler.

Then use my FREE Printable Scavenger Hunt Cards to hide the supplies around your Happy Home!

Your Happy Buddies will just love racing from one rhyming clue to the next, filling their backpacks with the things that they will need for the new school year.

Here’s a peak at what your FREE Printable School Supply Scavenger Hunt Cards look like…

Click HERE for your FREE Printable School Supply Scavenger Hunt!

**GREAT IDEA ALERT!**

Want to use this School Supply Scavenger Hunt AND get your Happy Buddies thinking about others??

Simply put a double of each school supply at each of the Scavenger Hunt locations.

Then hand your Happy Buddy another backpack and tell him that he is going on a hunt not only for his own supplies, but for the supplies of a child less fortunate.

Finally, have your Happy Buddy donate the backpack to a local charity or organization that is having a Back to School Supply Drive – our church is donating backpacks and school supplies right now to 4 Kids of South Florida.

I think some Staples locations are hosting School Supply Drives as well.

AND…

If you like this FREE Printable from Happy Home Fairy, please ‘Like’ the Fairy on Facebook so that you can stay up-to-date on all the Happy Home magic!

Happy School Supply Scavenger Hunt-ing! :-)

Easy Back to School Teacher Appreciation Gift

**NOTE – In the photos I realize that I completely misspelled TEA-rrific by putting 2 f’s instead of 2 r’s… If you click for the printable, it is corrected. :-) Teehee.**

Do you need a little last-minute something to give to your Happy Buddy’s teacher to let them know how you feel about the upcoming year?

Simply purchase a bottle of Iced Tea.

Then attach the FREE Printable tag (see bottom of post for download).

I just used some double-sided tape.

Easy peasy!

Would you believe that we made 125 of these as favors for all of the Moms at our MOMs group kick-off last Friday? :-)

Click HERE to get your FREE Printable tag!

Happy Easy Teacher Appreciation Gift-ing! :-)

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FREE Printables for Back to School – First Day Lunch Box Love

Looking for something a little extra special to sneak in your Happy Buddy’s lunch box on the first day?

Here are 4 sweet ideas…

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Whip up a batch of homemade Monster Cookies (recipe provided) like these from Bunny Cakes and then wrap them with the FREE Printable Cookie Band.

What a delicious and happy little package.

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Jasey’s Crazy Daisy created these fun notes for you to slip in your child’s lunch – simply add a gummy worm.

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I love these FREE Printable First Day Sandwich Belly Wrappers from Little Lovely!

A super cute way to jazz up a plain ole’ pb&j.

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And, finally, a small package of Smarties attached to this FREE Printable tag from it is what it is is a sweet reminder to your Happy Buddy of how much you love them.

Whatever you choose, an extra surprise will help make your Happy Buddy’s first day a great one!

Happy First Day Printable-ing! :-)