Sunday, August 17

Back To School Freebie

Thinking about going back to school yet? I'm guessing that you're like me, in that you always feel like there's more you could be doing in each and every area of your life.
Back to School Freebie
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I'm working really REALLY hard to give myself grace and mercy and to focus on what I HAVE done versus what I have NOT done.

Thanks for bearing with me! Btw, there are some Amazon Affiliate links in this post, which means if you click and order I will receive a small commission at no cost to you.

Last year you might have snagged up my "You're o-fish-ally" tags...from this post.

But this year I really would like to give my students a bag of goldfish crackers AND a glow stick...but I didn't want to prep two gift tag items...

Then this saying hit me like a ton of bricks...

While I was trying to ignore my daughter's tantrum today, I quickly left the area and wrote it down on a post-it so I wouldn't lose it later on.

I only need first grade, but I have grades pre-k through 5th grade.

When I printed them on my amazing HP color laser printer, I set the pdf to print two pages on one so that eight smaller tags printed on each page. The pdf is set up for four per page...cuz that's the best I could do while crazily multi-tasking.

I typically order a box of goldfish crackers and a family size bag of Swedish Fish (I put the Swedish Fish in ziplock baggies unless I am able to score those Swedish Fish mini-bags like what you see around Halloween.)

I usually have a basket with all three options (goldfish, Swedish Fish, non-food option) available and have the parents help supervise the choosing.

Some schools and families prefer non-food options, so here are some options I've used the last few years (whichever option is the least expensive is the route I go):

12 Pieces Fish Pen Ballpoint Pens Cute Fish Pen for Fish Pen Decoration Party, Christmas Halloween Near Year Gift

fish shaped gel pens (packs of 12)

shark stackable pencil (packs of 12) HUUUGE HIT!!!

UPDATE: I added a red background option (for the Swedish Fish!) AND a plain background for each grade, too! Why? You can print the plain background on any of your favorite colored paper! My favorite is always Astrobrights!

Back to school freebie

Of course I want to share them with you! So just click here or on the top picture to download them!


  1. Those are super cute! I am sure your kiddos are going to love them, and I am super impressed that after making all those adorable gifts that you still had time to whip up dinner! Wonder Woman you are!

    Mind Sparks

    1. Awwww - you are a sweetheart! Thanks for stopping by!!!

  2. I think that little lady of yours is just overwhelmed by all the wardrobe choices that she has =D.

  3. So dang cute! Thanks for sharing the idea.
    Granny Goes to School

    1. Yay!! I am so glad you like them!! Cheers to you!!

  4. Can we add....haven't weeded in quite awhile and grass is getting pretty long. Oops!
    Curious Firsties

  5. Those tags are so cute! I love them....and YOU! Your FB posts about your little spitfire always crack me up AND remind me to pray for you...and HER! :)

    Love you to the moon and back. :)

    Heather's Heart


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