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30+ Easy DIY Back-To-School Gifts for Students

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Make sure your students feel the love this school year!

Make sure your students feel the love this school year!

Give Students a Warm Welcome!

If you're a teacher welcoming new students back to school, having a little gift for them will help them settle in and look forward to the new school year. For example, you could put together a welcome note with a goody bag on their first day.

You could even get clever with it and include candy puns such as using Starburst candy and writing "Bursting with excitement to have you in class." You can also include highlighters and say the teaching them will be the highlight of your year.

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Applesauce

Add this sweet note to an applesauce pouch which can be printed onto card stock or written. You could cut out apple shapes from red card stock and then write the message, "Roses are red, Apples are too, can't wait to spend the school year with you."

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Pencil Gift

Give students new pencils for the beginning of the school year and make these gift tags to make them extra special. You can write the message "You are just write for my class."

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"Write" Stuff

You've got the "write" stuff is another great back-to-school gift. Cut out pieces of cards to put the pencils on and include a message telling them you are looking forward to teaching them.

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Chalk Full of Fun

Although this is an end-of-year gift, you could also use it to welcome students by changing the message to "I hope our school year is chalk full of fun." This is a great gift for younger students.

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Bright Year

These welcome-back gifts are for teachers & staff from PTA, although they could easily be used for students by changing the message to "We have a bright school year ahead."

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Play-Doh

For a cute back-to-school preschool gift, purchase tubs of Play-Doh and write the message, "Preschoolers are like tubs of Play-Doh; just open up the lids, add a sprinkle of imagination, and watch what they become."

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Bubbling to Meet You

What a clever back-to-school gift for kids; who doesn't love bubbles? Purchase multi-packs of bubbles from your local store and write the message "Bubbling to Meet You." Again this idea is great for younger students.

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Back to School Survival Kit

Make them a back-to-school survival kit by purchasing paper bags in different colors. Add items such as juice, cereal, pencils, crayons, tissues, and hand sanitizer.

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Bursting

Keep it simple with notes and candy! You can use starburst candy and write the pun, "Bursting with excitement to have you in my class this year."

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Enjoy-mint

This makes a great parent gift for back-to-school night, but you could also word it for kids too.

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Super Star

For a fun and cheap student treat, recreate this idea. Take one starburst sweet and attach it to a card that says, "Bursting with excitement to have you in my class this year."

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Back to School Gift Bags

Make them their own back-to-school gift bags and include the items they may need for the year, such as crayons, erasers, pencil pouch, pens, pencils, bandaids, and whatever else you want in.

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Student Survival Kit

Great idea for a grade 8 gift. A high school student would love this. Purchase a sewing organizer box and include highlighters, pencils, starburst candy, and erasers.

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Highlight

Purchase a multi-pack of highlighters and attach one to a card that says, "Teaching you will be the highlight of my year."

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H20

Keep them hydrated with this super healthy idea. Purchase multi-packs of small bottled water and include H20 by writing the message "Happy 2 Have y0u in the class."

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Fun Dip

Make a back-to-school treat using Fun Dip. Write the message, "Going back to school is fun, we dip into (whatever grade you are in)."

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