31 Creative Back to School Treats for Students {printables}

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Back to school time is almost here! Get ready for the first day of school or your back to school night/meet the teacher night with these creative {and yummy} treats for students.

31 Creative Back to School Treats for Students (with free printables)

Here are 31 treats you can whip together including food, candy, and school supplies all complete with free printables.

Back to School Treats for Students

Teach Junkie: 31 creative back to school treats for students {printables}
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1. According to My Calculations – This adorable printable is just right for a math teacher or older grade level teacher. Give your students a dollar calculator and let them know that being in your class really adds up! Have them keep them at school to get lots of use out of them or velcro them into their math books.

2. Fan”stash”tich Year Together – You can use this printable mustache tag to go with any number of mustache paraphernalia floating around out there in the dollar aisles. Peel and stick mustaches will work too – so you can cash in on your cool factor since mustaches are all the rage right now.

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  3. Magic Bubbles – Need to add a little magic into your students’ back to school experience? Calming bubbles just may do the trick with this rainbow first day of school printable. Your students are sure to have a great first day.

Teach Junkie: 31 creative back to school treats for students {printables}

4. Extra Special Year – Throw some Extra brand gum into your shopping cart and a little ribbon. When you hole punch each end of these “extra” special cards, thread the ribbon through the holes to hold the card in place. Inspired by these birthday party favors.

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5. Dino-Mite Year , 6. “Owl” Bet We Have the Best Year Yet, 7. This Year is Going to Rock – All three of these {more on the website} are simple and easy to use bag toppers. Simply put what you’d like into a baggie and staple these to the top to add a little color and personalization. Perfect if you like to use a matching classroom theme.

Happy First Day of School Teacher Shirt - Back to School

Teach Junkie: 31 creative back to school treats for students {printables}
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8. Magic Playdough – This idea is one of my favorites! It’s a perfect way to hook students interest and give them something to take home. Students have to manipulate the dough in order to make the color appear – don’t forget to read her tips on keeping hands from going home stained on the first day of school. {wink}

9. You Will Glow in Our Grade – These star cutouts are perfect toppers for glow sticks. If you have a night event like meet the teacher or a classroom preview night, then these glowing treats will be a perfect fit. Glow sticks are very inexpensive to purchase for an entire class.

Teach Junkie: 31 creative back to school treats for students {printables}
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10. This Year is Looking Bright – Here is a different way to give glow sticks. Sandwich the glow stick or two between two cards. You can use scrapbook paper that matches your classroom color scheme or theme.

Teach Junkie: 31 creative back to school treats for students {printables}
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11. We’re Going to Have a Bright Year Together – Here is another fun way to give glow sticks to your new students using a single card. The glow sticks slide through cutouts in the card that says, “We’re going to have a bright year in 1st grade.”

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12. Let’s Have a Bright Year – These glow stick toppers are great for back to school since there are multiple options so students can have different sayings. You’ll love that the printable is free!

Teach Junkie: 31 creative back to school treats for students {printables}
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13. O-“Fish”-Ally a K-6th Grader – What’s not to love about a play on words? Grab these cute printables some ribbon, cellophane bags and goldfish. You’ve got a simple and o-“fish”-al way to welcome back your students. I love that she’s got all grade levels represented in her free printable.

Teach Junkie: 31 creative back to school treats for students {printables}

14. Fun Dipping into Learning – There is something that most kids find novel about fun dip candy. So, capitalize on that with these cut out circle tags. Easy as stapling them on to each packet… you’re ready to hand out treats! I found inspiration for these on Pinterest but couldn’t find the original, so these tags are just for you!

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15. School Rules/Have a Great Year – Wish your students a great year with a ruler. There are usually many great options during school sales so you can stock up for a whole class. The chevron pattern is very much in style.

Teach Junkie: 31 creative back to school treats for students {printables}
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16. Bubbling With Excitement to Meet You – Let your students know how excited you are to meet them with a stash of bubbles. This cute saying is a perfect way to welcome students into your classroom.

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17. Bright Future With Shades – This idea is totally introduced as an end of year idea, which I myself have used… but why not let them know right from the start of the school year that you believe in them? The end of summer is the perfect time to purchase a class set  of sunglasses on clearance!

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18. Wild About Our Class – This cute bag topper is for animal crackers. This “wild about our class” printable is the perfect solution if you need to have a peanut free classroom treat solution.

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19. Have a Bright School Year – What would make a nice gift for a teacher would also be a thoughtful welcome to our classroom gift. Present some supplies like highlighters that your students will need for class work in a beautiful way that will encourage them to take good care of them. Add this tag and a composition notebook for a home run.

Teach Junkie: 31 creative back to school treats for students {printables}
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20. Start This Year Off Write – If you have a stash of notebooks and pencils, then this is the perfect first day of school gift. Let students use their new notebook for their choosing to really inspire some writing creativity.

21. Lucky to Have You in My Class – By far this is a very economical gift to give to your students at the beginning of the school year {or even on St. Patrick’s Day}. These printable bag toppers will have your students feeling lucky to have you as a teacher.

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22. S’more Students Like You – Keep the summer feeling going with these cute s’more printable bag toppers. Use the mini s’more mix recipe of Golden Grahams, marshmallows and chocolate chips! It’s yummy and simple.

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23. Ready For a Colorful Year – Take a school supply that we all have – crayons! Now you’ve got a cute welcome card that is perfect for using in a first day of school photo.

Teach Junkie: 31 creative back to school treats for students {printables}
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24. So Glad I “Dot” You in My Class – If you like giving out candy, then some candy dots makes a simple play on words for showing how glad you are to have your new students this year. This doesn’t include a printable, but it would be easy to make one for yourself.

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25. Looking Forward to a Whopper of a Great Year – Keeping with the candy theme from above, try adding some whopper candies to a baggie and add this chevron tag.

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26. New Year Blow Pops – Welcome students and families back with these Blow Pop suckers and thank them for stopping by your back to school night. These toppers are perfect along with a couple others she has on her site.

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27. You Are One Sharp Student – You’ll love how easy this one is! Grab some left over pencils from your reward stash last year and you’re set to go. These are sure to brighten up a student’s desk!

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28. Thanks for Popping In – Have these popcorn treat bags waiting to welcome students and their families at your back to school night.

Teach Junkie: 31 creative back to school treats for students {printables}
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29. Our Class Would Knot be the Same Without You – You easily could also use rainbow-loom bands {very popular last year} or some friendship bracelets to let your students know they are valued as part of your new class. What a fun way to create a classroom culture.

30. First Grade Treats – Here are some ideas for using small pre-wrapped candies to welcome students back. Tape the candies onto cardstock and you’re set to go.

Teach Junkie: 31 creative back to school treats for students {printables}
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31. This Year is Going to Rock – Who doesn’t love pop rocks? You’re sure to have a hit on your hands with first first day of school pop rocks treat!

There you have it – so many back to school treat ideas that are easy and inexpensive to pull together. If you like this post, be sure to subscribe to get more just like it.

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Leslie {aka the original Teach Junkie} loves learning new things to make teaching easier and more effective. She enjoys featuring creative classroom fun when she's not designing teacher shirts, making kindergarten lesson plans or planning her family's next trip to Disney World.

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