Student Welcome Gift {Back to School Free Printable}

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Welcome your students back to school with this adorable Student Welcome Gift. The free printable makes it super easy to put these little gifts together for all your students on the first day of school.

Student Welcome Gift {Back to School Free Printable}

It’s time for the kiddos to head back to school and as a teacher, it’s always fun to have a little Student Welcome Gift sitting on each desk on the first day of school.

M&M Student Welcome Gift Free Gift Tags

Want to welcome your students back with these fun gift tags?  They’re super easy to make and I know your students will love them.  All you have to do is purchase a bag of M&M fun size packs, print out the free printable tags, and tape them on to each individual bag.  That’s it!

A cute way to welcome your students!

Back to School Student Welcome Gift

What’s Included With This Back to School Printable

After sharing just the Welcome and Welcome Back gift tags, I’ve had a lot of teachers request specific tags for different grade levels and subjects so I’ve updated this post to include every grade level along with preschool and Pre-K. This free printable set includes the following tags:

  • Welcome
  • Welcome Back
  • Welcome to Preschool
  • Welcome to Pre-K
  • Welcome to Kindergarten
  • Welcome to 1st Grade – 12th Grade

I’ve made it so easy for you to download these fun gift tags. Just add your name and email in the form below and this freebie will be delivered right to your inbox. Then, open your email and save the PDF file to your computer. It’s that easy! Once the PDF is saved to your computer, just print and cut.

Tips for Printing Printables So They Always Look Fantastic!

After downloading and saving the free printable, it’s time to print our printable. Here are five tips you can use to help your printouts look their best.

Invest in a good printer – I have an Epson Expression Home XP-4100 Wireless Color Printer that I currently use to print my printables and I’m very happy with it.

Choose the right paper – The best way to print printables is on white cardstock. When I’ve tried to print on regular printer paper I found that the ink causes the paper to wrinkle a little especially if the printable requires a lot of ink. 

Use a paper trimmer – I recommend using a paper trimmer to cut out these cute little gift tags. It makes it so much easier to cut everything straight.

Use a professional printing service – I also recommend using a professional printing service to get the best quality. I go to Office Depot or Staples a lot to print my printables. I’ve also used Shutterfly and Walgreens to print large printables. Most printables use a lot of ink so it may even save you money to get them professionally printed.

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  1. Hi Kara,
    Our Kinder team LOVES your Welcome Back! labels using M&M’s! Is there any way that you could make it editable so we could just say “Welcome”? A lot of our kiddos don’t go to Pre-K so this is their first year at school. Hope to hear from you. Thanks a lot!

  2. I was hoping to edit this too! Many of our students are not returning students so we were hoping to be able to edit to say “Welcome to Pre-K” Thank-you!!

  3. These are perfect! Is there a chance I could get one that says “Welcome to 1st Grade?”

  4. Hi Erika, I tried to email you but the email was returned to me. Please email me again so I can send you your First Grade printables.

  5. Hi,
    These are so cute! I’m in California and we have TK (Transitional Kindergarten. Can you make one that says Welcome to TK?

    Much appreciated!

  6. Thank you so much for this cute printable! I used this with our PTO board last year and this year I’m going to give them to our department.

  7. Hello Kara!
    I had emailed you a couple weeks ago but haven’t received a reply back, so not sure you got it. I wanted To see if you can edit it to Spanish writing for my first graders? I can send you the translation.
    Thank you!

  8. Hi Kara
    Wondering if you could edit this to say Welcome to Grade 4. I am in Australia and we reverse it.
    Much appreciated

  9. I’d love to use this tag as a thank you for a marvellous and magnificent year before I go off on maternity leave. Would these be able to be edited?

    They are so colourful!!

  10. I wanted to tell you thank you for these. I go back to school tomorrow for a hybrid model. It has been SO completely stressful. I wanted to have something to give my first graders on their first day back for live instruction. I was so thankful to see these. I didn’t have to make them myself- just print and attach them to the M & Ms (which I really don’t have time to do right now.) Thank you!!! You gave me helped relieve some stress and made it easy for me to have something for them.

  11. And obviously, from my typos, if I’d had to make something myself right now, it wouldn’t have made sense. Lol

  12. Hi Kara! I love this printable. I have used it several times to welcome back my students. I wondered if you could make it say Welcome Back to Sunday School. We had to shut our program down during Covid, and I’m trying to come up with something cute to welcome the kids back. Thanks

  13. Hi Kara,
    I tried using the email you provided, but it said there was an error. Could you message me back for a possible Spanish edit for 2nd grade. Thank you so much and appreciate you!

  14. I love this idea and I appreciate the free printable. I was wondering if you had it available in Spanish?
    Thank you!

  15. Hi Kara,
    I love the printable for M&M. Can you make a copy to only Welcome Back to school?
    Thank you so much!