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I am so excited to finally share this Back to School teacher gift idea that we did for our teachers this year! It’s SO simple to do and your teachers will love it! At the meet the teacher night , we brought Tommy & Kate’s teachers a wrapped up colorful box of Sharpies that I picked up at Sam’s for $12. (who wouldn’t love a fresh box of 24 colors of sharpies?!) We printed these cute printable “Have a Bright School Year” tags that I designed and the kids and I colored them in with highlighters! You could really attach this tag to any set of highlighters, markers or “bright” gift for the teacher! teacher printable-3730

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Click here to download the free printable “bright” tags!

Looking for more Back to School printables? Be sure to check out all of these amazing free printables designed by my creative blogging friends!

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1. The Dating Divas: A Back To School themed dinner for setting goals!
2. Somewhat Simple: Fun Back To School Tic Tac Labels!
3. Whipperberry: A great gift for your teacher to start the year off right!
4. Crafting Chicks: Teacher Emergency Kit to wish them a great year!
5. Tatertots & Jello: Instagram-ready “hashtag” first day of school photo props.
6. L’il Luna: An adorable Back to School Teacher Gift!
7. My Sister’s Suitcase: Printable Keepsake to record first and last days of school memories!
8. I Heart Nap Time: A small gift for the first day of school!
9. The 36th Avenue: A weekly chart to help keep your kids on track.
10. Paging Supermom: Free Printable Lunchbox Jokes to brighten your kiddo’s school day!
11. The TomKat Studio: A “Bright” Printable Gift Tag for Teachers!
12. The Idea Room: DIY Back-to-School Homework “To-Do” Notepad!

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  7. Tina Dahl

    August 14th, 2013 at 7:59 am

    What a great idea, thanks Kim!!!!

  8. Stacy Blanchard

    August 14th, 2013 at 8:25 am

    adorable. is anyone else having a hard time with the link to “lets start this school year off write”?

  9. Tina Dahl

    August 14th, 2013 at 8:39 am

    I have had trouble with a few of the links 🙁

  10. Kim

    August 14th, 2013 at 8:41 am

    Hi ladies! I apologize…the blogs are suppose to post all at the same time today so that all the links are good to go. Some must not be posted yet, but will be very soon! So sorry!

  11. Tina Dahl

    August 14th, 2013 at 11:07 am

    The links in the My Sister’s Suitcase blog still don’t work for me…I’ll keep trying!

  12. Katelyn

    August 16th, 2013 at 9:59 am

    Stacy Blanchard, I didn’t have trouble, but, if you did, here is the link for it: http://whipperberry.com/2013/08/12-free-start-of-school-printables-great-teacher-gift-ideas.html 🙂
    Enjoy! Hope this works!

  13. Andrea Worley

    August 14th, 2013 at 9:03 am

    This is so cute Kim! I can’t wait till my girl is in school so that I can use all these fun ideas!

  14. Kim

    August 19th, 2013 at 11:40 am

    Thank you, Andrea! Glad you like them!

  15. Judith I

    August 14th, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    I love this idea and am going to use it, but for the kids in my older son’s class. Maybe one high-ligher each.

  16. Kim

    August 19th, 2013 at 11:40 am

    Such a great idea to use it for the kids too!

  17. Cindy

    August 14th, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    Thank you Kim!! You make my life so much easier with all of your free printables. Makes back to school and teacher appreciation week much simpler now.

  18. Kim

    August 19th, 2013 at 11:40 am

    You are so welcome, Cindy! Thank you for commenting!

  19. Susan Crabtree

    August 15th, 2013 at 8:40 am

    Super cute Kim! 🙂

  20. Kim

    August 19th, 2013 at 11:40 am

    Thank you, Susan!

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  22. Crystal A

    August 17th, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    Is it possible to just get the download without having to sign up for any accounts or download any programs? I would love to use this for my kids this year but I’m not going to sign up for some “scribd” account or download some file viewing program to my computer just to have it. Can you make just a simple link for people who are not into adding things to their computer or just need a simple click here and it opens it up?


  23. Kim

    August 19th, 2013 at 11:42 am

    Hi Crystal! Unfortunately, the only way to download all of my free printables are through Scribd. It is a free service that allows me to upload them and is free for you to sign up using an email address or social media account. It also allows me to track what is downloaded and how often so I can see which designs my readers like the most which helps me determine what to design next! Thanks!

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    August 25th, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Great idea!!! Thanks!

  28. Kim

    August 28th, 2013 at 9:05 am

    Thank you, Georgina!

  29. Charmaine

    August 27th, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    your site is awesome!

  30. Kim

    August 28th, 2013 at 9:05 am

    Thank you so much!

  31. Jan

    August 27th, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    Love this idea! It will make a cute giftie for my coworkers. I found some neon-bright socks and pencils to wrap with some pens. Thanks for sharing:-)

  32. Kim

    August 28th, 2013 at 9:05 am

    Perfect, Jan!!

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    February 20th, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    Hello! I wonder if I can go where free download fonts for win8
    Thank you!

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  43. Kate

    August 10th, 2014 at 6:38 am

    What´s called the font you used for the word “BRIGHT”? Thank you :).

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  46. Laurel Beard

    August 17th, 2014 at 5:57 am

    This is fantastic idea! Thank you so much for providing the free download. I had almost time to pull something together so this was perfect! I just posted to my blog today linking back to you! http://laurelbeard.wordpress.com/2014/08/17/back-to-school-teachers-gift/

    Thanks again.

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  48. Carol

    August 21st, 2014 at 10:29 am

    Thank you so much. Just what I needed.

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