New to the VAULT: Free Printables for the First Day of School

If you’re sticking to a buget for your back-to-school plans, I have a bunch of free printables ready that are the perfect way to add some (inexpensive) positivity to the first day of school. If you’re a parent, teacher, PTA member, or have any part in the back-to-school hustle and bustle, these free printables are just what you need!

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First Day of school signs, interview pages, and gift tags

Yup, they’re free!

AND they’re hand drawn! Every inch of the bunting on the first day of school signs, every little goldfish and bubble and the fish-themed gift tags–all hand drawn! That’s the only way I do things around here 😉 They’re free for you to download and print for personal use. For more information about permissible uses, click here.

First Day of School Signs

Just updated for the 2022/2023 school year! These First Day of School signs are available for grades Pre-K through 12th. There’s even a “First Day of Homeschool” sign in there for all of you giving that a try this year! There are 2 versions of each sign: one you can print and have students color, or one with bright colors added already so you can print and start taking those first day pictures right away.

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First Day of School Signs

O-FISH-ALLY Fun Gift Tags

O-FISH-ALLY my favorite new free printable! These fish-themed gift tags are available for grades preschool through 12th grade (even highschoolers can appreciation a good play on words, right?). They are available in 3 formats to fit your first day plans:

  • Pencil Tags
  • Snack Bag Toppers
  • Classic Hang Tags
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O-FISH-ALLY Fun First Day of School Gift Tags

Pencil Holder Tags (Puns Included)

If fish aren’t your thing, I have pencil/pen tags with other designs and sayings on them too. BONUS, many of these work for gifts for your teacher too! They’re easy to assemble:

  • Download and print on white cardstock
  • Cut out along the solid lines
  • Use a craft knife to make incisions across the dotted lines
  • insert your favorite pencils, markers, or highlighters! If you use markers, the slim styles work best on these 😉
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Pencil/Pen Holder Gift Tags

First Day of School Interview Pages

This is a fun first day activity in class or at home. This one is also available in 2 versions for every grade and it’s ready to print and start using whenever you are.

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First Day of School Interview Pages

60+ PUNderfully Positive Notes

These free printable positive lunch notes will work year-round! Add them to your kids’ lunches, put them in the hot lunch line at school, add them to completed work that you’re returning to students, put them in your spouse’s lunch box, or sprinkle them around the teachers’ lounge! You can’t go wrong with positivity and puns!

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60+ PUNderfully Positive Notes

Positivity Posters

Lots of the lunch notes work well as positivity posters too. I’m rotating the ones available to download below, so check back often. Stick them in a simple frame and these work well as part of your classroom decor or your kids’ room decor!

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Positivity Posters

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These aren’t the only free printables you’ll find from MeganHStudio— the VAULT is full of them! If you want to be the first to know when I add new ones (like these), enter your email below!

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Plus, there’s tons more free printable fun in the VAULT!

Did you know I sell stuff too?

What’s a fingerprint poster?? I’m glad you asked! They’re a perfect way to commemorate guests at an event and also make great thank you gifts for teachers 😉 People add their fingerprint and sign their name on the artwork as a clever way to complete some element. Fingerprint trees are the most common–fingerprints are the added as leaves on the branches. And of course I have some great options for teacher and school staff appreciation gifts!

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New to the VAULT: Free Printable Lunch Notes

These free printable lunch notes are here to help with that lunch-packing hustle that happens every morning before school. Since they’re from MeganHStudio, you know every one of those PUNderful animals and illustrations are all hand drawn. That’s the only way I roll!

60+ PUNderfully positive lunch box notes

Download your 60+ PUNderfully positive lunch notes, fire up that old printer and track down your scissors!

If you tell your kids they’re awesome every day, they might start to believe it!

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Nothing is imPOPSICLE

Easy Peasy

It’s not hard! And I’m happy to share them with you.

  • Download the templates (as single pages, or a whole packet!)
  • Print as many times as you need to (for personal use, of course)
  • Cut out the tags
  • Add them to your kids’ lunches
  • Imagine them smiling when they open up there lunch (or maybe rolling their eyes…lol!)
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Aren’t they incrediBULL?

A Few Tips

  • Print on cardstock (at least 65#) for nice sturdy cards that can withstand the very real possibility of a pudding explosion
  • If you’re in a bind, regular computer paper will do just fine 😉
  • Stick them in the same drawer with your other lunch packing supplies so you don’t miss a day!
  • Do you work at a school or no somebody that does? Feel free to share with the school staff so they can includes these in the hot lunch line too!
  • These can also be attached to student work that’s being handed back by teachers, placed on a co-worker’s desk, added to a car windshield in the parking lot, or shared with anyone who could use a little positivity (can’t we all??)
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Kindness is Cool

Did you miss the other additions to the VAULT??

That’s ok 😉 I’ve got you covered. there’s printables for school day fun, Fall holidays, and sports fans!

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Did you know I sell stuff too??

If you’re not familiar with MeganHStudio, you may not know that I actually have things available for sale too. I specialize in personalized fingerprint posters, signature posters, art prints, and invitations. You can find them in my Etsy Shop or on Amazon Handmade. Here’s a sneak peak at some of the things I offer in my shop:

The perfect coach appreciation gift

Have the team add their fingerprint and sign their name as leaves on the tree. Then frame it for a keepsake and give it to your soccer coach as a thank you gift. Available in instant downloads and customizable hard copies.

And here are some of my best sellers in my Etsy Shop over the last few weeks:

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New to the VAULT: Softball Snack Tags

If you have kids on a softball team or if you’re planning a softball themed birthday party, these free printable softball treat tags are waiting for you! Since they’re from MeganHStudio, you know that softball, bat and every blade of grass is hand drawn—that’s the only way I roll 😉

If you’re new here, let me tell you this is not the only FREE printable exclusively from MeganHStudio…that’s right, the VAULT is full of them! Also, the VAULT isn’t locked, so come right in any time and check it out here.

Ready to take snack duty to the next level?

Download your FREE printable softball snack tags here, fire up that old printer and track down your scissors!

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Hey batter, batter! It’s snack time!

Easy Peasy

I do what I can to make it easy for you!

  • Download the templates
  • Print as many times as you need to (for personal use, of course)
  • Cut out the tags
  • Fill up on snacks
  • Add the snack tags (with 3 tag formats to choose from, you’ll find something that will work regardless of what snacks you’re handing out!)

These snack tags will work perfectly for your softball team’s post-game snacks or they are an awesome addition to a football-themed birthday party. Heck, they work for grown ups too if you’re hosting a softball watch party!

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Hey batter, batter! It’s snack time

A Few Tips

  • Print on white or off-white cardstock paper (65# or heavier)
  • Cut with scissors or a paper trimmer
  • The sandwich bag toppers are great for a typical snack bag, but they can also go on the top of a brown paper lunch bag
  • Have a stapler ready for the larger tags, string or ribbon for the hang tags, or tape for the square cards
  • Don’t forget that your coaches worked up an appetite too!

More sports themed snack tags

If you have a Bo Jackson in the family, I’ve got you covered. I have snack tags for a variety of sports waiting for you, and I have more in the works soon!

Taking snack duty to the next level, one sport at a time!

Take Snack Duty to the Next Level

Did you miss the other additions to the VAULT??

That’s ok 😉 I’ve got you covered.

Check out everything in the VAULT here.

And enter your email below to make sure you don’t miss out on any other freebies in the future!

Did you know I sell stuff too??

If you’re not familiar with MeganHStudio, you may not know that I actually have things available for sale too. I specialize in personalized fingerprint posters, signature posters, art prints, and invitations. You can find them in my Etsy Shop or on Amazon Handmade. Here’s a sneak peak at some of the things I offer in my shop:

The perfect coach appreciation gift

Have the team add their fingerprint and sign their name as leaves on the tree. Then frame it for a keepsake and give it to your coach as a thank you gift. Available in instant downloads and customizable hard copies along with options for other sports too! The customizable hard copies can be personalized so they work for for a softball-themed birthday party 😉

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softball coach gift ideas

And here are some of my best sellers in my Etsy Shop over the last few weeks:

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New to the VAULT: Basketball Snack Tags

If you have kids on a basketball team or if you’re planning a basketball themed birthday party, these free printable basketball snack tags are waiting for you! Since they’re from MeganHStudio, you know that basketball and every plank of that hardwood are all hand drawn. That’s the only way I roll.

If you’re new here, let me tell you this is not the only FREE printable exclusively from MeganHStudio…that’s right, the VAULT is full of them! Also, the VAULT isn’t locked, so come right in any time and check it out here.

Ready to take snack duty to the next level?

Download your FREE printable basketball snack tags here, fire up that old printer and track down your scissors!

May all your SWISHES come true this season

Easy Peasy

I do what I can to make it easy for you! These work great as a post-game snack for your youth football team, but they work for football themed birthday parties too! Heck, these even work at a football watch party with grown ups!

  • Download the templates
  • Print as many times as you need to (for personal use, of course)
  • Cut out the tags
  • Fill up on snacks
  • Add the snack tags (guess what, there’s 3 to choose from!)

These snack tags will work perfectly for your football team’s post-game snacks or they are an awesome addition to a football-themed birthday party. Heck, they work for grown ups too if you’re hosting a basketball watch party!

A Few Tips

  • Print on basic computer paper for tags that are easy to cut and fold
  • You can also print on cardstock (65# or heavier) for tags that hold up better.
  • Print on white, off white, or lightly colored papers to match your team colors
  • Don’t forget that your coaches worked up an appetite too!

More sports themed snack tags

If you have a Bo Jackson in the family, I’ve got you covered. I have snack tags for a variety of sports waiting for you, and I have more in the works soon!

May all your SWISHES come true

Take Snack Duty to the Next Level

Did you miss the other additions to the VAULT??

That’s ok 😉 I’ve got you covered.

Check out everything in the VAULT here.

And enter your email below to make sure you don’t miss out on any other freebies in the future!

Did you know I sell stuff too??

If you’re not familiar with MeganHStudio, you may not know that I actually have things available for sale too. I specialize in personalized fingerprint posters, signature posters, art prints, and invitations. You can find them in my Etsy Shop or on Amazon Handmade. Here’s a sneak peak at some of the things I offer in my shop:

The perfect coach appreciation gift

Have the team add their fingerprint and sign their name as leaves on the tree. Then frame it for a keepsake and give it to your coach as a thank you gift. Available in instant downloads and customizable hard copies along with options for other sports too! The customizable hard copies can be personalized so they work for for a basketball-themed birthday party 😉

And here are some of my best sellers in my Etsy Shop over the last few weeks:

From the Blog

Here’s what’s new from the blog!

Let’s Get Social

Find me wherever you shop and socialize. Plus, enter your email below to get updates about new posts right in your inbox!

Copyright, MeganHStudio, LLC

New to the VAULT: Football Snack Tags

If you’re new here, let me tell you this is not the only FREE printable exclusively from MeganHStudio…that’s right, the VAULT is full of them! Also, the VAULT isn’t locked, so come right in any time and check it out here.

Ready to take snack duty to the next level?

These free printable football snack tags are waiting for you! Since they’re from MeganHStudio, you know that football and every blade of grass are all hand drawn. That’s the only way I do things around here.

Download your FREE printable football snack tags here, fire up that old printer and track down your scissors!

Easy Peasy

I do what I can to make it easy for you! These work great as a post-game snack for your youth football team, but they work for football themed birthday parties too! Heck, these even work at a football watch party with grown ups!

  • Download the templates
  • Print as many times as you need to (for personal use, of course)
  • Cut out the tags
  • Fill up on snacks
  • Add the snack tags (guess what, there’s 3 to choose from!)

These snack tags will work perfectly for your football team’s post-game snacks or they are an awesome addition to a football-themed birthday party!

A Few Tips

  • Print on basic computer paper for tags that are easy to cut and fold
  • You can also print on cardstock (65# or heavier) for tags that hold up better.
  • Print on white, off white, or lightly colored papers to match your team colors
  • Don’t forget that your coaches worked up an appetite too!

More sports themed snack tags

If you have a Bo Jackson in the family, I’ve got you covered. I have snack tags for a variety of sports waiting for you, and I have more in the works soon!

Did you miss the other additions to the VAULT??

That’s ok 😉 I’ve got you covered.

Check out everything in the VAULT here.

And enter your email below to make sure you don’t miss out on any other freebies in the future!

Take snack duty to the next level

Did you know I sell stuff too??

If you’re not familiar with MeganHStudio, you may not know that I actually have things available for sale too. I specialize in personalized fingerprint posters, signature posters, art prints, and invitations. You can find them in my Etsy Shop or on Amazon Handmade. Here’s a sneak peak at some of the things I offer in my shop:

The perfect coach appreciation gift

Have the team add their fingerprint and sign their name as leaves on the tree. Then frame it for a keepsake and give it to your football coach as a thank you gift. Available in instant downloads and customizable hard copies.

And here are some of my best sellers in my Etsy Shop over the last few weeks:

From the Blog

Here’s what’s new from the blog!

Let’s Get Social

Find me wherever you shop and socialize. Plus, enter your email below to get updates about new posts right in your inbox!

Copyright, MeganHStudio, LLC

Freebie Friday – May 8, 2020

Here’s the last one for this set, and it’s one in a million…just like “ewe”!

Formatted to print as an 8×10 art print AND an A6 fold over card! Get this week’s Freebie Friday before it’s gone! BTW, this one isn’t even available for sale in my Etsy shop yet. Talk about exclusive, right?!

Fun Facts About Sheep

  1. Domestic sheep’s wool will grow forever. Depending on the breed, sheep typically produce between 2 and 30 pounds of wool a year
  2. One pound of wool can produce 10 miles of yarn!
  3. Many early presidents raised sheep. In fact, Woodrow Wilson kept a flock at the white house during World War I to keep the grass trimmed as a cost-saving measure
  4. Sheep have rectangular pupils that allow them to have a field of vision of nearly 320 degrees
  5. In 1996, a sheep named Dolly was the first mammal to be cloned from a somatic cell

Other News on MeganHStudio

As the world comes closer to overcoming this pandemic, think of the things we’ll have to celebrate! I’m here now, and I’ll be there then to help you celebrate the birthdays, babies, retirements, graduations, and the coaches and teachers with a wide selection of Fingerprint Guestbook Alternatives and art prints available.

Also, just released: VIRTUAL fingerprint tree gifts to thank your teachers this year! Since school is closed for many students, gathering everyone up to add their fingerprints to a fingerprint tree as a gift for teachers isn’t a possibility…BUT I can add VIRTUAL fingerprints! See how it works.

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Freebie Friday – May 1, 2020

I’d “Moove” Mountains for You!

This week there is another art print and A6 fold over card waiting for you to download for Freebie Friday (pun included!). Send a note to a friend, or print up an 8×10 to frame and add to your décor! Get it here before it’s even available for sale in my Etsy shop!

Fun Facts About Cows

  1. Cows are red/green colorblind…so that red cape in bull fights? I don’t know either!
  2. They can see nearly 360 degrees
  3. A cow drinks enough water every day to fill up an entire bathtub
  4. They have no upper front teeth
  5. Cows can live to be about 20 years old

Get yours here!

As the pandemic continues, there will be a new freebie here for you every Friday for a limited time! Shoot, if it last long enough, every room in your house will be outfitted with some clever puns and cute hand drawn animals. More art prints and fingerprint trees like this are available for purchase in my Etsy shop!

Follow me on Facebook and Instagram @MeganHStudio to get info about the next Freebie Friday.

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Freebie Friday – April 10, 2020

I’m willing to bet that your Easter party isn’t going to be widely attended this year. You can still commemorate the day with your choice of a Easter Bunny fingerprint guestbook alternative!

Easter Bunnies

Gather your spouse, your kids, or your cats on Sunday! Have everyone add a fingerprint and sign their name as balloons, then you can frame it as a keepsake!

 

Pick the one you want to download and print for this week’s Freebie Friday!

Freebie Friday – April 3, 2020

This Freebie Friday is the real DILLO! Download it here–I know you know somebody who needs this hanging in their house!

This week, we’re continuing with another desert animal: the armadillo–not only is it a fun word to say, but they’re pretty interesting creatures!

The Real DILLO

Fun Facts About Armadillos:

  1. The name Armadillo means “little armored one”
  2. Nine-banded armadillos always have identical quadruplets; seven-banded armadillos have 8-15 identical pups at one time!
  3. The Giant Armadillo of South America regularly grows to be 5 feet in length
  4. There is a 5-inch long armadillo with a pink shell called the “Pink Fairy Armadillo”

See? They really are the real DILLO!

What’s New

Check out the latest projects from MeganHStudio, along with my plans and response to COVID-19.

Plus, check back every Friday for a new Freebie Friday download! And when you’re ready to celebrate the new babies, weddings, anniversaries, retirements, birthdays, teachers and coaches in your life, I’ll be here with the latest and greatest fingerprint guestbooks for you to choose from 🙂

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Business (Not) as Usual: Remaining Relevant in the Middle of a Pandemic

In March of 2020 things changed for a lot of people. For MeganHStudio, things came to a grinding halt *queue screeching brakes* as restrictions on gatherings and celebrations became part of daily life.

My stats fell off a cliff: A Visual:

Most of my art work is used to celebrate special life events: baby showers, birthdays, retirement parties, etc. And now that a lot of those celebrations aren’t happening in the same way, I find myself with a bit of extra time on my hands.

Up until now, I’ve used my website as a resource for people looking for party ideas and to ensure customers have another way to contact and connect with me. Well, it’s time to pivot now that I’m trying to figure out a way to retro-fit my printer in a parachute so that I don’t crash land.

I’m an artist selling my work on Etsy and Amazon Handmade. I specialize in fingerprint trees and guestbook alternatives for people to use at their special events. Guests add their fingerprint and sign their name as leaves on a tree, balloons on a string, or petals on a flower. Then the picture can be framed as a keepsake. I have art prints and invitations too, of course.

These last few weeks, I find myself with some time on my hands as my orders have flatlined. It’s not all bad. Like many of you, a lot of my time is filled with attempting to home school a kindergartener and a second grader, while also entertaining a one-year-old. But I’m spending my remaining free time working on new things; checking a few things off the to-do list that has done nothing but grow the last few years. 

It’s Officially Freebie Friday!

While we work on ending this pandemic, my website will include free downloads for you for a limited time! While things are slow, every Friday you can come here to see a free download–maybe an art print, a fingerprint tree, or maybe even a coloring page or two! We’ll see where this adventure takes us! You can start here with the first Freebie Friday.

[NOTE: As business has started to pick up, Freebie Friday has been discontinued for the time being!]

I’ll Be Here

And when you’re ready to celebrate all those things that so deserve to be celebrated—the new babies, the birthdays, the weddings and anniversaries, the teachers and coaches—I’ll be here. And I’ll have a bunch of new stuff ready for you to choose from, too 🙂 Shop Now

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