Study Buddy Back to School Gift

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Stuffed Animal Back to School Gift 

Going back to school is an exciting time for the kiddos, but it can also be nerve-wracking! Starting the year with a new teacher, sometimes a new school and new friends, makes it an anxious moment for little ones (and big ones too!). Create an adorable back to school gift to calm nerves and get your kids excited for the start of school – a Study Buddy! Give a cuddly little stuffed animal for a fun surprise to encourage studying and learning all year long!

Study Buddy Back to School Gift

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Our fabulous designer Leah from January & May designed these C-U-T-E back to school notes. I absolutely love the bright colors, and the little bear in his study glasses! 

Head to the toy store (or search the web) for a soft and sweet stuffed animal that fits your child’s personality. Maybe it’s a classic teddy bear, a bright green dragon, or a fuzzy dog – my daughter is going through a serious dog phase, so I would totally get her a little stuffed puppy!
Study Buddy Back to School Gift Stuffed Animal
Then, print out these colorful back to school gift tags with our cute Study Buddy poem.

I’m a study buddy, cuddly and cute,

I’m a friend, and a helper too!

When you come home from school each day,

I will be here waiting to play!

But before the fun and games begin,

Homework is the way to win.

Set me on your desk and see

how much fun learning can be!

We will learn and work together

Inside or outside, no matter the weather.

We will study the whole year through,

I can’t wait to learn with YOU!


We created two sizes of printable tags for however big or small your animal is.  The smaller tag has a condensed version of the poem for little readers!
Study Buddy Back to School Gift Printables
 Just attach one of the fun tags to a cuddly stuffed animal that will become the perfect study buddy for your kiddo! (We would probably recommend leaving this Study Buddy at home, instead of sending him to school. It might become more of a distraction than a help there!)
This would be a fun idea for elementary teachers in the classroom as well! Students could earn the Study Buddy as a reward for good behavior and he could sit on their desk for a lesson!
Back to School Gift Teddy Bear
We also have an official Certificate of Adoption to go with your fuzzy friend! AND, a fun page of name tags that you can attach to your little buddy too!
Study Buddy Back to School Gift Printables Certificate
Ok, now I want a study buddy, and I’m not even in school anymore! This will be a darling back to school gift for any teacher or kiddo. 
Happy Studying!

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Free Study Buddy Printables

Printables Designed by Leah @ January & May Exclusively for The Dating Divas


I'm a happy gal who's lucky enough to have the sweetest, goofiest, most handsome husband, and two darling little girls! I try to stay positive, look for the best in others and my highest priorities are my faith, family and friends. Some of my favorite things include cuddling (I wish it was my full-time job!), yoga, DIY home projects, donut hunting, bike rides, parties, picnics and trying new recipes. I have a serious sweet tooth and will do anything to get to sunshine & the beach!

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  1. This is the cutest idea ever!! I homeschool and the kids have loved checking out puppets from our library and using them while doing school work as a buddy. We are moving in May and won’t have the puppets anymore but I know they will absolutely love this!