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Editable Name Tags for Students: A Must Have in Your Classroom

free editable name tags for students

Want to know my secret to building a classroom community and improving routines? It’s Editable Name Tags for Students! To be honest, it took me way too long to figure this one out. For years, I used a Sharpie to write student names on everything again and again and again! After lots of hand cramping and wasted time, I decided to assign my students numbers. Although it was more efficient, it wasn’t the best decision for my students.

I finally discovered a super easy way to create Editable Name Tags for students. Just type the names once, and you’ve got name tags for the WHOLE YEAR! I’m even sharing the FREE template with you! Now creating student name tags is a quick and easy task!


How Can you Use Name Tags in Your Classroom?

Editable Name tags for students can be used in a variety of ways throughout your classroom.  Here are just a few of those ways:

  • Cubbies
  • Lockers
  • Drawers
  • Desks
  • Bins
  • Line Spots
  • Attendance
  • Lunch
  • Dismissal

Setting Up Your Classroom

Editable name tags for students are just one way to get your classroom back to school ready. For more ideas, check out these posts for 10 Ideas for Setting Up Your Classroom and 3 Dos and Don’ts of Classroom Décor.

Why are Student Name Tags Important?

Student name tags are an important piece of your classroom culture. When you see your name, it provides a feeling of importance. Think about the first time you saw your name posted outside your classroom door! When students see their names displayed around the classroom, it gives them a sense of belonging and builds a classroom community. Research shows that that the feelings of inclusion and community increase engagement and reduce negative behaviors.


Editable name tags for students are also practical. They provide important environmental print for emerging readers and writers. Name tags also improve organization, streamline routines, and simplify transitions. This is important for YOU and for substitute teachers. Using name tags around the classroom helps other teachers easily identify your students and maintain your routines and expectations.

How Does Autofill Work?

Autofill is like magic! First,add your email below to access your FREE Editable Name Tags for Students. Open your file with the unpaid version of Adobe, and follow these 3 simple steps:

  1. Type your names one time in the grid.
  2. All 3 sizes will automatically fill.
  3. Print your favorite pages!

When you create your name tags for students, they automatically fill in 3 different sizes. The smallest option is 2.75 x 2.75 inches. This slide right into square adhesive pockets to add labels in record time.

I’ve also included 2.75 x 3.75 inches and 3.2 x 7.5 inches so you’ve got student name tags options to fit ALL your classroom needs. Choose from color or black and white to fit your projects.


Organize your classroom ALL year with FREE Autofill Student Name Tags !🤩

Add your email below and we’ll send you this free resource right to your inbox !

Your students are lucky to have a teacher who invests time and energy into setting up a classroom that fosters a strong sense of community. Let me know how you are using the editable name tags for students in your classroom. I would have to share your ideas with other amazing educators! 

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Emily Yerty

I’m a teacher who believes in creating a classroom kids love and activities that keep them engaged all day!

6 Responses

  1. I love the bright colors and pictures. They bring so much delight and sunshine to any classroom especially one that only is enabled with a door and a skylight.

    1. Thanks so much Emilie! Your students are lucky to have a teacher who takes the time to create a special learning environment.

      Happy Teaching!

    1. Hi Lyndsay,
      Thanks so much for reaching out! The font is KG Blank Spaces Solid. The name tags will autofill with that font. After you download the file to your computer, be sure to open it with Adobe. If you open the file with your browser, the correct font won’t show. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I would be happy to help!
      Happy Teaching!

    1. Thanks so much Angie! I’d love to hear how you’re using them in your classroom. Feel free to tag in me your posts on social media!
      Happy Teaching!

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Organize your classroom ALL year with FREE Autofill Student Name Tags !🤩

Add your email below and we’ll send you this free resource right to your inbox !