Show your kid’s teachers how much they are appreciated with these easy gift ideas. Give a gift all week long during Teacher Appreciation Week that won’t hurt your pocketbook.
Wednesday folders came home yesterday and inside was this sheet of paper about Teacher Appreciation Week. This is the first I’ve heard of this….now I’m scampering around to see what all I can do for this. I wanted to post about it in case you are frantically doing the same thing too…that’s why you’re here!! I’ve got 5 gift ideas below.
This is a funny story. Last year around this time, I was working at my computer when I heard kids chattering outside. I opened up my front door and what did I see? I saw little people and their teachers walking by. And guess who I saw? I spotted Mrs. Knickerbocker. I yelled out, “Do you teach at Justin now?” She said, “YES.” Not only is she now teaching at the elementary school, she is teaching Kindergarten. I was thrilled.
- Cut flowers from your garden or flower pot or a single rose from a bouquet you already have…it’s the thought that counts, right? Put a ribbon around it with a note.
- Bottle of water with a tag that says, “I appreciate you” or “You are always appreciated”
- A piece of fruit and a piece of chocolate wrapped in cellophane with a note attached
- A handmade greeting card (this could be totally made by student or yourself, but have student sign it)
- Decorate a container or canister with bright colors
Here’s how to make this darling decorative canister for teacher:
Supplies you will need:
- A canister or container
- Mod Podge
- Paint brush
- Decorative cardstock or paper
- Adhesives – strong glue or glue dots
- Accessories such as, ribbon, bows. gift tag, stickers, washi tape,
Some of these supplies are optional…just use what you all ready have to decorate can.
- Cut cardstock to fit can. I used 2 different colors. It’s much easier to use 2 or maybe even 3 different pieces of cardstock so that you can work with applying cardstock to can.
- Apply Mod Podge lightly to can AND back of cardstock pieces one at a time. Apply to each piece to can. Let try. **Make sure you smooth out bubbles with your hand/palm. Also, check edges of cardstock to make sure its secure on can.
- Apply Mod Podge liberally over entire can. This will give the can a nice glossy look and also protect the can. **You may need to press down edges again.
- Cut out cardstock for lid by tracing around the lid on your choice of cardstock.
- Apply cardtock to lid the same as above.
- Now it’s time to decorate.
- Take a cardboard gift tag and trace over a piece of cardstock. I also used Mod Podge for applying. Find cute accessories to place on top of gift tag.
- Tie ribbon around can and you’re done.
Just remember when working with Mod Podge things can get messy, so be sure to have wet wipes handy.
What other Teacher ideas to you have? I would love to know!!