Not only is Teacher Appreciation Week quickly approaching, but so is the end of the school year. That can mean only one thing…..time to thank those who have worked with your child all year long. This includes teachers, school staff, volunteers, and more!
As a teacher, I have always appreciated a hand-written thank you note the most. My daughter and I will both be writing notes to her teachers this year, but we also want to give a small gift of appreciation for all they have done this year. I’ve been scouring Pinterest to find a creative way to say thank you and thought I would share some of my favorite ideas here.
If you know the teacher’s favorite color, why not brighten their day with a few fun surprises? Just place all of the items in a matching basket or gift bag, and voila – colorful fun!
We know that everyone has to eat and drink sometime, right? Consider researching the teacher’s favorite drink, sweet tooth indulgence, or food. Just make sure you are aware of any pesky allergies!
Perhaps you aren’t sure about food likes and dislikes. Maybe you should consider a more useful and practical gift. Anyone who works with kids is constantly washing their hands. Here’s a cute tag to attach to hand soap:
Teachers are spending oodles of money from their own pockets on school supplies. You might consider providing some of those supplies as a gift:
If your teacher loves flowers and gardening, then a gift that grows is a great choice. I love the personal touches on these two planters:
Or you could give a gardening kit with some seeds to plant:
If you’re feeling crafty, here’s a handmade gift your child can help with:
Handmade gifts can also include a drawing or piece of artwork your child has made. That might include a drawing, a painting, or a paper collage. Just let your child be the guide!
Another way to capture the littles for years to come is with their tiny fingerprints:
Another option that would be great is to combine thank you notes from all of the students to create one beautiful flower: