Another great idea is a photo gift inspired by the book, The Best Part of Me.
If you are on a super tight budget (aka if the school doesn’t supply it, I can’t afford it budget), these next two ideas are for you.
My class usually makes 3-D trees and wreaths out of construction paper then students can decorate with crayons and yarn. Here are some great tutorials for these crafts:
Finally, with directed drawings all over the Internet and TpT world, students (and teachers) are feeling more successful as artists. If you’ve already picked your gifts, these would be terrific on the front of a Christmas card, too!
Some of my go-to sources for directed drawings:
Jennifer @ First Grade Blue Skies
Mel @ From the Pond
Art Projects for Kids
The last thing I want to share with you is a helpful tip. If you don’t want parents making their own Christmas gifts, find another teacher and see if you can swap parent volunteers for a day (or even a week). You will both still get the help you need while keeping gifts a secret!
What gifts do your students make for their families each year?
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