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Teacher Appreciation Week is the perfect time to show your child’s teachers how grateful you are for their hard work and dedication. Here are some ideas to help you get the perfect gift without spending a lot.
Ways to Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week Without Spending A Lot
Most of us parents have at least one teacher in our lives … and most of us would agree that they have a super tough job! Doesn’t seem like they spend more time with our kiddos than we do during the week. And because of this, they deserve a HUGE trophy.
But that option is just not practical or functional.
Teacher appreciation day, or in some cases, a week, is coming up soon as we approach the end of this school year. It’s always nice to give your children’s teachers a gift showing that you appreciate their hard work all year long.
You may be wondering what to give as a teacher appreciation gift, though. Here you will find a collection of homemade teacher appreciation gifts that they are sure to love! Instead of that giant trophy.
Did you know Congress declared the first teacher appreciation day in 1953? And in 1984, the National PTA expanded the holiday to a whole week. Teacher Appreciation Week isn’t just for elementary school and high school teachers. It’s a time to recognize anyone who teaches.
Give your child’s teacher a little sunshine to brighten up their day! In the link above you will find all sorts of ideas of yellow items that you can include in your bag or basket of “sunshine” as well as some free printable gift tags.
So cute and creative and thanks to Aubree Originals. All the items that you need to create these sunshine gifts can be found relatively inexpensively at your local dollar, big box, or craft store.
The sunshine gifts are a fun and easy way to show your child’s teacher that you care.
Next time you hit Starbucks ask for an empty cup and lid, along with a Starbucks gift card. Load the card up with the amount you are comfortable with and put it inside the cup with some paper straw, Easter grass, or confetti.
You may not know it, but teachers spend a LOT of money from their own pockets to make your child’s school year amazing. Say, thank you for this teacher appreciation day with an Amazon gift card. You can even make this cute homemader Gift Cardholder from Just Post Blog.
That way, they can use it to purchase something for themselves, or more likely, something for their classroom.
Has your child’s teacher gone above and beyond this year? Then give their teachers a “Nacho Average” teacher basket! Love this gift idea from See Vanessa Craft.
Tortilla chips, nacho cheese, and salsa come together for this fun gift to make and receive!
Your children’s teachers will love this gift card flower basket from Lessons with Laughter. You can have your children decorate the flowers, or you can print the flower shapes on some pretty scrapbook paper.
Choose two or three gift cards to add to your basket and you are all set for teacher appreciation day!
This teacher appreciation gift will help get them ready for the lazy days of summer ahead. A beverage dispenser they can use all summer long filled with awesome summer goodies.
You can fill the dispenser with the items of your choice, but you will also find some great ideas here from Modern Mom Life.
Teacher appreciation day is also an excellent time to help your teacher resupply their classroom with items they need. Think of the items that the class always runs out of … glue, pencils, hand sanitizer, etc. … and get creative!
Make a basket and fill it with supplies or make a bouquet out of pencils. Wink, Wink – Pinterest can guide you on some excellent ideas. Other items you may want to include are dry-erase markers, craft supplies, tissues, pens, assorted office supplies, a gift card, and snacks.
You can find a cute printable tag to go with this gift right here. Thank you for this idea Playdates to Parties.
While school teachers deserve appreciation all year long, this full week of thanks is the time of year that we make an effort to give them a small token of appreciation for spending an entire year with our kiddos.
What special gifts do you give your kid’s classroom teachers?