May 4th-8th is teacher appreciation week and you can show your teachers
a little love for everything they do with these inexpensive gift ideas.
Sure, you can buy a box of chocolates or an apple, but what you really
want is the personal touch that shows your kids put some thought and effort
into their gift.
Write a letter
A personal, heartfelt letter listing all the ways your teachers have helped
your kids and what makes them special is always treasured. Be sure that
your kids put some effort in it and you can even create your own paper
from recycled paper for an added touch.
Bake your teacher’s favorite cookies and put them in a tin or box
which your kids have decorated. Be sure to avoid cookie recipes with peanuts
and other nuts in case your teacher has an allergy.
In the bag
You can make your teachers upcycled items from old shopping bags. These
eco-friendly gifts are inexpensive and good for the environment because
they reuse old plastic bags. Simply cut the bags open, lay them flat,
place a sheet of wax paper over the top and iron them on a low heat to
create plastic ‘fabric’. You can make bags, kites and raincoats
for your teachers.
Buy cheap clay pots from your local hardware, garden or dollar store and
get you kids to sdecorate them with paint, special messages or markers.
Add a hardy indoor plant and you have the perfect living gift for your
Does your teacher have a green thumb? You can put all their favorite vegetable
and flower seeds into neat little seed bombs which they can utilize to
green their gardens or at school. Decorate a paper bag or create your
own little bag out of old gift wrap to present your seed bombs in. You
can get step-by-step instructions
Every teacher deserves a break and you can make up the perfect break time
with a mug, some tea or coffee and a cookie wrapped in a tea towel. Be
sure to include a personal message from you kids to your favorite teacher.
Get you kids to write a song or a poem for their teacher. If they are too
shy to do it in person, make a quick video and share it via email. Get
their classmates involved and work together to make your teacher smile.
A couple of t-shirt markers and a little creativity can create a truly
special gift for your teacher. Make personalized shirts that show your
appreciation for all their hard work.
Your teachers work really hard each year to make sure that your kids grow
and learn. You can show your appreciation for everything they do with
a personal gift your kids make themselves. Going to some effort will be
the personal touch that makes a meaningful gift.