Teachers Day is soon approaching. Here are some quick, inexpensive ideas to create a little something special to honor and celebrate the incredible teachers who are shaping our children’s future. Good teachers make a big impact in our children’s lives and I hope these gift ideas will give you inspiration on how to tell your favorite teachers “Thank You!”
1. Donut Teacher Appreciation Day Printable by Sara of Confetti Sunshine
Pamper your teachers with a sweet treat and this fun free teacher appreciation printable. Let your teacher know you Donut you’d do without her (or him!) The donuts are up to you though!
2. Printable Straw Flags by Lisa Storms
This is a simple set of straw flag printables to accompany last minute teacher gifts. Fill a reusable cup with thank you notes, individual instant tea packets and top with a cute flag topper.
3. Owl Treat Bag by Lisa Storms
Simply cut angles from the top corners of a small treat bag and fold it down, staple once filled with goodies to secure. Add eyes made up of circle punches and a rounded chest freehand cut with scissors.
4. Classroom Print by Balancing Home
This little poster print was inspired by chalkboard art. It prints 8×10 and fits a white ikea frame. Makes a lovely gift that the teacher can keep throughout the years.
5. Teacher Appreciation Sharpies by Design, Wash, Rinse, Repeat
Pick up some colorful Sharpies pens from the bookstore (available at Art Friend). Print this
6. Thank you for helping us Grow by Silly Pearl
Involve your kids in this ‘green’ project by growing some tomato/basil/mint seeds in mini pots. If it’s too late to grow seedlings, you can always use this tag for any potted plant!
7. My Teacher is Aw-some by eighteen25
Print this label and cut into a tag shape, put some chocolate in a bag, tie it all with a bow around the top of one of the A&W Root Beer Bottles.
8. You take the cake by LandeeSee, Landee Do
Bake some cupcakes or muffins together with your children, package them up a with cellophane, add a cute tag and some washi tape cut into a cute flag shape and you have a delightful gift!
9. Breakfast in a Bucket by Lemonade Makin’ Mama
I found some aqua colored, acrylic canisters and filled them with granola, and tucked some milk in next to them. (Don’t be jealous of our local dairy that still makes milk in darling glass bottles. I know… they’re adorable.) I grabbed some bagels and wrapped them in brown paper, and added some laughing cow strawberry cream cheese wedges, and some yummy jam. Lastly I added in a coffee drink and some daisies, cut fresh from my garden. My kiddos wrote the sweetest notes to their teachers too, which went in at the last second along with one of these turquoise VW bus postcards with a little note of appreciation from our family – See more at: http://www.lemonademakinmama.com/2012/06/teacher-appreciation-gift-idea.html#sthash.3dG43n56.dpuf
Fill a bucket (easily bought at Daiso) with your favourite breakfast items like granola in a jar, bagels, laughing cow cheeses, yummy jams and a coffee drink. Top with a bunch of white daisies and a handwritten note of appreciation. If you want, you can tie a Monogram letter of your Teachers’ Name (available at Art Friend) to the bucket – it makes a memorable gift that would be the envy of other teachers!
10. Teacher Appreciation Kisses by Bloom Designs
A simple way to show your thanks for all they do. Attach these adorable tags to the bottom of Hershey’s kisses.
11. For a very POP!ular Teacher by Domesticated Lady
Microwave your own popcorn, throw in some coloured M&Ms, tie a ribbon and top with this tag!
12. Mason Jar Cookies by It’s Overflowing
Fill a large mason jar (available in NTUC Finest or Daiso) with some home baked cookies. Cover the lid with a cute and colorful cupcake liner. Punch in the printable and tie it around the mason jar with a pretty ribbon for a delish gift.
13. Berry Sweet Cake in a Jar by Giggles Galore
Strawberry Shortcake in a jar makes a surprisingly simple and sweet gift! Whip these tasty treats up using store bought items from the grocery store and personalize them with free “Berry Sweet” tags from DimplePrints.
14. Hands Down Teacher Appreciation Gifts by eighteen25
15. Classroom Fingerprint Tree by Balancing Home
This project requires some coordination. Print the poster, grab an ink pad and marker and let each kid in the class leave their mark. You can choose to pen in the names of the students. This poster is set up to print on a regular sheet of paper and fits nicely into an 8×10 opening if you plan to frame it.
For 10 more creative DIY Teachers’ Day Appreciation Ideas, hop over to our 2015 List!
Irene Soh says
Thank you for the wonderful ideas! Now I got to get down to making these wonderful gifts with my kids!!
Waiwai Leung says
Thanks for sharing the creative ideas! I like the breakfast in a bucket idea!
this is great!! 🙂
I will do the bucket!!
L Lee says
All the taglines are so apt and funny!
Ai Sakura says
Wonderful list Angie 🙂 So handy!
Ai @ Sakura Haruka
Natasha B says
Lovely ideas! Thanks for sharing 🙂 I better start trying my hand on something early…so that there’s some buffer if I end up ruining it on first try!
hmmm I thought I left a comment but seems like it didn’t get through. Anyway, thanks for sharing this. love all the ideas esp the cute owl 🙂
http://www.4malmal.com (your site only allow me to use my old blogger account )
Such great links! And funny taglines! 🙂 Thanks for the ideas!
AW-some ideas! Thanks so much for sharing. The ready tags for printing are so helpful in saving time. Love it!
Thank you for putting this together! In the end I did something along the lines of the “tea”-Cher thing! Whoops did I say I? Next year I hope I have more time (and patience?) to get the boys to do something on their own. 🙂
My teacher will really like it.