Teacher Appreciation Round-up

Did you know teacher appreciation week is next week (the first full week of May)?  Also, incredibly enough, it’s not too early to start thinking about how to thank your teachers as the school year draws to a close.  For either occasion, we wanted to share some fun gifts kids can make to say thank you!

Childrens Art Vase
(via Aunt Peaches)

We thought this Children’s Art Vase from Aunt Peaches was just adorable, and I bet our kids’ teachers would too.  It’s multi-functional, too; most classrooms can always use more organizing cups for pencils (or crayons, or scissors, or glue dots…). For kids learning to write, this would be especially sweet with a hand-written “thank you” for the teacher! This would also be a nice way to present a group gift card from the class, tucked into the flowers. (The kids could even fill with Tissue Paper Flowers.)

Garden Stones
(via Givers Log)

For a gift from the whole class, it’s nice to have all the children contribute their own personal touch. Painted garden stoneswith children’s names are a great way to dress up the gift of a beautiful plant.

Gift Card Holder
(via Skip To My Lou)

For gift cards, fancy it up with a pretty cardboard holder. The instructions call for using Mod Podge on cardboard, but if you have some pretty cardstock on hand you can simplify. Just cut the envelope shape out of cardstock and fold – embellishment optional!

Celery Rose Stamp
(via Maureen Cracknell)

Any teacher will tell you that the best gift is a sincere “thank you” from a student. This rose stamp (made from the root end of celery!) is simple enough for a preschooler to manage, but so pretty you’ll want to make a whole stack of cards. It’s a sweet gift with just a note, or could also be a nice way to present a gift card.

Spring Egg Cartons
(via Toddler Approved)

These egg carton flowers make surprisingly pretty cards. You can stop with the stamping step if you want a card that fits in an envelope, or glue on your egg carton flowers for a dimensional effect.

How are your children thanking their teachers? Share your ideas in the comments!


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