Great DIY gifts for Teacher Appreciation Week earn you an A for effort
With Teacher Appreciation Week, it's time to celebrate some of our favorite people in the world. Even this homeschooling mama has loads of teachers, coaches and instructors in my kids' lives, making this a week I care a lot about too.
And while Teacher Appreciation Week starts today, don't worry; you have all week to help your kids do one of these great (and mostly free!) projects. Just make sure you turn it in on time. -Christina
Modern Parents Messy Kids
has some great ideas for creating a Teacher Survival Kit
with items you'll find at your local Target or office supply store. Pull it all together with their free printable bookmark (top) and label, and you've got something way more useful than another "You're #1" coffee mug. My only suggestion? Add something chocolate.
Though the gift tags from Chicakbug Blog
could become anything from cupcake toppers to tags on a gift bag, I love seeing them hanging from the stem of a bright red apple. And if you can sneak into the classroom a little early, hang their tiny pennant banner
from the front of the teacher's desk for a little public display of affection.
A hastily-grabbed coffee gift card is one of my go-to gifts, and I just adore how eighteen25
has taken something so ho-hum and made it super-special looking with this Thanks a latte card
Though none of the above crafts are crazy-complicated, there are weeks I'm lucky if I have time to shower never mind create a homemade teacher gift. So while I'd still have to hit "print" to create these Printable Note Cards
from Anna and Blue Paperie
, I think I can handle it. ($8 for custom PDF)
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