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6 Super Crafty Gift Ideas for Teacher Appreciation Day

Everyone has a favorite teacher. Mine was Mrs. Tate. I can still remember the way she broke into a rap to show us what rhyming was or how she diligently diagrammed sentences with colorful chalk like they were masterful pieces of art. No doubt your child is in awe of a teacher who is similarly as cool. And this month it’s our job to thank these unsung heroes.

With Teacher Appreciation Week right around the corner, May 7-11th  we’re helping you gather some amazing ideas for homemade goodies and treats from where else but Pinterest.

Take a look.

 Teacher Appreciation S’mores

We need s’more teachers like you! These treats are easy to make in large quantities for all the teachers in your life.Screen Shot 2012-04-27 at 1.12.29 AM

Photo Courtesy of Domesticated Lady.

A Refreshing Treat

Rootbeer and chocolate. I’m sold. The note reads: “You are AW-mazing!” Every teacher should appreciate the good pun.

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  Photo courtesy of Nina Johnson Reid.

Quenching the Thirst for Knowledge

Thank you for quenching my thirst for knowledge. Thank you for being such a great aide. Fill a reusable iced beverage cup with packets of your favorite limeade and diet drinks.Perfect for teachers on the go.

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 Photo courtesy of Georgine Verdejo.

A Sharp Idea for School Supplies

You’re a cut above the rest! What teacher won’t appreciate another pair of scissors?

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 Photo courtesy of Susan Allen.

Bunches of Appreciation

These colorful flowers in a colored pencil vase will look great on any teacher’s desk.

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 Photo courtesy of Happy Clippings.

Blooming Admiration

Combine a beautiful potted plant with a note reading “Thank you for helping us bloom this year.” It’s simplicity is part of the appeal.

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 Photo courtesy of Skip to my Lou.

 

Moms, how do you show appreciation for your child’s teacher?

Meet the Author | Christina Montoya Fiedler


Christina Montoya Fiedler is a Los Angeles native - born and raised. Before becoming a mom, and writing for various parenting sites so she could be home full time with her son, she was a publicist representing environmentally progressive architects and contractors - one of whom just finished building a home completely out of parts from a Boeing 747. Now that's cool!

2 Comments
  • April 30, 2012

    Great ideas especially for the crafty types! Me, I’m about as crafty as an elephant so I stick with gift cards and personal thank you cards.

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