Teachers are amazing, and they deserve all of our gratitude all year round. Still, when Teacher Appreciation Week happens, it’s the perfect opportunity to find some creative and unique ways to say thank you. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to show you care. Check out these easy teacher appreciation gift ideas you can put together with things you already have at home.
5 Easy Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas
The best gifts are thoughtful ones that come from the heart. While gift cards, sweet treats, and flowers are always appreciated, you can also have your kids create one of these homemade teacher appreciation gifts to send a special message of thanks.
Write A Poem
You don’t have to be Maya Angelou to compose a poem from the heart. Older kids can have fun trying to come up with simple rhyming schemes, but even your young writers can pen an easy acrostic poem using the letters of their teacher’s name. Have them write the name vertically down the page and then write a word for each letter that describes their teacher.
Put those tech skills to work and create Word Art to give your teacher a thoughtful gift. Using a word cloud generator app, like Word Art, have your kids input meaningful words that describe their teachers to create a unique design. Choose words, fonts, and a specific shape, and then print it out. You can add it to a card, mount it on cardstock, or even frame it as a special keepsake.
Paint a Picture
If your tots are too young to express themselves in writing, a picture can easily tell the story of their gratitude. Use markers, paint pens, watercolors, or just about any materials you have at home and let your kids create a masterpiece for their favorite teacher.
Did you order the mega pack of school photos? Grab one and have your kiddo decorate a frame to put it in. You can buy a Dollar Tree frame or glue popsicle sticks together to make a frame and then paint or draw designs on it.
Make a Card
Never underestimate the power of a homemade card. Hallmark is excellent, but nothing beats the artistry and words of a kiddo. All you need is some cardstock or construction paper, crayons, markers, or colored pencils. Let your kids get creative and craft their own message of thanks.
Making a homemade gift is a great way to say thank you, but it also helps kids understand the thoughtfulness and meaning behind their gift. It also instills kindness and gratitude, teaching kids the importance of saying thank you.
What are some ways you’ll be saying thank you for Teacher Appreciation Week? Share your ideas with us in our Local Anchor Facebook group.