Friday, April 8, 2011

Teacher Appreciation Gift

Next week is “The Week of the Young Child”.  Our daycare takes one of those day's to appreciate the hard work that the teachers do for our youth.  (Teacher appreciation week is May 2 – May 6 of this year – so this could be a great idea for that!).

So we were asked if we could take a minute to write a thank you for our children’s teachers.  I have three kids that are in the daycare.  My oldest has 5 teachers in and out of her room, the others have 2.  So that is 9 teachers.  But – then I got thinking about it, and there are far more people in that building that I would have to thank above and beyond the day to day teachers.  My total, 13! 

So – this is what I did.
I made some cute bags.  It is really simple and easy.  I will try and get a tutorial up this weekend.  The only material you need is 2 pieces of 8 ½ x 11 pieces of paper, and some scraps, and ribbon.  So my cost – free!
Then inside – I found a really cute free printable at Itsy Bitsy Paper here.  And I got different color peeps. And put them in a snack bag and stapled them (total cost probably around $4 for all). I was going to do the bunny peeps to match the topper - but they only had one color of the bunnies, and I wanted a rainbow of colors.

Then the letter – I had a bunch of pre-made handmade cards. (Now I am thankful I get so obsessed with making a lot of things – it comes in handy!).  I wrote a special note for all 13 people.  I hurt my right thumb last week – let me tell you – by that 13th letter I could hardly move my hand!
Overall – I think they turned out super cute.  And it took a little less than 2 hours on and off to get all 13 done.  I dropped them off this morning to the head of the center.  The look of appreciation on her face - priceless.  Next week I will make cake pops for the luncheon.

Don't forget in May to appreciate your teachers!  Would love to see your ideas.


  1. Very nice! I love the colors of peeps mixed together!

  2. Adorable!! I will bet the teachers were glad to get a little pick-me-up. :)

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  3. Wow! Those peeps are calling my name! Do they have fat-free peeps? Calorie free peeps? ;) Such fun mom is a teacher and she would totally love this.

  4. The teachers would love these gifts! Lovely, sweet and fun. Thanks for sharing this idea.

  5. Those are so darling and what a sweet and thoughtful gift! It is so important to tell others how much we appreciate them. Thanks so much for sharing this at Inspiration Friday this week! :-)

  6. What a thoughtful parent you are. :) I bet those teachers wish all the other moms and dads were as on the ball. Great gifts...loved how everything coordinates. :)

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  7. What a cute way of appreciating the teachers! I found your project in Tip Junkie.. just linked my project there too. :-D

  8. What a great teacher gift! I hope you'll stop by the Pretty Packages Party and share them.


  9. As a teacher I must say that would TOTALLY make my day! Great idea!



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