Teacher appreciation week is coming soon – May 2nd-6th. Today I get to bring you a teacher appreciation ideas. Are you appreciative? As a former teacher, I know how challenging it can be to be in the teaching role. They are juggling so many kids with different needs and learning styles. The politics can be overwhelming. It is a hard job. To learn more about how to teach kids to be appreciative, please visit the appreciation tab in my character development series.
We have been blessed with some great teachers, and I am so excited that we get the opportunity to acknowledge them for their great work, dedication and care they take into educating our children on a daily basis. I hope you have a plan to honor your favorite teacher, but if you haven’t thought of anything yet, you’re in the right place.
This post is sponsored by Tiny Prints. All ideas and opinions are my own.
I am a room mom this year. Coordinating ideas for teacher appreciation is part of the role. If you didn’t see my teacher’s favorite printable, you will want to check it out now as I think it will be helpful for knowing what speaks to their heart.
Whether you decide to give a gift or not, I encourage you to have your child write a thank you note to their teachers. A thoughtful, personal note is the best way to express appreciation. I’m excited that I get to offer you something today to help in that process.
I’ve partnered with Tiny Prints, and they are offering you 5 free Thank You cards plus 50% off additional Thank You purchases. You can see some of their adorable Tiny Prints color-in thank you cards that my kids have used recently to see one option. To take advantage of this offer, please visit this link and use the code TEACHTHANKS. This opportunity runs until April 19th, so you will need to act fast. Tiny Prints personalized cards are perfect for thanking not only teachers but also coaches, counselors, sitters and all the amazing people who shape your kids’ lives.
One idea for celebrating your favorite educators is to have the kids honor them daily by bringing something special, specifically assigned for that day. It is something small, but when the teacher receives the same item from each student they end up with a bunch.
For example, if each student brought the teacher one flower on Monday, she’d end up with a whole bouquet. My students did this for me when I was a student teacher, and I loved it. I thought I would pass along the idea to you and give you a list of options to fill up the entire week.
I am going to give you more than 5 because I want a variety of ideas from which you can choose. You will want to be sensitive to your demographic. If you live in an area where parents are struggling to get food on the table, the best option is to do the homemade ideas found here.
Daily Teacher Appreciation Ideas
- A Flower
- Unique school supplies for their classroom
- A Thank You Card
- A Healthy Snack
- A Favorite Candy Item
- A Dollar
- A Homemade Craft – Perler Bead bowls, Homemade Salsa, DIY Mugs, or something from this list at Happy Hooligans
- A New or Gently Used Book for the Classroom – I love the Bucket Filler books, or you can browse through my character development series for wonderful resources on teaching about integrity.
- A Home-Baked Goodie – Best Chocolate Chip Cookie, S’More Bar, Chocolate Eclair Cupcakes, or Hand-Dipped Peanut Butter Truffles
- A Drawing – It could be a self-portrait or a drawing of the teacher.
- List of Things Your Child Appreciates about their Teacher
- An Item from the Dollar Store that Reminds the Student of their Teacher
I hope you like the idea of every kid giving something small every day to make your teachers feel very special.