Teacher Appreciation gifts can sometimes break the bank, and I know that can be hard.
But being a teacher myself, I can tell you that really, sometimes simple and heartfelt is a much better way to go. Teachers appreciate hearing ‘thank you’ any day of the week. Really and truly.
Having three kids in school and about a million teachers to recognize, I know it can also get super expensive to give gifts to these important people in your children’s lives.
Here’s a sweet and meaningful gift that any teacher would love to receive, and it won’t break the bank.
Teacher Appreciation Gifts for All of Your Kids’ Teachers:
Because Maddy is in middle school, she’s got a ton of teachers–one for every subject.
And when you add Maddy’s teachers to Owen’s, who as a fifth grader goes to the middle school for a math class, along with Cora’s teacher, you get a pretty high number of educators whom we’d love to recognize and honor with a small token of appreciation.
I know my kids love their teachers, so we always try to find gifts that can be made rather inexpensively and can work for all teachers.
Small flower pots do the trick.
To make these sweet flower gifts for teachers, you’ll need:
- inexpensive flower pots (I ordered these 12 plastic pots in pastels from Amazon)
- potting soil
- mixed satin ribbon
- flat of 12 impatiens flowers (I picked up at a local greenhouse)
- mini hot glue gun
- small thank you notes
In order to make them, you need to:
1.) Place the flower pots and saucers on the table to make sure there’s one for each pot.
Then mix up the pots and saucers. Make the color combinations fun!
2.) Cut ribbon for each pot.
We wanted to make ours kind of fun and funky, so we mixed up the colors of the ribbon, saucers, and pots.
3.) Use a bit of hot glue to secure each ribbon to the pots and pots to the saucers.
I put two small dots of glue on three sides of each square pot, leaving one side free. That free side was the side that I tied the ribbon on.
I put two small dots of glue on the bottom of each pot and secured the pot to its saucer.
4.) Tie bows or knots in the ribbon, depending on how much ribbon you have.
It makes most sense to do this before you add the flowers!
Remember–knots look pretty, too, so don’t stress to tie a perfect, teeny bow.
5.) Add a small amount of potting soil to each pot and then add your flowers!
Be careful because our impatiens were pretty delicate, but because these can grow in shade and be such bold and dynamic colors, they looked great in the pastel pots!
Take a quick second to see how we made them (this was originally on my instagram story!): teacher appreciation gifts for all of your kids’ teachers | MOVIE
What do you think? Will they work for your family and the many teachers you want to thank this week?
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the best gift I ever received as a teacher was a dvd picture movie a parent made for me. They took pictures of things all over my classroom, of all the kids doing different things over the year, shots of the school, displays etc.