The time is upon us… Teacher Appreciation Day/Week! Teachers seriously are not appreciated enough. Come elementary school they spend about as much time with our children as we do. And I’ve been to some of the little parties hosted by my son’s kindergarten teacher… girlfriend IS A SAINT for choosing to spend her days surrounded by 25 five and six year olds. A saint.
And at the end of the day, she has been presented the task of molding the mind of my most precious tiny humans… and there really is no payment valuable enough for all that. Throw in the fact that my son loves her, and that’s really all a mom could ask for. The fact that I don’t worry about him while he’s in her care all day is pretty much invaluable to me.
I wanted to do something a little bit personalized but didn’t have the time, energy, or cash for something really over the top. The led me to two of my favorite stores… Starbucks and Home Depot.
First, I figured I’d opt for a fun spin on the traditional Starbucks gift card option.
So I made a super cute “gift card holder” out of one of the iconic cups, some leftover Easter grass, and a fun printable. You can download it here. Starbucks actually has gift cards that are specifically for Teacher Appreciation Day. It’s hard to see in the pic but the gift card does say “Teacher” across it with some little apples and stuff. 🙂
I actually washed out my Coconut Cold Brew cup, used Easter grass and ribbon that I already had. And made the printable in picmonkey. So it legitimately cost me only the value of the gift card!
Then we decided to go for something a little bit more personalized.
Jace was pumped about it. Because he friggin loves his teacher. Like tells me “to tell Siri” to send things to her. Bless his heart, it might be love.
He painted this flower pot that we picked up at Home Depot for about 1.50 . One side is a “Rosie” that he painted for her and the other side is his handprint. The handprint is actually a cover up pf the first Rosie painting that he messed up. And he was crying because “that’s not how it was supposed to look!” Only the best for Miss.
Jace also picked out the flowers and we planted it in his customized pot. It definitely made him feel like he was making her something special.
The pot was about $1.50 and the flowers were about $5.
Oh and I used some wire that I got at Michaels to tie the printables on. 🙂
And that’s it! Super simple and super cheap gift ideas for Teacher Appreciation Day or Week! Even though, teachers deserve celebrating ALL THE DAYS. Can’t thank those guys enough. <3 The kiddos thought it was fun and I know that his teacher will love it.
Are you doing anything for your kiddos’ teachers this week?!