Teacher Appreciation Week is coming up soon! Teachers put so much of their time, patience, love, and even their hard earned money into helping our kiddos so it’s nice to give them some much deserved love. Our elementary school has done a lot of amazing things to celebrate our teachers during the week. There are so many great ideas for Teacher Appreciation gift basket ideas for the week out there!
Teacher Appreciation Gift Basket Ideas
At our school, each individual class has a room parent and they organize what they want to do for their specific class. We do something every single day and try to give the teachers something that will really mean something. Here are some teacher appreciation gift basket ideas that you can hand them each day of the week:
- Thank you notes from students or their parents. The kids can hand them to their teacher as they walk into the classroom or you can put a booklet together of all the notes and put in a basket with their favorite candy.
- School supply basket! By the end of the school year, most teachers’ supplies have dwindled down so why not restock them? You can ask the teacher what they are specifically low on and put that in the note you send home to the parents. Examples are sharpies, kleenex, glue sticks, crayons, colored pencils, paper,etc.
- Gift card basket! You can ask your teacher what specific places they like to shop. You can have each family decide if they want to get their own gift card or chip in $5 or $10 to get a big one from the class. Most teachers like Target, Amazon, Michaels, Starbucks, and restaurants.
- The Best Things about my Teacher Basket! I had each child fill out a form of questions about their teacher and to name one word that describes their teacher. I made a word art collage out of the words and cut it out of vinyl with my Cricut and put it on a shadow box frame. From the questions, I made a booklet of all the answers to present to the teacher.
- Memory Jar/Basket! You can have each student write a favorite memory on a small piece of paper and then decorate a mason jar or cookie jar to put them into for the teacher.
- Bring a flower day! Have each student bring a flower, preferably from their own garden, and hand to teacher at beginning of day. Have a decorated vase to put all flowers in to make a beautiful arrangement. You can also easily make an etched vase with their name! Click here for my tutorial!
- Night Out Basket! A basket filled with movie ticket gift cards, restaurant gift cards, and babysitting gift card (if they have kids and you have a Kids drop off Camp in your area).
- Our class also decorates all the teacher doors the day before Teacher Appreciation Week. There are lots of examples of doors on pinterest. Try to incorporate their name, favorite movie, hobby, or interests. We had a teacher who loved the movie Up, so I created one that read “Ms. X floats UP above the rest” and had a picture of her floating holding a balloon with each student’s name on it. Of course I can’t find my picture of it! I created this door a few years ago when our teachers’ last name was Bridges. All the balloons, trees, boats, and dolphins had each student’s name on it and were cut out with my Cricut Explore.
- For another teacher who loved lattes, we made this door with each student’s picture on the front of a coffee cup. I used my Cricut to cut out all the coffee cups and just used a round hole punch to cut out the pictures.
For some teacher appreciation gifts DIY like these below check out my tutorials by clicking here! Or if you need a whole bunch of teacher appreciation ideas, check out my resource here!
What other teacher appreciation gift basket ideas do you like??
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