Family Fun – Teacher Appreciation
Is it the end of the school year already??? It’s time to think about thank you gifts for your child’s teacher. I usually do something simple. However, last week I had to go into my 1st grader’s class and do a thank you for their teacher for teacher appreciation week. Parents watch the students and do a thank you for the teacher so that the teachers can all have lunch together. I needed something that would keep the kids busy for a little while and something that would be fun for their teacher to receive. I decided to use the flowers that we gave you for Mother’s Day to create a thank you flower pot for their teacher.
I bought a pot at Walmart for $2.50, some craft sticks (about $1.99), and some rocks to put in the bottom of the pot (these were the most expensive – you could probably get more creative and find something less expensive – they were about $3.00 a package and I needed 2). I printed enough flowers for each child in the class to have one. I also printed some extras that I put “Thanks a bunch” and “Thanks for helping us grow this year” on. We have a small photo printer that will print passport size photos. I took each child’s picture and then had them cut out their flower, tape it to a craft stick, and glue their picture on. It only took about 15 minutes to make and it turned out really cute. If you don’t have a photo printer, you can always just take the photos and print them at home. That way it will be a surprise for your teacher on the last day of school. If you want to make it less complicated, you can buy a small potted plant or flower and add a few sticks to it. One with your child’s photo, one that says “Thanks a Bunch”, and one that says “Thanks for helping me grow this year”. Get creative and add whatever you would like. Your child’s teacher will love how thoughtful you were! 🙂 This is a great project for you and your child to do together.