April 11, 2011

Teacher Appreciation Ideas

Thank you all for your great teacher appreciation ideas you shared on Saturday.  Teacher appreciation week is in the beginning of May.  I thought it would be fun to compile a few of the ideas and offer some free printables to help you out.  Today I'm going to share a couple ideas and then I'll share a few more another day this week.

Someone mentioned giving chocolate covered strawberries.  I know it depends on the teacher, but I thought this was one that most teachers would love.  So here's the printable for it.  I created these files to be printed as a 5x7 photo at any photo lab.  


INSTRUCTIONS: To get a good resolution just click on the photo (which will make it bigger), then right click on the image and choose to save it to your computer.  Then upload the image to any site that prints photos and choose 5x7.  That size works well for a card.  It fits in an envelope (not the business kind, but the card kind) and you can write a presonal message on the back.  You could also put the strawberries in a box and tape the printable on the top.  Easy enough, right? 
This one would also work for a thank you in general - not just for teachers.  Then all you have to do is get dunking.  Make sure to make more than you need....if you're anything like me.  Oh I love chocolate dipped strawberries!  You could even get creative.  Check these out.


On to idea number two.  A couple of you mentioned that you like to give flowers to plant with a note that says, "Thank you for helping me grow."  I thought that was a really cute idea so I made a printable for that one too.  Follow the instructions above.  It's also cropped to be a 5x7.


Then you could buy a little plantable flower (which would be really inexpensive) or you could buy cut flowers.
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Have fun printing!  The next printable teacher idea will be something gift card oriented, since a LOT of you said that's what teachers really appreciate.  Thanks again for your input and ideas.  Thanks for reading, too. 

22 comments:

  1. I'm a teacher and would LOVE to get these gifts! So cute! Great idea!

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  2. How cute! Thank you very much for sharing... esp love the berries... will be using for my son's teachers. :)

    Have a great week!

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  3. Thanks for the great ideas! What awesome printables too! You're the best.

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  4. Those are great ideas! Thank you for sharing!

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  5. Both are awesome. Thanks for the printables :)

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  6. So cute, love this idea, im adding it to my bookmarks for when my little man starts preschool :)

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  7. Last year, I made our teachers personalized pots with the kids names and fingerprint animals. They were super cheap and bit hit. here's the link if you'd like to see...

    http://craftyvalentinegirl.blogspot.com/2010/05/teacher-gifts-fingerprint-pots.html#comments

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  8. Adorable printables! You are so on top of things, Cheri!

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  9. Ok I know what I said about teacher gifts before but both ideas are adorable!

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  10. Hi Cheri, love the printables. I recently did the strawberries for my sons' teacher and the student teacher helping in his class. Something so small, but loved by both of them. I have attached a link that you can check out what I did. Nothing fancy. I also do something every day for Teacher Appreciation Week. Something as silly as a bag of Almond Joy Pieces and attaching a note that reads "This place would go to pieces without you." I actually gave this to the receptionist of his school.

    http://manzanomoneypit.blogspot.com/2011_04_06_archive.html

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  11. My son Hugo (6 y.o.) and his classmates take three years with the same teacher and in June it is finished. I thought in giving away a book in which each child draw a picture and post a photo. I think it could be a good memory for her

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  12. Adorable signs!! Our entire school does a collection and then gives each teacher an assortment of gift cards. They also get a luncheon and they place an empty vase on their desk and all the kids know that is the week to bring in flowers, out of the yard, or store bought. It is an opportunity for my kids to get to go bring a flower to their previous year's teachers too. I am going to use the GROW sign to attach to our flowers with a personal note on the back.

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  13. Oooh! I love the look of those strawberries - but aren't they too good to give away? ;-)

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  14. Cute ideas, thanks!

    But as a side note.... You CANNOT plant the flowers that you showed on this post, unless you live in Africa.
    They are African Violets, which make excellent potted flowers but will not survive in our climate.

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  15. So cute. Love this printable. Just finished printing and I look forward to giving them to my boys teachers. Thanks so much.

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  16. How great! I felt really bad for not doing a teacher gift at Christmas, so this is perfect! I'm going to use the plant idea, but give the tag with seed packets instead of a plant :)

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  17. Thanks for the wonderful ideas! We give a little gift to each teacher every day of teacher appreciation week. One of our favorites to give is a box of girl scout cookies called thanks alots. Last year we wrote a note that began
    "Dear Mrs. __, Muchas Gracias, Asante Sana, Dankeschön, Merci, Supashi-bo! No matter how you say iit, we are so thankful for all you do. Thank you, thank you, a million times, thank you . . ."

    Here's a link to the cookies : ) http://themomblog.ocregister.com/2010/02/26/my-new-favorite-girl-scouts-cookie/48551/

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  18. Thank you so much for these FREE printables! I'm still blown away that I can find free items like this on blogs. I love your blog and your style. Thanks for sharing this!

    I am going to use the GROW printable with a flower for my son's teachers this year. He has 2 main teachers with "helper" teachers so gifts can get expensive but a small potted plant with this printable will look like I spent a million bucks. Thank you!!!

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  19. Thanks for the FREE printables. I am going to use the Berry one. My son's teacher is Miss Berry! :) I'm positive she is going to love it!

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  20. Those chocolate strawberries look absolutely delicious. Of course, the flowers are good too. And the thank-you message attached to it makes it a better gift for the teacher. Both would be good gifts. So if one has the time, making the two would be nice.

    -Cyrus Summy

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  21. Both ideas are great. Many thanks for the printables. :)

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  22. I printed the thank you for helping us grow (cause tomorrow is the last day and I like to procrastinate). Thanks for the help!

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