Craft A Gift That Will Make Your Teacher Smile

Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas To Make or Buy

Teacher Appreciation Week is just around the corner. Are your kids ready to show their appreciation? A handmade gift will always bring a smile to a Teacher’s face. Let the kids be creative and make a meaningful gift at the same time! We have gathered a few projects to start you on the way!

Happy Thank-you Notes

If you have some spare cards or stationery, then you’re already halfway there! Grab some used coloring books, photos or printouts from the internet, then add some glue and, voila! Instant Teacher Appreciation!

We have an easy-to-follow blog post on how to make thoughtful caring notes for your teacher.

Or turn it into a classroom surprise – from all of the students! Pick a fun theme for the whole class so everyone can present their cards together as one big gift!

Make An Appreciation Video

The video above is an example of a 6th grader’s appreciation video to his music teacher!

Do you have a budding film maker? Making your own short appreciation video is super easy and can be a lot of fun too! All you need is a smartphone and some basic knowledge of video editing.

 Don’t know how to tackle it alone? Get your whole class involved in the video for something extra special!

Here’s a fun easy classroom example:

Make A Whole School Applause Parade

Because our teachers are such inspirational superstars, they should be made to feel like superstars. At the start of the school day for Teacher Appreciation Week, have all the students line the halls of the school to applaud and cheer as the teachers come in. Maybe add some balloons and make some banners to make it more festive!

 Flower Bouquets, A Welcome Gift

Whether you give the gift of real flowers, paper mache flowers, or silk flowers you can personalize them with a decorative wrap. Find the easy instructions in our Mother’s Day blog post.

Or from the classroom: Have everyone bring in a flower and make a large bouquet. Sunflowers are a great way to say, “You bring sunshine into my life!”

Teacher Gift Ideas Under $10

If you think your teacher shines bright every day, this pack of metallic barreled graphite pencils will suit them perfectly!

Modern Graphite Pencils – Chunky – Set of 6 $5.99

OOLY Modern Graphite Pencils

For the teacher who likes to keep things sharp, and who inspires amazing ideas to pop out of nowhere, look no further than the Stay Sharp Mechanical Pencil Set with rainbow colored barrels.

Stay Sharp Pencils-Rainbow $6.99

 

This gift is great for the teacher who loves to express themselves on the chalkboard! These bad boys are dustless, so they’ll love them even more!

Chalk-O-Rama Dustless Chalk Crayons $8.99

OOLY Chalk-O-Rama Dustless Chalk Crayons

Make your teacher’s day that much brighter with our pretty pastel dual-tipped markers!

Pastel Liners Dual Tip Markers $10.50

OOLY Pastel Liners Dual Tip Markers

Teacher Gift Ideas Under $25

Everyone has a teacher who loves sweet things!

Sweet Things Happy Pack $12.99

OOLY Sweet Things Happy Pack

 

For the colorful teacher who loves to write in rainbow, the smooth writing 6 Click Multi Color Gel Pens are the perfect tool.

6 Click Multi Color Gel Pens – Set of 4 make 24 colors $17.50

OOLY 6 Click Multi Color Gel Pens - Set of 4 make 24 colors

With the fruity scented gel pens in this gift set your teacher will remember your appreciation every time they write!

Very Beary Sweet Happy Pack  $23.99

OOLY Very Beary Sweet Happy Pack

 

If unicorns and donuts make your magical teacher smile, you have found the best gift set for them…ever! The taffy scented gel pens add a sweet scent to top it all off too!

Fantasy & Confections Happy Pack $23.99

OOLY Fantasy & Confections Happy Pack