7 DIY (and cheap!) Back To School Gift Ideas for Teachers!
Chances are your child’s teacher has been spending all summer preparing for a new school year. Teachers give so much of their time and money on preparing for a new year, new students, and a fresh classroom. Why not show your appreciation for all of his or her efforts with some fun back to school gifts? You don’t have to be super creative or crafty, and you don’t need to spend a lot of money in order to show your child’s teacher that they are #1 in your book. Take a look below at these quick 7 diy back to school gifts ideas for teachers that you can try this year. Your child’s teacher is sure to feel special!
Give your new teacher a box of Goldfish crackers or put a basket together of small assorted flavored cartons and include a note that reads, “I am glad I am o-fish-ally in your school!” Have your child sign her name and presto, you have a great gift that is fun to eat and sure to make her “smile back.”
A fun fruit basket
Give teacher a basket of fruit with notes such as “I am bananas for you, **insert your teachers name here** .” Or “We make the perfect learning pear.” Tie the notes onto the fruit and your child will be the “apple of teacher’s eye.” Your teacher will not only love this but will love having an extra healthy snack on hand.
A fancy new ruler
Find a fun and bright ruler and tie a tag onto it that says, “You really measure up, Teacher.” This is a gift that is not only fun, but so practical. Check out your local dollar store for a wide assortment of rulers in all sorts of colors and patterns.
Along the same lines as the ruler, you can find an inexpensive calculator at a local retail store and include a note that says, “You really add up, Teacher.” This is another gift that is not only fun but practical. Your child’s teacher is sure to get plenty of use out of it!
A package of glow sticks
This idea is super fun. Give your child’s teacher a package of glow sticks along with a note that says, “You really light up my life, Teacher.” How cute is that? You can also do this idea using light bulbs or if you are really feeling generous, a small lamp, candles, or night light.
A package of pens or pencils
What teacher can’t use extra pens or pencils? Snag a pack of colorful pens or pencils and give them to your child’s teacher along with a note that reads, “You’ve got the write stuff, Teacher.” She is sure to get a chuckle out of it and enjoy having extra pencils on hand.
100 Grand Candy Bar
You can take a 100 Grand candy bar and include the note, “Teacher, you are worth a hundred grand to me!” At the end of a stressful day, she will love having a tasty chocolate bar to enjoy. You can also do this with Lifesaver candy and tell her she is a “lifesaver” or something along those lines. Be creative, and have fun!
See how easy and inexpensive it is to show your child’s teacher how appreciated they are? Give one of these fun and frugal back to school gifts a try and see how easy it is. You can try one or do one of each and give teacher a gift each day the first week of school. She is sure to get quite a kick out of it and appreciate the kind gesture.