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Last Minute Teacher Appreciation Ideas

National Teacher Appreciation Day is tomorrow.  Since putting together my DIY Teacher Survival Kit, I’ve found a lot more great ideas for treating the teacher in your life.  Some are old and some are new but they’ll all make “Teach” smile.


First up are these cookies and milk printables at dandee.  Click through for the rest of the goods.

Free and editable printable for flower picks to put in a potted plant via Skip to My Lou.

Apple card at Fiskars.

Pencil holders with vinyl lettering at The Rachel Berry Blog.

Chalkboard pot & seed packets at Vale Design.

Treat jar toppers at eighteen25.



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Kellie {minimusthave} May 2, 2011 at 9:49 am

What lovely ideas Steph. I’ve been a teacher for over a decade and these would definitely make my day, especially the printable flower pick with that sweet message.


פיצ'ולה May 2, 2011 at 3:43 pm

Great ideas! Thank you for sharing. Here we do not appreciate teachers so much… too bad…


Jenny May 3, 2011 at 2:50 am

Those are all really cute ideas. As an elementary school teacher, I hate to say that most teacher appreciation cutesy stuff gets stuck in a bag in the bottom of my closet until I can either re-gift it to someone else or sell it in a garage sale. I know, I’m being a party pooper, but it’s true. My favorite gifts are things like cookies or rice krispy treats or brownies… I can eat them and then they’re gone… nothing to cart home or try to store in the classroom. Last week, a mom stopped by my classroom and asked for my coffee order. She then went to Starbucks and brought me back a tall latte. It made my day, and it was easy on both of us.


Steph at ModernParentsMessyKids.com May 3, 2011 at 4:30 am

Jenny – I love that idea, simple and to the point! In case a mom doesn’t have time for that though, I slipped some Starbucks Vias into my DIY teacher gift this year ;).


Bella December 16, 2011 at 11:52 pm

As a teacher, I can second that my favorite gifts are gift certificates. They are always appreciated! You can’t go wrong with Target and Barnes & Noble– we spend so much of our own money at these places as it is! :)


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