After parents, teachers play maybe the most important role in children’s lives. Teacher Appreciation Day is a great way to show any teachers just how important they are. It can be hard to pick something good that isn’t too extravagant but also doesn’t feel cheap or facile. Here is a list of 12 DIY Teacher appreciation gifts that come straight from the heart.
What is Teacher Appreciation Week?
Teacher Appreciation Week is a special time dedicated to honoring and expressing gratitude for the remarkable educators who shape our lives and the lives of our children. It is a heartfelt recognition of the unwavering commitment, dedication, and impact that teachers bring to the classroom every day. My son used to love bringing goodies and DIY personalized crafts to his favorite teachers!
This week-long celebration provides an opportunity for students, parents, and communities to come together and acknowledge the profound influence teachers have on our personal growth, academic achievements, and future success.
During Teacher Appreciation Week, various activities and gestures of appreciation take place to honor these exceptional individuals. Students often express their gratitude through heartfelt cards, letters, or creative crafts, pouring their appreciation into personalized messages of thanks.
Schools and parent organizations also organize special events, such as breakfasts, luncheons, or award ceremonies, to publicly acknowledge and celebrate the contributions of teachers. At our school, the teachers get breakfast every day and it’s provided by the different classes each day.
Don’t miss our Dollar Tree Teacher Appreciation Wreath:
I love crafts using crayons! Crayons and pencils are the perfect material for a school or teacher-related craft.
Teachers play a big role in our kids’ lives so during teacher appreciation week we like to do something special for them to show how much they truly are appreciated. This super cute DIY Dollar Tree Teacher Appreciation Wreath is perfect! It is super easy to make with only a few simple supplies from Dollar Tree and/or Hobby Lobby.
Teacher Appreciation Week serves as a reminder of the tremendous impact teachers have on the lives of their students. They not only impart knowledge but also instill important values, inspire creativity, and foster a love of learning.
Their dedication goes beyond the classroom, as they serve as mentors, guides, and advocates for their students’ overall well-being and success.
In a world that constantly evolves, teachers stand as beacons of stability, nurturing the minds and shaping the future of generations to come. Teacher Appreciation Week offers a chance for everyone to reflect on the transformative power of education and to extend heartfelt gratitude to the incredible teachers who make a difference in our lives every single day.
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12 DIY Teacher Appreciation Gifts
We love our teachers! Get your kids to make some of these cute teacher appreciation gifts.
DIY No. 2 Pencil Mason Jar Pencil Holder
No matter if it’s kindergarten or college, pencils factor into any school experience. This pencil holder jar made out to look like a giant pencil will put a smile on any teacher’s face.
Stationery Teacher Gift Idea + FREE Printable Tag & Cut File!
Teachers need lots of writing supplies, it just goes with the territory. This cute little printable makes a perfect tag for a bundle of writing supplies to give to that favorite teacher
Teacher Gift Idea - Sunglasses With Printable Gift Tag
Often, any good little gift is great for a teacher. The only rule is that there needs to be some sort of a pun attached. Add this free printable to a pair of sunglasses and you are all set to send this gift.
Teacher Survival Kit & FREE Printable
One thing that is universal to teachers is that they have to give a lot. Most of them spend their own money buying school supplies for their students. This teacher survival kit helps ameliorate things by loading them up with items they can actually use.
DIY Slide Pen Pouch
While people who get hives just thinking about threading a needle might not love this, it’s really not that difficult to make this pen pouch. And the clear instructions really help even novices turn out a well-made project.
DIY Teacher Appreciation Gift – Canvas Wall Art
This is a great idea for a really heartfelt decoration to go on a teacher’s wall. Easy to make, and customizable to fit all different skill levels as well, it’s a great gift.
DIY Pencil Shaped Pot Holder (Teacher Appreciation Gift)
While handmade DIY gifts are nice, useful ones are really what most teachers want. This is the best of both worlds, a pot holder that looks like a pencil, so it keeps the teacher angle while allowing them to use it outside of school.
DIY Dry Erase Marker Teacher Appreciation Gift | DIY Gifts Ideas
Dry erase markers are another great option that any teacher will love. The free printable makes the perfect gift tag for a pack of markers that will save teachers some money.
How To Make Easy Essential Oil Teacher Gifts
Essential oils are a really thoughtful gift. Teaching can be a high-stress job, so something that helps reduce that stress will be much appreciated.
An Easy Homemade Teacher Gift: Personalized Candles
Speaking of relaxing scents, a nice scented candle is another good option for a gift. But using a vinyl cutter to personalize it takes this teacher appreciation gift to the next level.
DIY Coffee Mug for Teachers
Another great idea for those who have vinyl cutters is this kind of message that can be added to any blank coffee mug. Now every time the teacher takes a sip of coffee or tea, this mug will bring a smile to their face.
Handmade Teacher Gift with Free Printable Tag
This shining star among teacher appreciation gifts offers twofold benefits. The gift idea is a great one. There’s also a recipe for s’more mix, which you get to sample while making it, to ensure everything is just right.
Want a few more teacher gift ideas to brighten your teacher’s day? Be sure and check out our collection of school supply crafts! We are especially fond of the Washi Tape Pencils with Free Printable Apple Gift Tags!