Show your kid's teacher some love with these cute ideas

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 2-6

Cute girls smiling and embracing tenderly their young teacher in classroom at art school
Teacher Appreciation Week is May 2-6 this year.
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Next to parents, teachers are the most influential and important people in the lives of our children. They spend hours with our kids every day, teaching them and guiding them and comforting them. That's no small feat, which is why an event like Teacher Appreciation Week is so important.

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 2 through May 6 (National Childcare Appreciation Day is May 6), so you still have some time to think about how you can show the important teachers in your child's life some love.

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Gift card bouquets

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Gift card bouquet from
Teigen, Danielle

Grab a few gift cards to places like Starbucks, Target, Hobby Lobby, Michael's, HomeGoods, etc., and make them look like a flower bouquet. Here's a great tutorial for how to make one.

Thanks a "latte" gift card

Coffee gift card holder from Skip to My Lou

Many different gift cards are great, but if you want to focus on just one for coffee (because teachers appreciate caffeine!), here's a sweet idea for making the gift a bit more personal.


It's been a "treat" being in your class

"Treat" idea from The Happy Scraps

This idea can be as elaborate or as simple as you want to make it. You can make homemade treats for your child's teacher or simply buy a jar/bag/container and fill it with store-bought treats .

Creative pencil/pen holders

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Apple jar from Plaid Online

If you're feeling crafty, grab a mason jar and some paint and create a personalized pen or pencil holder for your child's teacher. You can make one that looks like an apple or a pencil , or you can create a sweet holder/vase using colored pencils .

No matter what you choose, the important thing to remember is that you and your child are expressing the sentiment that your child enjoyed being in class and you want his or her teacher to know that.

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