I feel that everyone in this household has officially engaged in transition mode and that typically means a bit (as in lots) of madness for MOI. You see, mes chers, the month of June is mainly about two things, closure and excitement.The "closure" aspect of the school year means gifting and finding meaningful and thoughtful ways to thank teachers - let's not forget principals and secretaries too! I really feel this is a perfect time for us parents to involve our kids in the whole process of gifting and encouraging small gestures of gratitude as simple as they might be.
I literally fell down an Internet rabbit hole while trying to find some teacher's gifts ideas that could be made with kids, that would be useful without braking the bank. The things I do for you, darlings. I am also hoping that this post will help you discover fantastic new blogs! So have fun.
In a nutshell, a good teacher's gift is....
- made with or by kids - if you want thoughtful children, make saying "Merci" fun!
- green or écolo
- clever and original - no more frames or coffee mugs, please!
- 'useful '- key to avoid the landfill
- beautiful and tasteful - crafty things can have a cheap-tacky look so be careful
- 'affordable' and 'thoughtful' - these two can go hand in hand!
Get inspired by these dry mixes, recipe and details on Bakerella, just follow the link!
If you are a parent-volunteer and have access to the kids, then maybe this is a great idea for your teacher! Using different inks, print finger prints to create a tree or anything else. I really think this technique would also be a great way to create a tasteful set of blank cards. Teachers are forever writing cards!!!
Summer is about taking it easy and enjoying friend's company! You can give this recipe to your teacher (or to ME!)
Just add.... Tissue paper + Mason jars + White glue = Gardenparty Nightlights. A set of 3 or 5 would be cool!
This one is for the seriously classy and crafty! Teacher's are forever carrying stuff back and forth. A tote is a great idea (as long as it's tasteful! Don't bother embroidering the teacher's name... she might like to use it to go to the beach too!) I'm sure kids could be involved in the making of such wonder too!
Finally, life is not perfect! Bad years happen....
OK so you had a bad year. Johnny and his teacher
I hope you found this little guide helpful!