Let’s show our gratitude for all they’ve done to help our kids with one of these practical teacher appreciation gifts kids can make.
This year especially, teachers have had a rough end of the school year.
These homemade gifts are a great way to show your appreciation of teachers!
You could also check out 14 children’s books about teachers here.
Teacher Appreciation Gifts of Supplies
Many teachers buy school supplies using their own money.
Donations of pencils, dry erase markers, crayons, washable markers, tissues, and Clorox disinfecting wipes are all very useful.
Spruce up the presentation of these supplies with the following crafts.
Kids can help pick out the supplies and decorate. The end result doesn’t need to be perfect!
- Use glue dots to create this pencil vase seen on Amanda’s Parties to Go so the teachers can actually use the pencils.
- Present some pencils with this pencil butterfly shown on Hands On As We Grow.
- Fill these tinted mason jars seen on Hands On As We Grow with markers or pencils once completed.
- Paint a canvas bag as seen on Hands On As We Grow. A great way to carry school supplies!
- Show just how sharp the teacher is with a decorated can filled with sharpies as seen on Sweet Charli.
- Create a beautiful glue stick wreath as seen on I Heart Crafty Things. (As a side note, I highly recommend Elmer’s Disappearing Purple School Glue Sticks.)
- Give pencils with this flower garden pencil holder shown on The Spruce Crafts.
- Fill the teacher’s supply cupboard with this school supply cake shown on The Craft Patch.
- Even the center of this school supply cake shown on Hometalk is filled with school supplies!
Handmade Cards for Teachers (Made By the Kids)
What teacher wouldn’t love a sweet handwritten note?
Older kids can practice their handwriting skills with their own little notes.
Younger ones can have their parents write the note as the child dictates.
A gift card could be included in any of these cards as an added bonus!
- Gather a few students together for this fingerprint balloons card shown on Paging Fun Mums.
- Put together a video to say thank you to the teacher with this unique QR code card mentioned on Kids Steam Lab.
- Try this simple crayon resist card as seen on Happy Hooligans.
- Show how super the teacher is with superhero chocolate shown on Artsy Momma.
- Create a garden with this crepe paper flower card described on Artsy Craftsy Mom.
- Thank teachers for helping your child grow with this handprint plant card shown on There’s Just One Mommy.
Kid-Made Bookmarks for Teacher Appreciation
- Braid two colors together to make this beautiful chevron braided bookmark as shown on My Thoughts Exactly.
- Even monsters can stick their noses in books! Check out these monster bookmarks shown on Make and Takes to see how.
- Create these button bookmarks shown on Kids Activities with just a few supplies.
- These Sharpie tie dye bookmarks seen on Happy Hooligans are gorgeous!
- Use any card to create a card bookmark as seen on Hands On As We Grow.
- Give the teachers a thumbs up with these sweet thumbprint heart bookmarks as seen on Crafts For All Seasons.
- Practice fine motor skills as you create these tear art bookmarks shown on Buggy and Buddy.
- Create a beautiful design with salt on these salty bookmarks shown on Art Club Blog.
- Make this cute bookworm bookmark shown on The Spruce Crafts to add to the teacher’s next book.
More Teacher Appreciation Gifts
- Decorate a kindness rock like the one shown on The Crafting Chicks however you would like.
- Give a plant in this cute crayon vase as seen on Sugar Bee Crafts.
- Write a sweet note in a personalized notebook as seen on Mum in the Mad House.
- This decorated pot shown on Giggles Galore is so sweet. But the pots could be painted however desired.
- Create a one of a kind artwork candle as seen on Come Together Kids.
- Fill these apple pots seen on The Krazy Coupon Lady with candies or little notes.