With the end of the school year in sight and the start of summer, we’re thinking of the daunting task of having our kids around all day long! Throughout the year, teachers help our kids have great days and learn the knowledge they need to continue on their life’s path. They are invaluable and go above and beyond to make school a success for our children! We started sending our boys to the Farm and Nature Preschool three years ago and every single teacher we have come into contact with has been outstanding. We will be sad to miss some of them this year as Charlie graduates!
As a token of our appreciation, I thought I’d put together some great little “Gifts in a Jar” that are simple to assemble and relatively inexpensive.
For Jack’s teacher, I made a summer jar: solar powered fun little plant, ice cream cones, sprinkles, and a gift card to an ice cream shoppe. The jar is from Walmart in the kitchen aisle and is only $5.99! If you decide to go a little bigger, they have a slightly larger size for just $2.00 more. The rest of the items for all of these were found at either Walmart or the Dollar Store.
For Charlie’s teacher, I made a spa jar: two facial masks, fun soft socks, a loofah, two bags of hot tea, and some body wash!
For Jack’s young teaching assistant, pampering is the name of the game. We put in some cotton balls, nail polish remover wipes, two facial masks, a Jamberry sample, and two bottles of nail polish.
Lastly, for the preschool director, we thought a garden jar was fitting (given that the school is on a working farm!) Garden gloves, plant seeds, a little rock for her garden and two butterfly lights.
These gifts are simple to make and it’s fun creating the different themes! I had the boys make a personalized card for each and I love the fact that they can reuse these cute jars when they are ready to remove the items!
What is your go-to teacher appreciation gift? If you’re a teacher, what do you like to receive for the end of the year?