This year, I decided to make one for my four year old daughter’s JK teacher, who will not be her SK teacher next year because she’s having a baby. She was also my son’s SK teacher, and we adore her. Actually, every parent that is lucky enough to have her as their child’s teacher adores her.
I’m not going to lie – this teacher gift is very time consuming. It also involves your child, which slows down the process even more. But I promise you, if you stick with it, you’ll love it, and the teacher will too. My son’s teacher cried last year. I call that a win.
For my daughter’s version, we went with her favorite colors – pinks and more pink. I thought I would share it below.
- I used 4 folded up lunch bags – that gives you 14 pages, plus the front and back and four pockets that we used for a gift card, school pic, and some art by the little one.
- Good tools to have: lunchbags (obviously), scrapbook paper, glue tape/glue gun, hole punch, crafty stuff, infinite amounts of Diet Coke and a sense of humour.
- They are really no rules – you basically start with a scrapbook of lunch bags, and then you can just go to town.
- Definitely involve the little ones – that’s what makes this gift truly special.
- It will take a LONG time (did I say that already?) – don’t be like me and leave it until the night before the last day of school. Seriously, don’t.
Page 4-5: (A letter from me) and a teacher quote
Page 8-9: The 4yo drew a picture of herself and her teacher
Page 12-13: When I Grow Up I Want To Be:
What it looks like with all the extras in the pockets:
What it looks like with all the extras pulled out of the pockets:
That’s it!! That’s my favorite homemade teacher’s gift!
I would love to hear what you think. And if you have any questions about anything let me know!