TBH it’s hard to put into words how much we really, really, really appreciate the amazing teachers who spend all day inspiring our children. National Teacher Appreciation Day is observed the first Tuesday of the first full week in May. The entire first full week of May is known as Teacher Appreciation Week. To celebrate, we found teacher appreciation ideas that are a mix of fun, useful, and heartfelt. These crafty gifts are inexpensive and easy to make with a little help from the kids. They are also more than appropriate as end-of-the-year teacher gifts or “just because” teacher gifts throughout the year.
Our favorite teacher appreciation ideas:
Teacher Appreciation Gift No. 1: Macramé Plant Hanger
Teacher Appreciation Gift No. 2: DIY Felt Gift Card Holder
Ten out of ten teachers agree: Gift cards rock. And it’s easy to make one for spa treatments, coffee, or school supplies more personal with a handmade felt holder. Our how-to instructions include two templates and a bunch of ideas for designs. Maybe try something in school colors?
Teacher Appreciation Gift No. 3: Decorated Tea Towel Gift Wrap
Tea towels aren’t just for cleaning up messes. Decorated with sponges or rubber stamps and some acrylic paint, they’re great for giving—tied up with twine as a set—or for wrapping other gifts. Best of all, they are fun crafts for kids. Even the littlest students can help make them pretty.
Teacher Appreciation Gift No. 4: Personalized DIY “Great Teacher” Zine
Hallmart Artist Amber G. designed a miniature zine with spaces for kids to say what they love about their favorite teachers. Just print, trim, fold, and fill it out. Teachers love handwritten messages from their students, and this hits all the right notes.