Teacher Appreciation Ideas: A Handwritten Poem for Your Teacher

Teacher Appreciation Week is fast approaching. It is next week- May 6-10th!

How do you and your kids celebrate the week? Do you shower your teacher with one awesome gift? Does your school have themed ideas for each day of the week. Back when I had two boys in public school and was PTA President, we loved to do an easy theme for the week. We would identify something fun for each day like on Monday bring your teacher a note, on Tuesday bring your teacher a flower, on Wednesday bring your teacher her favorite candy, etc.

This was a fun way to keep teacher appreciation ideas budget friendly.

Today I want to share with you the sweetest Teacher Poem that my friend Kelli from 3 Boys and a Dog made for her readers and she is excited that I am sharing it with my readers today.



This handwriting poem is a free printable that your kids can trace and then color and give to their teacher from the heart.

You can go here to print it. This is perfect for the younger child you may not be able to write an entire letter to their teacher independently.


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30 + Mommy Resources for Teacher Appreciation Day

Today I am featuring one of my most popular Mommy Resource boards on Pinterest right now, Teacher Appreciation Day. Check out my mommy resource go-to spot with over 30 ideas to get you ready to create fun, easy projects for the teachers at your school. . Feel free to add your Teacher Appreciation projects & fun ideas in the below linky so that I can add more to my board.

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24 Teacher Appreciation Day Ideas from Crystal & Co Readers

Are you looking for Teacher Appreciation Treats, Printables or DIY Craft projects? I have 24 fun and fabulous projects to inspire you today!

Where did I get these projects from, you ask? These are all from Crystal & Co., readers and from their lovely submissions to our weekly blog linky party on Wednesday’s. I love the ideas that you guys share- keep them coming and watch for more in the future!

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Vanilla Fudge Apples by Hungry Happenings
Chocolate Covered Musical Notes by Kims Kandy Kreations
Best Ever Buckeye Brownies by SusieQTpies
Edible Chalkboard by Hungry Happenings
Funfetti and Cake Batter Ice Cream Cake by Your Homebased Mom
Easy Smore Teacher Appreciation Gift by Crystal & Co
Edible School Books by Hungry Happenings
Mini Doughnut Muffins by A Peek Into My Paradise
Inside Out Chocolate Caramel Apples by Hungry Happenings
Skinny Funfetti Cupcakes by SusieQTpies Cafe
Toffee Brownie Bark by Your Homebased Mom
Pretty Daisy Cake by Hungry Happenings

Free Printables

Teacher Appreciation Holding Me Together Craft & Free Printable by DEALS!
FREE Teacher Appreciation Handwriting Poem Printable by DEALS!

DIY Craft Gifts

Decadent Body Butter by Jo’s Health Corner
Teacher Appreciation Gift- How to Make Handmade Flowers by Crystal & Co
Recycled Gift & Gift Box by Bowdabra
Artsy Fartsy Fancy Craft Pens by Sandbox Gems
I Love You Sign Language Card by SusieQTpies Cafe
How to make Hemp Bracelets by Jewelry Making Journal
Money Bouquet by Making Memories
Give Thanks Jar by Bowdabra
Homemade Teacher Pencil Holder by Crystal & Co
Flowers on a Stick by A Spoonful of Crafts


15 Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas

Teacher appreciation week is almost here and if you’re like me then you need a little inspiration.

Know that you can make your teacher a wonderful gift, homemade, that she will cherish and hold on to for years to come.

Maybe you give her a new gift each day, or maybe you create one beautiful gift from the heart. Whatever you do, get the kids involved to help. These are all presents they can help you create!

I’ve rounded up 15 crafts that are not only adorable, but also perfect activities for kids. Which one of these teacher appreciation gifts will you make?

15 Teacher Appreciation Crafts

15 Teacher Appreciation Gifts:

Some crafts may need more supervision then others, but they are fun and would make great gifts!  Make sure to spoil your favorite teacher this year with one of these great ideas.

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Vanilla Fudge Apples :: Hungry Happenings

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Tea Teacher Appreciation Gift :: PB&J Stories

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Craft Pens :: Sandbox Gems

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Crayon Wreath :: Two Yellow Birds Decor

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Handmade Paper Flowers :: Crystal and Co

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Mason Jar Vase :: Lemon Tree Dwelling

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Edible Chalkboards :: Hungry Happenings

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Ice Cream Teacher Gift Basket :: The Taylor House

money bouquet

Money Bouquet :: Making Memories

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Recycled Craft Chalkboards :: B-Inspired Mama

How to make modeling chocolate books using fruit leather

Fruit Leather Books :: Hungry Happenings

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Pencil Holder :: Crystal and Co

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“Pop” ular Movie Gift :: The Taylor House

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Sticky Notepad Holder :: Vanessa’s Values

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DIY Pencil Vase :: I should be mopping the floors

What do you plan to give your child’s teacher this year?

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Kelley is the mastermind in charge of her family.   She loves to spend time crafting, cooking and making her kids laugh. She believes she was destined to be a comedian but has put her stand up dreams on hold to raise her two kids. She blogs about her family at thegrantlife.com and often entertains her readers with her wise cracks.

Teacher Appreciation: A Note for Your Teacher (Free Printable)

Today I’m going to share an easy printable for teacher appreciation week.

This is a perfect activity for kids to do because its fun and educational.

The great thing about this activity is that it can be a lesson in itself for any age group.   If you have a toddler just learning to write you can have them trace over your answers.   Or if you have an elementary school age child they can write out the answers themselves.   This fun printable is educational and will sure to be a treasured teacher appreciation gift idea.

Teacher Appreciation Printable

Simply print out the printable found below and fill it out with your child.   Teacher appreciation gifts do not have to cost a ton of money.   The ones that comes from the heart are the most appreciated. You can print this letter here.

This would go perfectly with the handmade flowers and pencil holder that we shared in previous weeks.   All three would be the perfect gift for any teacher!


More Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas:

Kelley is the mastermind in charge of her family.   She loves to spend time crafting, cooking and making her kids laugh. She believes she was destined to be a comedian but has put her stand up dreams on hold to raise her two kids. She blogs about her family at thegrantlife.com and often entertains her readers with her wise cracks.


Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas: How to Make Handmade Flowers

Teachers Appreciation Day is coming soon (May 6-10) and there is still time to create a fun gift.

We are so excited to offer you guys an awesome new idea every week until then. Did you see our collection of 12 Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas earlier this week? Many of the ideas come with free printables to make gift giving even easier. You just can’t beat that and they are gifts your teacher will treasure forever!

Remember, Teacher Appreciation gifts do not have to cost a fortune. For example, we created simple coffee filter flowers that you can easily make with supplies at home.  Love that!

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Ready for the step by step tutorial?


  • Coffee filters
  • Pencils
  • Rubberbands
  • Markers

First, decorate your coffee filter how every you’d like.

It might be fun to dye them if you have older children.

My toddlers just doodled on them. (Keeping it simple is easy to do.)

use markers to color in coffee filters to then make paper flowers

Take your pencil and poke it through the center.

Secure at the base with a rubber band.

Fluff them out.

use a pencil and coffee filter to make paper flowers

These would be super cute if you gave them to the teacher in the homemade pencil holder from last week!

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This was a simple craft that I’m sure any teacher would love!

The cost is less than a couple of bucks to make a bouquet and FREE if you already have everything on hand (which you likely do).

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I promise you, your teacher will be forever grateful!  (This would also go great with the printable coffee giftcard holder.)

More Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas:

Kelley is the mastermind in charge of her family.   She loves to spend time crafting, cooking and making her kids laugh. She believes she was destined to be a comedian but has put her stand up dreams on hold to raise her two kids. She blogs about her family at thegrantlife.com and often entertains her readers with her wise cracks.

12 Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas

It is that time- Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6-10 this year and I have some awesome ideas and ways for you to say thank you to your childs teachers.

All of these teacher appreciation gift ideas are easy to make. You do not have to be super crafty person. Many of them come with  free printables.

Often times you give one gift a day to your teacher for the week. Sometimes your school will have a theme each day and some schools just go with the flow and you bring whatever you want.

Any teacher would love to receive any of these as a gift. I even share with you step by step how to make each of these gift ideas.

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Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas

  1. Teacher Hershey Kiss Printable- this is the sweetest gift ever. I provide you with the printable that you run off on a sheet of labels. Then use a small circle cutter to cut them out. Peel and stick to Hersheys Kisses.
  2. Thanks for Helping me Bloom Flower Pot Picks (free printable)- want to give your teacher flower, but want a fun printable to go with it? These take a flower to from a simple gift to an awesome!
  3. Thanks for \”Chewsing\” to Teach Bubble Gum Printable - teachers tell you no bubble gum in class, but bubble gum balls in a Mason Jar make the cutest gift ever. Love this printable on this one too!
  4. Homemade Pencil Holder- every teacher needs at least one (or two, or three) pencil holders. Why not make her a personalized one? Love this fun idea that anyone can make!
  5. Thanks A Latte Gift Card Holder (free printable)- teachers love coffee! Here is a gift card holder that you just print, fold and glue.
  6. Tea-riffic Teacher Water Bottle Printable- love this water bottle printable. Take a Crystal Light tea packet and attach it to the front of the bottle with my precious printable.
  7. Flower and Button Clothespin Magnets- magnet clothespins are perfect for teacher who love to hang things in the classroom. You can make these… easy breezy.
  8. Teacher Picture Frame- every teacher needs a picture frame of her class at the end of the year. I show you how to use scrapbook embellishments to make this affordable memory keepsake.
  9. Teacher Popcorn Gift Printable - easy and affordable this printable can be attached to a bag of popcorn.
  10. We Need Smore Teachers Like You Printable- give your teacher this delicious smore treat! Love this printable.
  11. DIY Teacher Water Bottle Thank You Gift- decorate water bottles using scrapbook embellishments.
  12. Homemade Mod Podge Vase (for flowers)- use a leftover spaghetti jar and fancy it up with Mod Podge. Tada- you have a handmade flower vase.

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Teacher Appreciation Ideas: Homemade Pencil Holder

I have a few friends that are teachers and I praise them often about what an impact they are making.   I also look up to any parent that homeschools their children.

I think everyone who teaches a child should be shown extra love.   In honor of teacher appreciate week I’ll be sharing a few activities for kids to honor your child’s teacher this month.

I’m starting off by sharing a homemade pencil holder for teachers.   Cute, easy and free!

teacher appreciation ideas: how to make a homemade pencil holder

To make your own pencil holder you will need:

  • An empty can
  • Scrapbook Paper
  • Stickers
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Jute or ribbon

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For this craft, I used scissors so I didn’t have my toddlers help.

This would be a great activity for older kids though.

To start I cleaned my fruit can and let it dry.   I then measured and cut the scrapbook paper to cover the outside of the can.

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Secure your paper with tape or glue.

I then added an accent piece over and some stickers.

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Finally, I tied some jute to the top and added a some stickers for the teachers name.

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This was such a fun craft that I’m sure any teacher will appreciate!

What will you be making for Teacher Appreciation Week? It is coming up May 6-10!

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Kelley is the mastermind in charge of her family.   She loves to spend time crafting, cooking and making her kids laugh. She believes she was destined to be a comedian but has put her stand up dreams on hold to raise her two kids. She blogs about her family at thegrantlife.com and often entertains her readers with her wise cracks.

Homemade Gifts: 10 Afforable Teacher Gift Ideas for Christmas

Have you given thought to teacher’s gift this year?

If you are still looking for some affordable ideas, I have some great homemade gifts here on Crystal & Co.!

Here is a roundup of thrifty gifts you and your child can make this holiday season for the special teacher in your life.


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Hershey’s Kisses Stickers {Free Printable}


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Flower Pick {Free Printable}


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Bubble Gum Gift {Free Printable}

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Starbucks Giftcard Holder {Free Printable}

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Water Bottle {Free Printable}


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Christmas Smores {Free Printable}

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Teacher Popcorn Gift {Free Printable}


Teacher Photo Frame

  mod podge re-purosed vase

Re-purosed Spaghetti Jar Mod Podge Vase

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We Need Smore Teachers Like You {Free Printable}


Make sure you check out all of the other Christmas crafts here on my site. Lots of fun ideas for everyone!

Teacher Appreciation: Teacher Kisses {free printable}

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Teacher Appreciation Week was last week, but it is not too late to show your teacher how much you love her. Why not give her a kiss? Or a container full of kisses.

This gift, as well as all of my teacher appreciation gift ideas, are awesome goodies to give your teacher any time this month as a way to say thank you!

You Will Need:

Print the Kiss circles on a sheet of labels.

Kelli at 3 Boys and a Dog makes all of my printables that I offer to my readers. Check out more of her design work and affordable pricing if you have an upcoming project.

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Use a 1 inch circle punch to cut out the Kiss stickers.

Peel the backs off the labels and attach them to the bottoms of the Hershey Kisses.

Aren’t these just adorable?

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Put the Kisses in a clear container or old jar that has a lid.

I grabbed these clear replica paint cans at the local craft store. They were a bit larger than I wanted, but they served the purpose.

I have seen these same containers at Target in the dollar buckets for $1 and they were half the size, unfortunately they were out of them when I did this project.

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You can add ribbon to the handle or container as well if you want. I wanted to keep it as simple as possible as I did not want to take away from the decoration the stickers provide.