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Teacher's play such an important role in a child's life and what they do is priceless. With the holidays coming up, here is a sweet gift that you and your child can make together to give to the teacher. It will become a treasured memory. This would also make a great gift for adults or a special occasion.
The canister in this project has a see through window on the top. You could cover with seaside paper and put in items collected from a beach or vacation. Use nostalgic papers and decorate canister for an anniversary. Write a nice note and attach a gift certificate for a nice dinner out for the special couple. The possibilities are endless!
I apologize for the picture of my finished poem. It refuses to come through clearly, but I wanted to include it anyway so you can see where I put my photo and handprint.
I wrote the poem. Please feel free to use it. Just insert your child's name and name of teacher where needed:
I am just a little tyke
There's lots of things I like
Playing in the park on swings
Riding my new shiny bike
I can kick a ball and jump a rope
Video games are neat
Disney is a real fun place
And so are ice cream treats
My favorite thing in the whole wide world
Is being with Mom and Dad
They always treat me like a king
Although I'm a little lad
But when I can't be with Mom and Dad
Only one place will do
Where I feel safe and loved
Always at Miss CC's school
She let's us do some real fun stuff
We learn and play games too
She gives us hugs and we sing some songs
She's really very cool
Merry Christmas Dear Miss CC
I want to thank you for all you do
I may be little but I have a big big heart
So I'm sending "CJ" love to you!
By Mary from Palm Coast, FL
If you are looking for some small gift for a teacher's Christmas, this may be just the thing. Your child can help make this. Be sure to supervise, though, since it involves gluing with a glue gun.
Approximate Time: about an hour
By Harlean from Arkansas from Hot Springs, AR
Many years ago, I put together welcome containers for the teachers on the first day school. I put in a tea bag, instant coffee, pack of sugar, candies and little notes of encouragement. At that time, we were able to add single dose packs of Tylenol (for those extra stressful days). Now you can't add those, of course.
This was a PTA sponsored treat but we were able to get things free or cheaply. Maybe gift cards could be added. Depending on the container size, a lot of things can be put in there for the teachers. This idea doesn't have to be used just for teachers. People you work with can use a pick me up gift also.
This is a great idea for making a very special gift for your child's teacher. Take a plain glass plate, pictures of her students, and a class group photo.
This is a guide about back-to-school eraser mini signs. Using new or recycled chalkboard erasers to make this teacher gift is a project that you and your children and work on together.
This is a guide about making a pencil box for a teacher. Painted wooden boxes decorated with pencils and crayons allows you to literally make a pencil box gift for your teacher.
This is a guide about making a red floral tin can teacher's gift. Fill a decorated recycled tin can with fresh or paper flowers as a special gift for a favorite teacher.
This is a guide about making a messages in a bottle gift. This easy to tailor to any event gift is the perfect way to convey your sentiments and gratitude to teachers, friends, and family.
A 'cute' gift for any kindergarden teacher can be made easily by taking the plastic arm off an old doll and inserting a wooden dowel (1/2 to 3/4 inch round, to fit). You have created a unique (and adorable) pointer stick for use in the classroom.
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I need some homemade gift ideas for my son's pre-school teachers for Christmas. These have to be homemade and not store bought.
Amy from Evansdale
If your son's pre-school teacher knows how to bake, home made Christmas cookies would be a suggestion.
My girls enjoyed making cookie or cake "mixes". You get a nice jar, and layer all the dry ingridents for a cake or cookies in the jar. You can decorate the jar later if you want. Attach the recipie to finish the baked product as one side of the gift tag.
Make a simple scrapbook. Let your child decorate some construction paper. Then add a few pictures that were taken at preschool. Insert the pages you created into plastic page protectors, and then into a 3 ring binder. Have your child decorate extra pages and add those also. The teacher can then take additional pictures throughout the rest of the year to add to the book.
My daughter teaches 1st grade and we are making calendars for her student's parents for Christmas. we went to www.calendarhome.com/tyc and they have many many choices we selected a "year at a glance calendar" and added each child's picture on top and let the kids decorate the sides and bottom then my daughter laminated each one and its something the whole family can use all year when we got them all ready she said you know mom I wish someone would make one for me because I could use a good calendar that was durable . . .thought it was a quick simple idea you might like to try and the kids loved doing this project no real mess no real expense.
Using masking tape, "tear" not scissor cut into small pieces and cover a vase, pencil holder, or other numerous items and overlap each torn piece of tape. Once the item is totally covered, use brown shoe polish (canned) and rub with soft cloth over the taped item. Wipe off excess. This will have a leather look appearance and is easy and fun to do.
I don't know if this is homemade enough but here goes: get a candle in a clear glass jar with straight sides. Put a sturdy rubber band around the jar. Slip cinnamon sticks or candy canes under the rubber band. Cover the rubber band with a pretty ribbon. Add a sprig of holly or other little Christmas decoration.
i saw adorable vases painted white and sprinkled with glitter all you do is get fabric fleece and you make hats and a scarf for the snowman the kids can paint nose and eyes mouth etc!!! i made them and they were a hit!!!
I taught preschool for 8 years before having my own kiddos- anything you give will make them feel special- I had a year where I received a single gift that was the name of the student, Thank You, and the year written on a cheap glass ornament. It goes on my tree every single year:). Gifts in a jar are great and just a card and homemade treats are welcome too!!
Paste a picture on flat side of a bar of face soap
Dip the picture side in melted parafin, about 1/4 inch deep in pie tin. The parafin will protect the picture, and makes the soap last much longer, as you only take soap off one side when using it.
You could probably find some Christmas pictures on old Christmas cards if you want to stick with a Christmas theme, or use flowers or animal pictures, whatever you like.
Last year I made my grandaughters pre-school teacher a wreath made from a circle hoop and glued crayons all around it. after word I added the year and a few school embelishments. Took at most an hour to make. It must have been well liked because the younger sister now has that same teacher and it is still hanging inn the classroom.
Trace handprints on green and red construction paper. 5-8 will make a wreath when put pinky finger to thumb in a circle. Put 2 red hands wrist to wrist for a "bow"
As a teacher, the homemade gifts are priceless to me. Years later I look back & remember great times. Many of my ornaments are from my students. You can buy a box of 12 clear ornaments, get paint & stencils if you want. Paint them really pretty, add names, year. And not only is it one gift, but can make about a doz. Since that is how many are in box. I also wrap them with cheap, but pretty paper from $ tree, or use white paper & tie a ribbon on top to close around it. Believe me. All these are always loved!