For the next nine or so months, your kiddo’s teachers will be managing a class full of little ones, so why not show them your appreciation by giving them a thoughtful First Day of School gift? These gifts are easy to make, inexpensive, and will surely put a smile on their face as they enter into the new school year.
1.) Spa Package: Give your teacher the essentials for a mini spa day at home! Put lotion, a candle and any other relaxing items in a bucket or large jar and have your kiddo decorate it with stickers, paint or glitter. Here are some ideas of what to include: http://bit.ly/YzgVwY
2.) Caffeine: Give their teacher a large mug filled with coffee, tea, non-perishable creamer, and anything else that can help provide caffeine throughout the day. (Bonus – you can also buy instant coffee/tea, which will make things even easier if they need an emergency energy boost): http://bit.ly/1thl7g0
3.) Decorative Jars: Whether it’s a large one with a lid or a small mason jar, teachers can always use some extra storage! Put the teacher’s name on it, as well as stickers, chalkboard paint…whatever it may be! http://bit.ly/1AxTySe
4.) Button Bookmarks: Whether it’s for their lesson planner or a new book their reading, a simple bookmark will always have a place to hold for teachers: http://bit.ly/1BBT2Eh
5.) Dry-erase “Bouquet”: Teachers go through dry-erase markers by the minute. Make this simple dry-erase “bouquet” to add some flair to this much needed gift: http://bit.ly/1pKOtlO
6.) Cute Clipboard: Let your kiddos decorate a clipboard with paint, stickers, or if they are a bit older, they can decoupage it by gluing on colorful papers (be sure to use glue specifically for decoupage!). This example is from the holiday season, but with the right paper, this can be a perfect back to school gift: http://bit.ly/1mlzIRV