Free Printable – and Gift Ideas – For Teacher Appreciation Week! – Frugal Novice

Free Printable – and Gift Ideas – For Teacher Appreciation Week!


Teacher Appreciation Week is right around the corner – I’m room mom for both my boys’ classes, so I’ve been getting emails from the PTO reminding me that it’s approaching. We love their teachers and I am so glad for an opportunity to thank them for all their hard work!

I’ll share some gift ideas that I’ll be doing for our kids’ teachers below, but first let’s talk about this fun printable. I think it’s great to have the kids give their teachers something especially from them, so I came up with this adorable free printable you can have your child customize for their teacher. You could even print one out for each student and then bind them into a little book for their teacher to keep.

Just click here or on the image below to download a printable PDF and you’ll be all set!



As I mentioned above, I’ll also be doing a little something special for our boys’ teachers each day during Teacher Appreciation Week. Here’s what I’ll be doing. You can easily modify these for your teacher’s interests and for your desired budget, but these will give you a great starting point:


Monday: I’ll provide them with their favorite caffeinated drink to help them make it through the week. Both of my boys’ teachers love Coke, so I’m going to get a 2-liter for each of them and pair it with a cute insulated cup from Dollar Tree. ($3 per teacher)



Tuesday: I’m ordering each of them lunch to be delivered to the campus. Teachers never get to go out for lunch during the week, and this way they’ll get a break from bringing food from home – or from cafeteria food! ($10 per teacher)


Flip flops with blue decking

Wednesday: I’m giving them each two pairs of flip flops from Old Navy to thank them for leading my kids to learn, and to get them in the summer mindset (I’m sure they’re only too eager for summer to arrive)! ($5 per teacher)



Thursday: I’m sending a bag of their favorite candies to thank them for being so sweet (I had them each complete a survey before Christmas to give parents ideas for gifts, so I know their favorite candies to purchase). ($5 per teacher)


Studio nail

Friday: I’m giving each of them a gift certificate for a manicure, so they can treat themselves to a little pampering over the weekend. $15 per teacher)

That adds up to $38 per teacher; if you wanted to spend less you could easily make your teachers a special lunch instead of having food delivered, or you could put together a little manicure kit to give them instead of doing a gift certificate. The main point isn’t how much you spend, but just making the effort to let your child’s teacher know she’s appreciated. If your child has a male teacher, just substitute Friday’s gift for something else!

No matter what, don’t forget to take the time to thank your child’s teacher for all they do!

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  • Dee Mauser April 24, 2015 at 7:07 am

    Teachers give SO much for their students throughout the year. What a nice way to give back!

  • Robin (Masshole Mommy) April 24, 2015 at 10:46 am

    Teachers do have a tough job. Sometimes I do feel that they are really under-appreciated! It’s good to see you are showing your appreciation for them with these ideas!

  • Jesica H April 24, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    You are super thoughtful! These are amazing gift giving ideas, and those teachers are lucky to have you! Not many people consider giving gifts or even saying thanks! Love the printable as something for the kids to do and involve them in the process of giving thanks!

  • Lisa April 24, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    These are fun and easy teacher gift ideas! Great for kids of all elementary grades!

  • Debi- Travel Blogger April 24, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    That is such a cute idea. I know when I was teaching I would have loved it.

  • Aimee Smith April 24, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    This is so cute! I would have loved to get a book of these when I was a teacher!

  • Anne, Mommy Has to Work April 24, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    There’s are all great ideas.I have to find my list of teacher favorites.

  • Shauna April 24, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    How cute. I was just discussing teachers gifts with the kids. Thanks for sharing.

  • Chelley @ AisForAdelaide April 24, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    This is so cute! I am excited for things like this when my daughter goes to school- showing your appreciation is a lost art!

  • Nancy @ Whispered Inspirations April 24, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    What a great printable. I know my youngest would love to do this.

  • Sarah Marturano April 24, 2015 at 10:22 pm

    These are really great gifts. I would really appreciate them if I were the teacher. Thanks for sharing.

  • Shelley Zurek April 24, 2015 at 10:33 pm

    I bet teachers just love seeing their kids answers to something like this. What a great teacher gift

  • Alena Belleque April 24, 2015 at 10:43 pm

    That’s an adorable printable! Very special. That’s awesome that you go to such effort to celebrate the teachers in your children’s lives. My daughter is turning 3 this coming week, so we’re not there yet, but I hope I can get it together enough to be this attentive, when the time comes.

  • Lori Felix April 24, 2015 at 10:55 pm

    I love these thoughtful ideas. I am the daughter of a teacher and I know how hard they work and how much they pour into our children.

  • Racquel Schroder Bregg April 25, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    We did a awesome personalized clipboard for our daughters teacher, these printables are great also. Teaching can be a thankless job, especially for the ones who put themselves into it.

  • Ann Bacciaglia April 26, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    Teachers work so hard they deserve to be appreciated. They do such an important job. This is a really cute printable.