This year, I have the distinct honor of being a Quaker Classroom Ambassador! This means that I get to help spread the word about the partnership between Quaker and Adopt A Classroom. From now until September 30th, you can purchase specially-marked Quaker products and enter the unique codes online. For every single code entered, Quaker will donate $1 to AdoptAClassroom.org – up to $250,000 (with a minimum donation of $150,000) to help fuel classrooms and help teachers across the country. Just for entering the code, you’ll get $1 off Quaker products.
It also means that I get to remind parents how valuable our teachers are to our families. Did you know that teachers spend more than $1 billion each school year stocking their own classrooms? That’s a lot of out-of-pocket scratch for those amazing educators that spend the better part of their days, five days a week, with our kids. It doesn’t have to cost a lot of money to show our appreciation, so here are some amazing and easy DIY teacher gift ideas that you can do with your kids year ’round!
This crazy easy – and crazy cute – teacher gift from Desert Chica is both creative and useful. I love she’s used a simple printable, which she has provided free on her site, tied to a stapler – a very useful tool for teachers – is made cute by adding the yarn. It’s a great way for your favorite teacher to replace their standard ugly brown staplers with something sleek or pretty that they’ll love.
Desert Chica also created a holiday printable for teachers that ensure and ‘Extra Special Holiday’ for all their teachers because it’s so simple and affordable.
The idea of giving these adorable Back To School Survival Kit from Confessions Of An Overworked Mom is genius! They’re perfect for the beginning of a school year or to get them through the rest of the school after 1st semester. These kits are filled with useful goodies that teachers will love and they can use the colorful mugs throughout the year and beyond.
Mommypalooza posted an adorable idea for DIY teacher gifts that I love – and they’re affordable so you don’t have to exclude any of their favorite teachers! I love the play on words and that it’s a gift that the kids can help with – and includes a teacher favorite so it’s completely personalizable!
Our friends at Jade Louise Designs created this bright, colorful collection of needed supplies for teachers, complete with its own desktop container! Ask any teacher and they’ll tell you how quickly their supplies disappear; now our favorite teacher can have a pretty private collection of the supplies they need most often.
These Back To School Goodie Bags from A Million Moments is so easy but utterly adorable! Taking this gift in to their teacher is likely to get any student excited for their first day of school. It’s colorful, fun and filled with goodies the will get their teacher excited for the first day of school, too!
Need a quick, easy and affordable gift for teacher? This idea from Family Fun Journal is perfect for the first day or for the holidays and the candle scents can be customized for the season or holiday. The site also includes the cute little printable that you can attach with themed ribbon or yarn to add a colorful and personal touch.
There’s no way that your student won’t become teacher’s pet after rewarding her with this Lemon Sugar Body Scrub! I love this idea from Thrifty Jinxy because it smells amazing and is rejuvenating for even the most stressful day in class. The site even includes the free decorative printables for the stickers.
If you’re looking for more gift ideas for teachers, Popsicle Blog by Sandy Toes And Popsicles has a huge collection of fun teacher gift ideas, back to school crafts, homework helpers and more that is both creative and fun to look at! Make sure you check out her collection that will give you ideas all throughout the year!