Teacher Appreciation Ideas (Free Printables)

I know, no dessert concoction. Weird. It kinda perplexed me too.

Next week is National Teacher Appreciation week (May 7-11, 2012). Having been a high school teacher where no one appreciates you, I always try to do a little something for Jordan’s teachers this week.

This year, I’m the head of the PTC Hospitality Committee at my school. Which kinda means if there’s going to be any sort of teacher appreciation, I’m in charge.

Spoiler Alert!! If you happen to be Jordan’s teacher or you happen to work at her school…maybe don’t keep reading? It’s up to you…you’ve been warned.

So, anyway. I’m in charge of teacher appreciation this year. For the entire staff. Thank God for Pinterest.

teacher appreciation ideas: nuts, seeds, popcorn, water

There are so many themes one can choose when doing teacher appreciation: beach, flowers, camping, luau, the list goes on. I chose a “movie star” theme…because our teachers are the “stars” of our school.

teacher appreciation invitation

On Monday, the teachers will get an “invitation” to enjoy the week, with some chocolate stars. I used this mold to make white chocolate, white chocolate pretzel, and milk chocolate krispie stars. {Note to self: if you are making 70 stars times three, maybe get two molds. Just an idea.}

Then, throughout the week, the teachers (and staff too) will get some goodies in their boxes and in the staff lounge.

we're nuts out our teachers
Inspiration from here.

A bag of peanuts (or you could use any nuts) that says “We’re NUTS about our teachers!”  {Click here for printable.}

thanks for giving us the seeds to help us grow into stars printable

A bag of seeds (I got mine super cheap here) with a label that says “Thanks for giving us the SEEDS to help us grow into stars!” {Click here for printable.}

for a very popular teacher printable
Inspiration from here.

I’m going to leave a bag of microwave popcorn for each teacher in the lounge, with a label that says “For a very POP!ular teacher!” {Click here for printable. Please note that this printable is made to fit address labels that go with Avery template 8160.}

water bottle
Inspiration from here.

Along with the popcorn, I’m going to leave water bottles and lemonade drink mix that say “Thanks for helping quench our kids’ thirst for knowledge!” {Click here for printable. Please note this printable is made to fit a shipping label sized 2″x4″ and will fit Avery template 5263.}

I’m also throwing a continental breakfast, a luncheon, and a cupcake buffet.

You know, because I’m crazy.

{About teachers! Of course. What did you think I meant?}

The upside is I have lots of things to bake. And that means lots of things to share with all of you!

How are you appreciating your teachers next week?

I link up to all of these fabulous parties each week!

Tea Party Tuesdays at Sweetology, Talent Show Tuesday at Chef in Training, Trick or Treat Tuesday at Inside BruCrew Life, Cast Party Wednesday at Lady Behind the Curtain, Sweet Treats Thursday at Something Swanky, Chic-and-Crafty at the Frugal Girls, Tastetastic Thursday at A Little Nosh, Sweet Tooth Friday at Alli-n-sons, I’m Lovin’ it Fridays at TidyMom, Sweets for a Saturday at Sweet as Sugar Cookies, A Well-Seasoned LifeStrut your Stuff Saturday at Six Sisters’ Stuff, and all of these too!

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  1. Hi there!

    I love what you did with your Teacher Appreciation Theme last year! Thank you so much for the free printables! I was wondering if you had the template for your invitation to the week that I could use as well???

    Thanks so much!
    Michelle

  2. Thank you for sharing.

    Looking forward to seeing what projects you are going to link up this week.

    Claire x

  3. So cute. I need to get my act together and come up with something for my little girl’s teachers 🙂

  4. I’m the team leader for my group of teachers–teachers of 3 year olds. How can I recognize my team. Any ideas?

    1. Any little thing would make them happy, I’m sure! Breakfast, coffee, even a cupcake. Or even just a little note from each kid. Good luck!

  5. I’m so jealous! These are so thoughtful and cute. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays.

  6. Boy… I’d better get crackin on these teacher gifts. It’s my first time for the oldest. Thanks for the great printables.