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Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6-10. Shower your teachers with appreciation using these free Teacher Appreciation Printables!

*Spoiler Alert* If you work at Jordan’s school (hey, thanks for reading BTW!) maybe skip this post! 🙂

Teacher appreciation collage

If you have kids in elementary school, you probably know about National Teacher Appreciation Week. While I firmly believe in showering teachers with appreciation (and cookies!) all year long, the week of May 6-10 is the official appreciation week. I am in charge of the Hospitality Committee for our PTC; that is I do luncheons and goodies to thank the teachers all year long. So, when it comes to Teacher Appreciation Week, I like to go the extra mile.

These ideas can be used for your entire faculty…or just for your child’s teacher. Adapt them as you need!

Our theme this year is “If you appreciate a teacher…” which is modeled after the amazing book series “If you give a mouse a cookie…” by Laura Numeroff. Each day of the week will have a theme based around that premise.

I’ll be inviting the teachers to appreciation week with an invitation in their boxes on Monday, May 6th.

teacher appreciation invitation

{Click here for the printable version.}

Even if you’re just appreciating one teacher, you can still use this graphic! Have your child write a little note of thanks on the back. Your teacher will love it!

I’m also giving out a schedule of events, so the teachers know what to expect all week!

schedule of events

{Click here for the printable.}

I think my favorite day of the week will be the cookie day. I’m having my committee bring in cookies for a buffet in the lounge.

If you’re doing something for just a teacher or two, you can print out the labels and clip them to baggies of cookies. May I suggest Thin Sugar Cookies, or maybe Rolo Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies? Or even Chocolate Chip Turtle Cookies? Check out my Cookie category for some great ideas!

If you give a teacher cookies and milk

{Click here for the printable tags.}

And, in the interest of the teachers who try and eat healthy, I’m doing an apple day. The committee is filling the lounge with apples…because if you give a teacher an apple…

give teacher apple

{Click here for the printable.}

The link gives you a set of small tags. Print them out, cut them in circles and tape them to an apple for your teacher. A specialty label on an apple – your teachers will get a kick out of that! Or, instead of giving an apple, maybe give them some Caramel Apple Pretzels instead. 🙂

Click here for a dropbox link to all the files I have for this event.

I am unable to provide editable files for you. Click that link above to download everything I have. If you need to edit the images you can do so by using a free online software (like that will allow you to add layers to cover up my writing, and then you can add your own. Thank you for your understanding.

Friday is going to be a cupcake buffet. I did that last year too, and the teachers loved it. What flavors should I make?

If you’re making cupcakes for your teacher, these Banana Split Cupcakes are sure to be a hit. So are these Strawberry Cheesecake ones. These Chocolate Cake Ball Stuffed Peanut Butter Cupcakes went quick last year – peanut butter and chocolate are never a bad choice! Check out all my Cupcakes for some great ideas!

All of the graphics used in these images are from My Cute Graphics. Go check her out – they are FREE and she has so many cool ones!

Here are a few other ideas for you:

Teacher Appreciation Ideas from last year

Smart Cookie Free Printables

Caramel Apple Pretzels

What are you doing for teacher appreciation?

Last Updated on May 12, 2020

Dorothy Kern

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  1. I can’t thank you enough. We are at a low income school with very low parental support. I got asked to be the PTO president at the beginning of the year with one or two other moms willing to help out. I’ve really wanted to do something for the teachers this year for the Teacher Appreciation week and this is simple and perfect for me to do on my own. So, thank you!!! I’m not sure if you still have them around but do would you be willing to email me the printables/documents for the other days of the week? Thanks!

  2. Hello! These are so cute that we fell in love with them and want to do this theme for our teachers! Is there a way to get a file sent to me that we can customize for the schedule? Such as we want to do breakfast on Monday and have switched up a couple things. If this is a possibility I would love it! Let me know.. thank you so much! What a fantastic idea.

  3. Would you mind sending me any other printables on this. The committee loves the idea. I would appreciate any other documents since this is my first year. 
    Big thank you. 

  4. I LOVE this idea! You are very creative and thoughtful of the teachers that work so hard to teacher our children. I was wondering if you would please email me the printables and do you have them for the breakfast, cupcake, and snack?

  5. LOVE this! I would love any other info on this theme. This is my 4th year heading our Staff Appreciation week so I’m running out of ideas!

    Thanks so much for sharing!

  6. I am in charge of our Committee this year and was wondering if you could please email me all the printables since I love your idea. Thank you!!

  7. Could you email me all of your printables? I love them all and would like to do them for our teachers at our school here.  Thank you.

    1. I’m just sending it now. Check your spam if it doesn’t come through, there are lots of files attached!

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  9. I really love these. I tried to recreate the other days, but can’t locate the font. Do you have copies of the other days to share?

    1. I don’t, I’m sorry! But the fonts are Chalkboard and Sketch Block. I think you can get them free on – and has sketch block!