Thursday, August 29, 2013
Teachers are some of the coolest people around, with the hardest jobs I can think of. Often the job comes with long hours, out of pocket expenses and very little gratitude. Show your appreciation by treating your favorite teachers to a little extra fun! Here are a few of my favorite ideas to get you started!
Save a medium sized jar to fill with treats or candy and deliver it to your teacher with a little note of gratitude or praise!
Conduct an impromptu interview with your child about his/her teacher and see what comes up! Add the comments to a colored picture, frame it and give to the teacher!
Apple For Teacher
It doesn't get much easier than choosing a delicious red apple to present to the teacher! Easy and frugal, a shiny healthy treat is always welcome!
Teacher Tote Bag
Make a personalized, hand-decorated tote for your teacher. Let your kids go to work adding handprints, designs or other embellishments to really take this tote to the next level!
Colorful Sun Catchers
The sun catcher craft involves shaving crayons and cheese graters - definitely a hands on experience, but probably best for elementary age kids to create.
Visit The Idea Box for crafts, games and ideas to help you honor a special teacher! Connect with us on Facebook where I share more ideas from other crafty bloggers and sites or follow us on Pinterest and create your own pinboard full of kids crafts!
Friday, August 16, 2013
The first day back to school is always a doozie! It signals the official end of Summer and is usually a tiring day as kids adjust. Celebrate with a backwards dinner to lighten the evening!
Back To School Contract
Do your kiddos need a little motivation to keep them positive and focused through out the school year? How about writing up a back to school contract to keep everyone inspired?
Talk about a fun after school snack and super simple to put together! Your kids will love eating up these little peanut butter buses and you get to enjoy bragging rights!
In many classes, circle time is a big part of the teaching and fun. But what if you can't stick anything permanent to the floor for circle time? No problem! We have an idea!
Create a pretty fall themed bookmark with your kids to use with study time or homework, or share some with your class.
Back To School Magnet
Want to share a special gift with teacher? Or maybe you need some new magnets for the fridge or classroom - use our tutorial to create simple or elaborate magnets for back to school!
Visit The Idea Box for crafts, games and snacks to help you have some back-to-school fun! Connect with us on Facebook where I share more ideas from other crafty bloggers and sites or follow us on Pinterest and create your own pinboard full of kids crafts!