Teacher Appreciation Day – May 8th 2018

May 8th, 2018 is Teacher’s Appreciation Day! It is the time to show your child’s teacher that you appreciate them and all their hard work in educating your child. A teacher can have years of lasting impact on a kid, so take the week to truly show how much you value them.

Here are some ideas for your child to show their teacher that they care. Gifts from individual students as well as joint gifts from the whole class can be special!

From one child or the whole class

  1. Write a thoughtful card
    • Make it bigger: Make it into a scrapbook!
      • Have each kid create a little page and bind them together to make a book of appreciation from the class!
  2. Bring flowers
    • Make it bigger: A bouquet of flowers
      • Have each child bring in a single flower from their home and make a beautiful bouquet to display in the classroom. (Don’t forget a vase!)
  3. Bring a cookie
    • Make it bigger: have a couple kids each day bring in a small treat. To be on the safe side, don’t add nuts!
  4. Bring in breakfast or lunch
    • Make it bigger: organize a breakfast or lunch buffet for all the teachers in the grade or school.
  5. Bring their favorite snack to class
    • Make it bigger: Find out their favorite coffee place and give them a gift card from the class
  6. Make Pottery(Mug/Plate/Bowl)
    • Make it bigger: have each child help paint the piece and/or sign everyone’s names
  7. Purchase a gift card to your teacher’s favorite store or restaurant.
    • Make it bigger: Organize a class collection and use the donations towards multiple gift cards. You could give cards to their favorite restaurant, Amazon, Target, Starbucks, etc.


  1. Classroom Supplies: in most schools, teachers often have to pay for and bring in school supplies on their own. Help your teacher run the best classroom they can and help offset some of those costs by bringing in some school supplies for the class.
  2. Small Gift:
    • Decorations for their desk or classroom door
    • Personalized coffee mug
    • Favorite candy
    • Candles
    • Pampering gifts like hand lotion, bath bombs
  3. Get your teacher tickets to an event they like. Maybe a sporting event or a musical. Give them a night to relax and have fun.

Teachers are often underappreciated, yet the influence of a great teacher can never be erased. Let’s take the time to truly pamper the everyday hero in your child’s life.

“If you can read this, thank a teacher.”  American proverb