Teacher: "THANK YOU" Poem & Craft

Teacher Craft, Coloring Craft, Teacher Poem, Thank You Poem, Teacher Appreciation Gift, Teacher Appreciation Week, End of Year Teacher Gift

Hi Friends!

Are you looking forward to summer? As the school year winds down, we can all sigh with relief and anticipation for no more: homework, packed lunches, weekend assignments, last minute school purchases, colds/tummy bugs, or schedules! Before we think about our plans though, why not thank those amazing teachers for a great year. I know, I know, more “homework” haha. Some of you may not be able to purchase a gift for each teacher or have any desire to, but we can jot down a few kind, sincere words of gratitude and appreciation, right? Your child is a key part of this gratitude gift too; their coloring, photo and maybe personal note will be included. We’re hoping this craft can offer you a nice alternative and help you create something meaningful, together.

In the future when the teacher is having a rough day or questioning their impact (because they do and will), all they have to do is pull out some cards/notes of appreciation, to remind them. Our craft will do that with the included “Thank You” poem, easy coloring for a card, note or gift bag, your personal note and your child’s. We’ll even list some gift ideas should you choose to include one. Lastly, we’re SO excited to finally highlight the HOPE KIDS aka CAPE/SUPER KIDS, found on the All About Hope website and boxes, for this craft! You’ll get access to the Hope Kids and the poem, both customizable to your liking.

So how about we touch some teacher’s hearts and maybe fill their tummies a bit too haha. Check it out below!

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What You'll Need

  • Construction Paper In Any Color + White For Personal Note or Just White For Complete Project.

  • Crayons, Color Pencils or Markers

  • Pencil/Pen

  • Glue

  • Scissors

  • Printer Paper & Printer

    optional: Child’s School Photo/Other Photo or Family Photo, Kraft Paper Bag, Snacks/Treats for Gift

 
These were printed at 25% scale or wallet size.

These were printed at 25% scale or wallet size.

The Steps

I worked on a card for my imaginary teacher aka Hubby haha and Naomi worked on 4 gift bags for her core teachers. The instructions are below.

Full size is 3 3/4” x 6 3/4” but can be sized down/up when printing

CARD/GIFT BAG

1.Decide if you would like to make a card, giftbag or both.

2. Then decide if you would like to have a student and teacher represented (The Hope Kids represent the student but can also be used for the teacher), then which versions: RIGHT or LEFT facing.

3. Click the version you like, save and or print (scale down to 20-25% or wallet size).

4. Color the student/teacher, cut out and set aside. You may add the teacher’s name to the shirt or cape if you would like to personalize it.

5. Click the poem (size is 3 3/4” x 6 3/4” but can be scaled down or enlarged too), save or print, write the teacher’s name on the line, cut out and set aside.

Further instructions for each below

These are an 8 x 10 size for regular coloring. For this craft, you will need to size down to 25%/wallet size when printing.

CARD

a) Use a white sheet of construction paper and fold in half vertically or you may use a colored sheet instead and included a white folded paper on the inside. Glue the white paper on the inside of the colored paper or leave one side unglued for extra writing space.

b) Decide if you would like the poem on the front of the card or on the inside, then glue it there.

c) Next glue your Hope kid and/or teacher to the front or inside as well.

d) Write your personal message to the teacher, have your child do the same or communicate their thoughts to you.

tip: If your student can’t write yet, ask what they loved about school or their teacher and write that down. Have them sign their name and/or create a small drawing right next to their comment.

e) Add your child’s (small) school photo or family one so the teacher will always have a face/family to connect the gift to.

f) Lastly, you can include a small gift with your card if you’d like, ideas are below.

GIFT BAG

a) You may use a white, brown or colored, Kraft paper bag.

b) Glue your poem to the front or back, as well as the hope kid/teacher.

c) Write your personal message (have your child do the same or communicate their thoughts to you), directly on the back of the bag or on a piece of paper, then glue on the back side or place inside of bag.

tip: If your student can’t write yet, ask what they loved about school or their teacher and write that down. Have them sign their name and/or create a small drawing right next to their comment.

d) Add the personal/family photo to the bag.

e) Lastly, place a gift or treats inside the bag.

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GIFT SUGGESTIONS for gift bag or card:

(choose according to your teacher’s personality/preference) Popcorn Gift: Plain popcorn + different toppings or different kinds of popcorn, Movie Gift: A family movie, snacks/candy + drinks or gift card to the drive in + snacks, or gift card to the movie theater, Healthy Options Gift: Trail mix, jerky, water, GF/SF treats or gift card to a local juice bar, Salad/Sandwich place, Lounge Gift: A few magazines, Starbucks drink and cookies, Sick Day Gift: Small throw blanket, a large can of soup + hot chocolate, School Supplies Gift: Gift card to a school supply place or tissue paper, sanitizer, cleaning wipes, Energy Drink Gift: different brands of drinks, Fast Food Gift: Gift card to local fast food place/s, Handy Person Gift: Gift card to local hardware store, Summer Fun Gift: Beach towel, sunscreen, water or magazine

Just to name a few, hope these help!

These would also work great for the Teacher Appreciation Week most schools host!

Happy crafting

Amanda and Naomi

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