It’s getting close to the end of term and those of us with children in school or pre-school are starting to think about presents for teachers. At my children’s school parents mostly club together and contribute towards vouchers. Speaking as somebody who was a teacher, this is fab. It’s lovely to be able to use the vouchers to choose something that you really would like. That being said, the presents I most remember receiving as a teacher are the homemade ones. It is lovely when a child goes to the effort of making something at home. Despite what parents might think, teachers are genuinely touched by such offerings, no matter how ‘homemade’ they are. I have kept cards made for me by children in the first class I ever taught and they hold very special memories. With that in mind, I have been trawling the internet in search of some inspiration for this year. I have tried to pick out ideas that are appropriate for even the littlest children to enjoy.
This lovely hand print plant in a pot has a nice message and is perfect for children leaving a nursery to start ‘big school’.
This lion is grrreat and will be a sure fire hit with little ones into animals with big teeth!
For a slightly more mixed-media option, why not have a go at this wax resist card? Small children could draw a picture while older ones might write a message.
For slightly older children, this flowers in a cup idea is very effective.
This is a lovely way of using little hands to make a personalised gift.
I hope you find these suggestions helpful – I will be trying out a couple myself!