Did you know that this week is Teacher’s Appreciation Week? Well it is and it’s a perfect time to celebrate those special teachers who help our children learn and grow. Teacher’s Appreciation Week doesn’t get quite as much attention as it should and I couldn’t even find a greeting card at my local big box store! So instead, I put together a little DIY teacher appreciation gift basket through this sponsored post with Go Teach! – as always, all opinions are my own.
Did you know that teachers often end up buying some of their classroom supplies using some of their own personal money? So I thought that I would start my DIY teacher appreciation gift basket with some classroom items that would be put to good use.
DIY Teacher Appreciation Gift Basket
You’ll need the following supplies to create this DIY Teacher Appreciation Gift Basket.
- EXPO Dry Erase Markers with Ink Indicator
- Paper Mate InkJoy Gel Pens
- Sharpie Art Pens
- Paper clips
- Binder clips
- Pot of flowers (because teachers help your children grow)
- Gift card
Teachers do a lot of writing so it only makes sense that a DIY Teacher Appreciation Gift Basket starts with products that are great for writing. Not all writing tools are created equal, so your child’s teacher will surely appreciate these quality items.
EXPO Dry Erase Markers with Ink Indicator are perfect for use on white boards and because they are available in 6 bold colors, have low odor and you can see how much ink is in them, the teacher will never have to guess, or worse, run out in the middle of writing daily lessons. Notes often go home with students and as a writer myself, I really appreciate a smooth writing pen like Paper Mate InkJoy Gel Pens. Sharpie Art Pens are perfect for grading papers because they won’t bleed through paper and come inside a great case for organization.
You’ll want to arrange all of your items inside the basket and the wrap a ribbon around it. My basket is made from chicken wire, so I wove the ribbon through, then made a triple bow where the ends meet. It’s such a simple gift and you can even add in extra items like stickers, paper or anything else you can think of!
Check out Go Teach!, the online teaching community from the makers of classroom favorites like EXPO®, Paper Mate®, Sharpie®, Elmer’s® and PrismaColor® for more great ideas on projects that kids can make for their teachers!