Tuesday, April 10, 2012

TEN THINGS TUESDAY: Teacher Appreciation Edition

Did you know that April is Teacher Appreciation Month?  Now you do!  And here are ten fun ways to show your child's teacher just how thankful you are for everything they do.

Simple DIY I'm Loving, Part 1:  This flower pot from Mariah at Giggle Galore is easy to make and oh so sweet!

Simple DIY I'm Loving, Part 2 Head on over to The Idea Room for the how-to for this darling chalkboard mug.  Fill it with a gift card to local coffee shop or some hot cocoa and you're good to go.

Cake That Keeps on Giving I'm Loving:  What's Scrapping shows you how to transform school supplies into something fabulous!  

Life-Saving Idea I'm Loving:  Hit up your local Dollar Store to get lots of goodies to make up a survival kit for your favorite teacher.  Funky Polka Dot Giraffe has a great list to get you started.

Super Sweet Teacher Treat I'm Loving:  Take a page from Simply Savvy and make a candy-gram every educator is sure to love.  The message alone brings a smile to my face:
I SKORed big when I got you for a teacher. 
Don't SNICKER, but I think you're great! 
You are MOUNDS of fun and you have brought me so much JOY. 
I think you ROCK. (pop rocks) 
Thanks BEARY much (gummy bears) for always being so JOLLY (jolly ranchers) and
 for helping me become such a SMARTIE. 
Teachers like you are worth a MINT. (york peppermint patty) 
I'd be a NERD if I didn't thank you for helping me put the PIECES (reeses pieces) 
of the knowledge puzzle together. 
You are Might Magnificent. (m&ms) 
Thanks for a great year!

Cute Take on Chocolate I'm Loving:  It doesn't get any cooler than these edible chocolate chalkboards from Hungry Happenings.  And they're a lot easier to make than you may think.

Picture Perfect Present I'm Loving:  Print out this free download from Positively Splendid, add a picture of your kiddo and pop it into a frame for a gift from the heart that won't cost an arm and a leg.

From the Heart Art Idea I'm Loving:  Some crayons + a canvas x a hairdryer = some beautiful artwork.  Add a message inside the heart telling your teacher how great she is for a personal touch.  {NOTE: This is an image from Pinterest that doesn't seem to have a source.  If anyone knows where it originally came from, please let me know!}

Thirst Quenching Gift I'm Loving:  Lisa Storms came up with this great gift idea that's not only practical but fun too!  A thank you note and some drink packets inside of a reusable straw cup, topped off with a cute printable.  Fantastic!

Bag I'm Loving, Part 1:  I love love love these personalized tote bags from The 36th Avenue!  Desiree used vinyl to make hers but you could also try iron-on transfers too.

School-Worthy Bouquet I'm Loving, Part 2:  Fill a vase or mason jar with some magnetic letters like  One Charming Party did and regular buds get a scholarly twist.

So there you have some of my favorite ideas for educators.  For more fun finds, visit my Teacher Appreciation Pinterest Board.

And I'd love to hear about the things you're loving right now!  Share the app, movie, book, craft idea, TV show, whatever that's got you giddy in the comments and your picks might be included in next week's TEN ON TUESDAY feature.  And for more of my favorite things, check out my Pinterest boards!

Please note that this list is made up of things I actually use, read, watch, try, etc. and truly enjoy.  These opinions are my own and I was not compensated in any way to share them here.
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Thanks for the love!