It’s that time of year again… Teacher Appreciation Week! There are only so many coffee mugs, plaques with happy-faced red apples and “A+” notepads a teacher could need or want, so I prefer to make something special with my kids each year. This is one of my favorites — and it’s really easy to do!
- One pot
- A package of seeds with dirt in a cute bag
- A few feet of ribbon
- Brown tissue paper
- Green tissue paper shreds (you can also tear pieces off of green tissue paper) to represent grass
- One green candle
- Paper or a thank you card
Tip: Get an unfinished clay pot and have your children paint it to add color and to personalize it for the teacher!
- Crumple a few pieces of brown tissue paper and place them inside the pot.
- Scatter the green tissue paper pieces over the brown tissue paper.
- Place the seeds and dirt package inside the pot.
- Place the candle in the pot.
- Tie a ribbon around the pot.
- Write in a card (or make your own):
Dear (teacher’s name), Thank you for helping me GROW and SHINE! Love, (child’s name)