Teachers are definitely heroes; sometimes overlooked and under appreciated. Great teachers care for our kids with love, patience and grace. I try my best to thank my daughter’s teachers on a daily basis because I know how challenging it can be to teach young children – especially those that are preschoolers. (I used to teach preschool). This week is Teacher Appreciation Week. Normally, I would go all out and spend a ton of money on her teacher. Not this year simply because she has four teachers for her class. Right now we are on a budget, so I had to think of something that was budget friendly, special, and an item that teachers would actually use.
Say hello to the Hands Down Teacher Appreciation Gift. So simple and easy to make! You don’t have to be a “Pinterest” Mom to figure this one out. Who doesn’t love soap? (Maybe this is a sign I am getting old!)
There are pre-made printables online, but we decided to hand write our note. This added a homemade feel to the hands down teacher appreciation gift.
How to make a Hands Down Teacher Appreciation Gift
Hand soap (We got these on sale from Bath and Body Works)
Trace your child’s hands using a pencil on white cardstock. Repeat this step as many times as you need.
Cut out hands using scissors.
Punch a hole in the palm of the hand.
Tie the hand around the neck of soap with ribbon. Curl the ends using scissors.
Hand write the words, “Hands Down You’re the Best Teacher Around!” (My daughter’s hands are little so I ran out of room to write the entire sentence but you get the idea!)
What do you think of this Hands Down Teacher Appreciation Gift? What better way to protect the teachers from all the germs than hand soap?
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