Looking for an easy yet heartfelt idea to thank your child’s teacher this year? Have your child write words to describe his or her teacher on this free printable tag then attach it to chocolate as a teacher appreciation gift. It’s a great way to show your child’s teacher how much they mean for Teacher Appreciation Week, Christmas or end of the school year.
Our oldest son is in kindergarten this year. When he started preschool a few years ago we asked our Kenarry readers for advice about whether it’s appropriate to give a teacher appreciation gift during the school year. From that post, we learned 5 ways to give thanks to teachers plus gained countless teacher appreciation gift ideas. A few of our key takeaways were that a teacher appreciation gift doesn’t need to be expensive and that gifts personalized by the student are especially valued or cherished by teachers.
In the past we’ve made a free printable “Thanks a Latte” teacher appreciation card for kids to color and give their teachers along with a gift card to a coffee shop. We’ve created kids canvas art at the holidays to give to teachers along with a craft or hobby store gift card. We’ve also given a coffee cup as a teacher appreciation gift with ingredients and a recipe to make a mug cake. We threw a coffee shop gift card in with that one too.
This year for Teacher Appreciation Week in our son’s kindergarten class at school, we were encouraged just to give his teacher a small token of appreciation in addition to participating in a larger gift from the whole class. We knew his teacher loves dark chocolate so we thought creating a free printable tag to use with chocolate as a teacher appreciation gift would be perfect for her this year. If you want to use these teacher appreciation tags, they’re available as a FREE digital download for Kenarry Idea Insiders – just look for the sign-up form below!
Down the side of the tag we wrote the word CHOCOLATE then my son chose words to describe his teacher that went with each letter in the word. We left space on the side so he could draw a picture of a flower, a heart or something else he thought she’d like. We just attached the chocolate poem to the top of a bag of dark chocolates to create a very easy teacher appreciation gift his teacher would love!
Free Printable Chocolate Teacher Appreciation Gift
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What you need:
- Access to a computer and color printer
- White cardstock
- Scissors or Paper Cutter
- 1-Hole Punch
- 1/4″ Gold Satin Ribbon (or any color ribbon you choose!)
1. Get the free Teacher Appreciation Gift Tag.
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Then you just need to download the PDF file and save it to your computer. The Teacher Appreciation Gift Tags and all other free printables from Kenarry: Ideas for the Home are for your own PERSONAL USE ONLY.
We created two versions of this printable teacher appreciation gift tag:
Option A: Teacher Appreciation Gift Tag with Blanks — Your child can fill in the blanks with words to describe his or her teacher.
Option B: Teacher Appreciation Gift Tag – Pre-filled Poem — This version is already filled in with the words we used for our chocolate teacher appreciation gift if you want it to look like the one below.
2. Print and Cut the Printable Teacher Appreciation Gift Tag.
Print the gift tag in color on white card stock. It’s designed to be a rich chocolate-y brown color so your child’s artwork can stand out while it also coordinates well with any bag of chocolates you choose.
3. Have your child decorate the card.
If you chose Option A for your teacher appreciation gift tag, have your child write adjectives to go with each letter of the word chocolate. Older children can also use a thesaurus to help them find words or phrases that best describe their teachers. In the extra space on the right, allow your child to draw pictures and color the card anyway he (or she) wants. This is your child’s chance to personalize the card and express gratitude to his or her teachers.
If you went with Option B, you can just have your child draw a picture and sign his or her name. This option works especially well for preschool and early elementary age students who are still learning how to read and write.
4. Punch holes in the top of the Teacher Appreciation Gift Tag.
After your child is done decorating the teacher appreciation card, use a single hole punch to put two holes in the top of the tag. Ours were about an inch and a half apart.
5. Use ribbon to tie the Teacher Appreciation Gift Tag to Chocolate.
Wrap the gold ribbon securely around the top of the chocolate bag and loop it through the holes. You can see in the photo below I actually started by lacing the ribbon through the two holes, wrapped it around the bag once and then pulled the ribbon back through the holes to the front of the card.
Then tie a big bow to hold the ribbon in place. To make the bow sit nicely, I’ve found it’s best to make each end into a loop and then tie the two loops together. You can then trim the ends, tuck the ends behind the teacher appreciation gift tag or let them drape loosely over the front.
This Teacher Appreciation Gift idea to go with chocolate is an easy inexpensive way to help your child learn to be thoughtful and appreciative of others. Plus chances are, if your child’s teachers are anything like my son’s kindergarten teacher, they’re going to love this teacher appreciation gift! What are you planning to do to thank your child’s teachers this year? Please comment below and share. We’re always looking for new ideas.
While you’re here be sure to check out other teacher gift ideas on Kenarry: Ideas for the Home, like the “Thanks a Latte” Free Printable Teacher Appreciation Card to go with a coffee shop gift card that I mentioned earlier. You may also want to follow our Teacher Gift Ideas Board on Pinterest. If you liked this teacher appreciation gift idea to go with chocolate, please share it with your friends or pin it for later:
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