5 Ways to Show Your Appreciation to Teachers

Teacher Appreciation Week / Day is celebrated in May

By Macaroni KID April 25, 2022

Looking for ideas to thank your child's teacher for all they do? Just because our teachers love to teach doesn't mean it's not hard work - let's take the opportunity to show them some gratitude for all they do throughout the year helping our kids learn. Teachers have had more challenges the last couple of years, especially helping our kids catch up after learning from a distance - they're working hard to keep our children on track. How can we ever thank them?

Heartfelt and thoughtful gifts feel like the way to go this National Teacher Appreciation Day / Week.

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Here are five simple ideas to show your appreciation for your child's teacher:

1. A thank-you note

Teachers love to hear what your child has to say from their heart. Here's a fun FREE printable to make it easy for your child to say thank you. You can write one too. Go one step further and write one to the principal too, explaining why you believe your child's teacher is exceptional. Use specific examples of how the teacher has influenced your child’s learning. Who doesn’t like to look great in front of their boss?

2. A gift card to a local restaurant or coffee shop

A gift card is a nice treat! 

3. Items for their classrooms

Whiteboard markers, erasers, scissors, pencils, sharpeners, decorative pieces, hand soap … all will be appreciated. Ask your teacher for a wish list or check Amazon to see if one is already started there! Teachers often spend their own money on school supplies, so this is an opportunity to help them in a practical way that they'll appreciate.

4. A basket of their favorite snacks

Find out what your child's teacher loves to snack on and make them a nice basket filled with their favorite treats!

5. A beach bag

Summer break is near, so it's the perfect time to prepare for the beach! Get a nice beach towel, some sunblock, flip flops and a good book and put them in a beach bag! These items will surely get put to use and offer a nice twist to the usual teacher appreciation gifts.


Thank you to all the teachers!