Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Inexpensive Teacher Appreciation Gift

Recently Traci at Beneath My Heart shared this inexpensive teacher appreciation gift.

It's a Teacher Assort-"mint" gift bag!

It was such a creative and easy idea we gave it a try at our house! Our recipient list was long. At co-op each girl had four teachers with a helper or two and Rhett had three teachers with a helper each. Plus, we added our Art teacher. I think we ended up making 28 bags total!

Traci had a cute ribbon, mounted her poem on colored paper and attached it to the outside of the bag. I figured if we attached the poems to the outside, half of them would fall off, so we just trimmed the card and added it to the inside of the bag. We started off with a cute brown and green polka dot ribbon, ran out, then used what we had on hand. They all turned out just fine and, hopefully, were enjoyed by all.

Curious to see more?

Each of the kids signed their names at the bottom of the poem.

This is what the goodie bag looked like from the back. Rhett joked that he hoped the teachers didn't think that he was dropping them a hint about their breath by giving them mints. :) I don't think so, son!

We filled it with all sorts of mint candies...mint Musketeers, Life Savers, York, Andes, Dove, gum and star mints. The bag smelled so good! I purchased all my supplies: candy, bags (by the Wilton supplies in the craft section) and ribbon at Walmart.

Here is what the poem says:

Thanks for your commit-"mint" to help me learn.
Thanks for your encourage-"mint" to always do my best.
Thanks for your involve-"mint" in my life.
Thanks for your invest-"mint" of time and energy
to make co-op (or you can put school, etc) such a great place to be.
Thanks for making each day an enjoy-"mint".
Thanks for helping to create a nice environ-"mint"
for me to learn and grow.
Everything you have done this year
has really “mint” a lot to me!!!

Like Traci, as a former teacher, I would have loved this gift! Little treats to enjoy and the creative use of the poem makes this a perfect little "thank you" to anyone who serves your children!


Mary said...

What a great idea! I would've loved to have gotten one of those, and I wouldn't have even thought someone was telling me I had bad breath! :D

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Treat bags are always a good idea. We give them out at Christmastime as well.

sclevenger said...

Hey Angie! Just wondering how you did with going to bed at 10 - you commented on my blog that you were going to try that in May. I'd love to hear from you! PS - I did TERRIBLE practice piano!

Traci@ Beneath My Heart said...

Those turned out great! I hope they liked them. :)
Thank you so much for sharing your post with me.

sanjeet said...

Treat bags are always a good idea
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