I have really been trying to think of an amazing way to bless my kids’ teachers this year. My schedule has been crazy this year, and I haven’t been able to volunteer or do much for the teachers. So I really want something that lets them know how much I appreciate them.
So I put out the question… where else?… Twitter! (asking questions on Twitter really “Works for Me!“) I got some great responses that I’m going to consider, and I think I might do a combination of a few of these.
Donna (@WayMoreHomemade) suggested none other than child-decorated cookies, like these at Bake at 350. (Go see the picture, they are SO cute!)I love this idea! I am going to look for those food-coloring markers because I have some little crafters here that would literally eat this activity up! (we’ll have to make a few extra for sure!)
Shannon (@Shankakes), who works at a non-profit, suggested making necklaces at the local bead shop downtown. I love supporting local family run businesses, so this is a wonderful idea as well. And again, the little crafteres would have a blast.
Then Shannon suggested something I hadn’t thought of before: Kiva.org. It’s an amazing organization that provides micro-loans to entrepreneurs in developing countries, and offers “Gift Certificates,” where the recipient can “lend” the money to a business owner of their choice. Brilliant, Shannon!
Christy (@sranelson) is making these adorable Mini Patchfolios, with a pen and pad inside a fabric cover. My friend Niki makes these at her ETSY shop, Niki’s Knacks. She could totally do this in adult fabric, too.
@WillBlogForShoe gave these keylets to her teachers this year, from another ETSY shop. These are adorable, and I actually have one similar to these. I love supporting fellow moms and women through ETSY.
All these great ideas, I don’t know which one we’ll settle on! What are you giving your teachers this year?
PS, I didn’t include pictures, because I didn’t know if I would have permission, so if I get permission, I’ll post some pics!
This post is included in Works For Me Wednesday at We Are That Family. Go over there for tons more helpful hints!