Big Hands, Crafts, Gift Ideas

Hail to the Bus Driver

Bus Driver Appreciation Gift

Bus Driver Appreciation day was celebrated in our school district in April and I came up with these quick little gifts to thank each of my son’s bus drivers for their hard work all year.  Now that it is the end of the school year, I thought I would share in case anyone is looking for a last minute gift idea for the bus driver’s, teachers, or other school support staff in your child’s life. Continue reading “Hail to the Bus Driver”

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Something Sweet for the Teacher

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Last week was my son’s last day of pre-school.  It was a great introduction to school and I am (mostly) looking forward to sending him off to kindergarten this fall.

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He had a great year and had some really amazing teachers who made it fun for him to go each day  Most days I didn’t even get so much as a wave good-bye as he was running into the classroom to play.

I wanted to do a gift card of some sort, but I knew the one teacher did not like tea or coffee.  Both teachers have young families and since our family goes out for ice cream a lot during the summer months, I decided on a gift card for Dairy Queen.

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I enlisted the help of my mom to make the cards.  She was happy to do it and I knew she’d do a great job so this was one place I was happy to pass the DIY torch over.

The cards turned out great and I love that my mom even thought to included a small pocket inside for me to tuck the gift cards into!

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And as a little something to go with the cards and gift cards, I decided to use a couple of the plastic pots we had leftover from an activity at my daughter’s birthday party.  (There’s more on that to come, I promise!)

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I designed a new insert to go in the plastic pots and had my son color and decorate one for each of the two teachers.

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Now coloring and crafting is NOT my sons strong suit.  It has been a battle all year to get him to do the crafts at pre-school and if it was left up to him he chose to play with toys or build with blocks before touching a crayon or scissors.  At pick-up each day I would see each kid coming out with their wonderful creations, and my son was almost always empty handed.

Knowing this, I hope the teachers appreciated his efforts to sit down and actually create something for them. He seemed to try and get through the coloring part quickly so he could get to the playing in the dirt and planting, but he did seem quite proud of his creations at the end.

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The gifts turned out great and I hope it help show the appreciation for his wonderful teachers. My daughter is already excited at the idea of starting at the same pre-school in the fall because of her big brother’s great experience.