Teacher Appreciation

Looking for easy, inexpensive ways to welcome new members into your organization, thank substitute teachers, or encourage teachers and leaders? Here's a list of great ideas. Got a good one? Please post it in the comments section below.

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Mormon Share - Teacher Appreciation Handout Ideas

When a teacher is released

  • We'll miss you BEARY much  - when a release comes ( gummy bears, or bear stickers)
  • Take a photograph of the teacher's class. Glue it to

    a piece of heavy paper, and
    let the students sign or put hand or thumbprints on it. Write "Thank you, Brother ___!"

  • You are the Reisen our testimonies have grown! Thank you! (Reisen candy)
  • Using a plain white t-shirt and fabric markers, trace the hands of each of the students
    on the shirt. Have them write their names on and/or color their hand. Use a cookie
    cutter hand shape for the hands of any absent children. Write something like "Our hands
    go out for a job well done!" or "Here's our applause for your good work!" or "Thank
    you!" or "High Five! Great job!".

When a teacher accepts a new calling

  • We're soda-lighted that you accepted your new calling in ________! (favorite flavor of soda)
  • We're pasta-tively delighted to have you in ________! (pasta and sauce)
  • You joined the ________ just in "brine"! (jar of pickles)
  • We hit the nail on the head when we got you as a teacher! (nail)
  • It'll be a ball having you in __________! (small ball)
  • We're tickled to have you in ______! (feather)

After a great lesson

  • That lesson was worth writing home about! Thanks! (stationery pages and
    envelope)
  • Your lesson was de-light-ful! (Box of light bulbs, candle, battery-operated candle)
  • You really hit the nail on the head with your lesson on ____! (nail)
  • Hot Dog!!! Great job! (Gummi Hot Dog shaped candy)
  • Thanks for going the extra mile! (Extra brand gum)
  • No one matches you as a teacher! (match)

Substitute Teacher Appreciation

  • You took over in the nick of "brine"!
    (jar of pickles)
  • You are a Lifesaver (Lifesaver candies) Print out my custom Life Saver wrapper clipart
  • Thanks a bunch for coming through in a CRUNCH!
    (Nestle Crunch bar) submitted by Laurie
  • Thanks for being there to CHIP in! (Small bag of potato chips)
  • Your service in ________ will make a difference Now & Later. (Now &
    Later candies).
  • Thanks a mint for all you do in ________. (York Peppermint Patty)
  • Your help was GRAPE-ly appreciated! (Any grape treat, like a Grape Jolly Rancher pop)
  • Thanks for stepping in when we were at the end of our rope! (Nerds rope or licorice rope)
  • Thank you for chewsing to help out! (stick of Gum)
  • Thank you for "rising" and being there when you were "kneaded" No matter
    how you "slice" it, we really appreciate your help! (bread)
  • Thank you for sharing your TALENTS with us! (gold foil wrapped chocolate coins)

Inexpensive (less than 10 cents each) or Free

  • It's plane to see you are a wonderful teacher/child! (paper airplane)
  • You light up our ______! (birthday candle)
  • Thank you for chewsing to help out! (stick of Gum)
  • We have Reisen to thank you! (Reisen candy)
  • No one matches you as a teacher! (match)
  • You make primary sparkle! (written with a glitter pen, or
    in glue with glitter sprinkled on it)
  • You color our ______ with fun! (crayon)
  • We're tickled to have you in ______! (feather)
  • We're nuts about you! (nut with wiggle eyes glued on)

For use any time

  • Thanks for sticking to your calling! (glue, tape)
  • Thanks! You're worth a mint to us! (mints)
  • Thanks! You're a real SWEET TART! (Sweet Tarts candy)
  • Thanks for pudding your shoulder to the wheel! (Pudding cup)
  • Thank you for your faithfulness in serving in ________. You're worth more than
    a hundred grand! (100 Grand bar).
  • Thank you for sharing your TALENTS with us! (gold foil wrapped chocolate coins)
  • Don't snicker but we think you're great. (Snicker bar)
  • We've had lots of Snickers with you at camp! Thank you! (Snicker bar)
  • Don't expect a 100 Grand answer to a 10 cent prayer. (hundred grand bar)
  • We love you DOTS and DOTS. (Box of Dots)
  • From small seeds, large testimonies grow. (Sunflower seeds)
  • Don't be a Nerd, study the scriptures! (Nerds)
  • Kisses and Hugs from _____.(Hershey kisses and Hugs)
  • Make sure your Big Hunk is temple worthy! (Big Hunk)
  • The scriptures are lifesavers. (Lifesavers)
  • Prayer and scripture study are "pieces" in the puzzle of life. (Reese's pieces)
  • Make right choices Now for happiness Later (Now and Later candy)
  • "Chews" the right when the choice is placed before you! (Chewing gum or Charleston Chews)
  • Donut forget that the circle of your influence in ________ will go on forever (tied to a donut)
  • Halloween: It's no TRICK to TREAT the _______ with love! (small bag of trick or treat candy)
  • Popcorn is a kernel that magnified its calling! (package of microwave popcorn)
  • You are berry Special! (berry candy, small jar of berry jelly, pint of fresh
    berries)
  • Your ______ in ________ means BEARY much to me (gummy bears, or bear stickers)
  • Print a card that says: "Magnify your calling, it increases your
    perspective!" and make the word perspective in a TINY font. Then tape
    it to a dollar-store magnifying glass.
  • In the bowl of an inexpensive spoon, put a Hershey's Kiss and Hershey's Hug bottom to bottom,
    wrap it all in netting and tie it with a bow. Include a note that says, 'A spoonful of hugs and kisses for your willingness to
    serve!
  • We're "rooting" for you. (root beer barrels or root beer)
  • Thanks a bunch! (banana)
  • Here's a note to let you know we appreciate all that you do in ________. (notepad
    and pencil) .
  • Thanks for "letting your light so shine"! (Box of light bulbs,
    candle, battery-operated candle)
  • A teacher can't live by apples alone!  (any treat)
  • By the yard it's hard, by the inch it's a cinch, and together we can do it.
    (ruler)
  • You color our ______ with fun! (crayon)
  • We knead good teachers like you to help our ________ rise to their potential!
    (bread) 
  • You make primary sparkle! (written with a glitter pen, or
    in glue with glitter sprinkled on it)
  • For being there when you were "kneaded", for "rising" to the occasion, large
    or small. For never "loafing" on the job, for helping others to
    "heel" with TLC. No matter how you "slice" it, you do a terrific job loving
    our _________. (bread)
  • We're tickled to have you in ______! (feather)
  • We're nuts about you! (nut with wiggle eyes glued on)

Credit: some ideas are mine, some came from
www.eprimary.dk - (go to the Teacher Training section,
and scroll down to Teacher Appreciation), the Primary-Page Yahoo Group,
the lds-youngwomen Yahoo Group, and some came from

The Idea Door.

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