The end of the school year is here! Can you believe it? I’m sure I’m not alone when I say that this teacher is more than ready for summer break! This time of year brings with it a lot to do but I try to always make sure I end the year in a meaningful way and celebrate another fantastic year of learning with my sweet kiddos.
Along with a super fun end of the year bash, I like to give my students a gift. Nothing too extravagant, just something to let them know how special they are and that they will be missed.
Here are some tips for finding the perfect student gifts:
- Find something affordable. It’s no secret that teachers aren’t paid nearly enough, so you don’t want to spend a huge amount of your hard earned money on expensive gifts.
- Find something you can buy in bulk. Since you have several students, look for small gifts that come in big packs. Bonus: If you have any left over, you can save them for gifts for next year or for other class activities in the future!
- Add a little personalization. I don’t recommend getting individual gifts for each student because it is a lot harder and you might have students fighting over who got what. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t make it special for each kid. Add some cute little gift tags and sign it with what you will miss most about each kid. This is a simple way to make everyone feel special.
Looking for some recommendations for your gifts? Here are some of my favorites:
Bubble Wands. What kid doesn’t love bubbles? No matter their age, they will love these. These come in a pack of 24 so it will easily cover most classroom sizes.
Sunglasses. Not only are these sunglasses colorful and fun, but they are also perfect for welcoming the summer sun. They can wear them all summer long! These come in a 24 pack as well so they will easily cover most classroom sizes.
Freezer Pops. Who doesn’t love a good popsicle? These treats are delicious and extremely affordable!
All of these gifts can easily be attached to a sweet note saying what an amazing year you had or how you’ll miss each student.
Looking for more student gift ideas? Check out my post here!
What are your favorite ways to end the school year? Let me know in the comments!