Last week was Teacher Appreciation Week and, as usual, I picked up gift cards for each of Lovebug and Littlebug’s teachers. While I know that gift cards are the most practical gifts for teachers, I find them to be really impersonal. So, I like to include something thoughtful (like this, this or this) to convey how much we truly appreciate the fabulous teachers we have been blessed to have in our lives.
This year, I made cards based on the popular children’s book, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, by Laura Joffe Numeroff. Have you read the book? It is so clever and fun for kids of all ages!
Lovebug’s loves this book (check out some of Lovebug’s other favorite books here) so it was fitting to create a card based on the same concept. After lots of thought and many iterations, I ended up with a heartfelt card that, I feel, reflects the role teachers play in their students lives.
I couldn’t be happier with how the cards turned out and our teachers loved them!!
Here’s how I made them…
If you give a teacher a student poem (below)
Colorful card stock, cut to 5 1/2 x 8 and folded in half so the 5 1/2 sides meet
Unfortunately, I didn’t take pictures as I went along. But, the process was pretty easy so I’m pretty sure an explanation will suffice.
I simply printed the poem on paper, setting the paper size 1/4 inch smaller than my card stock on all sides. I ended up spreading the poem over 2 pages, leaving room on the bottom of the second page for a hand written note. I also created a simple cover for the card.
Then, I cut the paper and glued the poem onto the card stock.
We signed the cards with a little note, tucked the gift card inside and sealed the cards into our envelopes.
Easy-peasy and super cute!
If You Give a Teacher a Student
Based on the book If you Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff
I used the poem in a card, but it would be adorable tucked in a frame as well. Plus, you can edit the poem to personalize it even more, if you like. The possibilities are endless!