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homemade teachers gift present

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We needed an easy, creative activity today. We had snow, but not enough to entertain anyone more than 5 minutes outside. Just finger nipping cold, nose chilling wet. I don’t wish to sound greedy, but can someone send us enough to make a snowman next time, please? Continue reading

End of year gifts

painted pots teacher giftsThe children love to give a thank you present to their teachers, at the end of the year. Each year, I wrack my brain for the perfect homemade gift. One that will allow all of the children, whatever their age, to produce something that they are proud to give. Hmm…

homemade thank you gift

This year, I took them to our local lavender farm. Each carefully chose a lavender plant. One that they thought their teacher would like. They enjoyed reading the names of each different type. Lots of laughter. Lots of interest in the varieties.

Yesterday, they painted lavender flowers on to the side of terracotta pots, with a thank you message to each of their teachers. With the greatest of care, they transferred the lavender plants into their decorated pots.

painted pot thank gift

They’ll take their gifts in to school today. A simple gift, but one that the children have made their own. Ready to give to their teachers. A perfect “Thank you”.

(Just realised that this is probably the last time all three of them will be making gifts for teachers.)

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