In 2012 I taught a transitional kindergarten class of 26 small children. We did some fun projects, put on a performance, and even went on a walking field trip to the park! The only reason we could do so much was because I had some great parent volunteers. As the year was coming to a close, I wanted to give them a gift to say thank you for the hours they spent volunteering in my classroom.
I settled on some iced tea/cold beverage tumblers because it was June at the time and the weather was getting pretty warm.
Here’s what you will need for this DIY thank you gift:
Some cold tumblers available on Amazon (I’ve also seen similar ones at Dollar Tree)
Brightly colored tissue paper
Small individually-wrapped candies
Colored construction paper
Craft scissors to make a zig zag cut on the tag
Printable “You’re Tea-riffic” tags (see below for color or black and white versions!)
I stuffed the tumblers with tissue paper and added some candy inside.
With my paper trimmer, the exact specification I used to cut the tags were: Cut 1/4-inch margin off of the two shorter sides of the page. Cut 1/2-inch margin off of the two longer sides. The tags were designed to be 3 inches x 2.5 inches. Once they were cut, I added decorative trim with the craft scissors.
For tags with colored fonts click here or right-click the image and save it to your computer.
My helpers were really happy with this DIY thank you gift, and I felt that these said “thank you” better than a simple card would have. My classroom volunteers made each day so much easier for me and better for the children. There’s no way I could have managed 26 little just-turned-5-year-olds all on my own. I needed an extra set of hands during centers, getting everyone’s backpacks packed at the end of the day, and helping all those little guys peel their bananas at snack time.
Do you have someone in your life whose help makes every day just a little bit easier? Who would you want to give a cute iced tea tumbler to say “thank you” for all they do?