Christmas teacher gift ideas, when homemade, are often the best kind.
During the holidays we start to think of our wish-list and wonder what types of presents will cross our desks from students, parents, colleagues, or administration. What’s on your wish-list?
First off, don’t underestimate the power of volunteer service as a holiday gift. Wouldn’t you rather receive one of the following?
- What if someone would come into your class to sharpen pencils?
- Or offered to help during art class?
- Took on recess duty?
- Made some phone calls for a class field trip?
- Say and did some homework correcting?
- Organize the classroom?
- Made endless copies?
These things all sound like the ideal items I would want on my Teacher Wishlist.
Additionally, it’s hard not to treasure those homemade works of art. These are some of the most creative ones that we could find on Pinterest that you may want to give to those you treasure this holiday season. Take a look and give us some feedback in the Comments section if you have ideas or links to others.
Christmas Teacher Gift Ideas
1. Homemade Candy Sleighs
These candy sleighs are perfect gifts that your students can make for their parents! It’s a fun project to make for that special person this Christmas. You can find detailed instructions via Joy Bobo.
2. Hot Chocolate Kits!
For all you teachers who are soaking up the winter weather. This is the perfect homemade project idea for you. All you’ll need to make these are your favorite Hot Chocolate ingredients, some plastic test tubes, ribbon along with stir sticks (to go in the middle), and a few decorations to glue to the end of the stir sticks. Voila’! You have a masterpiece.
3. School Supply Christmas Tree
You will need about 9-10 boxes of crayons, 8-9 glue stick packs, and 7-8 glue bottles. Go ahead and “create and give this supply Christmas tree as a useful Teacher Christmas Gift this year!” – Jennifer Dickison
We hope this brought you some new and fun ideas to think about when making your wish list or fulfilling gifts for your colleagues. Do you have fun classroom holiday projects or gifts that you like to make over the holidays?
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