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Teacher Appreciation Favorite

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This Teacher Appreciation Favorite is the cutest gift idea for that teacher you want to thank! With a mason jar and M&M’s, you can create this with the free printable I’ve included below. You can customize the gift with cute paper, twine, ribbon, gift tags, etc. My kids loved giving these to their favorite teachers. This gift is great for teacher appreciation week or as an end of the school year gift.

M & M Teacher Appreciation Gift Idea

Supplies for Teacher Gift Idea

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I used mason jars, the same as I used for my Mason Jar Hanging Succulents.

M & M Teacher Gift Tutorial

Fill your mason jar with M & M's

Fill your mason jar with M & M’s. You can use any flavor of M & M – traditional chocolate, peanut, peanut butter, so many to choose from now. You could also use a recycled glass jar you have or one you’ve picked up at a thrift store, just make sure to clean well. If your teacher loves coffee you could use a mug and place the candies in a clear bag within the mug.

M & M Teacher Appreciation Poem

You can print out the cute M & M Poem printable here or you can find the words below to create your own. I printed the poem on regular printer paper and then attached it to cardstock, making it a cute printable gift tag with the twine embellishment. I used a hole punch to make the holes, then just weaved the twine in and out between the holes.

You could customize the printable tag however you like, using different colored cardstock, ribbons, twine, sticks, etc.

Great Teacher Appreciation Gift Idea

I also used the hole punch to create a hole to run the twine through to attach the cute tag to the mason jar.

Add decorative paper to the top of the mason jar

I used the mason jar lid to trace on top of some leftover vellum paper I had on hand. You can place the paper on top of the lid before screwing the ring on.

Super easy craft and it makes such a sweet teacher gift. You could give this on its own or add it to a basket with some homemade cookies, a gift card for their favorite drink, treats, and candies their teacher loves. I have a Teacher Questionnaire that I loved using to find out at the beginning of the school year what their teacher liked. It made picking Christmas gifts, teacher appreciation gifts, and end-of-the-year gifts for my child’s teacher so much easier.

M & M Teacher Poem Words

Here’s the poem (in case you want to copy, paste & use)

Green is for the inspiration you give me each day.

Blue is for your patience in showing me the way.

Orange is for your warmth and caring style.

Yellow is for the way you always make me smile.

Red is for my life that you have touched this year.

You’re a very special teacher just like this jar, that’s clear.

You place knowledge in our children’s hands

and melt into their hearts and lives forever.

You’re a “Magnificent” & “Marvelous” teacher

Thank you for being my M&M.

Other Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas

Back to School Teacher’s Monogrammed Bag – fill a tote bag with various school supplies like sharpies, dry erase markers, notebooks, pens, pencils, etc.

Thanking Your Teacher – grab the free printables to create a great gift card holder for that Starbucks gift card so your child’s teacher can enjoy a coffee and a sweet treat.

I hope you are inspired by these teacher appreciation ideas!

9 Comments

  1. I am going to adapt poem and use for my women’s ministry team. They work hard and I try to show appreciation

  2. Thank you for this super cute idea! My son’s daycare teachers will love these!

    I used plain M&Ms, and changed up the poem a little bit to include brown:

    Green is for the inspiration you give me each day.
    Blue is for your patience in showing me the way.
    Orange is for your warmth and caring style.
    Yellow is for the way you always make me smile.
    Brown is for when you know to hold me near.
    Red is for my life that you have touched this year.
    You’re a “Magnificent & Marvelous’ teacher.
    Thank you for being my M&M.

  3. Thank you SO much for the great idea! We are in the process of making one of these for each of my boys’ Teachers! 🙂

  4. Great Idea. I am going to do this today and be ready for Teacher Appreciation Day on Tuesday. Thank you so much.

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