Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Last day of school gift idea for teachers

It was at 8:30 last night, right after I announced that it was bedtime, that The Princess reminded me that we forgot to get her teacher a present for the last day of school. *sigh* I have been trying to figure out what to get her teacher for weeks. I worried about it so much, in fact, that I didn't get her anything at all. Typical me.

Soooo....we all changed out of our pajamas and headed to Target. The Princess had seen a picture I pinned on Pinterest of a great idea for an end of the year gift for teachers, and she suggested that we do something similar. So we did.

The Princess remembered her teacher telling the class that she loved to play in the sand with her son. Lucky us, in the dollar section of Target, they had a decent sized sand bucket with a little shovel. :)
Into the bucket we placed a rolled up beach towel, a mini sunscreen, and a magazine:

This gift cost about $20 to put together, and her teacher loved it. She said it was the most unique, thoughtful gift she had received all year. That's exactly what we were going for. :)

Then The Princess added a note and drawing to the bucket. That, of course, was the best part. Here is a picture of the drawing:

Believe it or not, the hardest part of putting this gift together was deciding on which magazine to include. Ally was adamant on People, or one of those gossip-y mags. The Princess wanted to include a pregnancy magazine (her teacher is NOT expecting), and Li'l Bit thought Nick Jr magazine would be a good fit. Personally, I LOVE Real Simple, so that got my vote. And since I was the one with the money, my vote won. ( I know, I'm sooo mean. lol!)

Did you pass get presents for your kids' teachers?  

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