A Back to School Gift for Teachers or Students

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It’s the beginning of the school year.  You want to give your child’s teacher a back to school gift, but just not sure what to give them.  You already spend quite a bit of money on much-needed school items.  School clothes and new shoes are also on that list of purchases.  The budget just doesn’t leave room for much else.  What to do?

Simple and Sweet

There are so many awesome first day of school gift ideas out there for teachers.  Keeping it simple and sweet is a great way to let your teacher know that you care.  But, it also saves you some money to spoil them later on in the year.

FREE Apple Teacher Gift Tags

Just Grab an Apple

The pencil topper and apple gifts were perfect for an event where hundreds of children created a special gift.  Every child was able to make something special for their teacher while getting free haircuts, school supplies, and other school essentials.

Want to do a little more? Grab any apple goodie out there for your child’s teacher.

Apple Gift Ideas:

FREE Apple Teacher Gift Tags

How to Use the Gift Tags

No matter what apple gift you grab some ribbon or washi tape will do the job.

FREE Apple Teacher Gift Tags

For the apple gifts, the kiddos just wrote their name with a fun flair pen.

FREE Apple Teacher Gift Tags

And, wrapped some washi tape around the apple to attach the tag.  So easy!

FREE Apple Teacher Gift Tags

How to Make a Pencil Topper

For the pencil topper, they were able to create the apple using cut-outs I made with my Cricut Explore and glue.

FREE Apple Teacher Gift Tags

You will need four apple outlines and one apple stem.

FREE Apple Teacher Gift Tags

Fold three of the apple outlines in half and glue them together.

FREE Apple Teacher Gift Tags

If kids are making them, be sure to have them count to twenty so they stick together better.

FREE Apple Teacher Gift Tags

Glue the stem on the other apple outline and put two dots of glue on each side.

FREE Apple Teacher Gift Tags

Finally, put the apples on top and hold for twenty seconds.

FREE Apple Teacher Gift Tags

After creating the topper, the students wrote their name on the gift tag and taped it to the pencil.

FREE Apple Teacher Gift Tags

More than A Teacher Gift

This gift tag is perfect for created multiple gifts.  If you have a handful of teachers you want to honor, these are great!  If you are in charge of hospitality on the PTA, these are great!  Want to give your students something special on their first day, these are great!

FREE Apple Teacher Gift Tags

Free Back to School Gift

You can download by clicking the MJCS image at the bottom of this post to create your own back to school gifts for your child’s teacher or to send home with your own students!  Enjoy!


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