I have been massively busy this year, so I will admit, my Christmas gifts for my kiddos weren’t the most creative. I bought two sets of gifts. One set for my classroom and one set for my Academic Team. Here’s a breakdown of ideas for holiday gifts for students and parents
For my kiddos:
I always find the Scholastic’s $1 deal in November and December. Us teachers can’t afford $5 books for 22 kids! At least I can’t. Ha! So, I look for my deals!
Last month, Scholastic had There Was A Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow for $1!
If it is no longer a dollar deal, here is an affiliate link to Amazon if you need the book for your classroom! Click here!
This was fun….
I put all of my kids in a circle so that they could open their gifts at the same time.
Then, I put our class copy under the document camera, while all the kids read their own copy of the book in their laps. They were so into it! I felt successful in that gift-giving enterprise! (And as a teacher because they love reading!)
For my Academic Team:
I took a picture at our team’s first match, then printed it with the title of our team and year!
I found Dollar Tree frames for just $1!
After wrapping ALL of my kid’s books, I started assembling my picture frames. It’s as simple as cut, glue, stuff, and then write names. This was all done at 12:00 p.m. the night before the last day of school. I was so exhausted!
But they turned out cute!
Holiday Gifts for Students and Parents
Here are two picture frames! READ ABOUT THESE TWO ORNAMENTS HERE to check out pictures and instructions on these ornaments. The students created them, and then they put them in their parent gift bag.
My kids also decorated their parent gift bags.
And now for the most adorable parent gift! One of my room moms asked if she could come in and lead a little activity.
She did ALL of this on her own without my help. Her kindness, patience, and creativity made for an amazing parent gift. Thanks, Kathy!
She taught the kids how to make Snowman Soup!!
Check it out here! She set up an assembly line on my kidney-shaped table!!
- 2 scoops of snow- silver/clear mini beads
- 1 top hat- mini hats (top hat or straw hat options)
- 1 holly leaf and 1 berry
- 2 eyes (2 black beads)
- 1 carrot (mini plastic carrot)
- 1 scarf (mini ribbon)
- 3 buttons (3 black beads)
- 2 stick arms (mini sticks)
- 2 mittens
- 1 pinch of magic (glitter)
- 1 little heart
- card/label to tie around the lid
She had different sayings for our labels, such as ‘I love snow,’ ‘These Kentucky winters are killing me,’ ‘Snowman Soup,’ etc.
That’s it for my holiday gifts for students and parents round-up. Happy crafting!