The end of the year is near, and with that comes a busy schedule filled with countdown activities, memory books, award ceremonies, end of the year slideshows, themed days, report cards, student assessments, and gifts for students, coworkers and classroom volunteers! It’s just amazing how much a single teacher can pack into the end of the school year! As we get closer to the end of the year, I like to give a little thank you gift to everyone who has helped make the school year easy breezy. Tell your helping hands thank you with one of these simple DIY gifts for classroom volunteers!
As with any edible gift, please be cognizant of the recipient’s allergies and/or health conditions.
DIY Gifts for Classroom Volunteers: Drinks
Sip, sip, hooray! Summer’s on the way! Give your volunteers, secretaries, teammates and other school staff these simple DIY gifts to help them sip back and relax this summer!
Lemonade DIY Gifts for Classroom Volunteers
These DIY lemonade pitchers are by far my most favorite thank you gift. Grab your favorite pitcher (this one is from Target), and fill it with some lemonade packets and straws. You could also add cups and napkins, or even the ingredients to make lemonade from real lemons. Then, tie on a wooden spoon using a lemon towel. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy!
DIY A&W Root Beer Float Gift
For this A&W Root Beer float gift, tuck some glass mugs, paper straws and A&W Root Beer into a galvanized bucket. All of these supplies came from Walmart. If you wanted, you could also attach the tag to a single bottle of A&W Root Beer.
Favorite Summer Drink Gift Idea
I actually gave these “cheers to summer” gifts to my teammates, but they would also work well for volunteers, office staff and custodians. Simply attach the tag to your favorite summer drink… nonalcoholic works too. These summer mugs came from Walmart, but I’ve also seen some cute summery tumblers at Hobby Lobby and Target.
DIY Coffee Gift for Classroom Volunteers
My go-to thank you gift is a simple Starbucks gift card. I also added a travel hand lotion into these quick thank you gift bags.
DIY Gifts for Classroom Volunteers: Food and Snacks
We all know the way to my heart is through my tummy! I mean… give me all the snacks! These next few DIY gifts for classroom volunteers are a yummy way to say thank you!
Popcorn DIY Gift
Use this tag with a bag of popcorn, or with a popcorn bucket filled with popcorn-making supplies.
Nuts Gift Idea for Classroom Volunteers
This next gift idea makes me a little “nutty” (see what I did there)! For this simple DIY gift, attach this tag to a bag or can of nuts.
BBQ Gift Idea
This gift was given to a special volunteer who comes into my classroom once or twice per week. She is the reason all of my projects turn out so cute!
DIY Cake Gift for Classroom Volunteers
One year, I gave that same volunteer a gift card to the Cheesecake Factory. I made sure to include a smaller tag that can be used with any small cake, including cupcakes or Bundt cakes.
Reese’s Pieces Gift
Pair this tag with a bag or box of Reese’s Pieces. Super easy, affordable and yummy!
DIY S’mores Kit Gift Idea
A DIY s’mores kit is the perfect way to welcome summer! I especially love these s’mores kit tackle boxes from Target. Be sure to grab them early, because they always sell out! Then, toss in some graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows. You could also add these items to a cute basket, and create your own kit. Plus, I’ve seen some prepackaged s’mores kits at Sam’s Club.
Grab a box of donuts from your favorite donut shop, and consider this thank you gift done!
DIY Gifts for Classroom Volunteers: Free Tags
These volunteer gift ideas work well for parent volunteers, secretaries, custodians, classroom aides, as well as any other classroom helpers. You can grab the collection of FREE gift tags here!
More DIY Gift Ideas
Don’t forget to check out these DIY gifts for back-to-school!
Plus, you might also enjoy these end of the year celebration ideas!
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