Looking for teacher appreciation card ideas? Look no further than these fun (and free) printable teacher appreciation cards. Choose from 3 cute options, any one of which is sure to brighten a teacher’s day!
Not familiar with Teacher Appreciation Week? As the name implies, it’s a time to show educators just how important they are. It’s like Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, but for teachers. Teacher Appreciation Week is the first full week of May each year, and Teacher Appreciation Day is the Tuesday of that week. An easy, budget-friendly way to mark the occasion is with free printable teacher appreciation cards, like these!
You may be able to buy Teacher Appreciation Day cards at the store, but unfortunately, this day (and the week as a whole) are often overlooked. That means you’d probably have to resort to just buying a generic, blank card … or you could save gas, money, and time and get a card specifically geared toward teachers with these printable teacher appreciation “thank you” cards!
Tip: Another benefit of these printable Teacher Appreciation Day cards is that if your child is currently distance learning, you could easily email one to his or her teachers. If you do go this route, be sure to include a teacher appreciation card message either in the email or by using a basic online editing tool. Your kid can even digitally “sign” the card using a program like Preview (on Mac) or another PDF editor.
So, without further ado, let’s hit the books … err, the cards? 😉
Teacher Appreciation Week Card Ideas: One Good Apple
The first of the teacher appreciation card ideas is whimsical, cute, and perfect for younger kids. It features an apple as a teacher. And if you’re wondering what to write in a teacher appreciation card, just think of all the apple idioms you could use here—things like “you’re a good apple” or “you’re the apple of my eye!” 🙂
Seriously though, don’t get hung up on what to write in a teacher appreciation card. A simple “thank you” coupled with an example of how the teacher has had a positive impact on your kid’s life is great. Even better, turn this into a DIY teacher appreciation card by having your kid draw a picture or write a message, depending on his or her age. Having the teacher appreciation card message come from your kid will make it all the sweeter!
Teacher Appreciation Week Card Ideas: An A+ Teacher
The second of the free printable teacher appreciation cards is still fun and cute but maybe not quite as childish as the first option. It may be more palatable to your slightly older child. In fact, he or she may even get a kick out of having the opportunity to grade the teacher … although of course, the teacher is getting an A+! 😉
Bonus: Is your kid a bit of an overachiever? If he or she isn’t satisfied with just teacher appreciation “thank you” cards, but instead wants teacher appreciation gift cards, I’ve got you covered! Here are some semi-homemade budget-friendly options for teacher appreciation gift card combos!
- Teacher Appreciation Week Skittles Mason jar gift – This comes with a free printable message, so if you’re still struggling with what to write in a teacher appreciation card, this could be a great solution!
- 25 DIY teacher gifts – These DIY teacher appreciation cards and gifts run the gamut in terms of complexity; you’re sure to be able to find something to fit the teacher and your crafting capabilities.
- Mani-pedi in a jar – This easy gift can easily be customized to fit the recipient’s personality simply by picking different polish colors!
Teacher Appreciation Week Card Ideas: You’re Awesome in My Book
The last of the Teacher Appreciation Day cards is a vibrant option that works well for any teacher. It’s also sort of a flex option that can work for non-classroom type teachers. For instance, this printable could be a great teacher appreciation card idea for a Sunday school teacher, librarian, or art or music teacher. All of these individuals, and probably others, educate your child, in some way, and could probably benefit from teacher appreciation “thank you” cards. 🙂
Tip: Since these DIY teacher appreciation cards are free, don’t be stingy! If someone is helping to educate your child, give them a teacher appreciation card message customized to the impact they’re having on your kid’s life. Seriously, as a Mom (or Dad!) you probably know just how much hearing a simple “thank you” can lift your spirit!
More Teacher Appreciation Card Ideas
If you’d prefer homemade teacher appreciation cards, that’s totally an option … you’ll just have to break out your creativity and some crayons! 🙂
You can easily make free printable teacher appreciation cards to color out of coloring pages. Some fun options to turn into homemade teacher appreciation cards are:
- Spring flowers coloring pages.
- Tulip coloring pages.
- Iris coloring pages.
- Back-to-school coloring pages – Just cut off the “back to school” lettering at the top!
You and your kid could then customize these free printable teacher appreciation cards to color with bubble letters. You can use bubble letters to spell out “thank you,” the teacher’s name, or anything you want. Another option would be to use bubble letters to create homemade teacher appreciation cards from scratch; for example, putting them around a picture your kid drew. Either way, here are 18 free printable bubble letters templates to choose from!
The last option I’ll leave you with is not a free printable teacher appreciation card to color; rather, it’s a repurposed frugal Mother’s Day card to color. The 3D bouquet Mother’s Day card to color could definitely work well as a teacher appreciation gift. Just leave off the “Happy Mother’s Day” piece!
From free printable teacher appreciation cards to DIY gifts, it doesn’t matter how you thank the teachers in your child’s life, just that you do thank them in some way. How will you be marking Teacher Appreciation Week this year? Share your plans in the comments!