It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No more kids will be yelling, and everyone telling you to be of good cheer. No more good morning greetings and afternoon meetings, it’s the hap-happiest season of all! Here are some of the greatest gift ideas to send your students off into summer break in good spirits and happy memories of your year together.
Just so you know, Bored Teachers may get a small share of the sales made through the affiliate links on this page.
1. Let’s jump for joy, it’s
An adorable gift that’s gonna get the kids moving this summer. You can find cheap jump ropes here. You might want to try your local Dollar Tree, as well, and download this free “Jump For Joy” tag at Our Thrifty Ideas.
2. Wishing you a
You can find some inexpensive and cute dry-erase boards here.
3. Character Rocks!
I just love this idea! Write a virtue or word that best describes each of your students at the end of the year. You can use this kind of acrylic paint for the background, and sharpie paint pens for the words.
Write their name, the year, and your name at the back. They’ll keep these rocks forever and remember what you saw in them for years to come.
4. Dollar Tree Plastic Water Bottles
Your best bet for these will be at Dollar Tree for the least expensive option on colorful bottles. If your local shop doesn’t carry enough, you can order them on the Dollar Tree website. You can also find some on Amazon at reasonable prices. See the full tutorial from ‘Hanging With Mrs. Husley’ on how to print your students’ names here.
5. Beach Ball Signatures/Notes
What better way to end the school year than by having each kid sign or write a nice note for each other? All you need are some beach balls and sharpies!
6. Smile, it’s
I love this idea from Doodle Bugs Teaching. All you need are some Smiley Face Stress Balls, clear bags, and sharpies. Get the printable here!
7. Stay cool this summer!
Do you need to get a quick last minute gift for everyone in your class? Our Thrifty Ideas has you covered. Get some frozen popsicles, and download the printable here.
8. It’s o-FISH-ally summer!
This cute treat bag from The Teacher Wife is sure to make the kids happy. All you need are Swedish Fish Candy, clear bags, ribbon and the fish ball printable from Crazy For First Grade.
9. Owl Miss You!
Those “Owl Miss You” Paper Bags are cute and easy to make. Fill them up with whatever treats you’d like and they’ll be a hit! All you need are paper bags, googly eyes, construction paper, and some sharpies.
10. My future’s so bright, I have to wear shades!
This end of the year gift idea from Lessons With Laughter is super cute and will remind your kids that they can do anything they set their minds to. Plus, the kids will love their new cool shades over the summer! All you need are some kids sunglasses and the free printable.