Monday, June 6, 2011

A tisket, A tasket

Have you been thinking about an end of the year teacher gift?? Well I have and I am always trying to figure out what to do. Well, when Emmah was in Preschool I found this GREAT idea to make an alphabet basket. What you do it you hand out letters to each child in the class and buy a gift to represent each letter! I did it twice in preschool and then again in Kindergarten.
 
Well Jake had a really small preschool class so I didn't  even attempt, so I was super excited to give it a try this year! It is always so much fun to see what people come up with for each letter.
 
Here is this years basket:




 
 I am hoping to get a couple more uses out of this, because at any age it is fun to, you can even do it with gift cards alone!! Happy Summer to all you! I know we will be having a great time this summer!
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17 comments:

Katie said...

I love this idea!

lynne.morris said...

Love this idea! Wish I would have seen it before my classroom aide retired at the end of this year. It would have been perfect to have the kiddos each bring a small something for each letter of the alphabet for her!

TheGeerlings said...

Great idea Kate!

Randi~Dukes and Duchesses said...

That is SUCH a fun idea!

jcuz said...

As a teacher, I would love to get a gift like this! Great idea! How much money do you think you have into this project?

Unknown said...

Anybody have an idea for "Q"?

Tina Whitman said...

Ear plugs for quiet?

mamabug said...

Something Quilted!!

Catt Larson said...

Would it be possible for you to post your list of what you included for each letter?

tosha_2009 said...

I
Would also like a list for each letter" get my creative juices flowing

Katie said...

Very cute! Wonder what to do in the case that someone doesn't bring their gift or can't afford a gift. Definitely want to try this sometime, though!

Jennifer Smith said...

Quarters for Q

JuSt FOr ThE KiDDoS said...

Planning this for next year... What would you suggest for Z?

Nicole said...

Z - Little Debbie Zebra Cake snack cakes. Put a ribbon around the whole box.

shalan said...

Just gave your idea a shout out on my blog. Thanks for sharing your wonderful idea! http://missionarymail.blogspot.com/2013/09/back-to-school.html

Connie Stavrakas said...

Any chance you have the template for the letters you placed on each item? Also, Do you have a list of items you used?

Lori FitzGerald said...

I would also love the template for the letters? and a potential list of items you used?