Emily has loved preschool this year! She went 5 days a week and loved learning and being with all her friends. Emily loved snack time the most though! When I would ask what she did in school that day, she would say "I don't know/I don't remember", but she would always remember in perfect detail who brought the snack and what the snack was! Silly girl!!! Miss Heidi and Miss Sicely have done great things with and for Emily and we will really miss them when Emily starts Kindergarten in August!
Since they have done so many wonderful things for Emily, I wanted to do something great to show how special they are to us. But of course I couldn’t do just one thing…oh no, I had to do several! I just kept finding ideas, and I think I went a little overboard. But the teachers really appreciated all the spoiling and Emily and I had a great time creating them all!
This is a clipboard that I covered with scrapbook paper and then mod podged over. I tied ribbons at the top to add a little flair. I took the scrap paper and covered the top of the pad of paper to match. I also covered the inside of the pen with scrap paper to complete the set. Then I wrote a little thank you note on the first sheet of the pad.
Clipboard and pad of paper: http://www.skiptomylou.org/2009/12/08/decorated-clipboards/
Decorated pen: http://chocolateonmycranium.blogspot.com/2010/04/prettying-up-regular-pens.html
I took Swedish Fish candies and put them in a snack size bag. I then printed out the label “You are o”fish”ally the best!” and tied it on the bag.
I purchased a large Hershey’s chocolate bar and removed the wrapper and covered it in scrapbook paper and then glued the label on that said “You deserve chocolate!! (Thanks for all you do)”
I love A&W Rootbeer and thought this idea was so cute! Instead of buying the soda, I found A&W Rootbeer ice pops. So we glued on the label that said “My teacher is AW-esome” and then tied a pretty bow.
Emily found this idea in the Friend (children’s church magazine) and insisted on making it for her teachers. She had so much fun painting and really got into her work. We took cardboard egg cartons and cut the individual egg sections out. Then we painted the outside with one color, let it dry, and then painted the inside with a different color. Then we attached pipe cleaners as the stem and put tissue paper on the inside of the “flower” to add more color and dimensions! Emily was so proud of her work! We gave the teachers a bouquet of six flowers, and then Emily made this one for herself.
Last, but not least, we took large pretzel sticks, broke them in half and then dipped them into colored white chocolate to make edible crayons. I then covered them in paper to complete the crayon look. The crayon label said “CrayonEatr”. Emily and Nathan got involved and had tons of fun. I had to stop Nathan from helping, because he was helping himself to bites instead of putting them on the wax paper to dry! Then we put them into a pencil container lined with wax paper. Miss Heidi took a bite of her crayons as soon as she opened the box!