Thursday, May 31, 2012

Teacher Gifts

Parker's last day of preschool is today, so we wanted to give his teachers a little something to let them know we appreciate all that they do.  Parker has so much fun at school and loves all of his teachers and friends.

I thought a planter would be a fun gift for the end of the school year and something Parker could help with.  We put together a planter for each one his teachers.  Parker picked out the planter colors for each of his teachers and helped pick out the flowers.  Then we painted rocks, with acrylic paint, to add to each of the planters.  Parker loves to paint, so this was the perfect project for him.  I brought the rocks home from the lake a year or two ago and they had been sitting in my garage since then, just waiting for a project.  I have a lot of other stuff (pine cones, jars, wood scraps...)  in my garage just waiting for me to do something with them too.  Then, I added the teachers names, "You Rock!," and "Thank you for helping me grow" to each of the rocks, with permanent marker.

We also gave Parker's main teacher a nice card and Starbucks gift card, because we know she loves coffee!

Ready to paint rocks

Admiring his work

Planters from Target, $2.99 each

Potting mix, planters & flowers

Clear coat for the rocks

Painted rocks ready for a protective clear coat

Thank you for helping me grow!

Finished planters

You Rock!

A big thanks to all you wonderful teachers out there!  We appreciate you!

Happy Champagne Thursday!



  1. Love it!!! I'm going to Pin this too, it's a great idea and we still have some time to make a couple of these up - thank you!!!!

  2. These are so cute ! As a teacher, I love how he helped make part of it ;) hooray for Parker finishing his first year of school :)