8+ Teacher Appreciation Ideas You'll Wish You'd Thought of First

From a DIY trucker hat bar to a rescue puppy snuggle sesh, get inspired with these fun and unique teacher appreciation ideas.

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Your Teachers Will Love This Hilarious Year-end Gift Idea

Hold on for one more day, teachers! Treat teachers to this funny (and inexpensive) 90s themed gift idea featuring Wilson Phillips.


Stock the Teachers’ Lounge: Meme Edition

Snacks and drinks with a side of LOLs! Here’s everything you’ll need (yes, even the memes).

Appreciation Week Resources
Teacher Appreciation Week 2024 and Teacher Appreciation Day Resources

It's Teacher Appreciation Week!

Looking for unique ideas or printables to celebrate your teachers? From Taylor Swift and a rad 90s theme to teacher coupons, we've got you covered.

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Taylor Swift Teacher Appreciation Ideas

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 5, 2025. Are you ready for it?

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Shop This Idea! Teacher Appreciation Treat Trolleys

Teacher Appreciation Trolley Carts

From "pooped" emoji cupcakes to pizza, treat teachers with themed munchies delivered right to their door! Get our shopping lists for snacks and decor, plus Canva templates.

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A Year's Worth of School Appreciation Tags and Signs

From School Custodian Recognition Day to Bus Driver Appreciation Day, we have you covered.

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#WaterTok Hydration Station: Everything You'll Need

Hold on to those Stanleys, teachers! Here’s everything you need, from a shopping list to teacher-themed recipes and signage.

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Shop This Idea! Teacher Appreciation Coupon Book

Bring on the jeans passes and all the secret desk snacks.

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The Ultimate List of Midyear Teacher Appreciation Ideas

The Ultimate List of Midyear Teacher Appreciation Ideas

From #WaterTok to "halfway there" snack carts (cue the Bon Jovi playlist), here are some of the coolest ways to celebrate teachers midyear.

School Celebrations

School Holidays and Special Days to Celebrate in March

Ways to celebrate the school holidays and special days in March, like mini pies (and a silly pie-a-teacher fundraiser) on Pi Day, rainbow snacks for St. Patrick's Day, and a Rock Paper Scissors tournament for March Madness.


How To Make a School Supply Cake

Step-by-step instructions, an ingredient list, and a video tutorial will walk you through how to create the perfect supply cake.

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54 Teacher Appreciation Ideas

Teacher Appreciation: The Ultimate Guide

54 ways to show teachers and staff you care, from inexpensive student gifts to theme meals.

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Teachers Lounge Makeover Tips

Easy and budget-friendly ways to update the teachers lounge and give them a break space they'll love.


Last-Minute Teacher Appreciation Ideas

Short on time or funds? No problem! Check out these suggestions for ways to show teachers and staff that you appreciate all they do.


Power Up Your Teacher Wish List Program

TeacherLists can help your group manage your school’s teacher wish list program right online, at no cost.

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Inexpensive Teacher Appreciation Gifts

Love on a Budget

Appreciation gifts for $5 or less will help you say thanks without breaking the bank.

Showing the Love

Teacher Appreciation Goes Mainstream During School Closures

A look at how giving teachers the love they deserve has spread well beyond parent groups during this spring's school closures.

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41 Teacher Appreciation Ideas They'll Love

From a "woot woot wagon" to a cleaning supplies buffet, you'll find inspiration in our newly updated collection of PTO-inspired ideas (41 and counting!) to show your teachers you care.

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Celebrate With a Teacher Appreciation Breakfast

Ideas for organizing a breakfast to show teachers you care during Teacher Appreciation Week or any time of year.

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Teacher Appreciation Throughout the Year

Ways to take the time throughout the year to let your teachers know you appreciate them.