Faith-Based Gift Ideas for Teacher Appreciation Week

Teachers wear a lot of hats. They’re educators, counselors, nurses and mentors. Many are also parents who, throughout the school year, adopt our kids as their own. These fearless men and women guide our children through the best hours of their day. It’s not an easy job.


Teacher Appreciation Week is May 8–12. This special observance is a wonderful opportunity to share the love of Jesus with the people who influence our children’s lives daily. To help spur ideas, here is a fun round-up of some of our favorite faith-based DIY teacher gifts discovered around the web.


Grow in God’s Love—potted plant


Thoughtful and functional, this sweet potted plant is tagged with a note, “Thank you for helping me grow in God’s love”—perfect for a Christian school or Sunday school teacher.


Seeds of Knowledge tree


Just print the tree printable (it’s free!), add thumbprints from each student in the class, and you have a beautiful class gift for the teacher. Consider adding this Scripture to the bottom of the print:

 For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God,.” (Colossians 1:9–10, NIV)


UP Lifting You in Prayer


Sometimes the simplest, least expensive gifts can make the biggest impact. Simply create a tag that says “I’ll be UP lifting you in prayer all 7 days” and tie it to a bottle of 7Up.


You Have BEAN a Blessing

And finally, a little gift from us at FaithGirlz—an original “You have BEAN a blessing” free printable tag. Tack these to a bag of coffee beans or jelly beans and present as a special gift to your children’s teachers, letting them know how much their time and talents have meant to your family this year.

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“Instruct the wise and they will be wiser still; teach the righteous and they will add to their learning” (Proverbs 9:9)