There’s no doubt that teachers have made an impact on more lives than we can know, so when UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) started World Teachers’ Day in 1994, there was no lack of support. World Teachers’ Day is recognized on October 5 in more than 100 countries, and acknowledges teachers for the efforts they make in an increasingly complex, multicultural and technological society. It is a day on which students, parents and community members can demonstrate their appreciation for the contributions that teachers have made to their community by providing quality education at all levels.
Whether your children learn via a virtual school at home, attend a brick-and-mortar school, or are homeschooled, their teachers play an important role in their education. So World Teachers’ Day is the perfect time to acknowledge the impact teachers make in their lives, and the lives of others.
Join us in celebrating World Teachers’ Day by honoring teachers through a range of activities. Here a few of our favorite gifts that would be quick and easy for you to replicate:
Symbolic Teacher Gifts
Creating a flower pot as a thank you gift is such a neat idea because it reflects the growth that teachers inspire in their students. You can paint a pot with a thank you note, or make a sign to stick inside. A little gesture of appreciation goes a long way!
Framed Quotes and Messages
Teachers pour their hearts and souls into children, so this is a great time for your kids to do the same. Have them write a letter, draw a picture, or print an image for their teacher expressing how grateful they are for all that they do. This is a great option for those of you who have virtual teachers because you can send your appreciation through an email!
You can also grab an idea from Learning Liftoff’s articles: “Direct from Teachers: Most Treasured Appreciation Gifts” or “Meaningful Ways Students Can Show Appreciation to Teachers.”
Please feel free to share your appreciation and celebrate World Teachers’ Day in the comments section below!