Now that I am the parent of a school aged child I am totally into remembering his teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week. For many years before JDaniel was born I taught school and loved being remembered by parents during Teacher Appreciation Week. As a parent I am so thankful for all that his teachers have taught him the year. Doing special things to show them that I value their work is the least I can do to thank them.
In the past JDaniel and I have made special treat bags for his teachers. As his classes room mother last year, I put together a class card with individual messages and pictures from the students on its petals.
I thought it would be fun to send in mango applesauce decorated to look like a Minion’s eye along with special a card stating “You are 1 in a Minion!” ( We used this downloadable card for Valentine’s Day, but I think they would be great for Teacher Appreciation Week too.) The decorated mango applesauce containers could be sent along with a special lunch for his teachers, on a plate wrapped in cellophane, or placed in a clear plastic gift bag sitting side by side. The card could be attached to the bag or plate with ribbon or given to them separately.
Assembling the Minion’s eye on the mango applesauce container was really easy. We needed the following supplies:
- White construction paper
- Black marker
- Gray marker
- Black construction paper
- Glue stick
How did we put this fun teacher appreciation week snack together?
First we cut white circles out of construction paper. We had to make sure they fit in the indention on the bottom of the mango applesauce container. We had to trim our circles a little to make them just right.
Then we drew a pupil in the middle of each of the circles with black marker. We used the gray marker to draw an outline around the edge of each eyeball.
Next cut out black strips of paper. We made sure that the paper was long enough to go from the bottom of one side of the mango applesauce cup to the other.We then glued the black strip in place.
The eyeballs were then glued onto the circular indention on top of the black strip. We had to hold the black strips and the eyeballs in place with our fingers and count to 25 to make sure they would stay in place.
Whether you send this fun Minion themed snack in to an individual teacher or use them as part of a teacher apprehension week luncheon, I think they will be a hit. They may also be a hit in your child’s lunch too!
If you are looking for some more Teacher Appreciation Week gifts and treats for teachers, you might want to visit my Teacher Appreciation Week board on Pinterest.