Jar of Joy – Teacher Appreciation 2011

This Teacher Appreciation Gift is a perfect gift to give to the teacher from the entire class. It can be changed and given from 1 person with each heart listing a memory or something they love about the teacher or different quotes they may want to put on the hearts.

We gave each parent a heart to ask their child to list 1 thing they loved about their teacher. They then turned in all the hearts and I put it into a canning jar with a piece of bee fabric.  Very simple. I am not sure where I got the poem from. If anyone knows I would love to give them credit. The poem reads-

This isn’t strawberry jam.
Apple, plum or peach,
With sweets, I will not tempt,
It’s your heart I wish to reach.
What I really want to give you
Is something nothing can destroy,
For my teach, I want you to
Have this little jar of JOY!

The teacher was very moved by this gift. it was easy and nearly free using a jar I already had in my home from canning.  The hearts were purchased from a school supply store since I needed so many- however they could be easily cut out by hand with construction paper.

I have also included the tag that goes with this project for you.  You love freebies right?? I love to share too!

I  use a 2 1/2 inch scalloped punch for my tags.  – Uchida Clever Lever Mega Craft Punch, Scalloped Circle or you can even use a plain circle as well you can find on that linked page.



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7 Responses to Jar of Joy – Teacher Appreciation 2011
  1. Angie_bigbearswife
    April 11, 2011 | 11:47 am

    what an adorable little gift!! so cute!

  2. Shauna
    April 11, 2011 | 8:53 pm

    Another clever idea. I am loving your blog too much and I am so glad I found you from Dollar Store Crafts.

  3. Candace
    April 11, 2011 | 11:54 pm

    What a GREAT idea! I may send this on to our room mom!

  4. cris
    April 12, 2011 | 4:23 pm

    What a clever idea!! Love it! 🙂

  5. Kasey
    April 14, 2011 | 10:04 pm

    I still have it! Great for those days when you just don’t feel like a good teacher!

  6. Southern Fried Gal
    April 16, 2011 | 12:48 pm

    This is adorable and so thoughtful. I’m putting this in my hip pocket for use later. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Ashleigh
    May 21, 2011 | 10:17 pm

    Thanks for this great idea!! We used this idea for our teacher appreciation week at our preschool and the teachers LOVED it! Your site rocks 🙂

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