Back to School Teacher Gift – FREE Printable!

FREE Printable super simple, super CUTE, super cheap first day of school teacher gift! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

I love getting the boys’ new teachers a little gift for the first day of school.

Maybe it’s because I love to give.  Maybe it’s because I love teaching my boys to be generous and thoughtful.  Or maybe it’s because I like to score some brownie points from day one – ha!

I shared this simple idea last year on my Instagram and got so much positive feedback I thought I’d make it a FREE Printable for y’all this year {{confetti!!}}.FREE Printable first day of school teacher gift!!

 Click HERE for your FREE Printable First Day of School Teacher Gift!

The boys and I have been praying for their new teachers for weeks now!  We are all very excited about the new beginnings that are upon us.

I am praying for you all to also have a smooth transition into the school year and that the Lord will just pour out His blessings on you!  May He give you strength to pack those lunches again every day and stay on top of homework assignments (ahem) and get the kiddos back on a better bedtime schedule – I don’t know about you, but I especially need the Lord’s help with that one!

Happy Back to School Teacher Gift-ing! :-)

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A Father’s Day Project – FREE Printable

father's day project - free printable

Do you remember the project I did with my preschool class for Mother’s Day (find it HERE)?

Here is the same idea, but specialized for dads!

father's day project - free printable.father's day project - free printable - love thisI cut a large D and A out of poster board and took photos of my students holding the letters.

I printed 3 photos spelling D-A-D as 3×5’s and pasted them at the top of a large piece of construction paper.

Then I had the kids answer some questions about their dads.

The things they said were absolutely adorable.  I love that the child below compared the size of his daddy to a goat.  What’s funny is that when we did the Mother’s Day interview he said if he could buy his mommy a gift he would buy her a goat.

Apparently he is going to be a farmer one day. ;-)

I added the interview underneath the photos and laminated the whole thing.

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We invited all the dads to our classroom for a Donuts with Dad party where I served my mom’s famous Breakfast Casserole, coffee, and Dunkin’ Donuts, of course.

The dads had a blast and the children couldn’t have been more delighted to eat unlimited amounts of sugary goodies.

I regret that our event was held first thing in the morning because it was a bit difficult to rally 12 2-year-olds flying high on Munchkins and glazed crullers for the rest of the day, but we managed to make it out alive.

Although at one point I saw a kid sneeze and the only thing that came out of his nose was powdered sugar. :-)

Here is the FREE Printable for you if you think the dad in your world would like to receive something like this for Father’s Day.father's day printable interview

**Click HERE for your FREE Printable Father’s Day Interview**

Happy Father’s Day Project-ing! :-)

End of Year Teacher Gift – Book of Memories (FREE Printable)

end of year teacher gift - book of memories! free printable included! this would be easy to do and the teachers will love it!

I always like to find meaningful ways to honor my kids’ teachers at the end of the year.

They are worth it.

**This idea comes from the lovely LeAna at A Small Snippet.**

I drew up a simple questionnaire (FREE Printable at bottom of post), printed them, placed them in large manila envelopes, and sent them home to all of the parents of the students in Happy Buddy’s class asking if they could fill it out with their kids as well as add a small photo of their child before returning it.

The responses we got were so adorable!

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I am so proud that my son’s fondest moment from class this year involved him using potty words (which, if you’re wondering, are ‘poop’, and ‘butt’) with a friend on the carpet.

He is clearly very serious about his education.

As a teacher myself, getting a keepsake like this is one of the best parts about being an educator!  You get a little peek into the way God used you in your student’s hearts that year.

A very rewarding feeling, indeed.

end of year book of memories for the teacher - so perfect!

Once everyone returned their filled out forms, I slipped them into some sheet protectors, created a collage of photos on PicMonkey for the cover design, and put everything into a binder.

I hope that Happy Buddy’s teachers will enjoy looking back through this book in the years to come.

And maybe YOUR child’s teachers will enjoy it too!

Here is the FREE Printable…

teacher questionnaire printable at happyhomefairy.com**Click HERE for your FREE Printable Teacher Memory Book Student Questionnaire**

Happy End of Year Teacher Gift-ing! :-)

P.S. Looking for more end of year teacher gifts? Don’t forget to check out my End of Year Gift Card Bouquet for the Teacher idea found HERE.

End of Year Gift for Classmates – FREE Printable

easy and inexpensive end of year classmate gift! love this!

Things have been so crazy busy around here lately!  I feel like my family and I are kind of snowballing our way toward the finish line.  I heard someone recently say that May is like the new December but without all the yummy sugar cookies, happy carols, and twinkly decorations to keep you from losing your mind.

With that said, this is our last week of school and I have been working on several different fun ideas and FREE Printables for you!

The Happy Buddy’s class is having their big End-of-Year Party this afternoon and I thought it would be nice to give all of his friends a little gift.

Last year we handed out inexpensive Frisbees with a cute FREE Printable to all his classmates (you can find that idea HERE).

This year I found a bunch of cute, brightly colored jump ropes in the dollar bins at Target and added a happy little saying to complete the gift.

Would you like to use this idea too?

Grab some jump ropes, attach the FREE Printable tag (download at end of post) and you have yourself one super adorable and summer useful gift!end of year gift for classmates! SO ADORABLE.easy and inexpensive free printable end of year student gift ideaend of year gift for classmates! SO ADORABLE. Free Printable

*Click HERE for FREE Printable Jump Rope Gift Tag*

Happy End of Year Classmate Gift-ing! :-)

5 Simple Teacher Appreciation Gifts – FREE Printables

teacher appreciation free printables - 5 days of inexpensive and adorable and EASY gifts for the teacher! Leave it to me to bring you a post for Teacher Appreciation Day on the morning of National Teacher Appreciation Day.

You can call me the QUEEN of last-minute.  It’s cool.  I like to think that I live on the edge. :-)

In honor of my boys’ teachers, I thought it would be fun to give them a little happy each day this week.  Maybe you might like to see what we are doing…

teacher appreciation free printableDay 1 – EOS Strawberry Sorbet Lip Balm

teacher appreciation free printable - nutsDay 2 – Small bag of almonds

teacher appreciation free printable - notecardsDay 3 – Notecards (I found these Mary Engelbreit ones at Homegoods)

teacher appreciation free printable - candleDay 4 – Candle

teacher appreciation free printable - breakfast in a bagDay 5 – Breakfast in a Bag

Everything you see above I found at Target.

*And those cute FREE Printable tags you can print by clicking HERE.*

I seriously love the women who teach my boys every day.  When my heart squeezes thinking about all the time I miss out on being with my little buddies because I have to work (which is A LOT of the time), I think of their teachers – their joyful, selfless, patient, Jesus-loving teachers – and I know that they’re in good hands.

Tonight the Happy Buddy sat down to make his teachers a few handmade cards.  One read, “I’m sorry for talking so much in class.  Will you please forgive me?”  My poor, highly verbose child is familiar with his weakness – ha!

And the other card read, “I love the way you hug.”

Thank you, Teachers!

Happy Teacher Appreciate-ing! :-)

A Mother’s Day Project – FREE Printable!

mother's day project - FREE Printable all about my mom questionnaire. this is perfect!Mother’s Day is fast approaching and I wanted to show you what my little class is working on to present to their mamas at our annual Muffins With Mom event this week.

I have seen a lot of FREE Printable All About Mom Questionnaires on Pinterest, but I really wanted mine to have a custom-look and have all the questions I liked best, so I put this one together (FREE download at the end of this post).

mother's day project2mother's day project3mother's day project4mother's day project5mother's day project6The kids were SO cute answering the questions about their moms.

I especially liked hearing their responses to, “I love my mom more than…”  This little girl above said she loved her mom more than donuts.  That is some serious love right there.

I also got a kick out of the “If I could buy my mom a gift, I would buy her…” Here is a sampling of some of the answers we got…

“A light-up bracelet.”

“A croissant.”

“A goat.”

We added a special handprint flower pot and photo of each child and then laminated it for years of memory-preserving preciousness.

If you would like to use this idea in your own classroom or Sunday School, find it below!

Click HERE for your FREE Printable All About Mom Questionnaire

Happy Mother’s Day Project-ing! :-)

*Check out my other Mother’s Day ideas and encouragement HERE.*

Creation Book – FREE Printable!

FREE Printable Creation Book Craft at happyhomefairy.comI’m so excited about this little project I get to share with you today!  And just in time for Earth Day, too! It’s kind of hilarious because it has been a lonnnnng time coming.  I started making these books with my students back in October and I JUST NOW sent the last one home.  SHEESH.  With 2’s, usually everything they do is lightening fast.  They can bop from building with Duplos to eating 100 pretzels to tearing apart the kitchen center in about 14 seconds, but when it comes to projects like this, things are usually slow and steady. That and the fact that I didn’t know how to use the machine that puts the binding on books like this so they sat in my closet for about 3 months before I finally asked someone to help me because I needed the shelf space in my closet back. BWAAHAAAHAA!

*I got the inspiration for this book from The Preschool Experiment blog.*

It’s all very easy to put together. Before you begin, here are the supplies you will need…

  • FREE Printables below
  • Yellow and black construction paper, glue (page 1)
  • Cotton balls, blue tissue paper squares, glue (page 2)
  • Brown construction paper, green paint, green dot marker (optional) cut-out flowers, glue (page 3)
  • Yellow crayons, stickers (page 4)
  • Blue dot marker, bird and fish creation printable from HERE, glue (page 5)
  • Person cut-out, animal stickers, glue (page 6)
  • Blue paper circle, green tissue paper squares, red heart, glue (page 7)

As we worked on the different days of creation, I taught the kids the little song that is featured on each page.  It is sung to the tune of, “Frere Jacques.” creation book 1creation book 2creation book 3creation book 4creation book 5creation book 6creation book 7creation book cover

Click HERE for your FREE Printable Creation Book Cover

Click HERE for your FREE Printable Creation Book Pages

I hope you enjoy this project with your Happy Buddies and it helps them learn about the greatness, power, and beauty of our Creator. Happy Creation Book-ing! :-)

“Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.” Revelation 4:11