Thursday, August 21, 2014

Thanks A Bunch! - Easy Teacher Appreciation

Bananas and Water Bottles seem kinda 'meh' for a Teacher Appreciation idea; however, it's not only's well received!

Even though we're just a week into high school, I wanted to give a quick 'Thank You' to our teachers. The first of the year is so crazy-busy-why-did-summer-ever-end-hectic, GreekC and I thought a little something to ease the slide into the school year was in order.

After scouting Pinterest for an idea, I found the lovely Mud Pie Studio's blog. Wow! Does this girl have it going on! Jumping on the banana bandwagon, I told GreekC, who is uber-crafty. Within minutes of our discussion, she whipped out Bengal-themed decor, cutie 'Thanks A Bunch' water bottle labels, and everything to deck out our teacher's lounge table. 

Here's how I threw it all together:

The bananas have little quotes written on them. Some were funny, others inspirational. Anything to make a banana fun! I found the quotes at BrainyQuote. I was going to use a Sharpie Marker, but overthought it and got a bit neurotic, and worried the pen would bleed through the peel. Ewww!!! Instead, I tried a ballpoint pen. Worked fabulously! Here's a closer view:

Totally had an apoplectic moment about the freckles.
They appeared overnight! Well, snot.
Hope everyone knows that's the best time to eat a banana!

If you need a quick, easy, and inexpensive (under $12 for 40 Teachers and Admin Staff!) Teacher Appreciation idea...or for any gratitude moment...give this a try. 

How do you show gratitude?

Happy Thursday!


  1. A lovely way to say Thankyou ( and healthy too!)

    1. Thanks, Shay! Yeah, they're kind of into the healthy stuff.
      Forget the overly sweet treats. They like healthy.
      What is wrong with that generation? ;)

  2. I'm so glad you liked the idea! Great job!! Hope it was fun!

    1. Thanks for your brilliance! Love your blog & ideas.

  3. What a fun way to say thanks.

    1. We thought so, Kate. With limited time & budgets at our small school (only 400 students), we like easy and fun. :)


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