For this year, I kept it pretty easy and simple for student gifts. I love seeing the cute gift tags on Pinterest, but I really wanted something that was quick and easy to put together.
First, I took all the gift ideas and made one piece of paper with all the different gifts and reasons behind them or cute sayings on it. I printed it black and white and copied it on colored paper. This saved so much time and the colored ink that the cute individual tags would have used. I just slid this piece of paper in the bag and was good to go!
Here is the breakdown of my gifts this year:
- Three books from Scholastic Reading Clubs ( I used my points for these.) Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters because they read The Lightning Thief in fourth grade, The Watsons Go to Birmingham, and Escaping the Holocaust (which both tie in to our Social Studies curriculum.)
- Small beach balls that I let them blow up and get signed by their classmates. I bought them here from Amazon.com.
- A pack of gum that I also bought from Amazon. (Click here).
- And a small pack of Takis chips because my kids are crazy about those chips.
What do you do for student gifts at the end of the year? I am always looking for more ideas!