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Get to know your teacher and learn what kind of gifts they would appreciate with this free teacher favorite things form printable!
Having three kiddos means we’ve had a lot of teachers over the years. I’m sure you can relate, right? I love our hard-working teachers and always feel like we need to show them a little extra love all throughout the year.
I really do believe teaching is a superpower. Teaching kids all day is definitely not one of my gifts so I am so thankful for the ones that chose to share their teaching gifts with our children.
When my teenagers were in elementary school I was co Teacher Appreciation Coordinator for our PTO for three years. Putting together fun teacher luncheons and making cute little inexpensive teacher gifts was in my wheelhouse and I loved it!
One of the easiest ways to know what your teachers like is to ask them! That’s why today I have a free teacher’s favorite things form for you to download and print.
How to Use a Favorite Things Printable
If you are like our school, then each one of your teachers has a room mom or room parent. The room parents are usually responsible for communicating with the teacher the most and working with them on parties and with the parents on volunteering and gift ideas.
A room parent usually signs up at the beginning of the school year and they are the easiest person to ask about what your child’s teachers’ favorite things are. A teacher can be overwhelmed if all 25 parents of students are asking them questions all the time.
Therefore, I recommend just having the room parent give the teacher a teacher questionnaire either at the beginning of the school year or a month or so before teacher appreciation week.
Give them a few weeks to fill it out and maybe gently remind them after a week or two because a lot of times it can get buried in all of their paperwork.
I was a room parent for many years and it was always fun getting to know my kids’ teachers. Some of them are more private than others and you have to respect that. Not all of them will fill out a favorite things list.
You should also ask the teacher if it’s ok to share this information with the other parents in the class. If they agree, then sharing the information in an email is a good way to let others know ideal gift ideas.
Spoil Your Teacher Year Round
One of the pros of having them fill out the teacher favorite things form at the beginning of the year is that you can leave them little gifts throughout the year.
I have an Ultimate Resource of Teacher Appreciation Ideas with results from a teacher survey on what gifts they really do like, so make sure to check it out!
Here are a few little appreciation ideas:
- A surprise of getting their favorite cup of coffee one morning during parent-teacher conferences will put a huge smile on their face.
- A $5 or $10 gift card to their favorite store left anonymously in their teachers’ box is a little gesture that would mean a lot.
- Bring them in their favorite lunch during a rainy day when the kids are restless because they are stuck inside all day.
- Surprise your teacher with a bouquet of her favorite flowers on her birthday.
- If your male teacher has a favorite hobby like fishing or cars, they might love a class gift of a gift card to a sporting store or their favorite online collector’s store.
- Have a crafty person make a personalized notebook or tote with their favorite colors.
FREE Teacher Favorite Things Form PDF
Click here to download the favorite things questionnaire PDF and then print as many as you need.
If for some reason that doesn’t work, you can click here to download it from my google drive.
Hand it to your teacher or put it in their teacher box with a sticky note asking them to fill it out and return it to the room Mom.
If you’d like to save this favorite things printable for later, simply hover over the top left of the image below and PIN It now!
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a creative day!