End of the Year Teacher Gift – Field Day Champions Photo Collage
Yesterday I shared with you the Summer Survival Baskets that we made for my daughter’s Pre-K teachers. Today I thought I would share my what we whipped up for my 2nd grader’s super awesome teacher! We decided to create a photo collage teacher gift with photos we took during Field Day last week.
We started out at Target (of course) looking for the perfect frame. I wanted something with a pretty good sized mat so all the kids could sign it and we lucked out and found the Room Essentials® Matted Wood Frame for just $16.99 AND we found a 15% off Target Cartwheel offer making it even less!
Next I headed over to Walgreens Photo and created a 11×14 Collage Poster. I started out trying to do a 8×10 photo collage but it was really too small so I spent a few more dollars and got the poster. You can also check out Retail Me Not for Walgreens Photo promo codes to help you save a little more on photo orders.
I wanted to keep this themed for Field Day because these kids really had a crazy long day in 90 degree weather. My daughter’s teacher was AMAZING all day making sure the kids had water, spraying them down with sunscreen and keeping them busy and excited about the whole day. At the very end of the day when everyone was so exhausted they pulled out a huge win during the 2nd grade Tug-O-War contest. The teacher literally fell over when they were done and at the end and the kids were so excited to get their 1st place ribbons. A friend of mine who works at the school was able to get an extra 1st place ribbon for the project and I am sure if you need one the office staff would be happy to help out.
Next I had to sneak into the lunch room (after I checked in at the office )after the teacher left and get all the kids to sign the frame. They will crawl all over you and want to draw picture instead of just signing their names so you will have to keep them on task for this one.
You could theme this anyway you want – even just a collage of photos from throughout the year. You can always reach out to other parents to see if they have photos they can contribute. You may also need to employ the help of your child or another teacher to get the frame signed if you can’t make it up there.
We lucked out and got this project done for about $20 and it really didn’t take more than a hour total to get it all pulled together – most of that time was spent waiting for the poster at Walgreens. You can Pin this idea here and you can also check out The Best of Real Housewives Clip Coupons here and see Teacher Gifts we have made in the past.