Celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week

What a year it's been for teachers! Adapting to new ways of teaching and communicating with students, juggling work life and family, dealing with constant uncertainty... the past twelve months have been a steep learning curve for educators everywhere.

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week, and although we do our best to support teachers year-round, we think this week is the perfect opportunity for students and parents to extend their special thanks to teachers for everything they've done to support student learning in this difficult year. 

We've put together some ideas for how you can thank your teacher, either remotely or in person. Read on to check them out.

Get coloring

This is a fun & easy way to get involved, and will bring some positivity into your teacher's classroom! Feel free to get creative or download one of our templates to color & share.

Thank you for helping us grow poster

Teacher Appreciation Week Poster

Teacher Appreciation Coloring Poster

Rainbow coloring poster

Send a ‘thank you’ card

Send your teacher a card with all the reasons why you appreciate them and show off your writing skills at the same time. Use our template to get started and then either send it to your teacher directly or upload it to your digital classroom environment. 

Teacher Appreciation Week Card

Thank you teacher card

Thank a Teacher card

Gift your teacher some down time 

If you're thinking of gifting your teacher, here are some ideas they'll appreciate! Digital gift cards are a great option. You could take your teacher to the movies with a free movie on Amazon Prime, support a local restaurant, or subscribe to a service like Teacher’s Black Box or Teacher’s Crate. Think about what your teacher would enjoy.

Create a personal video message

If you haven’t been able to arrange a gift, don’t worry - you could record a short video message for your teacher instead. They will really appreciate the thought & effort, and parents can join in too! Here’s a video that our Texthelpers created to give you some inspiration:

Award your teacher with a digital certificate or sticker

It's time for you to become a teacher for a day! Download our certificate template and award it to your teacher in recognition of some of their best traits. Or choose from our selection of digital stickers to send to your teacher for all their hard work:

Thank you teacher sticker

You have brightened my year sticker

Class act sticker

Teacher Appreciation Sticker


We’d love to know if you try out any of these ideas. Leave a comment below or share your finished masterpieces with us on Twitter @texthelp or on our Facebook page