Looking for an easy, inexpensive teacher appreciation gift? My snack break jars are perfect for the deserving teacher in your life. Fill a few up and drop them off in the office, they’ll definitely go fast! Thanks to goodnesknows for sponsoring this post. #tryalittlegoodness
We’re in the process of transitioning Blake into the toddler room at Kayla’s old preschool. After a one year hiatus from the school it feels nice to be “home.” The teachers are all sweet. Most of them we’ve known for years and trusted them with our most important possessions.
Still, my heart aches every morning handing him over but for a few weeks now he cries each day for a minute while I hide outside the door waiting for him to stop, hearing him being comforted and distracted by one of the sweetest women on the planet. Today was different though, today he didn’t cry. Which calls for a little celebration. And some thank you’s.
There is a big part of me that can’t quite imagine being in charge of a group of toddlers five days a week and not just being responsible for keeping them alive but for so many things. Teaching them how to interact with one another, getting everyone to nap at the same time, wiping tears and kissing boo-boo’s while serving snack. I thought I’d make some snacks for the teachers to keep them going and have on hand during break time.
I found some cute wide mouth jars and then grabbed some bags of banana chips, freeze dried strawberries, freeze dried edamame and dried apricots. All things that are easy to snack on and relatively healthy. I added these yummy goodnessknows snack squares which are filled with whole nuts, fruit, toasted oats and dark chocolate for a little treat.
They come in three flavors – cranberry, almond, dark chocolate, Apple, almond & peanut, dark chocolate and Peach & cherry, almond, dark chocolate. I used a mix of snacks in each jar being sure to keep the very dry items like edamame and freeze dried strawberries on the bottom with the banana chips as a buffer between them and the apricots or goodnessknows snack squares. This keeps everything exactly as it should be texture-wise.
After eating more than my fair share (oops!) in the name of taste testing I printed out a little jar label that said “goodness knows you deserve a break” because seriously, these teachers deserve a break! I screwed the jar lid on and then used a glue stick to apply the label. If you’re super fancy and use sticker paper you’ll save yourself this step but always be sure to screw on the lids first before applying so everything lines up as you’d like it to.
And that was it! This teacher appreciation gift was easy to make and left in the teacher’s lounge or break room I have a feeling they’ll go fast. They’re an easy way to say thanks to those hard working teachers and give them a little snack to get through the day. Want to make your own? You can grab my teacher appreciation gift printable here and adjust it by scaling to make it fit whatever size jar and lid you choose to use before printing.
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