- Hand soap
- Hand lotion
- Post-it notes
- Markers or fun pens
- Cleaning supplies (cleaning wipes, paper towels)
- Candy (nut-free, of course!)
- Toys (little items like party favors for classroom prizes)
- First-aid supplies
- Gift cards
There’s so many helpful things that you can put into a back-to-school teacher basket. I think it’s important to make it fun, which is why I like to include the toys and games. Learning should be a good time, and teachers don’t often have the budget to provide extra games or toys, and there are so many out there that help teach learning in an exciting way.
What’s great about a basket like this is you can make one anytime throughout the school year. These are things that are always in demand, and will always be appreciated. Whip one up for the start of the school year, teacher appreciation week, or just because! As a parent who’s not always able to volunteer in the classroom, I love knowing that I can still be helpful.
Do you like to do anything special for the teacher at the beginning of the school year?