End of Year Gifts for Students

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Written by Bronwyn

As the end of another year rolls around, we’re all busily finalising assessment and reporting on our students’ learning – and perhaps not focusing on gifts for students just yet.

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In a matter of weeks, we’ll be farewelling our classes. For some of us this will mean handing our kids over to other lucky teachers within our schools. For others, it will mean saying goodbye as they head off to high school next year. No matter where our students are destined, we wish for them to have a safe and happy summer break!

The end of term four is a perfect time to give our students a parting gift; but what can we give that is meaningful, inexpensive and easy to create?

Gifts for Bookworms

Book mark gift affirmation you are amazing free resource download teachers

The lengthy summer break is such a great time for kids to read! A book mark is a great gift for students who will plow through books over their break (and a gentle reminder to less enthusiastic readers to pick up a book or two!). You can even personalise each book mark with a handwritten message. Our gorgeous new affirmation bookmark is available as a free download.

These are our top picks of gifts for students from our huge collection of bookmarks:

Christmas-Themed Gifts for Students

Christmas gifts for students from teacher

These Christmas packs are so easy to make, and most of the contents can be bought at your local dollar store. Include some stationery; it’s always a big hit as a student gift. Pop in a couple of decorations and a sweet or savoury treat, and you’ve got a lovely little pressie for each of your students! I re-purposed our Christmas Desk Name Tags to make these cute gift tags.

Early Years Student Gifts: Playdough

Gifts for Students PLaydoh kindergarten prep early childhood teachers

Little children love playdough! If you’ve got the time or the inclination, you could make each of your students a little bag of playdough. You could even pop one of our great playdough mats together with it. If you’re pressed for time, you can purchase pre-made themed kits or multi-bags of small Play-Doh tubs.

Coloring Kits for Holiday Fun

Gifts for students colouring in bags coloring kits Christmas mindfulness

Our Christmas Mindful Coloring in Sheets are a great free resource which can be used to create coloring gifts for students. All you’ll need to add is a little packet of pencils or crayons. Either tie the sheets together with twine or pop them into a little gift bag.

Not a Christmassy class? We have a large collection of general coloring pages for you to choose from when compiling your coloring kits.

Primary School Graduation Gift

Primary School Graduation

If you’re teaching grade six, and planning to farewell your primary school graduates, here’s a lovely gift full of meaning: our Primary School Graduation Gift.

For each pack, you’ll need to include…

  • Our downloadable Student Gift Tag.
  • A ruler (to keep them on a straight track).
  • A pencil (to help them be life-long learners).
  • A pencil sharpener (to keep their minds sharp).
  • An eraser (to help them repair their mistakes).
  • A rubber band (to help them snap back when life gets them down).
  • A chocolate (to remind them that life is sweet).

Inspiration Posters for Students

Positivity Poster Student Gift from teacher

These beautiful posters are part of our Positivity Resource Collection and are free for you to download! I chose to print these ones two-to-a-page and mounted them on black card for effect. A lovely touch would be to hand write a note on the reverse side. These would make great gifts for students in the upper primary years.

Crafty Gifts for Students

Personalised Pencils

Easy Gifts for Students

If you’re running short on time but still want to give your students a little gift, you can purchase kits like these from Squirrel Packs. They come in class sets and you can choose a kit that suits your year level, students’ interests and your budget.

Squirrel Pack gifts for students end of year teacher teaching resources

No matter which parting gift (if any!) you decide to give your students, remember that the greatest gifts you’ve given them aren’t material.

We hope you have a relaxing and rejuvenating break, with plenty of time to reflect on all of the wonderful work you’ve done with your students in 2018.

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