gift idea- for the teacher

A huge part of service is recognizing and thanking those who give service to us.

My son, who is almost 4, has been in the Sunbeams class this year at church. (the 3 year-old class)

I know that we are so grateful for the teachers he has had this year & the current couple that teaches him now is just amazing. They are so patient & kind, and happy to be there. You can tell that they truly enjoy teaching these sweet little kids every week.

But that age group also can also be tough. Especially when the class is pretty big!

I wanted to make up a little something to thank them for being so awesome. I know my son loves being in their class & it means so much to me as a mom to see others really caring about my child.

While I was wasting time  checking out some pins on Pinterest, I came across a teacher gift idea of giving something filled with M&M's, along with a little note saying what each color represents. I thought it would be a cute & colorful little gift for my son to give his teachers!

My little jar came from Ikea & the bag of M&M's that I bought filled it up perfectly!

I tied a cute polka dot Christmas ribbon to the top...

After thinking of a few different ways that I could include the little poem, I just made a little card to go along with the jar...

Here's the inside...

The text inside reads.......

Green is for the inspiration you give me each Sunday. 
Blue is for your patience in showing me the way. 
Orange is for your warmth and caring style. 
Yellow is for the way you always make me smile.
 Red is for my life that you have touched this year. 

You're a "Magnificent" 
& "Marvelous" Teacher! 

Thank you for being my M&M!

I could have added some sort of vinyl or rub-on to the jar, but I wanted to keep it simple & allow them to re-use the jar if they want to.

I'll have my son make a picture for them to tuck inside the card.

He is totally excited to give it to them later this month!!

{This was featured at Sugar Bee Crafts.}

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  1. This is really cute!! Great idea and something the kids would love giving!!

  2. Great idea! M&M's are such a fun gift and I love the meanings of the colors.

  3. awesome idea!!! I love the little message and your first statement in the post is so true, we need to thank/serve those who serve us. Love your crafts!

    ~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

  4. That ribbon is perfect! How sweet of you to give to Primary teachers. I am one right now and it can be a little tough at times but it's also so fun!

  5. What a super fantastic idea!!! I love it. Thanks so much for sharing! We would love it if you would please link up with us for Fun Stuff Fridays.

  6. I'm a middle school teacher and we rarely see gifts at this level and those that we do see are pretty sketchy. This is a great idea because a) I love M&Ms and b) I love that jar. I have a few to match that my sister got from IKEA for me last year. I could really use one this size. Can your son be 12 and be in my class????

  7. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday - you were featured today!! --Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

  8. so cute I'd love it if you would add them to my What We Wore and Made link party over at http://raegunwear.blogspot.com/search/label/WWWMW

  9. What a cute poem and cute gift. Thanks for sharing :)

    Coley @

  10. Such a cute and thoughtful gift...Love what you came up with for each color's meaning! So glad you shared at Shine On Fridays!!


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