A Parent Volunteer Gift Idea

For the first time EVER I am actually ahead of schedule for my parent volunteer gifts!!! And they are ready just in time for Tara's lovely...
They are also ready for you, in case you would like to use any of the ideas or free files in this post!

So. I am very fortunate to have two room parents who have coordinated all of our major festivities this year...and they have done so much to create those memorable moments for our class. 

I knew I wanted to find a different way to show thanks, so I thought of wrapping up a bit of summer for them!

My sister (Fashion Craze Learning Days) and I had a blast shopping for these. Here are the goodies I found:

Plastic Mason Jar
These are so trendy right now and I was psyched to find some that are dishwasher-safe for my families!

Summer-Themed Gifts
First we gathered summery (is this a word?) gifts for under a dollar each. Can I tell you how much I love the color-scheme of these Kool-Aid packets? These are for the kids in the family:
Iced tea for the adults:
A huge bubble wand:
And one of those wooden plane-things (REMEMBER those?? Takes me back...):
For the larger part of the gift, I also got a few giftcards to the movies:

Mason Jar Label
Here's the best part of the whole gift...I had an excuse to make a new label! I used a simple phrase and design, printed it on cardstock, then taped it to the jar.

Then I made a second little tag with the thank you message for each of my families:
 (I erased the names on the card if it looks a little funny)

And here they are, all ready to go!
They were so much fun to put together!

If you are still in school and would like to try this idea for your volunteers, a complete list of materials is below:

plastic mason jar
bubble wand
Kool-Aid drink packets

wooden airplane-thing
(for lack of the actual name...I'm ready for summer vacation!)

movie giftcards

Thank You Labels and Tags
please click on the image to download for free:
I hope some of you might be able to use these...thanks so much for visiting!


  1. EEEEEEEE! It made my heart soar to see that you had linked up:) I absolutely LOVE this gift idea:) So cute and so you! You are the bomb my friend:) Thanks for linking up:) Hugs!!!
    4th Grade Frolics

  2. Love this! This would be a great gift for any friend who needed a summer pick me up too! Thank you for sharing the tag!
    Rambling About Reading

  3. This is great. Love the label! Thanks for sharing.

    First Grade Lyons' Den

  4. Such a cute gift idea! I have been looking for an idea for our Vacation Bible School workers, and this might be perfect!

  5. LOVE THIS!!! I am going to adapt it a bit and make it into a Teacher Thank You gift for my kids' teachers.
    Thank you!!!

  6. What a fun idea! I'm holding on to this idea for when Summer finally rolls around here in Australia!

    Miss Galvin Learns

  7. Kristen~
    This is an awesome idea. I think I may use it for my son's teachers. Hang in there! We are almost done!
    Coffee Cups and Lesson Plans

  8. I love this gift idea, and I have it pinned for next year.
    Thank you!

    Fit to be Fourth

  9. These are adorable Kristen! suich a cute way to thank your volunteer!

  10. Hi Kristen, I love this idea and posted in on Pinterest for you!

  11. What a creative, BRIGHT, and whimsical gift idea! 'Love 'em!

  12. These are SO cute! Thank you for the label and tags! Super cute!

  13. This is such a great idea! The label and tag are so CUTE! Thanks for sharing!!

    Funky in Fourth

  14. These are soo cute! You are so talented!


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