Friday, May 25, 2012

Cheap End of the Year Student Gifts!

I gave each of my students this sand pail filled with goodies for their end of the year gift.  It only cost me a total of $22.00!!  I got each sand pail for a dollar from Dollar Tree.  The rest of the items I put in each pail are items that I had extra of or rewards from the school.  I used a Sharpie marker to write their name on each pail.

Here is some of the things I had in each pail and some additional ideas I have done in the past:

  • Extra supplies or supplies the students can take home such as glue, scissors, markers, expo markers, crayons, paint sets, rulers, spiral notebooks, etc.
  • Award Certificates
  • Birthday bags for students that have summer birthdays
  • Extra Workbooks (great for practicing those skills over the summer!)
  • Coloring/Activity Books
  • AR Rewards such as T-shirt, chain necklace, etc.
My students LOVED receiving these pails and I didn't have to spend a lot of money out of my pocket for them.  :)


  1. Great idea!! I'll have to do this at the end of next year since I am already done for this year. Love this idea!!

  2. Those are awesome!! I am doing something that is similar to that for the end of the year gifts. Thanks for sharing!
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  3. I'm your newest follower. I found you on Pinterest.

  4. Hi Amanda-
    It's nice to see teacher that take the time to appreciate their students and the school year. We featured your end of the year student gift @ theclassroomcreative . It posts tomorrow. Thanks, Karen & Nicolette

  5. Adorable. I know this is 1st grade, but I think my 3rd graders would love this. Thanks, Rosemary (new follower)

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  7. Oh my goodness, I just found your blog. I am so inspired by your organizational systems. I am your newest follower.

  8. I just discovered your blog through pinterest. I do this pail idea on the last days of kindergarten as well. I buy my pails now at Michael's and save them. They are 50¢ each plus you get a teacher discount if you show your school ID. Super great deal and good quality pails!!! Love your blog too!! SMILES TO YOU!!

  9. I used your idea and made something similar for my students at the end of the year. They were a BIG hit! Thanks for the idea.

  10. Thank you for the wonderful idea!
    I am doing this!