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Fruit Filled Teacher Appreciation Gift & Printable Tags

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It is Teacher Appreciation Week here in the US (May 7th – 12th)!!  Do you need a quick and healthy gift for a special teacher or two?  That only requires a printer and a trip to your local grocery store?  Let’s {create this} fruit filled teacher appreciation gifts & PRINTABLE fruit tags!!

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UPDATE October 2020: We have updated this post with a new printable you can download here.

I found two big white fruit bowls on clearance at our local grocery store, but you could also pile your fruit in a vintage fruit crate, wooden box, basket or even a pretty reusable “green bag”!  Here is what the Little Bug and I put in his teachers’ gifts … and I’ve included all of my cheesy corny punny sweet little phrases that go with each fruit!

  • Apples:  you’re awesome to the core
  • Plum:  you’re pretty much plum perfect
  • Orange:  orange you glad it’s almost summer?
  • Bananas:  i’m bananas about your class
  • Pear:  i hope it’s a-pear-ant i appreciate you
  • Berries:  i’m berry glad you’re my teacher (not pictured)
  • Grapes:  i think you’re grape (not pictured)
  • Caramel fruit dip:  you’re sweet as caramel
  • Chocolate fruit dip:  relax and take a dip

And do you know how much I love you, my faithful readers and visitors?  I am sharing the fruit tags printable with you … all 9 cheery little tags to make your life a little easier 🙂

Some of the tags can also be used to attach to individual gifts that are perfect for classroom volunteers, room parents, administrators, school support staff or anyone .  For my “you’re awesome to the core” gifts, place an individual caramel dip in a cello bag, pop an apple in a pretty cupcake wrapper, pile it in the bag and tie on the tag with a little brightly colored bakers twine or ribbon!

If you are (or were) a teacher … thank you!!  For long hours and slim budgets, for instilling a life long love of learning, for patience in times of exasperation, for your dedication and professionalism, for your perfect handwriting and the character voices during story time, for doling out hugs and for loving our children!!

Hope the rest of your week is wonderful!!




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  1. SMART and adorable and teachers will feel GOOD about eating them instead of feeling bad about all the treats they are consuming…I totally had a love/hate relationship with teacher treats from the kids…this is a perfect solution!

  2. THANK YOU!!! I love all the ideas out there– but they all consist of unhealthy treats! I know so many that are trying to be healthy– or get ready for beach season :). All those “treats” add up! I am SO using this!!

  3. This is so freaking cute!! I love it! Thanks for linking it up to Fantabulous Friday @ Little Becky Homecky!!

  4. Love this idea. One of the most creative teacher appreciation ideas ever.

  5. luv luv luv luv this idea! The printables are the cutest I’ve seen in quite a while. YOur newest follower here! Luv to have you stop by and follow along as well if you’d like.

  6. That is so great! You could use these for any type of “thank you”, and then you can give something healthier than candy for those friends who can’t have sweets! Thanks for the cute idea!

  7. Love this! Such a great gift! I’m a teacher and would LOVE to get something so thoughtful and creative!

  8. This is such a fantastic idea! Love all the cute phrases.. and it would be a lovely gift packaged in the crate as a whole fruit basket! Love it!
    Thanks so much for sharing!
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

  9. thank you for this idea! i used it as a valentine surprise for my husband. i edited out some of the phrases and replaced them with more appropriate ones since he’s not a teacher. lol. overall, this is a pretty cool idea. love it!

  10. Love this idea! Thank you for sharing your printable, too. I appreciate your talent and time!

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  14. My kiddos enjoyed making this, the teacher was super excited to get it and best part was as I placed it on the desk the kids all rushed up to it saying what the wanted. Best part was the first one to yell it out was for the Plum!

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