Disclosure: This post is in association with the US Highbush Blueberry Council and their new Dietitian Color Your Cart Retail RD Kit.
May 4-8, 2015 is Teacher Appreciation Week. For the second year in a row, I am in charge of Teacher Appreciation at my kids OUTSTANDING elementary school. Last year, we had a superhero theme. This year, I went with a travel/world theme. I can’t even begin to tell you how much work goes into coordinating an entire week for over 130 staff, in 3 separate buildings. After all the door and teachers lounge decorating and food ordering, I dive deep into surprising my teachers with healthy gifts. Instead of just asking parents for donations, I had teachers fill out the following:
Needed School Supplies
This made it so much easier for parents as well as teachers. Tomorrow, kids are supposed to wear there teacher’s favorite color. My son’s teacher’s favorite color is blue (mine too)! I want to surprise her with something relating to our theme. How amazing is it that blueberries look like little worlds? They are the perfect healthy gift to show her how much I appreciate all she has done for my child this year. These are so simple and it supplies your teacher with a memorable and healthy snack for the day. Get the little worlds of knowledge free printable to make this for your teachers.
- Plastic Photo Globes
- Supplied Printable Tags
- Ribbon of Choice
- Decide how many globes you want to make and purchase blueberries accordingly. The size of the globe will depend on how much you need.
- Wash the ornaments with soap and water.
- Let air dry.
- Wash blueberries with water. Lay to dry.
- Once dry, fill one side of the ornament with blueberries.
- Close it up with other plastic piece and place ornament cap on.
- Place ribbon and tag through cap.
- Tie off.
- Give it to a hard working teacher.
Emerging research with blueberries in brain health may show brain boosting outcomes in cognitive aging. With this reason alone to add them to your grocery cart, I just had to come up with a superhero theme for another healthy gift idea.
These mini buckets were just 0.25 cents at the craft store. I also used some craft sticks and extra cardstock to dress it up a bit. Wash out the buckets, fill them up with blueberries, and print out my ready made brain power tags to show thanks for the boost in your child’s brain power this year!
Dietitians, these are perfect to demo at the grocery store or at a community event. Using these fun ideas with the recipes from the US Highbush Blueberry Council’s Color Your Cart Dietitian Kit give your customers a healthy idea for teacher appreciation, like these super fun Blueberry Sparklers. Personally, I want someone to give me these for “Dietitian Appreciation”.