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Apples for Teacher Appreciation Week

Posted by  ·  April 27, 2009  ·  Last Updated: April 27, 2009

Placing  large baskets of apples in the teacher’s lounge during Teacher Appreciation Week (May 4 – 9, 2009) is a nice healthy treat. To make them extra special attach leaves with special notes.


Teacher Appreciation Apple Leaves

Download and print out the teacher appreciation leaves onto green cardstock.


Cut out and hot glue leaves to toothpicks or the stem of the apples.


The apples won’t last as long if they are pierced with a toothpick, so when possbible glue to the stem of the apple.


Don’t forget to check out these Teacher Appreciation Ideas!

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  1. Sunday, November 13th, 2011
    Hi there, thank you so much for the adorable subway art!
  2. Irene
    Sunday, April 24th, 2011
    I adore this idea!! I would love to use this idea for a traveling theme for our class. Would it be possible to have a template of the leaves that I can reword to fit our theme? Just thought I would ask. Great idea and so simple!
  3. Sunday, August 22nd, 2010
    Thanks so much for this awesome idea and free printable. I've featured it today:
    http://www.mydeliciousambiguity.com/2010/08/new-teacher-gifts.html Cheers!
  4. Tuesday, May 5th, 2009
    Thanks for the idea and printable leaves-so cute. We're doing a fruit tray for our teachers tomorrow and a bowl of apples with these leaves will be right in the center. I think it'll look neat!
  5. Tuesday, April 28th, 2009
    I am loving these apples!
  6. Tuesday, April 28th, 2009
    This is so cute!! I will use them this week and ad to my free download page:-) Fun!
  7. Tuesday, April 28th, 2009
    This is uber-cute! Something so simple, yet it makes all the difference in the world! It just amazes me how creative some folks are! Thanks for sharing!!!!

  8. Tuesday, April 28th, 2009
    This idea is the apple of my eye! Bravo!
  9. Monday, April 27th, 2009
    I'm *so* doing this for Rebecca's teacher. Love it!
  10. Monday, April 27th, 2009
    Too cute! I'm sure the teachers would love this!
  11. Monday, April 27th, 2009
    I LOVE this! I always give my children's teachers a basket of apples on the first day of school, but the leaf on the apple is sooooo cute!!!
  12. Monday, April 27th, 2009
    Fun! This brought back such memories of when I was a teacher! I did the same thing for each of my students on their birthdays, except I wrote their names and "happy birthday" on the paper leaf. I think they liked getting apples on their special day, even though they were 18 (I taught high school Physics) - they carried their apples around to show them off, silly things! There was a spell when good, large apples were just impossible to get at our local fruit stand so I gave out pears, and the students were politely appreciative but it was just not the same. Thanks for this fun walk memory lane for me!
  13. Monday, April 27th, 2009
    Cute! ♥ all the teacher appreciation ideas!
  14. Lauren
    Monday, April 27th, 2009
  15. Monday, April 27th, 2009
    LOVE this! You're so creative! I'll be linking.
  16. Monday, April 27th, 2009
    i like it!!! cute and simple and fun!
  17. Monday, April 27th, 2009
    That is too cute. I teach 2nd grade and doing something like that would just touch my heart!