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Fun in the sun: Summer Relaxation kit with free printable {Teacher Appreciation}

Posted by  ·  April 21, 2012  ·  Last Updated: April 21, 2012

Teacher Appreciation Week is the first full week in May.Don’t miss these Teacher Appreciation Ideas (more sayings and packaging ideas)! Here are 100 great ways to thank a teacher and 50 cute sayings for Teacher Appreciation. Just add a small gift and attach the saying and you have an easy way to say thank you.

Your teacher has worked hard all year! Give them the perfect summer relaxation kit! Heather is here to tell you exactly how to make one. She is a teacher so she knows exactly what teachers want!

Hello there Skip to My Lou Readers. I’m Heather Freeman from The Lovely Cupboard, and I’m so excited to be a part of the Teacher Appreciation Series this year. Being a 5th grade teacher myself, I personally know how much a token of thanks means at the end of a long school year. The kids may not realize it, but teachers are counting down the days until June just like our students!

The gift I’m sharing today is a bag filled with items that will come in handy poolside or at the beach. Start with a cute tote and fill it with all sorts of goodies. The fun part is that your child can help pick out the things for their teacher.

I purchased all the items at Wal Mart, and it took less than 15 minutes to put this bag together. I started with the tote and then picked the beach towel. I tried to pull from the colors in the beach towel for the other items.

I printed up this little note on the computer, but you could have your child write the gift tag.
If you run out of time and just can’t get a bag together, don’t feel bad about snagging a gift card in the check out line. Teachers love them…really we do! Here’s to sleeping in, days by the pool, and no homework…(sigh). I can’t wait!
This is such a great idea that we created a printable gift tag for you!
summer beach tote teacher gift



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  1. Monday, June 17th, 2019
    Hello - do you have the printable gift tag updated that you might be able to send me? The link doesn't work anymore.
  2. jennifer
    Thursday, June 6th, 2019
  3. Erica
    Monday, June 3rd, 2019
    This link for the printable no longer works. Do you have a new one?
  4. Meghan
    Thursday, May 23rd, 2019
    Hello! I love your teacher appreciation label! When I click on it, however, it takes me to a broken link. Is it still available somewhere? Thanks!
  5. Sarah
    Tuesday, May 16th, 2017
    I was wondering how did you make the sun for the relaxation kit? Did you use a circuit machine?
  6. Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
    Thank you for every other great article. The place else could anyone
    get that kind of information in such an ideal manner of writing?
    I have a presentation subsequent week, and I am at the search for such info.
  7. Fern
    Thursday, June 11th, 2015
    This is great idea and we're definitely going to do it! Can you send me a working link for the adorable tag? thanks so much!!!
    • Sunday, August 2nd, 2015
      Hi Fern, that tag doesn't work. You can try this tag though ..... http://www.skiptomylou.dev/2015/05/27/end-of-year-teacher-gift/
  8. Sharon
    Thursday, May 28th, 2015
    All year you worked hard to make learning fun, so now it's your turn to relax in the sun !
  9. Mandi
    Saturday, May 23rd, 2015
    LOVE this idea! We are gathering items today in pink, to match the bag we bought. I cannot get the tag to work however. Can you send it to me via e-mail?

    • Sunday, August 2nd, 2015
  10. christine
    Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
    Can you please send me the link to the tag as well.
    • Sunday, August 2nd, 2015
      So sorry the tag is no longer available please use this one.... http://www.skiptomylou.dev/2015/05/27/end-of-year-teacher-gift/
  11. Deb
    Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
    Can you send me the tag via email? Thanks!
    • Sunday, August 2nd, 2015
  12. Crystal
    Tuesday, May 12th, 2015
    This is a great idea! In Fact, I would love to use it. Could you please send the link for the printable tag?! Thanks!
  13. Stacey
    Wednesday, April 8th, 2015
    Love this idea! Can I please have a working link for the tag? I would love to use it for our teachers! Thanks!
  14. Jami
    Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015
    Could you please send me the link to the printable for this? It's not showing up. Thank you!!
  15. Friday, November 21st, 2014
    It's difficult to find knowledgeable people in this particular topic, but you seem like you know what you're talking about!
  16. Emily M.
    Wednesday, June 11th, 2014
    I too love this idea! Can you email me the link for the tag, please? When I click on the link provided, it states 'File not Found'. Thanks!
  17. Rebecca
    Tuesday, May 20th, 2014
    So super cute! My daughter will love putting this together for her teacher. Can you please send the link for the tag. The one here on your page does not work. Thanks!!
  18. Michelle
    Saturday, May 17th, 2014
    Love the summer relaxation gift! How did you get the items to stand higher in the bag so that they're visible. I have a tote bag but all the items keep falling to the bottom!
    • Tuesday, May 20th, 2014
      Michelle, try filling the bag with tissue paper, or place a box in the bottom. Hope this helps.
  19. Angela
    Sunday, May 4th, 2014
    Love the fun in the sun teacher gift idea! Great ideas! Could you please send me a working link for the cute printable tag? I cannot get the link on this site to work. Thanks!
  20. Oferta
    Sunday, May 4th, 2014
    Excellent idea, and the best is, I can customize it, and can be adjusted to your my own budget.
  21. Rosario villegas
    Monday, January 27th, 2014
    Hola, felicidades me encantaría recibir patrones de bolsos, con bases. Les agradezco. Buen día.
  22. Lori Ann
    Saturday, June 15th, 2013
    This is the perfect teacher gift to end off the year! My daughter is super excited to create this! Could you please send me the cute tag....I can't get it for some reason!!! Have a great day!!!
  23. Jo Nell P.
    Wednesday, June 5th, 2013
    Would you send me a link for the cute tag....thank you for the sweet idea!!!
  24. Randi B
    Friday, May 31st, 2013
    Great idea! I am doing this for my daughters teacher! I ordered a monogrammed cooler bag to use as the bag instead...thought this might be fun too!
  25. Katy S
    Friday, May 31st, 2013
    LOVE this cute idea! I have the bag assembled but cannot find a link to the printable tag. Please e mail if you don't mind :) THANKS!!!
  26. Shelley
    Sunday, May 19th, 2013
    can you send the link for the tag? thanks
  27. Tara
    Sunday, May 19th, 2013
    This is great idea. but the tag link doesn't work just fyi. if you cacn send it that would be great. Thanks!
  28. Laura
    Sunday, May 19th, 2013
    We're doing a "fill-the-bag" version where everyone brings one item for the teacher (this works for that "team" concept too.) I had some ideas for a male teacher: Do the Beach towel and the bag, but add a small package of golf balls and racquet or tennis balls, chapstick and sunscreen, maybe an inexpensive fishing hat or baseball hat and maybe an iTunes gift card.
  29. Jennifer
    Wednesday, May 15th, 2013
    Also trying to get the printable tag, could you email it to me please? Thanks for the wonderful idea!
  30. lindsey
    Thursday, May 9th, 2013
    I made these and used them for teacher appreciation week. We made them summer survival kits instead. And instead of getting all the stuff from walmart we used the dollar tree to get the stuff to put in them. All together we made 3 and spent less than $50 for them all!!! Thanks this was a great idea!
  31. jackie
    Monday, May 6th, 2013
    The link for the tag is not working for me either? Such a cute idea ... if you could please send to me as well? Thanks!
  32. Becki
    Saturday, May 4th, 2013
    I really like this idea for the teachers at my school, but I can't get the link for the tag to work. Would you please send it to me? Thank you.
  33. Luanne Pang
    Tuesday, April 30th, 2013
    this is one cool gift idea! perfect gift to end the school year. my idea to give next year.
  34. Friday, April 19th, 2013
    This gives me the security of knowing that we have enough for a period of time
    if we break down. Do you have prescription medication that
    you can't do without for a week. In general, you want to make sure that your earthquake survival kit has enough supplies to last for three days.
  35. Wednesday, April 17th, 2013
    Like other types of survival kits, these would be packages of gear and supplies that may aid the surviving
    groups in the battle to live. Welcome Life or Welcome Death
    - When one attempts to visit and benefit from the wilderness, one
    should also be well provisioned in his wilderness survival kit.
    The RCC then contacts the appropriate agency closest
    to you and notifies them of your identification and location.
  36. Amanda
    Friday, September 7th, 2012
    This is such a cute idea. I am going to do this after the year is over. My childs teacher already announced that she is retireing after this year and this would be so cute.
  37. Becky
    Monday, June 11th, 2012
    I love this idea and am putting a bag together for my daughter's teacher. Unfortunately, I cannot print the tag template :(
  38. Saturday, June 9th, 2012
    I LOVE this idea!! Perfect for the last day of school! I think I'll throw in a bottle of bright nail polish too!
  39. kimberly
    Friday, June 8th, 2012
    I will be giving these lovely bags as an end of the year gift to both of my fabulous assistants!!
  40. Cheryl
    Thursday, June 7th, 2012
    Thank you for the great idea! Such a fun gift for our hard-working teachers :)Put one together for my son's kindergarten teacher this year
  41. Thursday, June 7th, 2012
    can't be a better gift for a teacher!!!

    Thank you bunches

    Enjoy Teaching English
  42. Tami
    Tuesday, June 5th, 2012
    This is a great idea. I got all the items today. Thank you! I canot get the printable tag. Would you email it to me?
  43. Amy
    Monday, June 4th, 2012
    Love this idea!! I'm not able to get the printable note either. Would you mind e-mailing it to me?
  44. Lisa
    Sunday, June 3rd, 2012
    LOVE this idea, thanks for sharing. When I tried to get the note, the link wasn't working - any way you can e-mail it to me please?
  45. Kristin
    Thursday, May 31st, 2012
    Love this I bought most at dollar tree except bag and magazines from Meijer total $19 big hit
  46. Amanda
    Thursday, May 31st, 2012
    This is a great idea! I would like to use it for my assistant teacher. When I click to get the printable note it does not come up. Is there something I need to do?
  47. Tiffany
    Thursday, May 31st, 2012
    I absolutely love this idea - I am heading to Walmart right now to pick up all the items! For some strange reason, the printable link is not working. Would you mind emailing it to me? Thanks!!
  48. Jennifer
    Monday, May 28th, 2012
    I LOVE this idea! I went to Wal-Mart yesterday, and put together two similar bags for my son's two teachers. Thanks for the great idea!
  49. Helyn
    Sunday, May 27th, 2012
    I would really like the printable note if you could send it to me! Thanks!
  50. Dawn
    Saturday, May 26th, 2012
    I work at a preschool and got a gift like this years ago and LOVED it!!! Still in the top 5 of favorite all time presents!!
  51. Suzanne
    Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012
    I loved your sun and saying. I used that and the beachbag to go with the towel and handmade ribbon flip flops I was giving to my daughters teacher. Great idea!
  52. Chr You
    Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012
    This is great for one teacher but son has 9 teachers because he is on a collaborative team and many of his classes have two adults in the room. There is no way I could afford $43 for 9 people! Be realistic!
  53. Kristi
    Friday, May 18th, 2012
    What do you use as a filler so the items stand up in the bag?
  54. Laura
    Thursday, May 17th, 2012
    The link to the note is not working. I would really love to use it. Is there any way you could send it to me? Thanks a bunch!
  55. Tina
    Thursday, May 17th, 2012
    LOVE this idea! I also tried printing the note, but it looks like it is no longer available online? Thanks!
  56. Tuesday, May 15th, 2012
    I love that this gift will most likely be used. Thanks for sharing, it's perfect for my daughter's preschool teachers.
  57. Wendy
    Sunday, May 13th, 2012
    Love this idea! I could not get the free printable note. Please help. Would like to use this idea for an end of the year gift. Hope to get a reply. THANKS!!
  58. Thursday, May 10th, 2012
    I wanted you to know I put a link to this on my website. Love the idea. I'm going to use it for a teenager getting out of school, too.
  59. Anabelle Pinedo
    Wednesday, May 9th, 2012
    Love the gift idea! Am actually going to give it to her the last day of parent appreciation. The rest of the week I gave her little goodies. Oh and Dollar Tree has beach bags and flip flops total cost less than $25 bucks.
  60. Melissa Henry
    Thursday, May 3rd, 2012
    My class is going to do this for our teacher, because this is such a great idea. However, I can't get the little note. Could you please help me out?

  61. Cynthia
    Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012
    We did this gift idea for my son's kindergarten teacher last year and it was such a hit that we will be doing it again for his first grade teacher this year on the last day of school. Our teachers are amazing and they deserve the best. Love all the other ideas on this blog. Will have to use them in the future.
  62. lorraine McK
    Tuesday, May 1st, 2012
    Brilliant idea! Now to find out if my daughters teacher is going anywhere nice on holiday (wouldn't be much use in Northern Ireland otherwise lol). Tried to print the tag but saying the document doesn't exist, will come back later and check again!

    Love this series x
  63. Gloria S.
    Tuesday, April 24th, 2012
    This is a great idea!! and with my extreme couponing I have about everyone of these items in my stock that cost me les than $5!!

    P.S. I tried printing the note part but it says the document doesn't exist :(
  64. Brooke Germaine
    Saturday, April 21st, 2012
    Love this idea. I make a first day survival kit for my kids' teachers. I put candy, gum, hand sanitizer, water, favorite pop, money for pop machine and snack machine, granola bar, air freshner, and anything else I can think to help their first day go a little easier. All in a cute plastic tub or whatever I can find.
  65. Debra Kapellakis
    Saturday, April 21st, 2012
    FANtastic gift idea. thank you
  66. Evelyn
    Saturday, April 21st, 2012
    Oh, my! I would have loved getting a gift like this! I am a newly retired teacher.
    If a parent wanted, they could pool resources with several others. Each could buy something for the tote. Wow! The teacher might end up with some outstanding homemade and handmade goodies. Remember to include a note handwritten by your child. If necessary, have the child dictate while you write. Then have the child copy the note....include your copy if needed for interpretation!
    Hey, I would start on a bag for next year's teacher....and give it as an introduction to your child. Your child could make things for the bag this summer!
  67. Saturday, April 21st, 2012
    Thats meant to say LOVE this idea :)
  68. Aine
    Saturday, April 21st, 2012
    I log this idea, I'm going to do it for one of our girls teachers. Loving this sieries of posts... Any ideas for a male teacher??
  69. Saturday, April 21st, 2012
    What an awesome idea, thank you so much for it! how can I share this in my blog?
  70. Saturday, April 21st, 2012
    This is a great idea! Thanks for the idea!
  71. Suzanne
    Saturday, April 21st, 2012
    This is a very thoughtful gift and an idea that I hadn't thought of. Those kinds of gifts are always fun to give and receive.