Five Senses Feel Cups! Teacher trick: Stick a cup inside the foot of a sock and have students reach inside to pull out alphabet letters, coins or any other manipulative they're using. Makes ordinary learning activities so much more fun.
On Valentines day I'm going to give each student a new highlighter with a note that says "The HIGHLIGHT of my day is when." and add personalized notes like "when you try your best" or "when you have a positive attitude", you're the highlight of my day
I like the idea of giving students candy treats with cute notes for test days. This helps give them some energy power to do their test, and helps students with test taking anxiety. The positive notes starts the test day off on a good foot.
Sticky Pop: Take an empty, clean pop bottle and cut a slit down one side. Stuff glue sticks and Easter grass (as filler) into the bottle. Cover up the slit by wrapping a label around the pop bottle and you have yourself a simple teacher appreciation gift.