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Thank You Gifts From Your Class

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Free Editable Fingerprint Tree

Finding ways to thank those who have volunteered in your class can be a tricky thing.  We are teachers so our funds are limited and yet we want to give them something meaningful!  Thus we have – Fingerprint Trees!  And I have just made it much easier for you with this adorable Fingerprint Tree Printable that is fully editable!

Free Fingerprint Tree Template that is editable!


This item is free in my Teachers Pay Teachers store.  I give you two options – depending on if you are putting it in a 8 by 10 frame or a 8.5 by 11 frame.  After you decided, you will edit the pages to say what you want (you must have PowerPoint to do this.)  Now you are ready to fingerprint your students!

Slide03I start by putting the child’s finger in some paint.  I then test the fingerprint on the paper, because it’s important to me to that the fingerprints all look fairly the same!  I will also do multiple trees at a time so that way each child is only doing this once.


You might be thinking, what exactly is the rest of my class doing when I am making these?  Well, to be honest, they are doing centers!  It’s important that we take time our to recognize our volunteers so they feel want to come back!  And I can get these done in one center period so it does not bother me one bit!  {The alternative would be having a volunteer do them with the students but I just think it’s tacky to have our volunteers make their own gifts!}

Free editable Finger Print Tree gift for volunteers or student teachers!

Student Self-Portrait Poster

I also have one other gift that I just love!!  This was made for me by my cooperating teacher while I was in college and it has been placed above my desk at every single school I have been at!  Basically, she took a poster from the teaching store, placed a piece of paper behind it, and had the kids write their name and draw a self portrait!  Lastly, she put it in a frame. Isn’t it beautiful?

Great thank you gift for a volunteer or student teacher. Students all sign around a poster and draw self portraits!

Be sure to check out our other End of Year Activities.  You will especially love our Alphabet Countdown Ideas.  

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