When it came time to figure out what to give the teachers for the holidays, we realized it was a bit more difficult this year, as this is the second time around with these particular teachers and they had already received my go to Holiday teacher gift. My younger son didn't see a problem with that at all, as he had it all figured out: " mom, they are sports crazy. All you have to do is decorate cookies in the colors of the New York Mets and the New York Giants. We'll make them so happy" .... oh, I love how my kids don't think for a minute that I too have my limits ... When I explained that no way would I be able to fit decorating cookies into my schedule, that was perfectly fine : " ok, then we'll just make a kit". I guess he learned something watching me over the years. Not wanting to discourage that idea too, I started researching. Yes, there are Team cookie cutters, and obviously sprinkles and baggies in team colors. And all I'd have to do is make a freezer dough (wrapped up with instructions of course). Now they can have fun baking with their own kids, be all excited about their sports teams ... and I didn't need to admit that I'm really not that good at decorating cookies. Happy Holidays and thank you to all teachers (whatever academic or non academic field you may be inspiring our children from).
p.s. There is one very sweet teacher in this group who is not as sports crazed as the others .. and since her speciality is teaching reading, instead of the team cutters I found alphabet cutters and will add my favorite little notebook- lined baggies to the kit (now, that is what I would prefer, if I was a teacher of the academic kind)