FISH ON! Or at least, candy fish on with this great gift idea for Teacher Appreciation or the last day of school. This fishing themed teacher gift is so easy to put together you can use our free printable tags for the perfect final touch. Read on for directions and make these adorable teacher gifts for your own school.
If you are looking for a quick and easy gift idea for teachers, ESPECIALLY if you have many teachers (like a whole faculty!) to give to, this is the perfect choice. I am so thrilled to add this free printable to my collection of teacher gift ideas. Teacher Appreciation Week is an annual celebration held in the United States during the first full week of May.
Want to give more? It’s super each to attach a gift card to these fish treats if you are looking to “up” the value of the gift. That’s why we love these token of appreciation gifts… they can easy to add to or you can give them as-is, depending on your budget and how many teachers you want to gift to.
You might recognize this box of Swedish Fish as a movie theater style box of candy sold at places like the Dollar Tree. (That’s where we picked up our fish!) Of course, Swedish Fish can be purchased in MANY different varieties and quantities. A quick search online shows small bags, big bags, boxes, and even bulk Swedish Fish.
I love this fishing teacher gift ideas for a few reasons. Not only does it take a very minimal amount of time to assemble, but it’s also a pretty SWEET treat themed token of appreciation. I like the outdoor theming and the punny play on words using the word “reel” to stand in for the word “real.” It is a creative and easy gift for kids to give to teachers.
Fishing Teacher Gift Supplies
Gather up the following supplies to make these gifts. You can find all of these supplies at most dollar stores (except for our tags, obviously -see below for those!). Most of them are common craft supplies. You might even have them at home already!
- Swedish Fish
- Twine or ribbon
- Single Hole Punch
- Printable tags (see below) *Our recommendation is to print on white cardstock.
Printable Gift Tags
Get the tags: Fishing REEL Teacher Gift Tags
You can grab our free printable tag sheet right here. Simply enter your email address in the box and opt-in to receive our free newsletter. Check your inbox for this printable, which you will receive as a subscriber bonus. NOTE: This file is for PERSONAL USE ONLY. You may NOT sell the digital file or sell the printed work. You may NOT redistribute the digital file or printed work.
I recommend printing these tags out on white card stock to make them a bit sturdier than standard printer paper.
How to Assemble the Gifts
Follow the simple steps below to assemble these adorable Swedish Fish gifts:
1. Print out our gift tags on cardstock and cut them out. The printable download is a PDF file that can be opened with any PDF viewer (such as Adobe Acrobat).
2. Punch a hole in the top of each tag with a single hold puncher. You can add a teacher’s name to the back and have your kiddo sign it if you’d like!
3. Place a piece of twine through the tag and either tie the twine around the pack of fish, or tape it in place. I used a small piece of clear tape on the back of the box to secure the tag where I wanted it.
That’s it! Ready to gift!
I hope you have fun giving these gifts! We have a huge collection of teacher appreciation gift ideas on our other blog – make sure you take a look over there, too. Let those great teachers in your children’s lives know how special they are! Most of our ideas make the perfect gift for your child’s teacher for Teacher Appreciation OR the end of the school year.
If you end up using our tags, let us know how they worked out for you! If you post a picture to social media, feel free to tag us. We love seeing our printables “in action!”