When I was teaching I used to give my students ‘snowman soup’ as a little holiday gift before winter break. They are cheap, simple to make, and it’s hot chocolate so you really can’t go wrong. Since M is now in preschool I decided to make up bags of snowman soup for his classmates as well.
Here’s what you’ll need:
If you decide to use the Foodwriters (I think they add a unique touch), it’s a good idea to let the teacher know that the snowman faces were drawn on using food colouring pens, not Sharpies, just so no one thinks you’re crazy!!
While I was busy drawing on the snowman faces, M added a hot chocolate packet, one candycane, and one Hershey Kiss to each bag. Then we put the snowman face, plus 2 plain marshmallows, into each ziplock bag and sealed them closed.
Feel free to use the Snowman Soup Bag Topper I created. Just cut around the box, fold in half, and your bag topper is ready to be stapled on.
Snowman Soup is a cute way to send warm wishes for the holidays!
Now that we have the class gifts taken care of, what about the teacher(s)? Having been a classroom teacher myself, I just thought of what I would like to receive as a gift. I decided to stick with the snowman soup theme, but with a couple of extra, grown-up, embellishments of course!
I picked up some cute snowman mugs at Superstore for $4, but I’m sure you can find cheaper ones at the Dollar Store if you wanted to. I filled the mugs with a large candycane, lots of Hershey’s Kisses, and an After Eight flavoured hot chocolate packet. I also added a $20 gift card to Starbucks and a small airplane bottle of Baileys for a bit of extra holiday cheer! If you decide to add the bottle of Baileys, it’s a good idea to put the gift in a bag with some tissue paper, and to let the teacher know what’s inside so they can put it somewhere safe and out of reach from little ones!