Teacher appreciation week is next week! Many of y’all know that I was a high school special education teacher for 4 years. So showing Maxwell’s teachers how much we appreciate what they do everyday is high on my list. Not to mention, I will always take another reason to make up cheesy puns! We don’t buy scratch off lottery tickets very often, but I kind of love them. I’ve made a free printables to use lottery tickets as gifts for just about every occasion.
- Birthday: I hope your birthday is a whole lotto fun
- Valentines: You’re a whole lotto fun
- Mother’s Day/ Father’s Day: We love you a whole lotto
It was only a matter of time before the teacher’s got lottery tickets too. I hope both of his teachers know that we seriously believe that we “won the lottery having you as a teacher” this year!
Here’s what you need to make lottery teacher appreciation gifts
- White card stock
- Free Lotto Printable
- Yarn or ribbon
- Lottery tickets
How to make a lottery ticket teacher appreciation gift
In case you’re like me and don’t buy a lottery tickets very often, you can buy them at most gas stations and grocery stores. At the grocery store, go to customer service and you’ll find the scratch off vending machine. (At least in Texas!) Oh and did you know that you can only buy lottery tickets with cash. After a little google search I also discovered that 6 states don’t have state run lotteries. Sadly, you can not buy scratch off tickets in Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Mississippi, Nevada and Utah. If you live in one of those 6 states, consider using a 100 grand candy bars instead of scratch offs.
Step 1- Download the free printable lottery card
Download the free “I won the lotto having you as my teacher” printable! To get it, enter your name and email address below and the free file will be delivered to your inbox! These teacher appreciation cards come 3 to a sheet. For best results, print on white card stock.
Step 2- Trim & fold
After you print the lottery cards and buy the lottery tickets, this little teacher appreciation gift is simple to wrap up. Cut out each of the 3 tags from the sheet. Fold each tag in half and wrap it around the lottery tickets.
Step 3- Attach & Address
Fold the cad around the lottery tickets and staple the card shut. On the back of the card, I added a handwritten “To:” and “From:” and Maxwell added some beautiful art work (aka scribbles). Each teacher got $15 in lottery tickets, they deserve to win it big! I also made a little yarn bow with yarn I had on hand.
There would also work well as end of the year treats too! If you’re looking for more teacher appreciation ideas, don’t miss: