Back-to-School “Little Smarties” Teacher’s Gift

 My kids started school this week and I am really excited about the teachers they have!

I wanted to do something nice for them on the 1st day of school,

so I came up with this idea for my kids to give to each of them:

Simply take a zippered pencil pouch ($1 @ WalMart) and fill it with Smarties candies.

Make a cute tag and add some ribbon- that is it!!!

My son is going into 3rd grade, so I put

“Mrs. Fuller loves her 3rd grade Smarties” on his teacher’s tag.

My daughter is going into Kindergarten and that didn’t fit onto the tag, so instead I just put “Mrs. Voyles loves her Little Smarties”

Leah came to the car yesterday ecstatic that “Mrs. Voyles was sharing her candy with the class!”

This idea not only made a cute gift for Mrs. Voyles, it also made Leah’s day- BONUS!

About Stephanie

Wife, mom of 5, preschool teacher, and creator of Somewhat Simple, Stephanie has a passion to create and inspire. She is an Orange County transplant who is now enjoying life in Phoenix, AZ. She enjoys traveling, shopping, organizing, cooking and creating simple projects for her home and family.


  1. what a very cute little idea, I may do this for teachers at church

  2. Liz from Smarties says:

    Hi Stephanie! This is a great post & a fabulous idea- Thank you! We’d like to link to it on our Smarties Facebook Page. Is that OK with you?
    Kind regards,
    Liz Dee
    Director of Digital Media, Smarties Candy Company


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