Swim Teacher Appreciation Gift

My Lily recently finished swim lessons a few weeks ago. She was so excited to go until she realized on the first day that her teacher meant business! She was a little afraid (or maybe a lot of afraid) to go on Day 2, but fortunately she quickly got over that and looked forward to her lessons each day. I’m happy to report by the end of the two week lessons, Lily was actually swimming!!! It was such a huge improvement!!!

To thank her teacher for all she taught her and for her patience, we wanted to make sure we gave her a Swim Teacher Appreciation Gift. It didn’t cost much but was a little something to show our gratitude.

Yes, it’s a combination of my Hooked on You Pails, Birthday Boy Pop Box Set and What a Catch Father’s Day Gift. 😉

It literally only took minutes to do and  turned out super cute!



– Clear pail (I get mine at Joann’s or Michael’s or online)

– Swedish Fish

– Printable Tags

– Paper Grass

– Washi Tape

– Hot Glue Gun


1. Begin by embellishing your pail. I just added a few strips of Washi tape (simple!!)

2. Then add your paper grass and fill with your Swedish Fish.

3. From there you will download, save and print your Printable Tags. To do that go HERE.

4. Hot glue your tags on. The rectangle tag will go in front and the circle will go on top. Be sure to have your child sign it.

The oFISHally best gift you could give to your child’s swim teacher from their favorite guppy!!


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  1. 1

    LOL that is just so fun, and good for her learning to swim, it can be scary!
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    • 2

      It really is so scary, especially for me who has 3 little ones who can’t swim!! It’s a little bit of relief to know that I have one now that can jump in and get to the side of the pool or swim back to the stairs! :)

  2. 3
    Yadira Guillen :

    Were can I find the Washi Tape? I went to my local Hobby Lobby store and couldn’t find any. Also in what section of the store can I find it? I love your cute and simple ideas.

    • 4

      Hi Yadira!! There are so many places online that sell washi tape, but I’ve gotten mine at Target. It’s in the Stationary/Art Supplies section. Hope that helps. 😀

  3. 5

    This is SO cute! I love it!

  4. 6

    Cute idea! My kids start lessons on Friday so i want to be sure to remember this idea!
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  5. 8

    Love this. This was perfect-just what I was looking for. Thanks SO much!

  6. 9

    As a swim instructor it is awesome when you receive little heart felt gifts :) it’s nice to know that what we do is appreciated enough for someone to take time out of a busy day and think of you!!!! This is super cute and I would be happy to receive 😉

  7. 10

    Love this! Do you have a printable tag like this one but for a school teacher?

  8. 11

    Went to Joann’s and Michaels, but neither sell the pails. Where online do you buy them? Thanks!

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