Every year the subject comes up to what to give students for Christmas.
Here are some ideas for Christmas gifts. I like to keep my budget around $1-2 per student. More times than not I’ve been really lucky in finding gifts at the Dollar Tree. If possible I like to give gifts that go along with the Christmas Camp theme that I am teaching that year.
Christmas or Music themed ornaments (I gave Nutcracker ornaments the years I did the Nutcracker Christmas Camp)
Music CD (This worked well when I did another camp focusing on different Composers)
Have students record their own CD (I actually do this as a summer project with students) and give them their final product.
Photo Frames with a picture of them at the piano. I have a friend who is super crafty and has made some piano frames that work nice. You can see them and a lot more ideas on her blog:
You can also decoupage sheet music to picture frames. Easy and looks great!
Music composition book (great especially if your focus is composition for that year!)
Music themed Cookie Cutters- I bought mine at: Foose Cookie Cutters I wrapped them in cellaphane and filled them with M&M’s.
This year my theme is Magic of Music. So when I found these at the Dollar Tree a few weeks ago I was thrilled!
Tell me… what have you given to students for Christmas?