Dear Santa – I Want Teacher Stuff!

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Yep. Teacher stuff. These were the exact words uttered by my 5 year old daughter this weekend while visiting with Santa.  Mind you, my Christmas shopping was pretty much done, and then she threw this one in to the Big Man himself –  like sprinkles on top of ice cream. *sigh*

Now, I used to be a teacher, this should be easy for me. And, it mostly is — however, I wanted something that was already put together.  I didn’t want to have to find or make a million different “kits”.  After searching for “Pretend teacher kit” … I came across one from Learning Resources.  I could have bought this set for a few dollars cheaper at ToysRUs — but, on Amazon, I didn’t have to pay taxes, and it shipped for free – and best of all, I did it all from my couch in my pj’s!! 😉   After adding in a few other things, they all shipped for $51.70 — thanks to a $10 Gift Card I had earned from SwagBucks! I think I’m off to a great start on “Teacher Stuff”! I already have an easel that has one side chalk and one side dry erase.  I will add in a few handmade trinkets to cover the “teacher clothes and teacher coffee” she also asked for. 😉 And, this is something I can add to for birthdays, Easter, and more holidays for years to come!


Here is what I put together for her so far:

Learning Resources Pretend and Play School Set – $25.15

Pretend and Play School Teacher Supplies – $14.69

Jumbo Teacher Stamps Set; 30 Per Set – $15.30

Melissa & Doug Rainbow 6 Color Stamp Pad – $6.61


  1. Vivian says

    My step-daughter asked for the same thing! I got a whiteboard and dry erase markers, stickers, basket with apples on it, covered some cans with scrapbook paper to store colored pencils, etc., . I think I’ll has the pretend and play school set too! Thanks for the post.

  2. Amy says

    Very cute. I was a good thing that you heard this. We did our Santa visit over the weekend and Polar Express is on my daughters list but Santa told her that he wouldn’t be able to give her that without Cheesey popcorn because that is how he watches it. I am glad I heard that and can be prepared for that.
    Happy Holiday to you and your family. Thank you for all you have done to save me and my family……we appreciate you very much.

    • Ally says

      You are so welcome Amy! I am very lucky I heard it … cuz I was done shopping for her — or so I thought! 😉
      I love my job — but I’m just a little piece of this big fantastic puzzle Tracie has built — and I wouldn’t have it any other way!
      Happy Holidays!

  3. sheri grennille says

    my nine year does school for her american girl dolls – with an AG book (that i copy for her two students) and teaches them from her extra papers. She has a white board, lots of bulletin boards, clip boards, post its, cool pens and pencils – i found her an assignment book at target dollar zone that was great, there is so much!