Skittles Rainbow Teacher Gift Idea

An easy and adorable rainbow teacher gift idea for the first day of school, teacher appreciation, or anytime! I also have a version for teachers to give to students, as well as a general one for friendship. Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day too! Originally posted 2013, updated 2022.

Looking for a simple and fun teacher gift idea? Look no farther! I love how quick this comes together, and with a cute tag to go along with it, it’s perfect for brightening a day or showing appreciation. If you’re a teacher with a rainbow theme in your classroom, I also have a printable for you! Another version of the printable is perfect for a St. Patrick’s Day gift and friendship.

Over the Rainbow Teacher Gift idea

Rainbow Teacher Gift Idea

You just need a few supplies to put this together:

  • Skittles
  • Jar or clear treat bag
  • Ribbon
  • Printable tag

If I’m giving to a teacher or friend, I like using a small mason jar. I’ve also used milk bottles, which are really cute! For multiple gifts–to a group–clear treat bags work really well, especially if you’re trying to stay on a smaller budget. Another option is to tie the tag around a package of Skittles, which would be perfect for teachers to give to students.

Over the Rainbow Teacher Gift idea  skittles


  1. Fill the jar or bag with Skittles. Sometimes I like to layer them in rainbow order (my kids love to help sort them), but I also just pour them in as is. Whatever you like is great!
  2. Download and print your choice of tag.
  3. Cut out the tag, punch a hole in the top or side, then tie it on to the jar or bag with a bit of ribbon.

That’s it! Super easy and adorable!

The tags say:

  • I’m Over the Rainbow You’re My Teacher
  • I’ve Over the Rainbow You’re My Student
  • I’m Over the Rainbow We’re Friends

Download printable tag:

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  1. This is the cutest! Thanks so much for always sharing such darling gift ideasand printables with us!

  2. I love this! I will definitely be using this for my girls to give to their best friends and neighbors! Thank you so much for sharing.

  3. Very cute printable! I love to drop off something cute on my friends’ doorsteps. I think it just makes people really happy, especially us moms who are doing a very hard job! Its always nice to have a little fun in your life! Thanks for the printable!

    1. Thank you so much, Emily! No, there isn’t a full page of the teacher one, but I can certainly add one! I’ll put it on my list. :)

  4. I love this printable and think it would be great for Back to School from the teacher. Would it be possible for you to edit it so that it says – I’m over the rainbow that I’m your teacher OR I’m over the rainbow that you’re in my class.

  5. Hi, do you have an editable file? I love the look of the printable but wanted to change the wordage.

    1. Hi Laura! I don’t usually send out editable files for my printables. Is there a certain wordage I can help you with?

      1. Something like “You are the pot of gold at the end of my rainbow”. I wanted to use it for a decoration for my hubby.

  6. Love the printable “. . over the rainbow. . . ” except the yellow needs to be in a deeper shade or gold. It does not show up at all hardly except on white paper. Luv your column! :)

    1. Sorry about that–I’ve only ever printed it on white paper!! Thanks so much for reading!!! xo

    1. It’s called Cheerful Party, but there’s another one that’s very similar called Budmo Jiggler. Both are free!

  7. I love this you are super cleaver!! Absolutely darling I was wondering if you could tweek the verbiage at all I would like to add the tag as a thank you favor at my daughters graduation I was thinking it to say: I’m over the rainbow that you came today! I had a stroke awhile and trying to do some crafts to save money but not too computer savvy..hahaha Thanks so much for your ideas and printables with us!

  8. Is there anyway to get the full page of small labels that say teacher? I’d love to give to my students this year.

  9. Hello! I love these! Is there anyway to get the full page of small labels that say teacher? I’d love to give to my students this year.

  10. Hello! I love these! I see that someone asked if you could make them into smaller notes. Not sure if you were able to but I would also love to give to my students this year. I am doing a rainbow theme. I am including my email. Thanks for your consideration!

    1. Hi, Cathy! I recently updated this post, and made the notes smaller–they’re now about 2 inches. You can download them now! Thanks so much for reading. xoxo

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