Swedish Fish Gift Idea + {Free Printable}

Kate & Claire were on a little swim team this year for our neighborhood swim team.
Kate did it last year & this year Claire was old enough as well!
Both of them can swim now. It is such a relief!
They can both jump off the diving board in the deep end & swim to the edge of the pool.
(If you told me at the beginning of the summer that they would be able to do that, I would not have believed you!)

Being a teacher & a former soccer coach, I know how nice it is to get end of the year gifts from students/players, so I always try and do something for their teachers/coaches at the end of the season, even if it is something small.

{Click HERE to see what I made them last year}

They had 10 coaches & all their swim coaches are in either high school or college, so I needed to do something that wasn't too costly.
What do most high school & college kids like? Candy!
I saw a similar idea on Pinterest, but knew I wanted to tweak the idea & make my own design.
Here is what I came up with:
Last week their "swim team" ended, so we gave the coaches their gift on the last day.
They had a mini swim meet where each swimmer got to swim across the pool & then they got a medal.
If you need a super easy & inexpensive end of year coach or teacher gift, here is what you need:
Swedish Fish Candy
Washi Tape
Printable Tag (I used cardstock, but normal paper is fine)

Here is a close up of the tag that I made:
Cheesy? Yes. But, I think it's cute (and so did the coaches!)
This was a SUPER easy end of the season gift.
And, cheap!
The bags of candy were only $.79 each
(They were the small bags, but you can get bigger bags for less than $2 each)
The washi tape I also got at Target for a few dollars.
And, then I just printed out the printable & stuck it to the candy.
It took me 5 minutes to put this together.

And, because I love you guys, I made some printables for you!
There are 3 versions, one for a swim coach, one for a coach (any sport) & one for teacher (so you can use this for teacher appreciation, etc.

You are o-fish-ally a great swim coach:
You are o-fish-ally a great coach:
You are o-fish-ally a great teacher:
{Click to download. Right click & then Save.}

Print them out, cut them, fill in your kids name(s), and tape it a bag of Swedish Fish.
Linking up HERE


  1. These are PRECIOUS!! I would love to do this for my Open House when my students come for meet the teacher. Can you make a tag that says You Are "o-fish-ally" in FIRST GRADE!

  2. so cute! you should do one that says "a great CATCH" and we can give them to our hubbys! :)

  3. Adorable, Mel. I'll totally use this!

  4. Super cute, Mel. SO SUPER CUTE. Thanks for linking up!

  5. Such a cute idea! I'm snagging the teacher printable for Sunday School teacher thank you's for Hope Kids!!

  6. This is so adorable!

    -Erin @ DIY On the Cheap

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