When my son was in pre school, every week i would bring in a craft for the kids.ther were only seven in the class.
i would also bake cookies or cupcakes once a week.im not rich, i worked at a fast food restaurant on min. Wage,but tried to help where i could. I always had pcs of fab i could give to the kids to do something with. Now i makes toys for the less fortunate alogn with scarves, hats and quilts. I would donate my time also.i would also make something nice for a fundraiser to buy thinvs the s hool needed.
My DIL and my MIL taught elementary students. I saw many of their teacher gifts in their next yard sale. I taught high school students, and they didn't usually give gifts--and that was fine with me.