• How to use a Survival Kit:

    1. Gather the Items listed in the kit
    2. Print out a cute listing of the contents so that the recipient knows what each item is for.
    3. Place the items in a baggie
    4. Print out the topper, fold it over the top of the baggie containing the survival kit contents and staple it shut

     Please note that Most of the survival kits listed have free printable toppers available to print here.

  • Back to School Survival Kit

    Heading back to School can be a nerve wrecking time for kids. This crafty survival kit will bring a smile to the student in your life.

    Collect Each of the following items, place them in a baggie, print out the following content explanation and add to the bag. Attach a cute topper, one is provided for you below, and give as a gift to a student heading back to school.

    Band Aid ~ to remind you that feelings get hurt easily

    Chocolate Hug ~ to comfort you when you are feeling sad or alone.

    Cotton Ball ~ to remind you that the classroom is full of kind words and warm comfortable feelings.

    Eraser ~ to remind you that everyone makes mistakes and this is okay.

    Fruit by the Foot- to remind you to put your best "Foot" forward

    Almond Joy Candy bar
    - because we hope this year brings you great JOY

    Lollipop- to remind you that you can "Lick" any problem that comes your way!

    Ribbon ~ to remind you that friendship ties our hearts together.

    Paperclip- to help you "hold it all together"

    Pencil- to let you know that we think you're "Sharp"

    Smarties- to remind you to boost your brain power

    Sponge- to remind you to Soak it all in

    Starburst candy ~ to remind you that you are always a star in class...and
    everyone shines in his own way.

    Sticker ~ to remind you that the class sticks together and helps each other.

    Tissue ~ to remind you to help dry someone's tears.

    Toothpick ~ to remind you to "pick out" the good things in your classmates and yourself.
    Free Printable Topper:

    Comments 9 Comments
    1. cakebaby's Avatar
      cakebaby -
      Cute Idea, thanks for sharing!
    1. djgeiger's Avatar
      djgeiger -
      The link for the "Print Contents (4x6 size)" at http://www.budget101.com/survival/school.pdf
      does not work.
    1. FreebieQueen's Avatar
      FreebieQueen -
      You have to download it from the Downloads Section: Survival Kits:

      Survival Kits - Downloads - Budget101.com

      You can print the contents using the Print Button:

      Attachment 4969
    1. mommapleaz's Avatar
      mommapleaz -
      I love this idea !! I have school age kids and a college student and I plan to make this for all of them ...
    1. mommapleaz's Avatar
      mommapleaz -
      This is such an amazing idea, especially when a child moves to a new school and is scared. I have school age kids and a college student and I plan to use this for all of them this year.. Thanks for the ideas
    1. froggysgirl's Avatar
      froggysgirl -
      Love it!! I think I am going to do this for my daughter who's going off to college....
    1. Liss's Avatar
      Liss -
      Quote Originally Posted by froggysgirl View Post
      Love it!! I think I am going to do this for my daughter who's going off to college....
      you might want to use the Freshman College Survival Kit instead: Budget101.com - - College Freshman's Survival Kit
    1. JudyK1's Avatar
      JudyK1 -
      In my area, local businesses "adopt" local schools and classrooms with a Stuff the Bus collection. People donate things to be provided to local schools.
      My sister is a 3rd grade teacher. I am adopting her class room this year and hope to send little gifts throughout the year. This will be a perfect way to start the school year.
    1. homenurse's Avatar
      homenurse -
      What a cute idea! I hope to get these made and tuck them into their backpacks on the first day of school, which is Wednesday. Gotta get busy!

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