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    • 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

      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 7 Comments
      1. cakebaby's Avatar
        Cute Idea, thanks for sharing!
      1. djgeiger's Avatar
        The link for the "Print Contents (4x6 size)" at http://www.budget101.com/survival/school.pdf
        does not work.
      1. FreebieQueen's Avatar
        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
        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
        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
        Love it!! I think I am going to do this for my daughter who's going off to college....
      1. Liss's Avatar
        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

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