First Day Survival Kit

Twas the night before school started, and all through the house.
All the kids were stirring, trying to find their new blouse.
Their backpacks were hung on their doorknobs with care,
In hopes that I'd wake up in time to do their hair.

Are you more alarmed at my cheesiness or that it's Aug 1st and I'm talking about back to school?

Well, it really is the night before school starts! True story.

So, as an attempt to start off on the right foot, I always greet the teacher with a little something.
In fact, last year's treat was my very first blog post on bee in our bonnet.

This year I put together a little first-aid kit. Teacher style.

Very simple. I got mini floss organizers at the craft store and made a little label in photoshop.
plain kit

Then I filled them with Band-Aids, a hand-sanitizer, treats, and other small school stuff.
I was inspired when I was saw this big craft box with school supplies. It is stinkin' cute!

I wrapped it up with a tag. (The apple is from the "hello teacher kit" on house of 3).
1 kit

I want to be nestled, all snug in my bed,
But I'm glad I stayed up and made teacher gifts instead.
Because teachers need kuddos and treats that bring cheer,
And I am just hoping we have a good school year!

I couldn't resist some more rhyming.


I'm sharing at:


  1. We made these last year....but this organizer and label really made it super cute! Great idea! You gals are awesome!

  2. Fun idea, so sorry you have to start school already, and the cheezy poem cracked me up. :)

  3. This is very clever! I have a few more years before I have a child in school, but my husband is a teacher and this stuff is so appreciated.

  4. I bought a tackle box today and we are having so much fun filling it with goodies for my son's teacher! Another tradition we follow is to cook dinner for the teacher for the first day of school!!!

  5. Very cute! I am sure the teachers love your thoughtfulness!

  6. Love it! I think Back to School is my favorite time of year. My little girl will be starting preschool this fall. I think I'll have to make her a special back to school kit!

    Thanks for sharing!

  7. Hi Ashleigh,

    Congratulations, your First Day Survival Kit made this week's Top 5 Hits at Singing With Birds. Please come check it out and grab a button. Thanks for sharing such a fun idea, and have a great weekend!

  8. SO SO CUTE! I am linking you w/ my other favorite Back to School cute-ness :) thanks for sharing your cute idea!

  9. love this! come on over and link up to MMM :)

  10. This is so darn great! I think I'm going to run to the store and buy some of these boxes and start this project! Thanks for sharing (and my kid's teachers thank you too) =o)

  11. Hi! I love your blog! I just wanted to let you know that I featured your teacher appreciation gift idea on my blog! I'm doing a whole series on Teacher Gifts and Teacher Appreciation Week Ideas! If you get a chance, I'd love for you to check it out! The post about your gift is at:

    Keep the inspiration coming!

  12. This is the cutest thing EVER! I LOVED your rhyming! I found you on pinterest! You have an adorable blog! I am a new follower! i would love it if you would stop by and become my newest follower! Have a great day!

  13. You are precious! I hope the parents of my students are just as thoughtful! :) Thanks for investing in teachers!

  14. Any chance you'd be willing to share the cover printable that you made?

  15. I have found a way to share this file with you. You can see this post for more details :


  16. I love this! I found the way to download the printable too. Thank you.

  17. Your rhymes are so dang funny. I love them! Thanks very much for the awesome kit!!

  18. I am making these! We are lucky to have your Sister in our little town. So happy I found your site because of her. You need to move here and we could have a good ol time. The teachers are going to love these.

  19. Such a good idea! I included a link to it in my top 23 Fav Teacher Gift Tutorials round-up! Feel free to grab a featured button.

  20. very clever. what teacher would not love to receive this?

    i shared a link to this with my readers who might be planning and getting ready for back to school.

  21. This survival kit for teachers is adorable! I love the big red polka dot bow that you used and how clever to use those small tackle/storage boxes. I hope that it's okay, I just finished a round-up of survival kits from around the net and I just couldn't help but feature your first day of school for teachers one. You can see the link here:

    Thank you so much for sharing :)

  22. These are absolutely adorable! Will you share your printable, pretty please? =o)

    1. Sure Erin. Here is a link to the post where I shared the printable:


  23. I love these!! I'm making these for 22 teachers in our school. I did try the link to house of 3 to get the apple tag but the link from your site wouldnt work. Any ideas? Thanks so much!

  24. Wow his is a really neat idea..I may do this for my kids this year..maybe make some to sell also awesome Thanks so much!!

  25. I would love for you to link this post to my Back to School Traditions link up! It is awesome!

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  30. Love this!! Thank you I can't wait to make it for the teachers.

  31. Will you share the label where we can write out own "From"?

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