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.
kits

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!
inside

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.

Sorry.


I'm sharing at:

36 comments:

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  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.

    ReplyDelete
  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!!!

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

    ReplyDelete
  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!
    Anne

    ReplyDelete
  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!

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  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)

    www.makingmemorieswithyourkids.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  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: http://leightheo.blogspot.com/2011/03/springish-break-day-2.html

    Keep the inspiration coming!

    ReplyDelete
  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!
    Kirsten

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  15. I have found a way to share this file with you. You can see this post for more details :http://beeinourbonnet.blogspot.com/2011/08/first-day-survival-kit-printable.html

    Thanks!

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  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.

    ReplyDelete
  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.

    ReplyDelete
  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.

    http://www.crystalandcomp.com/2011/08/16-back-to-school-solutions/

    ReplyDelete
  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:

    http://jamiebrock.hubpages.com/hub/easy-handmade-gifts-crafts-survival-kits

    Thank you so much for sharing :)

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

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sure Erin. Here is a link to the post where I shared the printable:
      http://www.beeinourbonnet.com/2011/08/first-day-survival-kit-printable.html

      Enjoy!

      Delete
  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!

    ReplyDelete
  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!!

    ReplyDelete
  25. I would love for you to link this post to my Back to School Traditions link up! It is awesome!http://www.jdaniel4smom.com/2012/08/back-to-school-tradtions-link-up.html

    ReplyDelete
  26. Easily remove radiation from any water source.

    Our University of Alabama patented solar desalination product uses no electricity, has no filters to replace, can be taken anywhere and extracts pure water from any contaminated water source. It removes radiation, fluoride, salt, pesticides, bacteria, dirt and other contaminants from any water. It aids people to be prepared for disasters.

    Made tough in the U.S.A.

    http://values.cc

    ReplyDelete
  27. Hi! I am having a hard time finding the label for this. Can you help me? It is so cute and I would love to use this idea :)
    Thanks!!

    ReplyDelete
  28. How can we travel around without using gasoline powered vehicles.

    Dazzling Electric Scooters markets street legal electric motorcycles, 3-wheel scooters, kids scooters,

    electric bikes, electric mountain bike, electric scooter, kids mopeds, electric moped and scooter parts.

    With gas prices climbing over the years this option is worth a look.

    http://dazzlingelectriccycles.com

    They are also creating an affiliate program where customers or anyone with a web presence can make and

    save money.You can leave them a message at their site.

    They also have a pay with cash option where the customer can make money.

    ReplyDelete
  29. This is a great article. First aid kits are very important to have and should be used for all circumstances. They should also be properly checked to make sure they have the right stuff encase of an emergency. Obviously, for more important injures, you should consider having a Duoderm included in your first aid kit. These are mostly used by doctors but are good for treating pressure areas.

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

    ReplyDelete
  31. Really Cool idea. A first aid kit is must in school because medical emergencies and injuries are always uninvited and unexpected events.

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
 

design + development by fabulous k