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Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to show someone how much you love them. Often my default for Valentine’s giving is for my family, but this holiday I’m challenging you to think outside of the box and consider someone else special in your life.
How about a little love, for example, for one of your incredible teachers?
I can’t imagine how challenging their job is to come and be the encourager, discipliner, educator, and hero to our children. Day in and day out, they are a positive force in helping our kids succeed and I am so grateful for the molding and shaping they do. What a gift that they share their time and talent each and every day.
I wanted to create a fun DIY Teacher Survival Kit filled with fun supplies with things that would be useful throughout their day, as well as some fun treats to indulge in for a much deserved break. I am sure it goes without saying, but our teachers often use their own funds to keep their classrooms stocked so I love to periodically send along little gifts. This teacher survival kit is not only meant to offer a small indulgence for their hard work, but it also provides little things like note pads, antibacterial wipes, bandages, and other useful items that they might need at their desk.
How to Make a DIY Teacher Survival Kit
Supplies Needed (all found at Walmart- check here to find your closest store!)
1 clear plastic container with lid (the dimensions on my container are 15″L x 11 1/2″W x 3 1/4″ H)
Dove® Milk Chocolate Heart Tin
Antibacterial Wipes Drink Mixes (lemonade, coffee, cocoa, etc..)
Small First-Aid Kit
Small Candle Mouthwash
Stain Stick or Pen
Notepads and Sticky Notes
Check out the American Greetings Valentines Day card selection at your local Walmart, to find Valentine’s Days cards for anyone and everyone special in your life!
(scroll down for your FREE printable label!)
Directions for DIY Teacher Survival Kit Gift
1. Go to your local Walmart and visit the storage container section of the store first to select a container for your project. Having this first will help guide you as you make your selections to fit in your kit. Fill the container as you go with all of your purchases to make this Valentine’s gift special for your favorite teacher with the supplies list I have provided.
2. Assemble your container with your purchases, placing the Dove® Milk Chocolate Heart Tin in first to build your supplies around it.
3. Print our Teacher Supplies Kit label out for the top (link below). You will need to do just a tiny bit of trimming around it to trim off a little of the negative space on this one. Remove the sticker from the backing and secure it to your container.
4. Finish this project with a heartfelt message for your teacher to let them know how special they are.
I can’t think of a teacher that wouldn’t appreciate a gift like this. I am thankful every single day for the teachers that are shaping my kid’s minds. As I see them blossom into such kind and thoughtful people, I know I can attribute it to their excellent influence.
Consider this Valentine’s Day the perfect opportunity to thank a teacher in your life!
Download Your Teacher Survival Kit Label (click the link below!)
This post was created in partnership with MARS, Inc and American Greetings. Thank you for supporting the companies that support our site!