8/7/11

Back to School {Survival Kits}

{Made By Me Monday}
...and if you are one of my young women, stop reading! :)
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We wanted to do something fun this year for the first day of school for our Young Women to let them know that we love them. We decided it would be cute to do a SURVIVAL KIT for each of them to wish them well on their first day back to school. I found this idea here and loved it! The original idea suggests putting everything in a school pencil case. I thought because of budget, that it would be better to put everything in a SUPER CUTE polka dot bag! Ten polka dot bags for $1.99 at Hobby Lobby...can't beat that! :)
Each kit includes:
M&M's 
 Be a Member Missionary!
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Pen
You are writing the story of your life daily
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Now & Laters
the decisions you make will effect you now and later
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Eraser
Sometimes you will make mistakes
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Purell
 just remember the cleansing principle of repentance
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Smarties
 Study hard!
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Gum 
Stick to your principles even when things get hard
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100 grand
remember your great worth
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Hershey Kisses
 you are greatly loved!
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Snickers
It’s important to laugh
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Picture of Christ
remember you are a Daughter of God
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sealed on top with a tag that reminds them to remember who they are and that we LOVE THEM!! I love my Young Women and am so blessed to be surrounded by such great girls! Of course, you can personalize your bags to fit the person that you are giving it to. For instance... little kids, "CHEWS" the right everyday!
Super simple to make and very inexpensive. I bought everything for a grand total of  $35.00. For 30 girls, that makes each kit just over $1.00
WHOOP!
Happy Monday!

81 comments:

Amy at Ameroonie Designs said...

This is such a great idea. I think I'll take this and tweak it for my own kiddos going into elementary school! I'm sure your young women will love it!
xoxo,
Amy

Lyss said...

I love it! How fun.

Amber @ Quilted Euphoria said...

Such a cute idea! Love it!

Simply Smith said...

I LOVE this! I may make one of these for some of the girls at church who are going back to school! What a great idea!!! Thanks for sharing!

Kelly

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

I love this idea! My husband is a youth minister, so I may be doing these for our girls before they go back to school!


I'd love to have you visit our first linky party this Thursday! It's a party specifically for kids and teenagers craft and other ideas, so your bags will be absolutely perfect! Hope you'll stop by!

bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com

lauryn said...

SOOOO cute. i love this! i just got called in the primary presidency, would love to do this for our kiddies!
thanks for sharing!

{love} lauryn @ lovenotesbylauryn.blogspot.com

Cristan said...

I absolutely love these and plan to feature them on my blog later this afternoon! :D Thanks for sharing such an adorable and thoughtful idea! :D

http://coffeecupsandcrafts.blogspot.com/

Holiday Snob said...

Oh love this! I might completely copy you asap!

Sarah said...

Amazing idea! I totally LOVE it!!

Allison @ Room Mom 101 said...

Totally love the idea! Super cute way of letting the YW know you care about them!
Allison
www.room-mom101.blogspot.com

Tiffani Rose said...

What a great idea!!! Thank you!!

Tiffani
thoughtsfromtiffani.blogspot.com

Kaycee said...

I'm just gonna say it: I LOVE 'survival' kits!!! LOL Thanks!!!

craftyzoowithmonkeys.blogspot.com

Deborah (Teach Preschool) said...

What a fun idea for getting school off to a great start!!

Megan said...

This is great! Thanks for the idea!

BellaVida said...

wow, how super thoughtful.

Natalie said...

this is SO DANG CUTE!!! almost makes me want to be in YW again... ALMOST. ;)

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

Such a fun idea!

Kate @ The Gaines Gang said...

Such a great idea! Can't wait to make a few and gift them.

thanks for sharing

Tanya Anurag said...

The messages with the chocolates are so interesting.

We have a link-up party going on - Tea Time Thursdays @ Kreative Korner. I would really appreciate if you'd link up some of your awesome posts there. Hope to see you at the party.

http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/2011/08/tea-time-thursdays-3-and-features.html

Tiff T said...

I would love to make these but how did you make your cute tags! Thanks

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

Loved this idea and made them for our youth group!! Featured today on my blog..http://bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com/2011/09/what-we-did-this-weekend.html

Melanie
bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com

Charisse said...

So cute such a great idea- thanks for sharing my site is somesweettalkinggirl.blogspot.com check it out some time- comments would be wonderful

Mattie said...

IS there anyway you still have this file? I'm trying to do this for my YW... if so could you send it to mmheiney@gmail.com

Morgan said...

So cute! Would you mind sending me the file? MorganBarton00@gmail.com- Thank you so much!

curt_and_amber said...

I realize this is SOOOO last minute, but if you could e-mail me your file I will love you forever! :) (I know, uber tempting!) curt_and_amber@yahoo.com

These are just too cute not to do!

Nycole said...

This is an adorable idea! I would love to do this for my YW. Could I also get an email of the file?! It is too cute!

nycnelson25@gmail.com

Thanks!

Tink said...

This is soooo cute! I'm trying to recreate this for my YW for tomorrow's activity, but have no idea how to make it as cute as you did. If you at all have a chance, could you please email me the file to print out? If not, I at least appreciate the idea! Your YW must adore you! (:

maria.whitehead@gmail.com

Kimberly said...

This is such a great idea!! Could you email me the file, PLEASE??

THANKS_KIM

Jenn Haws said...

Can I have the file too?
sjltehaws@yahoo.com
Thanks!

Andrew Kalis said...

Congratulations Admin! Thank you so much for taking the time to share this exciting information.
survival kits

Sonia said...

Any chance I could get a copy of this too? Sonia.day@live.com
So cute...can't wait to do it!

Katrina said...
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Katrina said...

This is fabulous. Can I get a copy? ofthepeace317@gmail.com
Thank You

Judy Gaines said...

This is super cute! do you have the tags available to print? i love the fonts!
thank you!
Judegaines@gmail.com

Unknown said...

Just bought all of the stuff and realized there is no link to the labels. Do you still have them and can you send, please?

emily.mcconkie@gmail.com

Kerri said...

Can I get a copy plz
Kerriajudd@gmail.com

Erin B. said...

you did a great job with it! I'd love it if you'd include a link back to my blog where I posted the original idea a few years ago!
Thanks!
http://chickenbabies.blogspot.com/2010/08/back-to-school-yw-survival-kit.html

Beal Family said...

This is adorable!!!! I am going to do this for our Young Women. I have been trying to make the cute little labels for 2 days and they are no where near as cute as yours. I don't know if you would be willing to email me yours. If you are, my email is aebeal@gmail.com. If not, no worries and thank you for the darling idea!

Angie said...

ahhh! I can't figure out the cute tags! Any chance you'd share your file for my YW?
luvnthefam@gmail.com

Angie said...

ahhh! I can't figure out the cute tags! Any chance you'd share your file for my YW?
luvnthefam@gmail.com

Jessica Wootton said...

I love this! could I please get a copy of the file :) pretty please!

Jlw8200@gmail.com

Matt and Jen said...

If you are willing to share the printable file I would love a copy! This is such a cute idea! Thanks! Jen

Lori Jenson said...

Hi- I've been looking for something to do for my YW for back to school and came across your cute bag and it's PERFECT!!!! Will you PLEASE email your file? I would appreciate it so, so much!!!
Thank You!!
Lori :)
jensonlori@gmail.com

Michelle Schmidt said...

I know this is a really old post but any chance you could e-mail me your printable tags. This is the cutest idea!! michelletschmidt@gmail.com

Chelsea Wood said...

I LOVE your blog. Can you please consider sending me your file for your back to school kits/tags? I really want to make them TODAY (just found out I am teaching tomorrow!).

Thanks!
Chelseawood@mac.com

KristenT said...

Any chance that you still have this file??? I would love to have the tags emailed to me! kristenttaylor@yahoo.com Thanks - these are adorable!!!

Jennifer Evans said...

I also would love a copy of your tags file...please post it or email to me.
evanssix93@gmail.com

Amy said...

If you are able to .. I'd love a copy of your file as well! Ours is next week and I'm running out of time to get these made up! :)

arnelson328 at yahoo.com

Ellis Family said...

Are you sharing your file at all? I would love a copy! This is adorable & I want to do it for my young women! Thanks
Sarah
Brsael@gmail.com

callclan said...

Darling idea!!! Would love a copy of the file if your sharing.. missjenncall@gmail.com

The San Diego Mills said...

Could you please send me a copy of this file? I would greatly appreciate it, as we're going to use some of these for the activity days girls in our ward. My email is liss1998@gmail.com
Thank you!

Ashley said...

Such an adorable idea, my young women would LOVE this!!!! Any chance you could email me a copy of your file? School starts in one week around here :)
ashleymuir14@gmail.com

agnes said...

Love your cute idea! We would love to do it for our YW class. If you are giving out the tags file, I would love to get it.
Thanks so much :)
Angie@angiewall.com

Dianna M. Vanney said...

I love this! I've gotten everything we need and would love if you could email the printable's. diannavanney@gmail.com
thanks for sharing!

Kelly White said...

I would love to do this for our YW. Could I get the file?

klwhite8@juno.com

Thanks!

Gough Clan said...

Love this idea. Could I get your file?
chickanddust@gmail.com
Thanks so much

Sue said...

Fun idea! I'd LOVE the file too! My email:
sue.wutzke@gmail.com
Thanks a lot!

Kris said...

This is wonderful. I'm not sure if you are still taking comments, but I would absolutely love the files to print the tags. Thanks in advance.

veronicagilmore37 at gmail.com

Royalty Core said...

If possible can you send me the file of your wonderful work? Thank you

briannejosh@aol.com

Scott and Jamie said...

I love this kit idea, we're going to do these for Activity Days. Can you send me the file to the print-outs?
Let me know ASAP if that's possible. I need to get them printed tonight 8/19 sometime.
Thanks so much.
scottandjamiet@gmail.com

Natalie said...

I love this idea! Lots of people have commented asking for the files to print. I haven't seen a response on here, but also would love a copy if you are willing to share. You did such a great job with them. My email is natalie@equityutah.com. If you would rather not, I understand. Thanks for posting this great idea!

Jon Warren said...

I love this idea! You are so Awesome! Can you please email me your file as well. mendyw@comcast.net

burlingtonbabe said...

You sure have cute ideas!! I love this one and would like to use it for my activity days girls. Would you be able to share the document you made for the tags. I tried to do it myself and they look awful! ;) Thanks!!

burlingtonbabe said...

I forgot to give you my email!! It's jbolsen24@msn.com Thanks!

Kari said...

I would love to get a copy of your files to print if you still have them. Thank you! kanj@q.com

Sarahyoung said...

I'm going to do this for my Laurel class. I would love to get a copy of this file if you still have it. Thank you,
jandcyoung@comcast.net

Hali Larsen said...

I just came across this idea and wanted to do a kit like this for incoming beehives. I LOVE your tags and wondered if you could email me the file so I can print them? That would be so very helpful! Thanks for being so creative! Jodi LaFeber

Hali Larsen said...
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Hali Larsen said...

LOVE THIS! Can you please send me a copy of the file to print the darling tags? I would like to use them for incoming beehives. Please Send to:
lafeber8@aol.com

Terri said...

I would love a copy of the file to print. please send to terri.ulmer@gmail.com.

Unknown said...

This is such a cute idea! I have seen a lot of requests for a copy of the file for the tags. If you still have that available, I would love to make these for our young women that start school next week. Email to westhillsteacher@gmail.com
THANKS!!

mama3x said...

I know you have been inundated with requests for your darling tags, but I would love to submit a request, too, if you're willing! This is such a darling idea and will be loved by my YW. THank you for sharing your gifts with us! My email is amy@jet.com or mama3x@hotmail.com.

Ellen Skinner said...

Love this idea!! Needed something for the young women before school started. If you still have the file for the labels, I would love to have it. My email is ellaus_11@yahoo.com. Thanks so much!!

Lauren said...

I love love love this!! I want to make it for my nieces and nephews going back to school. It will be so helpful for them. I have looked hard for something that would be inexpensive, but meaningful!

Natalia Manrique said...

This is amazing! Any chance you would be willing to share the file?
f.natalia@live.ca

scottandrea said...

Would love to have the file you used. Super cute!
scottandrea@earthlink.net

Jamie Keys said...

Could I also have the file that was used?
byubaby.keys@gmail.com

Jacque said...

Would you please send me the file for this very cute idea? Thank you!
shanenjac@gmail.com

Diana Monsen said...

Adorable! Would you mind sending me a copy of your printables? Dianamonsen@yahoo.com

Diana Monsen said...

Adorable! Would you mind sending me a copy of your printables? Dianamonsen@yahoo.com

Kristy Weaver said...

Hi! I wasn't sure if you were sharing a copy of the printables or not, but I would love a copy if you are. kristyw67@hotmail.com