Help your new teachers survive the first day of school with a Teacher Survival Kit! This kit is full of helpful items, and the best part is that it includes a printable label to make gift-giving just as easy.
The time has come for the back-to-school season—not only for students but also on behalf of their newly hired educators. These people deserve nothing less than the very best when they are stepping into an unfamiliar environment, so why not start off by giving them some sweet swag?
One great way to do this is through creating personalized teacher gifts in order to let them know you appreciate all that they will be doing throughout the year (and hopefully many more).
On the night before my son started school, I was making a mad dash to Office Depot to put together this last-minute Teacher Survival Kit! Somehow I had completely forgotten that because he was enrolled in a dual-language program, he would actually have two teachers instructing every day. Doh! I already had one back-to-school gift but totally forgot about the other. No worries, procrastinating isn’t for the faint of heart and I knew Office Depot would totally help me out!
Teachers are such a hard-working group of people who dedicate themselves to educating our children. They spend hours in front of a class, teach new skills, and prepare lesson plans that challenge the students. Teachers deserve all the recognition they can get but sometimes they struggle with work-life balance and feeling overwhelmed. When this happens, it is important for them to know that they are not alone and that you care about their survival!
That’s when this Teacher Survival Kit saves the day!
I walked around Target, looking for things that could be included in a Teacher Survival Kit, and ended up with a box of PaperMate pencils and pens, some Sharpie Highlighters, Expo Window Markers, Jumbo Paper Clips, and, of course, some chocolate. (What survival kit would be complete without chocolate?!)
The Teacher Survival Kit can make a big difference on those hard days when teachers are feeling overwhelmed. They know that they are not alone and that there is one less thing they need to worry about!
Ideas for what to include in Teacher Survival Kit:
- Paper Clips
- Dry Erase Markers
- Lip Balm
- Phone Chargers
- Gift Cards
- Instant Coffee Packs
- Small Stamps
After compiling the kit supplies, I quickly made up the Teacher Appreciation Kit Free Printable to be taped to the front of a decorative paint can I already had. All that was left to do was put the supplies in, pop the lid on, and I was good to go! So super easy. I was able to accomplish this project in less than an hour.
I can’t wait to drop off this gift at his school on the first day of school and let them know that they have an extra helping hand! This Teacher Appreciation Kit will get your teacher’s year off right with a positive boost from you.
This is my second year making a Teacher Survival Kit and I plan on doing it for many more years to come! What will you put in your teacher’s survival kit this year?