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As a mom, we tend to pack with love. We lug around huge purses packed with on-the-go snacks, bandages, random small toys, and whatever stray crayons we pick off the floors of our often disastrous cars. We pack school lunches for the varied palettes of our picky children and even toss in the occasional lunch box note when we think of it. Moms are like the pack mules of love!
But what about our kids teachers? Here’s how to pack some love into the first day of school with a back-to-school survival kit of school supplies and an assortment of easy, on-the-go snacks to give our teachers the energy they need to educate our awesome kids on Day One and beyond…
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Easy Ideas for Teacher Survival Kit + Free Gift Tags
“Survival Kits” are so fun to put together. You can get as creatively crazy and imaginative as you want.
For this back-to-school teacher survival kit, I filled a clean paint can with:
- School supplies, like pencils, glue and crafting scissors
- Hearty snacks, like sandwich crackers and pretzels
- Basket filler
- Free printable gift basket tags secured with fun ruler washi tape (download below)
make a teacher gift basket for 1st day of school
Once you gather the “survival kit” supplies, this is a super fast DIY teacher gift to put together!
Print out any of the three FREE downloadable teacher gift basket gift tags.
These come in basket size AND gift tag size depending on what you need.
Attach to the gift basket with school ruler washi tape.
You may download and print the art work as many times as you would like for personal use.
Fill the basket (or paint can) with basket filler.
Arrange your various teacher school supplies and assortment of hearty, energy-fueling snacks into the basket.
Nothing like starting off the school year with gifting your child’s teacher with a homemade token of appreciation!
So whether for yourself, the kiddos or your child’s amazing teacher, start the school year off by “packing some love” with a DIY Teacher Survival Kit filled with energy-fueling snacks!
More Teacher Appreciation Gifts You May Enjoy:
- Use dollar store picture frames to create ruler frames
- Create a teacher coffee mug + thank you note
- Make teacher gift baskets using everyday tin cans
- FREE “My Teacher Is Super Because…” printable
- “Write Stuff” cheap and easy teacher pencil gift