My kids have been blessed with amazing teachers, but even amazing teachers have moments where they want to hide under their desks from all the craziness that being alone with that many little bodies in one room for the day can bring. They could totally use a little something special like these Teacher Survival Kits, and the chuckle they bring, to help them get through the day. This I know from experience. Which is why I loved these tin can teacher survival kits the moment that I saw them. They truly are a novelty and something to smile about, but I wanted to have the freedom to use different containers of all sizes (jars, and containers with plastic lids like Pringles cans and even gable boxes) because I don’t always buy cans with pull tabs. I also wanted the versatility of filling them with all kinds of treats, like homemade cookies, chips, nuts, and popcorn mixes and not just small candies. I certainly couldn’t get very many cookies in a little tin can, could I? But I could stack quite a few cookies in a Pringles canister. I love find canister of treats that I can decorate and give without opening them. For example, our principle loves healthy treats like nuts – turning a carton of nuts into a Teacher Survival Kit is a no-brainer for her – simple, fun, and personal even. Do you know what your teachers’ favorites are? I’m sure you can customize a Teacher Survival Kit that is perfect for them.
Teacher Survival Kits
Teacher Survival Kit Printables
Container of you choice filled with treats
Printed tags, paper or card stock (see links below)
Paper, ribbon, raffia, buttons, etc.
First you’ll want to decide on a container and decorate it. If you are using a cute jar or tin, this may be as simple as attaching the tag, otherwise you can use scrap booking paper, wrapping, or brown craft paper to cover container. Next you want to fill it with your teacher’s favorite treat, print and attach your tag using double sided tape, ribbon, baker’s twine or raffia. That’s all there is to it.
What containers do you think would work well? I love the round chip containers, like these ones (Doritos), that I find at Walmart. They are fun to use as is or to wipe clean and refill with other treats. I like the Pringles cans for cookies, which I already told you about, and the containers that nuts come in are great too (just make sure you know who has nut allergies and who doesn’t. I also have cans that look like coffee cans, but come with freeze dried fruit in them and have reusable plastic lids. They wash up really well and are the perfect size to stash some Peanut Butter Cup Popcorn, Caramel Chex, or cookies in. And jars, I use jars all the time, and I think they’d are darling here as well. Don’t you? With so many options, you are bound to think of a way to create a Teacher Survival Kit that is perfect the teachers in your life. If you are interested in more ideas for teacher gifts, click here.