Monday, May 4, 2015

DIY College Finals Survival Kit

For the past eight years, John and I have been parents of college students.  Even though our children are the students, we have learned a thing or two, also.  For instance, I've learned that the kids love to receive finals survival kits, and that the most appreciated items are edible.
I recently sent off the following kit to my youngest son, whose birthday happened to fall during finals week (poor kid.) I found all of the items at Walmart, and everything fit into a medium-sized priority mail flat-rate box.  I simply wrote silly captions on post-its, attached them to the items, and placed everything in the box. 













It's not much, but I know my kids look forward to their care packages.  If you'd like to see some of the other kits I've compiled, check my posts here , here and here.  


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Thanks for hard-working students!


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8 comments:

  1. I always loved it when my mom hooked me up with a box of junk food. (Still do, actually.) I'm planning on doing this with all my kids and nieces and nephews. Love the post it notes you added. :)

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    1. Yes, I packed Oreos! ( I assume you heard about the mom who got a note from her daughter's school for packing Oreos in her school lunch.) That's the difference between college and preschool, I guess--college kids are allowed to eat junk food. :-)

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    2. Ha! I guess it is. Although, the preschool my kids have attended has a cookie and gross "juice" for a snack every single day. It's old school in a lot of ways. :)

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  2. A perfect way to say, "I love you!"

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    1. And that is exactly what I'm trying to do. :-)

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  3. I always think this is such a thoughtful thing for you to do and I bet they really do appreciate it!

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    1. So much so, that if a package is slow in coming, I start to receive little hints. ;-)

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  4. What a clever idea! My son requested Diet Coke, Pringles, dinosaur egg oatmeal, chocolate, chips and salsa to help him study better....

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