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Tuesday Time to Tackle: Homemade Finals Survival Kits

I have been blogging for quite some time now, and I'm always curious to see which posts receive the most views.  My top ten most popular posts of all time are generally posts containing visiting teaching handouts--with one exception.  Apparently, there are moms looking for a DIY version of college finals survival kits, because this post made the top ten. 
 
As another college semester is winding down, I've prepared more kits to mail out today.  Spoiler alert!  If you are my son or my daughter-in-law, you might want to stop reading now. 

When studying for finals, snacks are the order of the day.  While pencils, post-its, etc. are helpful, what my kids really seem to enjoy are things to munch on, so the bulk of the kits I mail out is edible.  I purchase their favorite candies, popcorn, a token healthy snack (I am a mom, after all!) and add one cute non-edible item, then think of cheesy but encouraging notes to attach to each little gift.  

Here are the items I bought this time.  Not all of the items went in each kit; one son loves Jelly Bellys, the other loves Gummi Bears, for example.  I put into each kit what would be most appreciated by the recipient.











After all the notes were attached to the items, I packed the items into the boxes.  On my to-do list today:  mail off the kits!

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Thanks for educational opportunities, and children who study diligently.

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  1. So fun! You've given me some ideas for my care packages to my daughter in Korea. Thanks for sharing, especially the cute notes.

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  2. What great survival kits and your little notes just add so much! Hope they all ace their finals!

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  3. I would have loved to receive a kit like that when I was in college! The notes are nice touches, too.

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