Teacher Emergency Kit

So I'm pretty sure all of us teachers have had that, "Oops I forgot deodorant this morning" or "Does anyone have any Tylenol" moment at least once in your teaching career!
I thought that image was too funny and goes perfect with this post.  However, I do have to say that I am good about putting deodorant on every morning except that one time that I didn't and had to stop on the way to work for some...could have used a Teacher Emergency Kit that day!
I have seen a few Teacher Emergency Kit posts on Pinterest and Blog Posts.  Lori from Conversations in Literacy has a great Teacher Survival Kit post and includes a lot of great things in her kit! 
Well all of these ideas got me thinking and I decided to put together Teacher Emergency Kits for my teammates as Back to School gifts!  I think the idea of an emergency kit is genius because we've all had those moments of needing something and not having it.  
I started off with getting the containers.  I decided to go with the Sterlite shoebox size containers from Target.  They are less than $1 each!
  Next I headed over to the travel section because I knew there would be the perfect sized items for an emergency kit.  Originally I just picked up a few things and then the list just kept growing! 
 **You know your list of items has grown when your husband says to you, "I'm assuming these waters are for your Teacher Emergency Kits???"  :) 
  Here is a picture of what everything looks like inside the kit:
Each kit has:
*A bottle of water
*2 mini bags of pretzels
*1 box of m&m candy
*lint roller
*nail file
*hair bands
*dental floss
*Tide to Go stick
Here is a close-up of everything:
I'm excited to give these to my kindergarten teamies!!  I may have also made one for myself!!
If you are thinking this is something you would like to make for your teammates, I am including the Teacher Emergency Kit label as a FREEBIE!  Just click the picture to download!  I laminated the labels and then hot glued them on the lid of the container.
I'd love to hear if you have a Teacher Emergency Kit in your classroom and what items you have!  Happy Back to School Season!    
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  1. Love this! I keep deodorant, a brush, lint roller, toothbrush, floss, and static guard in my desk drawer. It all comes in handy! Great idea to give to your team!

    1. Thank you!!! I usually keep a lint roller and a brush at school, but I don't know why I've never kept floss!! I tried to think of things that I always need and never have to put in their kits! Hope you have a great start to the school year!
      ~Heather :)

  2. Oh my gosh I love this idea and that printable is awesome!! Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. You are so welcome!!! I thought that clipart from Educlips was too funny!!
      ~Heather :)

  3. Oh my gosh I love this idea and that printable is awesome!! Thanks so much for sharing!

  4. Oh my gosh I love this idea and that printable is awesome!! Thanks so much for sharing!

  5. Once I forgot deodorant and our special ed teacher suggested that I use hand sanitizer on my pits...she says she does it all the time and calls it pititizer. I did, it worked and we now joke about this all the time...mainly because I like to say pititizer:)

    1. Oh my goodness that is hilarious!!!!!!!!!! I think I have heard other people say the same thing about hand sanitizer doubling as deodorant, but I have yet to try that trick!! I think pititizer should be added to the Dictionary!! haha!
      ~Heather :)

  6. Love this idea! We have 2 brand new teachers on our team, and this would be a great gift for them! I am thinking of adding some, uh, lady products as well- I think not having that handy is one of my worst nightmares! Thanks so much for sharing!

    Mrs. Garcia's Super Scholars!

    1. Deirdre - These would be great for brand new teachers!! I had thought of adding some "lady products" too, but I figured they could maybe add their own to the kit! haha! You will have to let me know if you make them for the teachers on your team!!
      ~Heather :)

  7. What an incredibly awesome idea! I LOVE this gift idea!! You are so sweet to provide such a great gift to your team mates!! I can't tell you how many times I've needed my travel deodorant and Tide stick!! I'm sure your team mates are going to be so touched, I know I would be!! Thanks so much for sharing such a wonderful idea!

    Kindergarten Dragons


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