Sunday, May 27, 2012

Soldier Survival Kits

My civics class had to do a project about helping someone. They wanted to do something for my husband's platoon. I was looking online and found this survival kit and the kids got excited. We raised the money to buy the supplies and they helped assemble them. Little L also helped put them together. I also decided to add yellow ribbons to the kits and hot glued all 50 of them myself. :) I was pretty proud of my kids and thought they turned out really cute so I wanted to share. First here is the "poem" that went into the kits....

SOLDIER Survival Kit

“Tucked inside this little bag
When your spirits are starting to sag
Are some little reminders that we care
As you fight for freedom over there.”

 Toothpick: To help you pick out the good in every situation you encounter. 
Hershey’s Hugs: To let you know there’s always someone on your side
 Paperclip: to help you “keep it together” when it all seems to be hitting the fan.
 Marble: To replace “the ones we all lose” from time to time.
 Snickers: To remind you to “laugh” even when you feel like crying.
 Rubber Band: To help you be flexible and “bounce back” in times of trouble without breaking.
 Stick of Gum: To remind you to “stick” with the task at hand.
 Mint: To let you know you’re worth a “mint” to us.
 Cotton Ball: To help “cushion” the rough times.
 Lollipop: To help you “lick” the problems you encounter.
 Star Burst: To let you know we are “bursting” with pride for you.
 Nut: To remind you to relax and get a little “nutty” sometimes.
 Tootsie Roll: To remind you of the important “roll” you play.
 Lifesaver: To signify the “lifesaving” things you do to keep our country free.
Yellow Ribbon: So you will know you will always be supported till you come home.

 Now here are the pictures
I printed the poem on flag paper

Making the yellow ribbons

Completed yellow ribbons....I'm pretty proud of these

Little L helping

The completed kits

All boxed up and ready to go

 I was really proud of these and happy that we were able to send some good thoughts to the soldiers. I hope they enjoyed them. I'm not sure if they liked them or not, but I like to think that they did. I thought it was fitting with this weekend being Memorial weekend and remembering all those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom, that I share this care package which was sent to our soldiers.  I hope you all have an amazing weekend and remember all of those who are serving or have served our country.


  1. thank you for your example of helping others!!! Our soldiers are our heroes and any gesture or word we do to thank them for their service has just got to be good.
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.
    happy Mememorial Day!

  2. I love this! Sooooooooooo cute!


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