College Freshman Survival Kit

by Pam and Jana
Pam and Jana are the group owners of Yahoo group Funkits

You will be entering a new time in your life – a new home away from the home that you have known for years…This is an exciting time in your life… you’ll be making new friends, facing new challenges, and making new discoveries about yourself and the world around you…Congratulations and Good Luck!

Confetti- To celebrate your high school graduation, your acceptance into college and your 18th birthday

Gift Card – So that you can treat yourself to something special

Skittles – May your college experience be as “colorful as a rainbow”

Good-n-plenty- May you have “good” times and “plenty” of success in college

Candle – The “burning light” of the candle represents your constant hard work and dedication throughout college

Sweet-n-sour candy – To appreciate the differences in your roommates and accept them for who they are

Personal Message Center – So that you’ll always get your messages

Stars – Never stop dreaming

Eraser – Each day brings a new chance your way

Door hanger- So many “doors” of opportunities will be opening for you

Starburst- For the extra “burst” of energy for late night studying

Crayons- To “color” your days bright and sunny

Smiley Face Sticker – To always remember to “smile”

Hugs & Kisses – To always remember that you are loved

Fun Dip – Always remember to “dip into some fun” while you’re away at college

Extra gum – For the “extra” motivation to conquer your exams

Balloons – To remind you not to “blow up” when things don’t go exactly as you planned

Paper Clip – To help keep things together when they seem to be getting out of control

Highlighter – To help you “zero in” on your talents and “highlight” your skills

Payday – So there will always be money to go SHOPPING

Smarties – Believe in yourself and your choices and enjoy your accomplishments

Puzzle Piece – Because you are an important “piece” of your college community

Wiggly Eyes – Don’t close your “eyes” to any opportunity, consider the possibilities

Pad of Paper – To “write” down your thoughts

Take 5 chocolate bar – Always remember to take at least “5” minutes” for yourself and relax

Shower Tote – To stay organized

Notecards – To keep in touch with family and friends

Calculator – To sum it up, “Do the best you can, trust your own judgment and you’ll do just fine”

These fun kits are made simply by adding all of the “ingredients”, printing the list of items and their meaning and putting it all in a jar with a nice decorative jar topper. These are inexpensive kits, especially if you can recycle the jar from your kitchen (keep your eye open for nice jelly and relish jars at the store.