Day Care Provider Kit

Mounds: For the mounds of information you learn.

Crayon: To color your day bright and cheerful.

Peanuts: To be a little nutty sometimes and have a good laugh.

Puzzle Piece: Without you, things wouldn’t be complete.

Band-Aid: For when things get a little rough.

Aspirin: When all else fails, take 2 and find a quiet corner.

Hugs and Kisses: To keep you going.

Marbles: To replace those you might lose from time to time.

Sponge: To soak up the overflow, when your brain is too full to hold anymore.

Cup: For when yours is overflowing.

Daycare Providers Survival Kit

Crayon – to remind you to color yours and the children’s day bright and colorful

Candle – an extra one when you are burning yours at both ends

Rubberband – to remind you to be flexible

Bandaid – heal hurt feelings, yours and theirs

Eraser – to remind you everyone makes mistakes and they can be erased

Marbles – to replace the ones you’ve lost

Lifesaver Candy – You may be the one to save the bright light in a child

Jewel – to remind you that you can be as valuable as a precious stone

Puzzle Piece – you are an important part of these children’s lives

Paperclip – to hold it all together

Mounds Bar – to replace the “Mounds” of love you give your children

Shiny Penny – to remind you, that each will shine in their own special way

Ear Plugs – when you just can’t take anymore

Starburst – to give you a “burst” of energy when you need it

Battery – to help you keep going, and going, and going

Mint – to remind you that you are worth a “mint” to your children’s parents

Wiggly eyes – so you will have an extra pair in the back of your head

Almond Joy Bar – to remind you what “Joy” these children can give back to you

Rope – for when you get to the end of yours

Nuts – to remind you it’s OK to get a little “Nutty”

Tissues – to wipe away the tears…yours and theirs

Hugs and Kisses – because lots should always be shared

Paulette, TLC Creations 2000

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.