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.