Create DIY Finals Survival Kits for the Student in Your Life to Show Your Encouragement & Support

Updated: Jan 24

Finals Exams snacks with encouraging printable tags

It's FINALS WEEK here in the Weber abode, and normally my kids would be at school focused on wrapping up all of their classes with their end of the semester exams...but with COVID still running rampant here in SoCal, all three of my kids are taking their tests from home.

Normally the PTO at their school has a fundraiser where parents can purchase "Finals Survival Kits" for their students to have some snacks while they are testing.

Since there's no school, there are no "Survival Kits", and having a senior this year (#worstyearevertobeasenior) I'm doing my darndest to make her last year as special and meaningful as it can be, so I decided to make my own survival kit not only for her but all three of my kids!

Honestly, it wasn't hard at all...and was actually kind of fun!

The toughest part was creating the tags, but I already did that for you, so you've got it "made in the shade" to make your own!!

Let me walk you through what you need and how to do it!

Brown Bag, tape, scissors and printable tags


- A Bag (or if you are mailing it to a college student, you'll want a sturdy box)

- Printable Treat Tags (you can grab those here!)

- Scissors

- Tape

- Snacks/Treats/Goodies (I got most of mine at the dollar store so this won't break the bank!)

Here are some of the treats that coordinate with the tags: (Note: you don't need to buy ALL of them... I had about 10 -12 items in my bags, and that was plenty!)

  • Cheez-Its

  • M&M’s Candy

  • A Bag of Chips

  • A Pack of Gum

  • Any Type of Nuts

  • Mints

  • Beef Jerky

  • Granola Bar or Candy Bar

  • Lip Balm

  • Apple Juice, an Apple or any Apple Flavored Snack

  • Cookies

  • Gummy Bears

  • Nacho Chips (ex. Doritos, Takis)

  • An Orange or any Orange Flavored Treat

  • Tootsie Rolls or Fruit Roll-Up

  • Nerds Candy

  • Popcorn or a Soda Pop

  • Starburst Candy

  • Swedish Fish

  • Blow Pops

  • Chex Mix

  • Crunch Candy Bar

  • Smarties Candy

  • Donuts

Once you have your treats, print out the tags, cut them, and affix them with tape to the coordinating tag! SO EASY!!

Wait 'til you see the smile on your kids' faces when they know you were thinking of them!! They are going to wish it was finals week EVERY WEEK (okay, probably not, but they will totally dig the treats!)

"Good Luck On Finals" Sign with Treat Bags

Are there any things the kids once did at school that you are now doing for them so they don't miss school as much?? I'd love to hear!!

Until next time, cheers to us all rocking this pandemic homeschooling gig, and cheers to you!🥂



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