Club Creative Studio encourages and supports creativity. To help you express creativity for everyday life events, you are welcome to try this activity, the creation of a Survival Kit. Gifts known as “survival kits” house a collection of small commonly known, everyday items. Each item is individually assigned a special symbolic meaning. Each item combine to be so important, one has the impression that it just can’t be lived with out. It is needed for mere survival. That is a joke of course but, it is a nice gift with thoughtful meanings.
The list of items included in a survival kit bag can be personalized for one person or made in bulk to share with many. Often times the items are placed in a clear bag so that the contents can be readily seen, and an itemized list is included to explain the contents. Creativity can be expressed in the packaging as items can be placed in decorative bags, boxes. baskets or buckets.
The above image is a photo of a “Marriage Survival Kit” that I made for a special occasion where many married couples gathered for an evening. Below you will find a list to help you get started with clever sayings to accompany your items, for any type and any themed ”Survival Kit”
Make sure the items are age-appropriate and safe to include in your gift giving.
TOOTHPICK: To pick out the good qualities in people.
PAPER CLIP: Help you “hold it together” during difficult times.
HERSHEY KISS: Help you remember the power of hugs and kisses.
BUTTON: To help remember the times one should button their lip.
BAND-AID: To help with life’s hurt feelings.
ERASER: Erase away any mistakes you make that you want to forget.
CANDLE: To light your way when things are their darkest.
MARBLE: For the times you feel you’ve lost all of yours.
LIFESAVER: For the times others will need your help and you will need theirs.
MINT: To remember that your friend is “worth a mint”.
GUM: Because we stick together.
STAR STICKER: You are a shining star.
HAPPY FACE STICKER: Remember to smile
STICKY TAPE: To tape your lips when you have nothing good to say.
A ROCK: We are as sold as a rock!
TEA BAG: For the times that you get into hot water.
JOLLY RANCHER CANDY: To add happiness to hard times.
PENCIL: To stay sharp.
ONE PENNY: A penny for your thoughts.
Can you think of any other clever items that can be included in a theme “survival kit”? The themes are only limited to your imagination. Make a “survival kit” with a theme for your mail delivery person, your neighbor, teachers, a baby-sitter or the pet-sitter. Give a gift bag to members of a committee, for holiday or birthday favors. Have fun!