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Finals Care Package

College finals come quickly. Your kids make a quick trip home for Thanksgiving and then take their fall semester finals in a week or two after they return to school. Get your finals care package ready to go in the mail right after Thanksgiving. If you want to have a care package party, have it the Monday or Tuesday night after Thanksgiving, so everyone can get their finals care packages in the mail!

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    Finals Care Package

    How to Make a Finals Care Package:

    #1 Step for your Finals Care Package: Gather Supplies

    Select the items you want to include. Find a variety of sweet, salty, healthy, practical, and fun items. For this care package I chose Tide pods, Goldfish crackers, Nabisco cookie packages, Smart Water, a set of highlighters, Rolos candy, and hot chocolate supplies. Also don’t forget microwave popcorn so you will have the corn for poppin’!

    You will also need ribbon, a hole punch, and scissors. A paper cutter can be very handy especially if you have a group and need to cut out a lot of the tags and box decorations. (You can scroll down to the “recipe” for a printable list of supplies.)

    #2 Step for your Finals Care Package: Download the Printables

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    Download the finals care package printables. Print the box decorations and page one of the item tags on white card stock. I like to print the second page of the tags on sticker paper, but you can print those on white card stock if you prefer.

    There are 2 sets of the box decorations – one set has cut lines to fit a USPS Medium Flat Rate boxes. The other set has no lines so you can cut them to fit any box.

    #3 Step for your Finals Care Package: Attach the printables to the box

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    Attach your box decorations to the box with adhesive. I usually use double sided tape. Hot glue or any other adhesive works well also. A piece of 8 1/2″x11″ inch colored paper can be put in the bottom if you like.

    #4 Step for your Finals Care Package: Cut the tags and attach to your items

    tide pods

    Add the “Orange you glad it’s almost over! tag to a package of Tide Pods or something else orange. Hand soaps or cuties oranges work for this.

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    They are “O-fish-ally almost home” after a full semester of classes and exams. You can print some of the tags on sticker paper if you would rather stick them to your items than use ribbon. I usually do some of both – tie on tags and stickers.

    smart cookie

    Your student is definitely “One Smart Cookie!”

    highlighters

    And they are totally going to “Light Up those Tests!” I found some Christmas lights ribbon to up the pun.

    rolos

    A roll or bag of Rolos or Tootsie Rolls keeps them on a roll.

    snowman soup

    Snowman soup is the best for late night studying. Grab some favor bags, the snowman soup printable, hot cocoa mix, marshmallows, and mini candy canes. I used to put individual marshmallows in the bag, but somehow that does not seem that sanitary. I found this jar of marshmallows at Target.

    smart water

    A large bottle of smart water will keep them hydrated because you can’t be smart if you are dehydrated.

    More Ideas for items to Include in a Finals Care Package:

    • Do not forget the Popcorn for this finals care package!
    • No finals care package is complete without a bottle of Smart Water.
    • Tea bags
    • K Cups
    • Disposable seasonal plates, cups, and napkins
    • Healthy snacks like nuts and granola bars
    • Breakfast bars to grab on the run in the mornings
    • “You Got This” mug or other fun Winter mug for their Snowman Soup
    • Disposable to-go cups
    • Adorable straws like these Candy Cane Straws
    • Homemade treats like brownies, pumpkin chocolate chip bread, or cookies. The Monday Box has so many yummy recipes designed to go in care packages.
    • Anything you think would give your student a boost and a virtual hug from mom.
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    Finals Care Package

    Create a Finals Care Package

    Materials

    Tools

    Instructions

    1. Gather all of your supplies.
    2. Print and cut out the Finals Care Package Printables.
    3. Invite some friends over to make care packages with you.
    4. Tape or glue the decorations on your box.
    5. Punch holes in the tags for ribbon.
    6. Cut ribbon to fit.
    7. Assemble the care packages.
    8. Mail in plenty of time to arrive as they begin studying for finals.

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