Well, it's that time of year for state testing! Where we live, it's the 3rd through 5th graders who are getting ready to show off all they know. Their #2 pencils are sharp, their brains are full, and they are ready to rock their test! My daughter and her class are getting ready to start their testing this week and that got me thinking...what could her and I make for her class that would motivate them to try their best and bring a smile to their face during the upcoming week? That's when the Testing Survival Kit came to mind.
My daughter and I had so much fun crafting together! This was also a great opportunity for me to talk with her about doing nice things for others. Let me tell you, she is so excited to bring the Testing Survival Kit to school tomorrow! Although we put this together for the state testing, you can give any of these items to your students prior to a test or sneak them into your own child's lunch box as a little "good-luck" wish.
Here are the encouraging goodies for each day of testing:
Day 1: Motivational Water Bottles
Click the picture for the water bottle printable (and many other cute ideas) from Dots-n-Spots.
Thanks for the cute idea, Becky!
Day 2: "Smart Cookie" Treats
We used a 1 7/8 inch scalloped paper punch to cut the "You're one smart cookie!" messages, added a cookie to a small baggie, closed it with a piece of ribbon, and hot glued the message to the knot.
After the brain-boosting goodies were packed up and the hot glue gun was unplugged, I finally sat down for a sweet treat with my own smart little cookies!
Click here to download the printables for the Testing Survival Kit: