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Exam Survival Kit |

I am a graduate student, and it seems that two times a semester, my stress levels rise a bit!  Yes, I am talking about mid-terms and finals!  It is the time of the semester where you cram as much studying and prepping as you can into a week’s time, and hope you have retained enough information to get you through exams. 

I also happen to have a baby and a 5-year-old, so I try to cram study sessions in between parenting and work.  On days where I need a little extra help and energy to get through the day, I love starting my day off with Bigelow’s American Breakfast tea.

I love to swap my cup of coffee for Bigelow’s American Breakfast tea, because it is made with the finest ingredients to create a cup of tea that has a higher caffeine content.  Tea also naturally contains Theanine, that when combined with caffeine, gives a sustained energy boost, with a feeling of relaxation and focus.  It also doesn’t give me the caffeine jitters, and there is no crash.

I thought it would be fun to make some Exam Survival Kits to hand out to my fellow students, as an inexpensive and fun gift to help everyone succeed during mid-terms!

Exam Survival Kit

Supplies Needed

  • Paper (heavier and decorated is ideal)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • A Ruler
  • Bigelow’s American Breakfast tea
  • Stickers (optional)

First, lay your paper on a flat surface, and lay your tea packet near the corner.  Leave 1/2 – 3/4″ of space on either side of the tea bag package, then use the ruler to draw a line straight up the page, up about 7.5″, then cut out your rectangle.  (Mine came out to 3.5″x7.5″).

Exam Survival Kit with Bigelow Tea |

Next, place the tea bag package in the center of the paper and fold the bottom up and the top down, making a crease.  Use a thin line of glue to adhere the bottom edges, making a pouch.

Exam Survival Kit with Bigelow American Breakfast Tea |

You can decorate the inside with stickers, if you like! 

DIY Exam Survival Kit |

Next, make or print out these survival labels, to adhere to the backs of the packages.

Then use a sticker, glue or piece of tape to close the front, and you’re done!  Easy, cute and inexpensive mid-term or finals survival kits!

How to Make an Exam Survival Kit |

I picked up all of my supplies, including Bigelow’s American Breakfast tea, at Walmart, for under $10 (I already had scissors and glue), and had plenty of supplies leftover for future crafts, and to have tea for myself throughout the week 🙂

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9 Responses to Exam Survival Kit

  1. Steven Epstein says:

    I love Bigelow tea and now I am going to #SwapYourCup to Bigelow’s American Breakfast

  2. Emily N. says:

    I have been inspired to drink tea with breakfast. I think the theanine would definitely help give me a boost.

  3. Melissa Lawler says:

    I need to give my daughter a morning survival kit! She never seems to have time to slow down and eat breakfast.

  4. I want to win! Baby needs a new pair of shoes. No really, he’s 7 weeks old and doesn’t have any shoes!

  5. Jordan Troublefield says:

    I’m trying to find other ways to jump start my day besides coffee. Coffee is so harsh on your teeth- but it has enough caffeine to push me through all the things I need to do in a day! This definitely looks like an option I need to try.

  6. Andrew says:

    Swapping my cup to Bigelow’s American Breakfast would certainly give me the boost I need to make it through the day!

  7. Corinne says:

    I love this idea! I think I’m going to make up a bunch and mail them to my son to share with his friends during finals week.

  8. Susan says:

    What an adorable I’m-thinking-of-you gift. Good luck on your exams.

  9. What a fun little survival kit. I bet your friends will love them! [client]

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