Student leaders and advisors for clubs and activities need to be reminded that they are important and valued members of your school. Giving them a boost at the beginning of the year can give your activity program the impetus it requires to get things off with the right amount of energy and attitude. It also doesn’t require a lot of money to show these people that you value their contributions.

The following kits can be put together by your leadership group. They can be put into a plastic bag, but a clear ball used as a Christmas decoration is a much more effective container.

Items Needed:

Toothpick

Rubber Band

Band Aid

Pencil

Eraser

Chewing Gum

Mint

Candy Kiss

Tea Bag

Quote

Explanation for items:

Toothpick – to remind you to pick out the good qualities in others

Rubber Band – to remind you to be flexible, things might not always go the way you want but it will work out.

Bandaid – to remind you to heal hurt feelings, yours or someone else’s.

Pencil – to remind you to list your blessings everyday.

Eraser – to remind you that everyone makes mistakes, and it’s OK.

Chewing Gum – to remind you to stick with it and you can accomplish anything.

Mint – to remind you that you are worth a mint

Candy Kiss – to remind you that everyone needs a kiss or a hug everyday.

Tea Bag – to remind you to relax daily and reflect on all the positive things in your life. A verbal wound is as bad as a physical one.

Quote – Friends are a very rare jewel, indeed. They make you smile and encourage you to succeed. They lend an ear, share a word of praise and they always open their hearts to us.

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