DIY Preteen/Teen Girls School Emergency Pack on a Budget

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With school just around the corner I’ve been thinking about all the fun things to do to make sure every single one of my six kids heading back are prepared. That includes my two girls, Kyla and Ava who are now twelve and eleven heading into seventh and sixth grade. What happens with girls around this time? Well, I know for me I got my period the summer right before grade six started and I was freshly eleven years old.I have been thinking about this for weeks now and finally jumped to it. I wanted to make them emergency kit packs to keep in their backpacks just in case they may need something while at school. We’ve had the talks many times about what to do, how to use the products and all the signs and symptoms that come along with them. So, I am very confident they’ll be just fine.

But sending them well prepared makes me feel better and confident that they have what they need until they can at least get home if they need to when anything actually happens.

I had seen pre-made packs that have a bunch of items that I don’t think either of my girls would need, and they were also very pricey. I could have bought them, but I really didn’t want to spend such a price for most items that will be used and have to be replaced quite quickly, so I decided to make my own, and cheaply at that!

Here is what I put in each girls pack

I grabbed all these items at Dollarama (minus the tampons those were Walmart!) and am thrilled with how each turned out!

  • 10 pack tissue/kleenex $1.50 for 10 individual packs
  • 2 tampons (regular) $3 on sale for a box
  • hair elastics $1.25
  • 1 hydrating lip balm $1.50 for two
  • 2 ultra-thin pads $1.50 for a pack of 18
  • travel sized deodorant $1 for two
  • excel breathe mints $0.88 ea
  • small travel sized 10 pill advil pack $2 ea
  • zip up pouch to fit it all $3 ea


Total: $18 for both. Total: $9 for each – CANNOT BEAT THAT!

Both girls got the exact same items in the exact same pouch. I wanted to keep it all fair and put things I used to use in my pack that I kept in my backpack as well. I told both girls to just leave them in their backpacks so just in case they need them while out at school, they are covered.I think making sure this pack was done before school also gave my girls the confidence they need as I know it’s been on their mind quite often. The pouches I chose were in style and sequins. 

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Do you have a teen or tween girl that could use one of these in her backpack? What else would you squeeze into an emergency girly pouch, was there anything I forgot?

DIY Preteen/Teen Girls School Emergency Pack on a Budget


  • Reply Melissa Chapman August 27, 2018 at 11:55 am

    My daughter was easy when it came to this subject and never makes a fuss around her time of the month. You are a great mom to think of the girls and their needs when it comes to this subject.

  • Reply Stacie August 27, 2018 at 11:55 am

    I love the idea of an emergency kit for the girls! This kind of kit is perfect for making the girls feel confident while they’re at shool or out and about in general.

  • Reply Bill Sweeney August 27, 2018 at 11:59 am

    This is a wonderful idea! An emergency pack for pre-teen/teen girls will help keep the world in (near) perfect balance!

  • Reply Dana Vento August 27, 2018 at 12:12 pm

    This is such a great idea. The tween years are when things start to get hard on girls. Everything becomes more important, and a disaster like the one this pack prevents is mortifying.

  • Reply Pam August 27, 2018 at 3:53 pm

    An emergency pouch like this is great to keep in a backpack or purse. Your girls will be prepared for just about any preteen issue that pops up.

  • Reply Veronica Solomon August 27, 2018 at 10:35 pm

    I love this idea! I grew up in a third world country, and I am thinking this would be a great thing I could do to give back to the young girls back home.

  • Reply Peter August 28, 2018 at 5:59 am

    This will come in so handy for the girls. You can never be too prepared as a young lady and essential needs while at school. Great kit!

  • Reply brianne August 28, 2018 at 8:30 am

    I love that you made this little pack for tweens! It’s such a great idea and has everything they need!

  • Reply Shannon Gurnee August 28, 2018 at 3:43 pm

    This is a great idea for a pre-teen or teen girls emergency kit! I need to put together one of these.

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