With the hustle and bustle of back to school, parents are struggling to renew lunch box ideas and will most often just throw something together but it doesn’t have to be that way.
One of the most important things you can do to insure that your kiddo doesn’t just toss or even trade off their lunch, is simply by including them in the shopping and making process. By letting them pick and help with their lunch, you’re making them feel like it is their lunch and not yours. Also, once your child gets the “packing a lunch” routine down, they’ll be able to help you out in the mornings, giving you one less thing to worry about.
LUNCHBOX TIPS THAT ARE FUN
- *Buy a cool lunchbox. Gotta have a cool one you know! You can also get a reusable bag and let them decorate it with markers and stickers.
- *Put some notes in their lunch. These could say things like, “Have a great day!”, “Look under your sandwich for a surprise.”, or maybe you’re telling them a knock knock joke! And for the smaller children that can’t read, try drawing a dog with the word “DOG” written above it. You get the idea yes?!
- *This blog is ‘My Wooden Spoon’ so did it ever occur to you to put wooden utensils in your kiddo’s lunch instead of plastic?
LUNCHBOX FOOD TIPS
- *Always include a healthy beverage such as Juicy Juice (100% All Natural Juice) and happens to be little man’s favorite!
- *Make it colorful with fruits and vegetables.
- *Create your own snack mix! Try mixing up some pretzels, crackers, and cereal and for an added treat, throw in some Raisinets! *MY FAVE*
- Change up the bread on the sandwiches. Try using tortillas and hot dog buns.
- Throw in a surprise like candy. Yes, I said candy. You don’t have to do it everyday but what a nice little treat for them to have. Our faves? Well, mine is Wonka Gummies. Gawd how I love these. And the boys are loving the Wonka Kazoozles. All three boys in fact! And there’s something about the name Wonka….they are known for their candy, the movie, and fun!
There are endless ways to mix things up with lunches. What tips do you have to share with those of us who are preparing for back to school?