It’s hard to believe it but the first quarter of the school year is almost over. It seems like just yesterday that I was getting the kids ready for their first day. Now here we are ready for the parent-teacher conferences and their first report cards of the year.
I’d like to say it was an easy beginning but we had our fair share of hiccups. Among them was dealing with the school’s new lunch menus. While I love the idea of the school having food prepared on site and many of the healthier choices on the menu, our daughter hasn’t felt the same way. Many of the new meal options included foods she already didn’t like or ones that were completely new to her that she tried and hated. We gave it a shot and now we’re back to packing her lunch for school.
Packing the lunch box every evening is more work for me but I know it’s worth it because she’s getting a variety of healthy foods that I know she’ll eat.
To make her lunch box a little sweeter, I include a few treats every other day. One of her favorites is the Nestle Juicy Juice apple juice box that fits perfectly in her lunch box. She also gets her favorites like peanut butter sandwich strips, baby carrots and plums. For a special surprise I included a lunch box note wrapped around a sweet Nestle Butterfinger candy treat. She doesn’t get these every day but they’re a nice surprise for her when she unwraps the note.
These little notes are just my way of reminding her just how special and loved she is!
Make Your Own Lunch Box Notes
You too can make a fun lunchbox note to hide with a sweet lunch box surprise. Walmart has an online note designer that lets you pick a background, character and message. Just design it, print it and hide it in your child’s lunch box. You’ll also find some great ideas for lunch box fillers like the Juicy Juice boxes, RAISINETS and more. Give it a try a let me know what you think. How do you make your child’s lunch box special?
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Lunchbox. All opinions are my own.