Whether schooling at home or sending kids to school, having a fun lunch that your kids will love to eat is always important. And having a joke or note of encouragement surprise your little one (while they practice their reading) is a great idea too! Check out these Fabulous and Fun Lunch Box Hacks + Free Printable!
How is your love affair with lunches going?
Okay, so maybe I’m just kidding on the love affair part… but since lunches can tend to become a little of a hassle on busy mornings, I’m sharing a few ideas and lunch box hacks today to make it easier on you! We want to empower you to easily and simply mix it up and add some more fun for your little ones.
Plus we’ve got some fun printables that you can cut out and use to send an encouraging note or a joke to brighten their day!! (I can’t tell you how much my kids love knock-knock jokes right now, it’s a little ridiculous, haha).
Experts report that a sense of humor is correlated with better coping skills in times of stress and higher self-esteem. Humor can even help combat mood disorders.read brightly
Of students who eat school lunches, only 13 percent think the food tastes good.washington post
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FUN & EASY LUNCH BOX HACKS
A few quick lunch box hacks to save you time and make lunches more fun:
- Use a rolling pin to flatten bread and create a roll-up instead of a sandwich.
- Use fun-shaped cookie cutters to quickly and simply remove the crust of a sandwich, it’s so much faster than peeling or cutting each side! Plus you’ll have a fun-shaped sandwich that your kiddo will want to eat! (PS. We just made a bunch of these sandwiches for our road trip to Michigan and froze them ahead of time, it was such an easy way to prepare for our trip and feed the kids without having to stop too many times.)
- When cutting an apple to send apple slices to school, hold the apple together with a rubber band after cutting to reduce browning.
- Reduce sugar intake by replacing juice boxes… instead pack a water bottle and add a few frozen berries in the morning to flavor the water, help keep it cold and it serves as a little “reward” when the water is finished (my kids like to eat the berries!).
- In our house mornings always seem to be slightly short on time, try packing as much as you can the night before.
- Add in some fun reading with jokes or sweet notes! You can download our free printables to use and add a smile to their day!
The abbreviated word lunch is taken from the more formal Northern English word luncheon, which is derived from the Anglo-Saxon word nuncheon or nunchin meaning ‘noon drink’. The term has been in common use since 1823.kiddle
Many teachers report that jokes help to motivate their reluctant or struggling readers to read more.read brightly