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Where did the summer go? It feels like just yesterday I was stressing about what camps to sign B up for. And now her uniforms are washed, we have all her school supplies including a new backpack and lunch box. And it is time to start packing school lunches again. We are both sad summer is over. I knew the best way to get her excited about the school year is to get her involved in the back to school prep, including packing lunches.
Tips to Get Kids to Pack their own Lunches
Go Shopping Together
B loves to be a part of the process, so we took a girl's trip to Publix, so she could help us pick out what she wanted for her lunches. Having kids involved in every part of the process helps them get excited to pack their own lunch.
Publix and Coca-Cola Florida are joining forces to create inspiring back-to-school lunchboxes with Coca-Cola and deli meats. Print your coupons here. B picked out a good combination of fruits, veggies, mini Dasani waters, and lunch meat.
Pack Lunch the Night Before
One of the challenges with having younger kids take on tasks like packing their own lunch is that it may take longer. Eliminate the stress of running out of time and pack lunch the night before and not in the morning.
Keep it Simple
We try to keep lunches simple with this formula: protein, fruit/vegetable, dairy, a carbohydrate and a drink. Need some inspiration check out these mix and match lunch options.
Use a Large Container
Create a Snack Organization Station
Create a snack organization station in your pantry or refrigerator. It is a great way to have all the items your kids need in one place, so they can easily grab everything they need.
Add in a personal touch after they pack their lunch like these printable lunchbox notes.