5 Easy Ways to Make School Lunches Fun

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If your child takes their lunch to school, you know that keeping their lunch interesting during the school year can be a challenge.

These 5 lunch box ideas will help make their lunch fun and will give your child something to look forward to each day.

1. Put a note in your child’s lunch bag

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A lunch box note is a great way to know that you’re thinking of them. It can be a way to encourage them if they’re struggling with a subject or they have a test they’ve studied really hard for. These free printable lunch box notes I found on Pinterest are adorable!

2. Choose a cool lunch box

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Let them pick out their lunch box for the school year. This can help your child enjoy lunch a little more. You can also get the printed snack-size bags during the holidays to brighten up your child’s lunch. 

3. Most children love to dip their foods

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They may love to dunk their carrot sticks into ranch-style dressing. Apples can be dipped in caramel sauce. Even chicken pieces can be dipped into a sauce of their choice. These BPA-free mini containers are perfect for storing the salad dressing.

4. Make a big deal over holidays or family celebrations

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Pack a piece of birthday cake or cupcake if their birthday falls during the school week. For St. Patrick’s Day, focus on green foods. When Easter gets closer, pack cookies shaped like bunnies or lambs.

5. Try rolled-up sandwiches or pinwheels

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Instead of regular sandwiches, give your child rolled-up sandwiches or pinwheels. Purchase some flour tortillas, spread their favorite condiments on it, and then layer it with the meats and vegetables. Roll it up tightly and wrap it in plastic wrap. Before you pack your child’s lunch, slice the rolls into one-inch to two-inch wide slices.

 

You can try some of these sure-fire ways to make school lunches fun for your children. And listen to your child to find out about what their ideas are for making school lunches more fun.

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