At the beginning of first grade, my daughter asked if she could pack her own lunch for school. I asked her to make a list of what she would be packing. She happily provided one.
This was definitely a mom moment where we did not see eye-to-eye! However, I was encouraged by her desire to pack her own lunch, and I grabbed a few simple items that would allow her to pack her lunch by herself easily for the first few weeks (Lunchables Organic are a great solution for this).
Since she could read, I also made a Lunchbox Chalkboard Insert on the interior of the lid that I could jot down the items that she should be packing in her lunchbox each day to make it quick for her. This chalkboard section is also fun for small notes or tic-tac-toe.
To create one for your kiddo’s lunchbox, any hard surfaced lunchbox works the best. Grab some painter’s tape and chalkboard paint, and this makes for a quick DIY!
Tape out the edges and sections of the lunchbox that you do not want to paint.
Read the instructions on the spray paint carefully. Follow the directions and spray the interior lid of the box in a well ventilated area. Let dry completely. Remove the tape.
Now condition the chalkboard. Place a piece of chalk on its side and rub it over the entire chalkboard surface. Rub it with a rag and erase it. It is now ready to use.
Is your kiddo ready to pack their own lunch this year? USDA certified organic Lunchables Organic are a good lunch packing compromise for those first time packers who think sprinkles are an appropriate lunch. They are free of artificial preservatives, flavors, or colors.*
Kids can pack and make them all on their own! Would your kiddo like Lunchables Organic Pizza with Pepperoni or Lunchables Organic Extra Cheesy Pizza best?
*See back panel of any Organic Lunchables item for ingredients used to preserve quality.