Your kid’s lunch can get super coring to pack on a daily basis, and it can get boring for your kiddo to eat too. Here are a few tips to help you pack creative lunchboxes that’ll help keep things interesting for both of you!
Tips for creative lunchboxes
Kids have wild imaginations, so why not let it blend with lunchtime? Go for something like a tea party theme complete with finger sandwiches and grapes on little doll plates. Or a backwards lunch theme with inside-out sandwiches and instructions on eating dessert first.
Use those cookie cutters
The same old sandwich every day can get pretty boring pretty quickly. In order to pack creative lunchboxes, you can make that plain sandwich stand out by using cookie cutters to make fun shapes your child will love.
Make silly faces
Just because your kid has the latest bento lunchbox doesn’t mean you have to get rid of brown sandwich bags. Wrap your kid’s sarmie in a brown paper bag and stick some googly eyes and felt stickers on it for a smiley surprise. If you don’t have any of these on hand, just use a crayon to draw a face that’ll make your child’s lunch look more appealing.
Throw in some colour
If you need a quick and easy way to make your kid’s lunchbox look more fun, just add colour. Flip some cupcake liners inside out and put them in snack containers with the coloured side facing up. You can also use different types of fresh fruits and veggies to add more colour to the mix.
Make lunchtime a teachable moment
You can sneak in some learning to the lunchtime experience by leaving a word for the day inside your child’s lunchbox. Arithmetic cards can also accompany small foods. This will help encourage your child to participate and have them looking forward to the next day’s lesson.
P.S. Leave them a note
Leaving a little note for your child in their lunchbox is a great way of showing them your support even though you’re not physically present. Plus, as a parent, it’ll give you a sense of comfort knowing that your kid is reading your note at lunchtime.