If you’re looking for a sweet way to get your child interested in reading, these adorable lunch box notes for beginning readers are shared by Carolyn of The Pleasantest Thing.
Lunchbox notes are a sweet way to give your kids a little mid-day boost.
It’s a long day for them at school, and getting the notes gives them a little Mommy-magic.
I like to print out lunchbox notes — like this set of six I made for you to download and use.
Plus they work super well for fruit cups, like our sponsor Del Monte® ‘s new Fruit and Veggie Fusions Fruit Cups.
Download and print –> Lunchbox notes
Many days, though, I wind up writing something last minute. This happens more frequently the farther into the year it is.
But – just because I do it at the last minute, doesn’t make it any less special for my kids!
I don’t want to make the notes disappointing or stressful in any way. So I try to keep the actual words to things I am positive they know. And pictures go a long way!
Here are 6 ways I make lunchbox notes special.
You can write these on the top of a fruit and veggie cup, or even on a napkin. Here I wrote it on the Del Monte® Fusions Cup (yummy and with 1 combined serving of fruit and veggies). If you are writing on a Del Monte® Fusions Cup, be sure to use permanent marker so your note doesn’t rub off in the box.
- Use their names. Names are one of the first words kids recognize, so it’s a fun one for them to see.
- A drawing based on something special happening at school that day. Are they reading the Cat in the Hat? Draw the red and white hat. Teddy bear day? Draw a bear.
- Draw something based on something special happening after school. Soccer game? Draw a soccer ball. Do you know your child wants to come home and play with blocks? Draw some blocks!
- Favorite colors. Really anything in their favorite colors. I just buy sharpies in my son’s three favorite colors, and even if I just draw a few stars or hearts, he knows it’s personalized because it’s in his favorite colors.
- A big smiley face or sun. They are sure to put a smile on your little one’s face!
- Your child’s age. I’ll write either just a big “5” for my 5 year old, or 5 stars. His age is always his favorite number, so he totally loves it!
- Stick figures to represent each family member. Personalize with rough hair style, or eye color.
The important thing to remember is that your kid will not care if it’s perfect (or even good). Kids are very, very forgiving. And they’ll just be so thrilled to be getting a special note from home!
This lunchbox shows the nutritious Del Monte® Fusions Cups – which I am happy to give my kids because they have no high fructose corn syrup and no artificial colors or flavors. The vegetables are hidden in the lightly sweetened juice, which tastes like yummy fruit!
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Del Monte . The opinions and text are all mine.