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Lil Treasures: Lunch Box Surprises

Don't let school lunches become as routine as a line-up of classes, surprise your kids by putting a few fun edible treats in their lunch bags. And, always make sure they are age appropriate.

  • Shaped Sandwiches — Turn your child's favorite sandwich, be it peanut butter and jelly or ham and cheese into an extraordinary one using stainless steel cookie cutters to make them into hearts, stars and animals.
  • Cereal Chain — String naturally colored fruit loops or Cheerios on a piece of unflavored dental floss to create a necklace or bracelet.
  • Mini Quiche — There's nothing like a lil brunch for lunch, make the quiche bite-sized using mini muffin pans or the pre-made appetizer pastry cups available at most grocers.
  • Scoops of Fruit — Rather than having the kids fuss with peels, pits and rinds, use a melon baller to make their favorite fruit medley.

And, for that added touch, tuck a note in wishing them luck on a test or just to say that you're hoping they are having a good day.
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Rally-RE Rally-RE 8 years
I know someone who used to write her own lunch bag messages and pretend that her mom wrote them. Poor thing! Good for the mom's who care enough to spend those additional minutes to put a little love in their kids lunch ... so they don't have to make fake 'i love you' notes :)
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
When I was a little kid in Elementary, my mom use to write little notes and put them in my lunch bag! I lvoed them so much haha and still remember them to this day (even though I was embarrassed to take them out in front of my friends).
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