The greatest packed lunches are a mix of practical and fun! We've partnered with
Welch's to share the best school lunch additions to earn you big parenting points. ® Fruit Rolls
A bit of love goes into each school lunch parents pack, but kids don't always notice the effort. That's why every once in a while it's nice to add an extra special surprise that says "I love you" to kids in their own language. Here are six fun ideas:
Take a Goofy Snapshot
Let them open a lunchbox and find Mom making a silly face! Snap an old-school instant photo or print out a selfie you took on your phone — either way, get goofy in a photo and tuck it in between their snacks. It's a guaranteed kid chuckle.
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Unroll the Fun
Parents love that Welch's
® Fruit Rolls are made with real fruit, and kids are into the excitement of getting to Unroll the Fun ™ in three mouthwatering varieties (White Grape Strawberry, Berry, or Tropical Punch). They're a snack and an activity all in one! And did we mention they're an excellent source of vitamin C? Cuz they are.
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Embrace the Bracelets
Hold a napkin and fork together with a jelly or friendship bracelet, or use a few to create a rainbow wrap . . . then your child can share with friends. This move adds zero time to lunch prep for parents, and kids have a cute collectible to bring home.
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Cookie-Cut a Sandwich
You don't have to go full Pinterest perfect, but once in a while, use a cookie cutter to turn a standard square sandwich into a flower or a star or a gingerbread woman! Bonus: it's only one more quick step in the lunch-making assembly line.
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Pop in a Party Favor
Remember those leftover goodie bags? Add a set of scratch and sniff stickers, a sweet-smelling lip balm, or a mini plastic figurine (no bouncy balls or whistles, for everyone's sake) into their lunchbox and it becomes a kid's most treasured item for the day!
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Share Sibling Sentiments
The classic "I love you" note from Mom is still a heart-warmer, and if you want to give that a twist, encourage a sibling — or a neighbor or a cousin — to write a cute note to tuck into a lunchbox. Entice them with cool sticky notes in their favorite shapes. You'll probably have to suggest this idea the first time, but soon they may be sharing sweet messages all on their own.
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