This post has been sponsored by General Mills©, Inc. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Lunch Notes for Kids
We’re gearing up for our kids to go back to school, and as a mom, you are going through your check list of school supplies, getting ideas for a back to school picture for the first day, organizing a back to school menu plan and making sure our routines are going to be on point. Today I’m sharing a free printable that you can personalize for a back to school note.
Whenever you are packing those kids school lunches don’t forget to include a fun and easy snack like one (or two – they won’t be disappointed if you do!) of these yummy General Mills© snacks (from Dollar General®) :
- Fruit By the Foot™
- Fruit Gushers™ and Fruit Roll-Ups™
- A variety of Cereal Bars: Cinnamon Toast Crunch™ Treats, Lucky Charms™ Treats, Reese’s Puffs™ Treats, Golden Grahams™Treats
And, while you’re packing lunches you can keep them occupied by pouring them a bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios™ to give them the energy they need to start the day! These all are a part of the Box Tops for Education™ which helps raise money for your school! All you have to do is upload your participating General Mills© product using the Box Tops for Education app and it will digitally cash in…which is so so so convenient –> download the Box Tops for Education app today!!!! Each Box Top for Education product uploaded (to the app) donates $.10 cents to the school of your choice by using the Box Tops for Education app.
Then for every receipt scanned in the Box Tops for Education app, General Mills© will donate $1 to the Dollar General® Literacy Fund. It’s a WIN! Scan and Donate for your School! –> click here for the details!
Today I’m sharing a sheet of free printable lunchbox notes that you can add into your routine of packing lunches. This little note will go a long way in your kids day to encourage them, give them a funny laugh with a lunch box joke or even lunch box riddles! You will fully personalize this note and it can be laminated to be re-used/recycled or you can print off several sheets ahead of time and write the note the morning you are packing lunches.
First Day of School Lunch Box Notes
Here is a list of ideas you can use to incorporate into your lunch notes for kids. I know some days after writing numerous letters I get stumped because I feel like I’m writing the same thing over and over – even though you aren’t – it’s just the way it feels!
Top Tip: Attach the Free Printable Lunch Note to a General Mills© snack from Dollar General®. i.e. tape the back to school note to a Fruit Roll-Up! Make it fun and exciting…something they look forward to in their daily school routine.
Ideas to Write:
- Lunch box Joke
- Lunch Box Riddle
- Encouraging Note
- Praise them for something they did that morning
- Acknowledge a Character trait you are seeing them exhibit
- An encouraging quote
- Something funny they said or did
- Just a simple ” I love you”
Lunch Box Notes for Preschoolers
For a pre-reader or preschooler their note may look a little different! So here are some ideas if you are struggling for those 3 year olds, 4 year olds and 5 year olds!
- Place a sticker on their note
- Give them a sticker to use
- Draw a picture
- Tell them there is a special note in their lunch bag and have their teacher read it to them at lunch time.
Encouraging Notes for Kids
Boost your kids confidence with encouraging notes included in their back to school note in their lunch. Here are some ideas to get you started – simply print out the free printable and include these notes – I promise they’ll look forward to this note in their lunch everyday and if you forget or skip a day…most likely they’ll let you know!
- I love you
- I’m thinking about you right now
- You’re doing great
- I’m proud of you
- You are very special
- Keep trying! You can do it
- Hope you’re having a super day
- You rock!
- You are amazing
- You are special
- You are a shining star
- You have a wonderful smile
- Never give up
- You are a blessing to me
- Be brave
- Be Kind
- Be True
- Be you
- Obey your teacher
- Love others well today
- You make me smile
- You are loved
- Hugs and Kisses
- Have a great day
- You are so unique
- Do your Best
- Let your light shine
- Be Strong and Courageous
- You are My Sunshine
- You are one cool kid
- There is only one YOU
- Give it your All
- Eat Your Dessert First Today
I saved the best for last “Eat Your Dessert First Today” – include that little encouraging note with one of these fun snacks at Dollar General®. Don’t forget to upload your receipt to the Box Tops for Education App. It’s super simple: buy Box Tops for Education participating products, scan your receipt through the app and earn cash for your school! For each receipt scanned through the Box Tops app, General Mills© will make a $1 Donation to the Dollar General® Literacy Fund!