Back-to-school can be a stressful time for kids. It’s that time of year when kids have to trade in those beach towels, bathing suits, and sunscreen for backpacks, pencils, and notebooks. No more lazy days of summer, instead, kids will have to say farewell to this season and start getting back in the school swing of things. As you can imagine, this transition is one often met with complaints and resistance. Why not try to make the transition as painless as possible for your kids?
A sweet, reassuring note is a great way to show you care and help suppress those back-to-school jitters. Lunchbox notes are endearing mementos from home, and a nice mid-day surprise to put a smile on your child’s face. It might be just the thing they need to get them through the rest of the day.
Base It Off Their Interests! A plain ol’ note on lined paper is great but what’s even better is a note based off your child’s interests and hobbies. If your son loves soccer decorate your note like a soccer ball and tell him to, “Go score today!” If your daughter loves lions tell her to, “Have a roaring good time at school!”
Leave Helpful Notes! Lunchbox notes are especially great when it comes to test time. If you know your child has a big test or quiz coming up leave a note letting them know they will do just fine. Remind them to, “Just breath” and “Don’t fret too much.” Maybe even stick some flashcards in there too for them to use as prep for the test/quiz.
Include Your Pets! After spending a fun filled summer with their furry friends, kids can also get homesick for their pets. Leave a lunchbox note from the pets! Cut out a paw shaped note and sign it from the dog. It can say things like, “Have a grrrreat day!” Or write a complimentary message from the cat like, “You’re the cat’s meow!”
Leave A Super Note For A Super Day! Sometimes you feel like you need special superpowers to get through a long day, same goes for kids at school! Cut your note into a diamond shape and decorate it in a Superman theme! Tell the kids to, “Have a super day!” and remind them that class kryptonite is no match for their brain power!
What are some cute lunchbox notes you’ve left your kids in the past? Let us know in the comments below!