There are just about two and a half weeks left of summer, which means its time to get ready for the kiddo to start "big kid school!" He'll be in full day kindergarten this year (gulp) and will need to take lunch to school, along with snacks, daily. I am more stressed about this than necessary. To make it fun, I've been assembling supplies for packing school lunches. I had about half of the things already and supplemented with a few new tools.
At the end of last school year I bought a new back pack and matching lunch bag (the red one) from Lands End because they were less than half price on sale. At Target this month, the kiddo saw the Lego minifig lunch bag and asked very nicely if he could have it for kindergarten.
I bought the square ice packs and the Reduce water week bottles, both found at Wegmans. (I love the water week bottles. They come with a fridge tray and it gives him one bottle a day that can be set up on Sunday and used all week. I order sports tops for them too from the Reduce Everyday website, since I think they will be easier to use for him.)
The sandwich cutters I bought a couple of years ago. They are a pack of puzzle pieces that cut up a sandwich into a working puzzle. I love them. The kid has decided he no longer likes sandwiches, so these might not get used much this year!
We've been using the fabric snack bag for a while now and has held up well. I do handwash it occasionally, but it usually only holds pretzels, so it's easy to keep clean.
I have a tiny obsession with bento boxes and would love to pack a fun bento box lunch for my son. I am not convinced that he would love it as much as me! I discoverd Marine Parents on instagram and on her blog and love the cute lunches packed. I do have some ideas for how to pack him some fun lunches using the boxes I have and hopefully as the year progresses we will both have fun with it! I'm really hoping his picky eating habits start to fade too! That will make packing lunches much easier too!
This is going to be a fun and exciting year here! We are almost ready for back to school! Are you?