13. Lunchbox Notes
While I don’t think it’s necessary to make cut out or themed lunches, I AM a big proponent for lunchbox notes! These make for SUCH a better use of your time in the morning than assembling Mickey Mouse out of rice and carefully cut out cheese and raisins or whatever! I love watching my student’s faces when they read the anticipated notes from Mom or Dad reminding them how much they are loved and to make good choices. Your words go a long way in their little worlds! You can find all sorts of free lunchbox note printables on Pinterest for that just-right message. Or just make your own by writing a quick notes on a napkin. One clever idea I’ve seen is to paint the inside lid of a metal lunchbox with chalkboard paint and leave your notes there. Scissors and Spatulas shares more on the idea here.