As we get ready for the back to school season, I am making lists of things I need to get and things I need to do. In the process, I came across the Lunch Box Notes that I designed for my daughter last year as she headed off to Kindergarten. It was a big year for her, and I wanted her to know I was thinking about her during the day. So I continued a tradition that my mom did for me — lunch box notes.
Sometimes my notes are as simple as a hand-drawn heart or star with a Sharpie on a plastic baggie in her lunch, other days I made little sentences with her sight words, still other days I write a quick “I ♥ You” on a Post-It Note.
But many days I was in a hurry and didn’t have time to think of something clever or even grab a pen. To combat the lunch box rush I designed a series of lunch box notes so that I always had something on hand to quickly toss in her lunch box. Since she was just starting to read, I also used simple, illustrated phrases to help her with word recognition. But they are general enough to be used with any age.
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And print. Whew, that’s one more thing checked off my back-to-school to-do list. A fresh stack of lunch box notes are ready and waiting to be tucked into K’s lunch.