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Back to school time is just around the corner and it's time to start thinking of new back to school lunch ideas to keep our kids excited about their packed lunch. An easy an inexpensive way to keep kids excited about their school lunch is to pack a small surprise for the day or build their lunch around one of their favorite characters.
Back to School Lunch Ideas
This past year our 8-year-old boys fell in love with Skylanders. They love the game, the clothes, and they even picked out Skylanders lunch boxes and backpacks for back to school this year. So naturally their first back to school lunch just had to include a Skylanders theme.
We strive to pack a back to school lunch that is healthy and nutritious including a protein based sandwich, some organic chips, a small treat, and a refreshing and delicious drink made from 100% fruit juice. Having a balanced lunch is essential to replenish our children's energy, giving them the strength and mindset they need to make it through the day.
An easy and fun way to dress up your children's juice box is with a print at home coloring page. Coloring pages are a great quiet time tool your children can work on during free time in class. You can find 100's of free coloring pages on the internet, in almost any character your child loves.
To wrap your juice box with a coloring page, fold the coloring page at the top and bottom to create a sleeve the height of the box. Wrap the folded coloring page around the juice box and carefully stuff one side of the sleeve into the other.
In addition to wrapping their juicy boxes with coloring pages, I like to add fun little trinkets commonly found in dollar bins and at party stores. Themed napkins, a three pack of crayons to color the coloring page with, some stickers to decorate their folders, and buttons to add to the backpacks are all small and inexpensive, perfect for stuffing in a lunch box.
Our character themed back to school lunch box ideas was a huge hit with both boys. There is nothing sweeter than the smile on a child's face when they peek into their back to school lunch box and find the surprises waiting for them. Plus, you won't believe how simple it is to recreate a similar box in your child's favorite character.
Nestle Juicy Juice 100% Fruit Juice
Nestle Juicy Juice 100% Fruit Juice can be found at Walmart stores in the Boxed Juice aisle. Since Juicy Juice is a refreshing and delicious drink, they make a great solution for kids' lunches. Juicy Juice is 100% fruit juice so you can rest assure your kids will be drinking in the goodness.