Back to School season is here again! I’m not sure if I’m thrilled to get my kids out of the house and back on a normal schedule (it’s been a LONG summer!). Or, if I’m feeling like we should’ve done more exciting things with the time off from school. Either way, off to school they’ll go this week. Here in Central FL kids go back to school a bit earlier than most the rest of the country. So, I’ve been busy prepping for the boys to go back to school. This includes planning out what I’m going to pack for lunch in their lunch boxes.
This isn’t my first year packing lunch for two kiddos each school day. So, I’ve kind of learned the tricks of how to get school lunches packed in a quick and efficient way.
Here are my tips for packing an A+ School Lunch for Kids:
1. Plan ahead – this was my biggest mistake as a rookie lunch packer. I would wait until the morning to pack their lunch and it was a disaster. I need enough time to properly prepare my kiddos’ lunches. So, I’ve learned to prep everything in advance to ensure a smooth morning, and being able to get out the door on time!
2. Organize your supplies – another thing that has helped me pack yummy school lunches quickly is organizing our fridge with all of the lunch items up front. I got some cool clear containers and organizers where I put all of the snack items so I can easily grab them as I pack lunch.
I’m also really loving these new Yoplait Multipacks. They have an easy open top that allows you to see what’s inside of the package. It definitely helps to be able to actually see what you have in the fridge, and the kids love it too!
3. Get the kids involved – if your fridge is nicely organized with all of the lunch items up front it makes it easy for the kids to pack their own lunches! Woohoo! If you prep the snacks (like peel and slice carrots, wash the grapes, etc) all they have to is grab and go! Kids can easily grab a Yoplait Yogurt, a side of raisins, and throw it in their lunch box.
By the way, I picked up these new Yoplait Multipacks at Walmart while I was shopping for school supplies the other night. I picked up 48 pencils, 16 glue sticks, 6 reams of paper, 2 Yoplait Multipacks, and a partridge in a pear tree!
These little sanity saving tips will help you quickly pack lunches and get your kiddos on their way to a successful day at school!