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It’s just three weeks before school starts and this mamma is more nervous than her kids. My twins are starting Kindergarten and I have so many emotions about it! I know they are ready for school and are eager to learn and do more. But I know the separation from each other and me is going to be tough. One way that I’m going to be easing anxiety is by volunteering during their lunchtime – maybe a bit more in the beginning and then less as they become more comfortable.
Another way to help ease them into school is with great lunches and lunchbox notes. Lunch can be a great way to connect the home to school. Adding a lunchbox note with a note from Mom or Dad can really help an anxious child (or mom!) Since my girls are non-readers, I created these simple lunch box notes that have some easy phrases. The girls know some sight words, so these short notes are perfect.
You can click the image or visit this link to download your own printable copy.
Now that I have lunch box notes covered, I’m starting to think about some easy lunch ideas that will go over well! One thing I like to do is change up the ordinary into something new and different. For example, taking a classic PB& J and making these fun roll-ups. My kids love them and they are super easy to eat!
To make these, you’ll need:
Bread of choice
Jif® Peanut Butter
Smucker’s Fruit Spread – Your choice
Cut the crust off the bread.
Flatten with rolling pin.
Add a thin layer of peanut butter and fruit spread.
Roll tightly to form a long roll.
Slice into individual bite size pieces – “sushi” style!
I like using Jif® Peanut Butter for its creamy, fresh-roasted peanut taste. For days when I want a quick lunch or we’re on-the-go, Smucker’s® Uncrustables® Sandwiches are my pick.
Available in the freezer aisle, just thaw, unwrap, and enjoy! I like to pair my kids’ lunches with vegetables and fruit. Mott’s Applesauce Pouches have been a huge favorite lately!
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You can also get these offers:
Buy 1, Get $0.75 Smucker’s Fruit Spreads (9 oz. or larger)
Buy 1, Get $0.75 Jif Peanut Butter (16 oz. or larger)
Buy 1, Get $0.50 Mott’s Applesauce Pouches (4 pk. or larger)
Buy 1, Get $1.00 Smucker’s Uncrustables Sandwiches (4 ct. or larger)
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