Obviously, your child needs a healthy lunch to get them through their busy day, but they also need to feel connected with you, even if you’re in different places. A great way for you to connect with your child is to tuck a note into their lunchbox to let them know you are thinking of them. Whether they are spending the day at school or at holiday care, you can bring a smile to their face and let them know they are loved even though you are not together.
What should the note say?
There’s no need to get too worried about what the note says. You can write anything at all. A simple, ‘I love you’, a thank you for something your child did the day before, a reminder about an event that is coming up, or counting down to a holiday are all great ideas to get you started. A simple joke can also do the trick too and is something your child might be able to share with their friends or teachers.
If your child is not yet at reading age, you can always draw them a funny picture instead or just write their name inside a love heart.
Make your own or purchase?
Lunchbox notes don’t have to be fancy to be effective. You can simply write on a post-it note or on a small slip of paper and pop it into your child’s lunchbox. However, if you want to go all out you can purchase some sturdy, reusable lunchbox notes from a range of different places. Try Little Bento World, Stuck on You or Sprout and Sparrow for some cute options.
If you want an easy lunchbox note solution, we’ve created some printable lunchbox jokes you can use for just this purpose. Simply print them out, add your own little message in the space provided and you’re done. Your child will enjoy a lunch time giggle with their friends and feel connected with you as they eat their lunch too.
Creating a sense of connection between you and your child can help make their time at holiday care easier. It’s also a really simple way to let them know how very loved they are.