Add inspiring notes of encouragement, or just silly notes of humour. Children appreciate words of love from their parents that help to brighten their day. The notes don’t need to be works of art. Just show that you care in your own unique way.
Use notes to provide encouragement
All kids need encouragement to help them feel more confident. Use lunch box notes to provide them with that added support. Notes can be general, like ‘You’re awesome!’ or ‘Have a super amazing day!’ Consider more specific notes of when your kids may be worried about a school event or test. For example, write notes such as, ‘You’re going to do great on that spelling test!’ or ‘I’m so proud of all you do. Stay focused and you will do great!’
Show your love through words
If you’re inclined to gush all your feelings, go ahead. Older kids might see it as embarrassing, but younger kids may love your caring words. Consider very simple words of love, such as ‘I love you’ or ‘Love you always’. If you’re into writing poems or using flowery language, get creative. Use pictures or hearts and stars to add more design.
Use notes as reminders when kids are forgetful
Teach kids the values of everyday reminders, since kids can be forgetful sometimes. Just make sure to provide support and encouragement rather than judgment. For example, ‘Enjoy your awesome lunch! Remember that your aunt is picking you up after school today. Love you!’
Add some humour and fun to your notes
Consider adding some silly things that make your kid laugh. Kids often enjoy comics or silly little jokes. Add a few into your child’s lunch box from time to time. For example, ‘What’s the king of all school supplies? A ruler!’ Or, find comics that are age-appropriate, like Garfield or Calvin and Hobbies. You can also add your own humour with silly or wacky pictures and funny faces with notes attached.
Add photos or drawings
A picture is worth a thousand words. Consider adding some photos or drawings that help to inspire or remind your child of how special they are. For example, if your kid is really into the latest superhero movie, consider adding some pictures and inspirational messages featuring the superhero. If your child is feeling down, remind them of some great memories with friends and family. Add an extra photo or picture to show that they have a strong support system.