Make your kids smile this back to school season with these 10 Lunchbox Ideas that are Fun for Kids. This post has been sponsored by Mott’s. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
I cannot believe that I can already say that my kids start this month. It seems like the last day of school was yesterday but in reality, they have been home for over one month!
We have been going through a ton of snacks, too, because my kids have clearly forgotten their “at-school bellies” ever existed. They have been going through tons of snacks like the Mott’s® Applesauce Pouch Pals.
Find Mott’s® Pouch Pals at Stop & Shop
Having two kids in elementary school and one kid in middle school requires a balancing act. We have two different bus schedules, different dismissals, and different after-school activities.
Let’s just say that I am one busy mama! The one thing that I stay consistent on with all three kids is packing them a “brown bagged lunch,” Well, these days it is more like a lunch bag or lunchbox but you know what I mean.
My kids pretty much all like the same snacks but have slightly different tastes for their sandwiches. Some like ham & cheese and others like different spreads.
At our kids’ school, our kids cannot bring in any snacks that may contain nuts, so we are limited to fruits, veggies, chips, and a few sweet options.
Typically, I shop at Stop & Shop at least once per week. Being a busy mom and food blogger has me visiting my local supermarkets multiple times per week. I also usually stock up on snacks like Mott’s Applesauce Pouch Pals and any other hot deals I can score with my Stop & Shop card & sales.
My kiddos love applesauce, but packing the cups can be a little messy since my son typically leaves the empty cup in his lunchbox to get sticky. Then, there are my girls who lose their spoons.
With Mott’s Applesauce Pouch Pals, eating them is easy! These pouches are clear, too, so you can see exactly what is inside.
I love how these pouches have names like Penelopeel and Crispin. Available in flavors like Original Unsweetened and Cinnamon, my kids love them to pieces.
To eat, simply twist the yellow cap off and squeeze the applesauce into your mouth. These are easy, peasy and perfect for children who are on the go!
10 Lunchbox Ideas that are Fun for Kids
Since the beginning of the school year is rapidly approaching for my children, I thought it would be fun to share 10 Lunchbox Ideas that are Fun for Kids.
My kids saw me setting up for this post and proclaimed that they are, “so excited for their lunch box surprises.” They also requested that I make the school lunches because I add more surprises and snacks than daddy does!
Here are some fun lunchbox ideas to make your kids smile this back-to-school season.
Mott’s® Pouch Pals
Available in a variety of flavors (find them in the fruit cup aisle at Stop & Shop), Mott’s NEW Applesauce Pouch Pals are easy for kids to eat and have fun names! Simply twist, squeeze, and enjoy!
My kids typically bring water bottles for lunch. I never really pack them straws, but they have requested them many times. Adding a pop of color and paper straw to your child’s lunchbox is a fun way to make them smile.
My kids normally get a paper towel in their lunch bags. This school year, I am going to mix things up with printed napkins with fun designs.
What kid doesn’t love toys? I found some party favor-style toys to add to my kids lunchboxes. They include mini slinkies, googly eye rings, and seasonal characters.
Do your kids lose their pencils as much as mine do? I picked up some fun primary colored pencils with inspirational sayings on them for my kiddos. I can surely kill two birds with one stone with this lunchbox treat.
I found the coolest dry erase practice cards at the store that would be perfect for some fun practice for my kids. I plan on adding this to my 9-year-old’s lunch bag for her to do after eating. If she gets them right, that will equal another prize!
Every kids loves a fun sticker. Why not add a few to their lunchboxes for them to collect. They make a fun non-food addition to any lunch and they are relatively cheap.
Mott’s Applesauce Pouch Pals make a lovely addition to any lunch bag, but why not add in some fruit too? Make a game of it and add a different colored fruit each day to represent the colors of the rainbow.
Handwriting a note to your child is one of the greatest sentiments in this plugged-in society. Take the time to write your child a greeting or word of encouragement.
Because balance is key! Every kid loves a piece of candy from time to time, and my three are no exception. In fact, when I used to make their lunches last year, I would add one piece to each box. They looked forward to me making them because daddy never added any extra sweetness.
As you can see, these 10 Lunchbox Ideas that are Fun for Kids are easy on the wallet and almost effortless to partake in. Add some sparkle to your child’s back-to-school experience and they will appreciate it for years to come!
Emily Fata says
These are such fun lunchbox ideas to put a smile on your little ones’ faces at lunchtime! And the Mott’s looks delicious!
Ntensibe Edgar Michael says
Nnniiiccceeeee….to be as honest as you were, Amy….a notecard always does it best….with the way our world is moving!
I love applesauce. There’s something yummy about having applesauce especially when it has chunks of apples. Hope kids have a good back to school season.
Joy at The Joyous Living
We always have Mott’s on hand for lunches this time of year. Those twist caps make it convenient too, especially for kids who tend to lose silverware that goes out in the lunchboxes.
Lohas Canada says
Apple sauce always has an amazing taste especially in lunches. For straw there are now paper straws that can be bought at most places to cut down on the plastic consumption. Being a full time mom and a blogger you must have your work cut out for you!
My daughter loves apple sauce pouches! We still have a month left for back-to-school but I’m already gathering ideas for my daughter’s lunch box. I really like the idea of handwritten notes and mini toys too!
jaye shields says
It’s great that so many kids snacks come in unsweetened these days. I don’t have kids, but if I did, avoiding addedmsugar most days would be a big goal.
Yep, my son is a fan of apple sauce too. That and his fruits, we have absolutely no trouble with; thanks for the ideas!
Emman Damian says
Mott’s Applesauce Pouch Pal seems like a great product. I hope to try it soon! So nice!
Brianne Tursi Manz says
School lunches should be fun and not boring. There are many of these ideas that I know my kids will love. A fun lunch will make their days at school a lot better.