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Okay people, things are getting real. Judah is going back to school in 7 days and I am just about to start freaking out. I know that realistically everything will be okay, he will have a great time and this will be a hugely helpful step for him, but I can’t help stressing about things in anticipation for the big day. This new year is a HUGE step for him – last year he went to a half day program just for kids with Autism, and since he did so well there then this year he will be in a fully mainstreamed, 100% typical classroom with peers his own age! Since we aren’t exactly *new* to the school scene we already have a number of supplies left over from last year, but since he didn’t stay long enough for lunch before I got him a new lunch box and all kinds of fun lunch time goodies for him. Other than that, the only One of the things I have always wanted to do when my kids started school was to make them a fun lunchbox surprise. Nothing big, just a little something to brighten his day and let him know that I am thinking about him. Judah adores fruit snacks, so I grabbed a few Del Monte fruit cups and squeezers at Walmart along with a few cheap supplies and set out to make these adorable lunch box goodie bags! I even made some fabulous printables that you can download and print out for yourself!
I love the idea of packing Judah’s lunches. I know that the school lunch program has come a long way since I was in school, but I am still not 100% comfortable sending him off to make nutritional choices for himself. Being a vegetarian household means that we have to be very careful in balancing the kids meals and I always make sure that they have a hefty serving of fruits, veggies and proteins. One of the problems I am facing with sending his lunch to school is with the fresh fruit. I can’t send him off with a knife to cut things like apples or pears, and being the rough boy that he is I am sure he would bang up any whole fruits I sent before the lunch bell even rang. I can’t not include fruit, but I need to get a little creative, so I decided to go with a few super easy options like Del Monte’s Fruit Burst squeezers and fruit cups. Judah loves them, and they save me time because I can just grab them and go!
Lunch Box Goodie Bags
To make these you will need fruit cups or squeezers, a pack of crayons, some Washi tape, a clear treat bag and some scissors.
The first thing I did when I was making these bags was create some cute back to school cards in Photoshop. Aren’t they cute? Feel free to download and print them yourself for *personal use* only. To print, click on the image and you will be taken to a printable pdf file. *(note – they will not print blurry when scaled down to proper size.)*
Once you have your cute graphics printed out, wrap up some crayons with washi tape and add them to your bag along with one of the fruit cups or squeezers. Next, punch a hole in your printed graphic, string it onto your ribbon and tie it around your bag.
I don’t know about you, but I think that is just adorable! If you don’t pack lunches or don’t want to use these in a lunch box they also make great classmate gifts, party favors, or breakfast surprises before you head out to the first day of school! You can find these and other varieties of Del Monte fruits at Walmart, and if you live near a participating Walmart Super Store store you can even bring your child’s photo to the photo center and grab a fun 5×7 Back To School print along with a coupon for $1.00 off through September 13th! How cool is that?!