Creating an Organized School Lunch Station

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I am someone who takes the first few weeks of the new year to get myself re-organized.  I enjoy this time and I look forward to it.  Taking down all the Christmas decorations and deep cleaning the entire house is time consuming but really needed after the holidays.  I admit to being a Type A person to the core.

It may not be the first of the school year but it is the first of a New Year and I wanted to share with you some tips on creating an Organized School Lunch Station.  If you are like me, spending nearly $3 per child on school lunches seems crazy so we take the extra time each day to prepare a lunch from home.  Having everything you need together in one location helps to make the process go a little more smoothly.  Also, if your kids are old enough to prepare their own lunch, they will know right were everything is located. 

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Things that are included in our Lunch Station:

1. Baggies for sandwiches, crackers, etc.

2. Napkins or wet wipes

3. Sandwich cutter

4. Apple cutter

5. Disposable Forks and Spooons

6. Lunch Box Jokes

7. Treats

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Keeping disposable silverware in your lunch station will help ensure that you don’t forget to send a spoon for the pudding or a fork for the salad. 

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More school lunch ideas for kids. My boys LOVE jokes in with their lunch.  They end up reading them to their friends near them.  I have printed out several jokes, laminated and placed them on a ring so that I can use them multiple times. 

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My oldest son who is in fourth grade no longer likes his sandwich to look like a Dinosaur but my first grader still thinks it’s pretty cool so have the sandwich cutter in our lunch station is still a necessity. 

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My boys also look forward to finding a little treat in their lunch, it is usually a little piece of candy that they call their “dessert”.  Sometimes I surprise them with cupcakes or their favorite cookies too. 

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What tips do you have for making school lunch preparations run more smoothly?  

Comments

  1. says

    i’ve decided you’re my new favorite blogger today! what an amazing idea – thank you for this! i’m going to set up a lunch station pronto!!

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