If you are like me, you might pack a lot of lunches. Sometimes it’s fun to shake up the lunch box routine a bit, especially for special occasions. I’ve got a fun lunch idea for you today that is perfect for Valentine’s Day, as well as some sweet free printable lunchbox love notes.
With Valentine’s Day not too far off, I’ve been thinking about fun ways to pack an exciting themed kid lunch. Recently folks at Annie’s Homegrown reached out to share the news about their new organic fruit snack – Annie’s Organic Really Peely Fruit! I knew it would be a great addition to a Valentine’s Day themed bento box.
Let’s talk lunch! For my youngest I always make a bento style lunch. Kids get so little time for lunch at school, so I find the bento style saves time, less time opening, more time eating. For holidays or special occasions it’s fun to do a little something special with her lunch.
You can come up with something cute and festive quite easily. Mini cookie cutters are one of my favorite tools. For this lunch I used a heart cookie cutter for some of her fruit, cheese and for the Really Peely Fruit Tape. An extra two minutes, tops, because I know how precious those morning minutes are. I love the idea of her opening her lunch box to a sweet surprise like this on Valentine’s Day (or the day they’ll celebrate at school).
I am a big fan of YumBox Bento Boxes. Super easy for little hands to open, yet they stay shut all day, we’ve never had a leak. While I pack these into a bento box, they could really go into any type of container or even baggies. This fun Valentine’s lunch idea will work however you make your lunches.
I used a mini heart cutter (you can find these in the clay area of craft stores) to cut hearts into the first few inches of the Really Peely Fruit Tape. I love how it turned out! I rolled it back up to tuck into her lunchbox. I used some of the heart cut outs in her yogurt.
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