At the beginning of kindergarten, I sent little love notes to school in my daughter’s lunch. Since she couldn’t read, I wrote them in code and pictures.
I was worrying since she didn’t know anyone there. It was a big, new experience for us in kindergarten. She had been enrolled in a preschool that was not in district and had no established friends going into the school.
Just in case she was having a hard day, I wanted to remind her how much she is loved right.
Needless to say, as the school year went on, she made friends and relaxed. She enjoyed school and was excited to go.
I relaxed too and stopped sending notes in her lunch box. She would then ask me about it every now and then, reminding me that I was being a big slacker – which is always awesome coming from a 5-year-old.
Parenting at 7 a.m. is hard
However, as a parent you probably know that the 30 minutes before you have to go to school are the most hectic of the day. In that craziness, love notes were left out.
To make life easier I’ve compiled a few printables for myself and for other parents wishing to send their kids sweet sentiments in the middle of the school day.
Lunch Box Notes for Kids: Elementary & Tweens
I created the first set, which I would classify as being for younger elementary school students, last year and this year I added an additional set of printables for older kids. They would be perfect for tweens and possibly even tweens.
Making lunch box love notes easier
There are 21 in each set. I’ve also added some blank ones so you can add your own messages really quickly if you want to make a more personal note.
You can find both sets of printables in the Cards or For Kids section of the Printables Page here.