When sending our kids to school on the first day, there is often a wide array of emotions. One of the best ways to touch base with your kids is to include a note in their lunch box to let them know we’re thinking of them. Lunch box notes for kids with words of encouragement during their first days or any important day can be the encouragement they need to try something new, make a new friend, or ace a test they’ve been worried about.
Mabel’s Labels washaway lunch box notes are the perfect way to include something special in their lunch bag. These lunch box labels will completely disappear each night; just wash them either in the dishwasher or by hand, and they’ll quickly and easily disintegrate. Each pack comes with 24 labels, so there is enough to cover the first week, plus any special days or a note on the days when they need a little extra encouragement.
If your kids are young and unable to read yet, here are some cute ways to include a note that they’ll understand and appreciate. Kindergarten teacher Jennifer Lewis told us that the best part of her day is seeing a child’s face light up when they open their lunch bag and see a note from their parents!”
Kindergarten notes to include in your child’s lunch:
If your kids are young and unable to read yet, here are some cute ways to include a note that they’ll understand and appreciate. Kindergarten teacher Heather McNulty told us that the best part of her day is
- Stick figure drawings of you and your child surrounded by hearts.
- A big heart with the word LOVE (usually by kindergarten, it’s a word they can recognize)
- A classic smiley face
Notes for a grade school lunchbox:
Sometimes a kid just needs some little encouragement from parents; it can refuel their confidence throughout the day. It reminds them of the comforting connection they have to home, while giving them a little boost they need to brighten their day.
- Hope you’re having a great day!
- Can’t wait to see you after school!
- I love you to the moon and back!
- I’m so proud of you!
- Keep being you!
Notes for days when they need extra encouragement:
Letting your kids know that you’re proud of them, regardless of the outcome of their day, is really important. Knowing they have support from home makes it easier for them to cope with the experiences that may be overwhelming them.
- I’m so proud of how hard you’ve worked.
- Good luck with your test today!
- Don’t be afraid to ask for help!
- Don’t give up!
- Keep working hard!
Fun notes to add to your child’s lunchbox:
Sometimes just making them laugh is the best medicine. These fun notes, on a random day can strengthen the connection you have with your child.
- You’re one smart cookie!
- You’re a sweetie!
- You are the apple of my eye.
- You are berry special.For more back-to-school content, check out our guide for all things school!