written by Cathy Baker, mom to 2 amazing girls, from Missouri
This is one of those ideas, that has been in my brain for so long, I’m not sure if it was an original idea, or if many years ago I heard about it and tucked it away to use in the future. It’s probably the latter, but I have no idea who to give the credit to!
So, you know those ‘calendar kiosks’ you see this time of year in the mall? The ones with 50% or 75% discounts for 2012 calendars? Well I’m telling you, this is the time to snatch up a few of their calendars! I pretty much adore all puppy pictures…
Here’s the plan. You look for those day to day calenders where you can rip off a new sheet for each day. And when you find a fun kid-friendly one- you buy it! Then, you tear off a sheet and slip it into your child’s lunchbox. It has been so much fun to put these into my girl’s lunches. They don’t even have to match the correct date – in fact, even today, I put some of these stickers (snowman), from this 2010 Calendar, into their lunch box. I put a quick note on the back. And then I smile, as I imagine their smile opening their lunch box.
Look at some of these other fun ones I found at a quick amazon search…banagrams…one of my favorite games (you’d have to remember to keep a pencil in their lunchbox for this).
Or a Brain Teasers…
And while you are looking for a calendar to snatch up, you can print up some jokes to put in their lunchboxes. A quick google search of “lunch box jokes” will bring lots of options. To get you started, here are some cute printable ones I found at Sprik Space blog.
And don’t forgot to put a quick note on the back of anything you put in their lunch box! I love the idea of making my girl’s smile, even when I’m not with them!
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