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I love to send a lunch box note to school. I don’t send them every day. It’s a surprise. With back to school coming up quick, I know that transitions back into the routine can be hard sometimes. My oldest gets excited when she finds a note. She shares it with her friends. I might write “Break A Leg” or “Did you remember sunscreen?” on the back of the note.
I like to write something silly to make her laugh.
Yes, a third grader has troubles. Sometimes it can be hard to relate to the stress of the lunch lady running out of pizza or not having enough time to finish a science paper in class. I try my best, and these little notes help bridge the gap.
Now that we are getting ready for back to school, I am thinking about how I will keep everyone thinking about their goals in a positive frame of mind.
What I love about this project is that these lunch box cards are laminated. You just wipe them off and write another note another day.
This is a one and done adorable project!
WHAT YOU NEED:
I love my Scotch™ Thermal Laminator! I could shout it from the rooftops. It is so fun! If you don’t have a laminator, you need to buy one of these magical machines.
Get set for Success, go beyond the basics.
I will admit I use any excuse I can to use this tool. The letter size sheets can make most paper into a waterproof, long lasting project.
I bought mine at Walmart. They had everything I needed in stock, and I appreciate that so much as a busy mom. Check out the school supply area in Walmart for more products from Scotch™ and Post-it®. These products will help you with all your back to school goals!
Now I also bought Post-it® Super Sticky Notes, 3″ x 3″, in Fireball Fushia, Limeade and Neon Orange. I will show you a bonus project in a moment to keep your goals for the new school year on point. You can find these cool colors in the back to school aisle.
Now to make reusable, laminated lunch box notes:
Print the lunch box notes double sided onto one piece of card stock. Both sides need to be printed front and back on one paper so it does not pull apart when you cut out your notes.
>>> Download our DARLING reusable lunch box PRINTABLE here.
This FREE printable can only be used for personal purposes. You cannot use this file for any commercial reasons.
Heat up your laminator, and place the printed cardstock in the letter sized laminator pouch. Follow the directions, and let it cool.
Cut your cards along the edges of each lunch box note. These will have a front and back pattern.
Use a dry erase pen to write notes on the back of the card. Wipe off to start over.
Wala! Your goal of having more fun with the kids is achieved.
What was that bonus project I mentioned?
Keep everyone on track with this morning goals printable. It is sized perfectly, to make notes on 3 X 3 Post It Notes. We used three bright colors.
Yes, you can laminate this one too!
What I love about this is that you can write your morning schedule, create a list for how to make lunch, write a schedule for homework and PE. Because you will use Post-it® notes for all your written goals, it is so flexible.
Written goals are 42% more likely to stick!
>>> Download the Morning Goals Post-It Printable here.
These are super cute and practical! Makes me want to did my Xyron machine out and laminate all.the.things.! You have a lovely site!
I have a large Ziploc bag full of laminated lunch box notes. My too cool 8 year old claims she doesn’t like them but secretly I think she looks forward to the love note I tuck in next to her juice box! Visiting frm DIY Linky Party.
Laminating is a great idea! I love that these can be used time and time again. Thanks for linking up with Merry Monday this week; I’ll be featuring your lunch box cards at our upcoming party.
Oh my goodness. Thank you for the feature! So fun!
This is such a clever idea!