A Bright Idea for Your Kid’s Boring Brown Bag

  1. Cindy says:

    We always write a note on my daughters snack napkin. I love this fun fact idea and the riddles. 2nd grade is the time to bump up the interesting and fun notes. Definitely going to do this!

  2. Knewman4 says:

    So far I simply prostrate myself before your genius!  I love this idea and will try to steal/modify it for my son this year!

  3. aimeelovesnyc says:

    This is SERIOUSLY awesome! What a fantastic idea! I was just thinking about sending my first kid off to K next week, and I way to connect with him while not physically there. This is PERFECT. Thank you!

  4. Anonymous says:

    As we’ve sprung for the lunch boxes, we put a note in our kids lunch boxes.  A dry-erase lunchbox would be nifty…

  5. Erica says:

    That is such a great idea!

  6. Anonymous says:

    I should add that I’m already thinking of transitioning to “Word of the Day” when the fun facts get old- and challenging Punky to use the word in a sentence somehow while she’s at school.  🙂

  7. That is such an awesome idea! Suddenly I’m disappointed my son is coming home for lunch this year… lol

  8. Oh that’s fantastic!! I put goofy notes in their lunch boxes in strange shapes.

  9. Kristen Rutledge says:

    And might I add the teacher loves this idea too! Thanks for the work you put into it each day!

  10. jessica says:

    Ever since the girls were little, I write a note to them on their banana. It was a hit w/ all their friends.  We don’t have snack time, but I am going to figure out how to include the facts in their lunch box.  Very cool!!

  11. Kathy Swift says:

    What a neat idea Lindsay.  My oldest are just starting pre-K this year and I think they will love it too.

  12. Rebecca says:

    My 4-year-old was banished to paper bags after losing TWO lunch boxes at preschool last year. So that he didn’t feel the pinch so tightly, I started drawing pictures and silly doodles on his bags. It came to be something he expected. He’d even request specific things… like a picture of him and his daddy eating pizza at our breakfast bar. But for this new school year he got a NEW ARMY lunchbox. He was super excited until the night before, as we went through our nightly lunch-packing ritual, he looked confused and asked how I was going to draw on his lunchbox. The sad look on his face made me wish I had more brown bags! 

  13. Katbliss says:

    I did something similar on my daughter’s napkin everyday- this year, on the second day of fourth grade, she asked me to stop because she felt embarrassed that her friends all asked her to read what I’d written. 🙁

    Alas, my 1st grader still loves it.

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