Prepping for Lunch Box Packing!
Are your kids back to school yet? Mine – up here in New York state – are always one of the last to go back; not until after Labor Day. So we’re still prepping and organizing for back to school. One of those ways is getting everything ready for lunch packing! I think I’ll be making a lunch box packing station – like the one I found when researching and sharing these lunch box hacks – but first I need to make sure we have all of our lunch box supplies ready to go. Inspired by B-Inspired Mama sponsor Wet Ones®, we headed our to Target to stock our lunch box station. Here’s what we got…
13 Lunch Box Station Essentials
- Containers – Bento-style segmented containers are all the rage in lunch box packing lately. There were lots of choices in the back to school section and the food storage container section at Target. We went for the separate containers that have a build in freezer pack base.
- Freezer Packs – If you don’t get a lunch box or storage containers that have one built in, you’ll probably want a freezer pack or two. In fact, having a couple handy is a good idea, so one is always frozen and ready to go.
- Reusable or Plastic Baggies – I’ve seen that you can get reusable food baggies in Target’s back to school section. But we just grabbed some good old plastic baggies. They aren’t as eco-friendly, but since we have our storage containers, we shouldn’t need to use many.
- Permanent Markers – Permanent markers are perfect for adding little notes or drawings to the plastic baggies mentioned above. Or even to the top of snack cups.
- Muffin Cups – Paper or silicone muffin cups can come in handy to segment snacks or just add a little color.
- Toothpicks & Decorative Picks – We don’t have any decorate picks yet, but I plan to stock our lunch box station with toothpicks to make little snack skewers.
- Candy Eyes – We adore these candy eyes! They make any food more fun. I used to have to buy them at a specialty store or online; I’m so excited that Target carries them now in their baking section.
- Food Coloring Pens – Food coloring pens are another handy tool to make food more fun. You can use them to draw or write on any food surface (crackers, bread, etc.), and the food is still edible and safe. So fun!
- Colorful Sprinkles – I always have an assortment of sprinkles to add to the top of puddings and such. It’s such a fun and sweet surprise for the kids.
- Cute Stickers – I’m including some fun stickers in our lunch box station. They are any easy-peasy way to add pizzazz to snack cups or plastic baggies. And there’s always inexpensive stickers in Target’s Dollar Spot.
- Lunch Box Notes – Whether you write your own or print out some ready to go, make sure you have all of your lunch box notes ready to go!
- Wet Ones® Singles – A must-have for every lunch box! I tell you more about these below…
Make Sure to Include Wet Ones® Singles for Easy Cleanup!
I plan to include two Wet Ones® Singles in each of the kids’ lunch boxes; one for cleaning their hands before eating and the other for after lunch cleanup. Wet Ones® antibacterial wipes kill 99.99% of germs, yet their aloe formula won’t dry or irritate kids’ skin like hand sanitizers can. Make sure to add Wet Ones® Singles to your shopping list before heading out to Target to get your lunch box station essentials!
What essentials do you use to make your kid’s lunch box? Join the conversation in the comments below!
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