Back to school, back to school… who’s ready to send the kids back to school!? It’s hard to believe summer 2019 is coming to an end and soon those hectic school weeks will be in full swing! Routine and organization are key in our house and I’m rounding up some of our favorite items for getting us back to school!
Five days a week we pack those school lunches and coming up with fresh ideas to surprise the kids each day can be a challenge! Thinking beyond the sandwich, these school lunches are sure to inspire! Starting with the lunchbox itself. We love PlanetBox lunchboxes not only because they come with super fun customizable magnets we can swap everyday of the week making lunch a surprise to unzip, but also because they are made with products safe from lead, phthalates, BPA, and other harmful toxins.
This is the Rover size lunchbox from PlanetBox. Darren (age 5) and Lillian (age 4) love this box best because of the multiple sections allowing us to easily break up lunch into categories of protein, fruit, vegetable, starch, and treat. Thinking beyond the sandwich Darren’s lunch pick is chicken on a stick, Soba noodle salad, fresh mango, cucumber slices and dye-free chocolate melts.
Lillian’s pick is chicken and rice with grilled squash, oatmeal energy ball with coconut, strawberries, cucumbers, red bell peppers and Marcona Almonds.
FUNctional carry bags have a mesh inside to hold ice packs to keep lunch cold. Extra pockets for napkins, forks and such as well as a water bottle pocket. Everything for lunch in one organized space.
Snack Time! The perfect reusable silicone storage bag for snacks on the run! I love using these for me and the kids. They are safer than regular plastic baggies and better for the planet! Stashers are made with pure platinum silicone and are BPA and BPS free. They come in a variety of sizes – I use the half gallon Stasher for freezing my energy balls and the sandwich Stasher for storing my personal care items while traveling. The bags feature a strong pinch locking seal at the top that really secures all the contents inside. Featured bonus here is you can cook in them too!
What fun would back to school be without colorful new supplies for school and work? Ooly’s got you and every kid in your house covered!! Serious amounts of fun packed into all of their creations. Lillian’s picks include this adorable fox sketch pad, crayons and glitter gel pens! What she loves best about these crayons are the shape and bright colors they come in. They are thick/triangular shaped fitting perfectly in her tiny hands and as an added bonus they don’t break easily compared to other brands!
Darren’s pick’s are all things monsters, including new pencils with super fun monster erasers and bookmark sticky tabs!!
Last, but not least, some classic favorites we use at home including the Chunkies paint sticks!! Both my kids are obsessed with Chunkies, and I am too, because they are all the fun of painting without all the mess! Seriously, if you don’t have the Chunkies already check them out here!!
All the fun of back to School can be found here with: