Grab the free Lunch Station Printable to help your kids know what to pack for their lunches. Don't forget the Jif Bars! An easy DIY craft tutorial idea.
Most mornings are pretty crazy in this house of mine. I need to get 4 kids up and out of bed, and what is it with teenagers? As soon as they turn thirteen they can no longer get out of bed on the first wake-up. My 10-year-old gets out of bed with no worries and even comes downstairs dressed and ready to go. Not my 13 and 14-year-old. It takes several attempts for me to even wake them up and then they come roaming into the kitchen like they have no idea what is going on and they didn't just do this yesterday. Please tell me I'm not the only one.
Long story short, I need all the help I can get when it comes to mornings and getting them out the door and on their way to school. With these same 4 kids means 4 lunches that need to be packed daily. Can I tell you how much I dislike packing lunches? I know it's silly and my kids gotta eat, but the way I figure it, I'm teaching them to be self-reliant! (Or at least, that is the story I am telling myself so I don't feel as guilty for pushing this task onto them :)) Enter the Lunch Station Printable!
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How to Make a Lunch Station Printable for School Lunches
I covered mine with some Clear Peel & Stick Laminate, so I can easily clean it when those sticky jelly fingers touch it, and we know they are going to touch it. Let me show you what I did. I printed the Lunch Station Printable and then trimmed it close to the image with a paper trimmer.
Cut two pieces of the clear laminate so they are slightly bigger than the printable.
Peel the paper backing and carefully and apply to one side of the printable, being careful to avoid air bubbles. Then turn the printable over and apply the second sheet of clear laminate onto the other side, again being careful to avoid air bubbles. Rub a ruler over each side making sure that the laminate is good and stuck.
Trim the laminate leaving a small strip around the edge. Isn't it pretty?!
Our lunch station is in a cupboard in the kitchen. Everything in one place so they don't have to walk circles around the kitchen to get everything packed. A shelf for sandwich making supplies like bread and peanut butter and jelly and a shelf for the snacks. The snack shelf is my favorite shelf and one I like to visit when the kids are at school. Shhhh - don't tell them!
One of my favorite snacks to have on the shelf are Jif Bars.
They really are so good. The Jif® peanut butter is creamy and the layers of chewy, crunchy granola are the perfect snack. Plus, they come in three flavors - Creamy Peanut Butter, Crunchy Peanut Butter, and my favorite Peanut Butter Chocolate. So there is a bar to match any peanut butter craving.
After everything is collected off of the Lunch Station printable, it can all be put into their lunch bag and my sweet angels are ready to head out the door and have a Peanut Butter Happy type of day.
This printable really has helped and my kids know what they can have in their lunch and how many. No more lunches packed with 4 snacks and a drink, they know they need one of each.
I would love to know, how do you make your mornings easier? Share and leave me a comment below.
And let’s be friends on Pinterest so you can see all the DIY projects I’m pinning!
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