I use plain note cards for these lunchbox notes. On one side I write him a message; on the other I like to put some fun trivia for him to share with his friends. My son likes to get silly, which is fun at home, but can be a little too much craziness for school lunch time. My hope is that the trivia can be an appropriate conversation starter.
A little lunchbox fun:
I made a Yoda (love Star Wars!) card this week.
One side has a Yoda quote;
the other side some encouragement from mom!
Super heroes are a big deal at our house,
so I used a spiderman sticker to make this trivia card:
I like using a Q for question,
then flipping the card over and using an A for answer.
On the other side is my note:
Nothing fancy, oh so simple,
but meaningful to my son.
I'm tempted to fancy it up a bit with ribbon,
but he's a third grader. Some day I'll be hiding these notes in his backpack instead of his lunchbox.
I don't want to embarrass him as he gets older,
but I still want to send good thoughts!
"Nine tenths of education is encouragement."