The start of a new school year is upon us. After getting a break all summer long, it is time to start making school lunches again. I admit that at the end of the last school year, I fell into a lunch box rut. I was sending the same thing to school with my kids each day because they would eat it and it was easy. But the start of a new school year brings inspiration and new ideas. I have created a fun 1st Day of School Lunch that is super easy to prepare.
For this fun back to school lunch you will need:
- 3 slices of sandwich bread
- Sunflower butter
- Number cookie cutters
- String cheese
- Fruit (we used strawberries)
I decided to make number sandwiches using 1,2 and 3 cookie cutters. You can also use A, B and C cookie cutters for a 1st day of school theme. I was able to cut two numbers out of one slice of bread. You will need to press really hard for the cutter to get through the bread.
I used sunflower butter for our sandwiches because our school is nut free and sunflower butter is an alternative that my kids like. Spread sunflower butter on one number and jam on the back of another number so they will fit together when you attach them.
These adorable (and yummy) sandwiches are sure to be a hit at the lunch table.
My kids love string cheese, so I cut one up to include with lunch. I also added some cut fruit and crackers. Feel free to add your child's favorite fruit.
It doesn't take long to create a fun 1st Day of School Lunch. It took just a few minutes to pack this lunch and it is sure to become a favorite.
First day of school gift tags
These printable First Day of School gift tags are perfect for celebrating the 1st day of school. Buy these back to school teacher gift tags once and use them over and over again through the years. Check them out in my Etsy shop.