Back to school is here and that means it’s time to start packing lunches again. My mom put a note in my lunch every day in elementary school and if she missed it one day I’d always ask her where it was!? Adding a lunch box note is such a small act, but I can tell you it made a big difference in my day.
So when my kids started school I knew I’d keep this tradition up. BUT I’ll be honest some days my brain just can’t think of something “new” or encouraging to write.
That’s why I created these free faith based lunch box notes! On the days where I don’t have time or energy to write a handwritten note, I can grab one of these out of our junk drawer and stick in in their lunchboxes.
A Note to Moms
First, let me say do not put more pressure on yourself to do all the perfect things for your kids. It is OKAY if you miss a note one day or if you don’t make this a tradition for your family at all.
Too many times I’ve scrolled Instagram or Pinterest and started to worry about all the things I don’t do my family. I lost focus of all the things, I DO, do for them! Lunch box notes may not be your thing and guess what, that’s okay!
But if this is something you’d like to do be sure to grab your free printable at the end of this post.
What Makes These Lunch Box Notes Different
I created this with the intention of speaking life over our children’s lives and days. Sure many days my notes read “I love you!” and a simple note is perfectly fine. It doesn’t need to be fancy.
But there is something powerful about speaking life over our children and reminded them of who they are in Christ. You can see in these notes I made sure to include some encouraging and uplifting scriptures and Biblical principles.
And before we get to the printable I want to talk about the actual PACKING of the lunch.
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I know a lot of moms care deeply about their children’s spiritual AND physical health. We are intentional about feeding our spirits and our bodies. One way we keep our bodies strong is by finding healthy fruits and vegetables to snack on.
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And that’s it! You can download the free 12 notes below and be sure to share with your friends. If you pack them in your lunch box tag @inspired.motherhood on Instagram to share.
What are your favorite lunch box snacks? Do you write notes for your kids? Share with us in the comments below!