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Though we as homeschoolers may sometimes need to pack a lunch to take out of our homes, due to park days and homeschool co-op, or other activities, as a general rule it is not a daily requirement for us as it is for many families whose children leave their homes for an education every day. However, I have found that make-ahead lunches are still a great idea for our homeschool! Preparing meals ahead of time can head off the ‘hangry’ experience. You know, hungry + angry (due to the hunger)= hangry. Been there? Me, too. 🙂
So perhaps in the upcoming weeks you could prepare a few lunches ahead of time. Pull them out and lunch is served. A quick and easy way to curb the hunger quickly at lunch time, and also helpful for getting you through the middle-of-the day lunch break and back to the books or something more exciting, like playing outside with sidewalk chalk, a water table, or sandbox. OR, simply have fun at lunch time with some of these ideas, which I have dubbed ‘food art’.
I’ve gathered recipes, fun ideas, and planning tools in this list, in hopes that they may help you to get started with your own make-ahead and fun lunches for your homeschool preschool.
Easy Recipes, Lunch Ideas, and Planning Tools for Your Homeschool Preschool
Recipes and Lunch Ideas
Fruit Octopus Snack (this is a snack, but could also serve as a toddler-sized lunch)
Food for Kids – lots of great ‘food art’ ideas
Homemade Chicken Nuggets – Well, because don’t we all love them?
Lunchbox Icepacks (for those days when you do need to leave the house with a lunch in tow!)
An Easy Way to Eat Fast Food in the Car (because, let’s face it, sometimes we do)
I absolutely love the idea behind these next items, as they allow our children a little bit of independence while also teaching important life skills and ideas about nutrition!
Lunch Box Notes (for those occasions when mom makes the lunch!)
Do you have an easy lunch-making method or fun recipe to share? Please leave your idea in the comments. Can’t wait to see what you’ve got to offer!
MORE great ideas for making lunch time easier!
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