Make a Lunchbox Magnet Board
Are you bracing yourself for the back to school lunch-packing rush? If so, you’re not alone. Trying to incorporate nutrition awareness and “green”-consciousness into the lunch routine can make that simple lunchbox feel like a chore. Chances are, your child is already fascinated by her lunchbox. As you prepare for the upcoming school year, don’t hesitate to take advantage of her enthusiasm and slide in some lessons about nutrition and the environment.
Here’s a way to bring your kids into the action and help simplify things. As a bonus, this magnet activity can also help young readers explore “environmental print” —a common part of every early reader’s curriculum!
What You Need:
- Metal-backed white board, or a rectangular space on your fridge
- Pack of flat, glue-on magnets (available at craft stores)
- 3x5” index cards, cut most of them in half to make 3x2-1/2” cards
- Food labels from your common lunch foods (cut them out or your can draw her own)
- White Board marker (if you’re using your fridge, check first to see that the marker can be erased!)