The first day of school can be scary! New faces, new places, trying to make sense of a new routine, in a new classroom, surrounded by new everything. No wonder I remember that first day with an equal mix of anxiety and excitement. As a mama sending four tots back to a totally new school for the second year in a row, I’ve been hunting down fun ways to let the kids know I love them and am with them, even as they navigate a new day far away from the protective warmth of my little wing.
What better way to send your kids off to school that with a boxed lunch that turns the first day of school into a celebration?! These 15 school-themed lunch ideas offer up dozens of adorable ideas for giving your kids an extra boost on the first day. Click through, find your fave, then send your babes off to school with a lunch that tells them they’re cool!