Now that spring is officially here, it’s time for new Springtime Lunchbox Love Notes!
This New For Us Friday is super easy and very simple, but it’s something that both Maddy and Owen seem to really, really love. I have also started giving notes to Cora–even though she’s rarely far from my side–by leaving her a note on her pillow or nightstand.
Who isn’t excited to get a little love note now and again?
Here’s the skinny. . .
- Springtime Lunchbox Love Notes: Just like the ones I’ve been throwing in lunchboxes all year long, these notes are tiny and easy to print, cut out, and personalize each morning.
The Springtime Lunchbox Love Notes can be downloaded as a pdf if you’d like to add them to your kiddos’ lunchboxes. Enjoy!
One thing I’ve tried to do is make these notes easy–easy for me to add a simple ‘I love you!’ or just put an ‘xoxoxo’ if it’s a busy morning. This batch has some phrases we’ve been using this season, and they incorporate easy-to-decode words with some slightly longer messages that are supported by related pictures.
I want the notes to be easy enough for Maddy to read on her own and for Owen to recognize some words.
After getting a repeat note or two, I want the picture on each card to trigger the simple message for Owen or Cora, and I hope that maybe they’ll remember the phrase and will feel proud to recite it on their own. Memorizing is a stepping stone to early reading, and if it boosts their confidence and gets them interested in reading on their own, great!
For as busy as we have been this spring, with our new puppy, two tee-ballers and their dad as coach, a gymnast, and a mom who’s still tutoring a few nights a week, m love notes are just a little way of sending my kiddos off with a an extra hug.
After a few Fridays of rockin’ NFUF’s, this one’s pretty tame, I know. But we’ve got a handful of exciting new foods, games, and activities that we’re really looking forward to trying out in the next few weeks. So stay tuned, thanks a ton for reading, and feel free to send any cool New For Us Friday ideas my way! Cheers, and happy note-giving–