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Packing Lunch for Preschool Field Trip



My little Kenzie is growing up too quickly and since my attention is more focused on Mason at the moment, I feel a bit sad.  She went on her first field trip with her preschool to The Bowers Kidseum (on a rainy day) and guess who had to pack lunch?  

I am grateful that lunch is included in her preschool tuition however it was unexpected that fieldtrips would have an additional cost (for admission & bus?), required school shirt and provided lunch.  Kenzie is usually picky in her meals and will only gobble down her favorites and sometimes it is also dependent on her mood.  

I grew up packing lunch for school and I always had the best options in my light pink cooler (that I could also double as a seat while waiting for the bus).  However, I don't think Kenzie is at the age to appreciate enjoy the ease of lunchables and other processed foods so I had to go to the grocery store.  


Kenzie's lunch bag included:
  • Boar's Head Turkey and Provolone Sandwich with a hint of mayo cut into Mickey's head shape
  • Green Grapes
  • Tangerines
  • Mickey Gummies
  • 2 Small Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Starbursts
  • Quacker Stila Bits & Bar
  • Water
  • 2 Fruitables Juice

I think I did a fairly good job and hope she eats it all.  I really want to try making her a Bento Box the next time she needs lunch packed but they seem like a bit more work plus I would have to get special boxes.  Have you tried making one? What do you usually pack for your kids? 








19 comments:

  1. Wow that came out gorgeous! I hope she eats it, my son eats like a bird and is super super picky. The mickey sandwich might work :-)

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  2. I think Bento boxes are so neat. When my son is older, I hope to get creative with his lunches!

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  3. That is so cool! When I was younger and took cold lunch, we had metal lunch boxes. My peanut butter always turned a funny color and didn't look very good. There weren't cold packs or any type of refrigeration so you had to pack what could sit in the room all morning till lunch. So glad they have better things today.

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  4. great choices! juice boxes are a must, and so is fruit!

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  5. Wow this is awesome. with a lunch like that I think every kid would eat their whole lunch! I hope I can do such a good job on packing my boy's lunch once he grows up :)

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  6. Wow I never got lunches like that growing up! What a nice variety!

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  7. I've tried making bento boxes but they are honestly too much work for me. I like those cylindrical lunch thermoses since I can just throw in different stuff into each container.

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  8. Cute! I love the look of bento boxes but am just not creative enough to manage the adorable put together ones on a regular basis. I'm so impressed by moms who do it every day.

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  9. My son just started a new school this year his old preschool provided lunch too and the new one does not. So have been packing his lunch this year I've been thinking about getting a bento box too. Do a search on Pinterest and you will find more options that you can imagine. There are some great ideas on there.

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  10. The Bento boxes look absolutely adorable! However like you I think they look like quite a bit of work and I have NO idea how to go about making one :( I hope your daughter ate a good portion of the lunch you created for her! It looked tasty and fun! Loved the mickey mouse sandwich :D

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  11. I love the Mickey cut out. I have never seen that before. I love the idea of the bento box. I'm looking it to the PlanetBox because it is made out of stainless steel.

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  12. i DON'T THINK i COULD EVER DO THE bENTO BOXES, my daughter takes a snack to school twice a week and that can be a stretch sometimes getting it all put together.

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  13. Love the Bento idea because making lunches are boring!

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  14. There are so many fun lunch ideas out there for kids now. My kids aren't old enough to be in school but I have considered making lunches occasionally like this just to make my life easier:)

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  15. Wow that's alot of food! I think you did an amazing job! :)

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  16. I used to get so excited when I got to take lunch to school, and lunchables were by far my favorite thing to get. How did she like the museum? I have a heard a lot of good things about it, and would like to take my nieces and nephews someday.

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  17. can't wait for my baby to be big enough to pack lunches for her. Hae been pinning Bento boxes ideas for months,

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  18. I don't want to sound like an idiot but I don't even know what a Bento box is. LOL ~ But I have got to tell you, you can pack a great lunch. My son never got lunches that good or as fun (Mickey is too cute) and now I feel a little bad about it.

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