Whether your child is a fluent reader or not, the HOMER characters on these classic notes with a twist will make them smile on the first day of school. These six free printable lunchbox notes are a sweet way to remind them that you are thinking of them when they open their lunchbox.
At Begin, we’re always looking for ways to develop confidence in kids, so we’ve included a bite-size affirmation on each note this school year. Why affirmations? As important as it is for you to encourage and support your child, building self-confidence is empowering, especially in a new situation like back-to-school, it is also important they develop a healthy sense of self-worth and confidence and regularly saying affirmation can do just that.
Affirming messages that focus on internal actions (Think “I love to learn” or “I can work hard” ) remind kids to use a growth mindset in school – to understand that their abilities can be developed through hard work. When you repeat positive statements like these, you can start to believe in them. When children have a healthy and positive view of themselves, they are more willing to try different activities or new challenges and continue developing their self-esteem.
How To Make Your Free Printable Lunchbox Notes:
- Print our Bite-Size Affirmation Lunchbox Notes.
2. Cut affirmation cards out along the dotted lines.
3. Choose an affirmation from the list or write a note, joke, or doodle. We’ve included a few of our go-to affirmations:
I love to learn.
I can take turns.
I can work hard.
I can help others.
I am loved.
4. Sign your name or a heart or draw yourself and pack in your child’s lunch box.
You can use these cards to practice saying an affirmation together in the lead-up to starting school. Leave one on the bathroom mirror or on their bedside table as a reminder to practice regular affirmation.
Want to create affirmation together with your child? Make them positive, realistic, present tense, and say them with feeling!