If you have school aged kids, you know how hard it can be sometimes to get your kids to each their lunches. Lunch boxes often come home with half eaten sandwiches or if they eat them grudgingly, they let you know how little they enjoyed it. Ahh yes… the joy of picky eaters!!
Yet sandwiches are by far one of the easiest options for a school lunch box. Thankfully there are a lot of ways to keep them interesting!!! When my daughter first started kindergarten, she would have happily lived on a diet of cheese sticks and bananas all day if we let her. With a side of rice…
But we found a way to make her love her lunches a whole lot more! By using novelty sandwich cutters!
A fun shaped sandwich cutter will help add some novelty to meal time for your kids (or your hubby if you feel like a laugh). Not only will kids end up with super fun sandwiches in their school lunch box, to be the envy of all the other kids during lunch break, but you can also use them to add a bit of extra fun to their toast at breakfast time too!
Check out our dog and house. And yes, the kids do love playing with their food a bit before they eat it now… but the point is, they are actually eating it! #Parentingwin
Most of them will remove the crust off sandwiches and toast too, which works well since a lot of kids hate the crust. And you can get different shapes to keep it fun and interesting. Mix it up each day so every lunch break has a new surprise!
To use them, simply make your sandwich or toast, place the cutter on top of the bread and press down. Sometimes you need to press quite hard to get a clean cut, especially if you are using the cutter with a sandwich with a few layers of filling. Time to get those muscles to work!
The smaller tots will love it too! It definitely helps keep fussy toddlers happy when they have novelty toast cutters to entertain them!
You can use them for fun party food too. We had baby carriage shaped sandwiches at my baby shower! Imagine how much fun you could have for kids birthday parties with different shaped sandwiches or cakes! So much more exciting than a plain old sandwich or bread!
Where to get novelty sandwich cutters
You can get so many fun cutter designs online. You can find the dog and kennel one [amazon_textlink asin=’B01N4J0QOD’ text=’here’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’atozofmehe-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’afbeeb96-a2e7-11e8-bdd0-d595171fce1c’].
We have quite a few others now too. This is our favourite [amazon_textlink asin=’B07DGDTG9F’ text=’variety set of novelty cutters’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’atozofmehe-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’673384ef-a2e5-11e8-a5a7-6d8074168536′].
And if you are looking for more ideas to keep your kids school lunches interesting, or even some ideas for home, be sure to grab my free school lunch ideas printable!!
What do you do to add some fun to your kids meal times?