Post by Michelle of Avery and Augustine
Ahhhh, fall. My favorite season. Creating an Autumn-themed lunch is one of Avery’s favorite things these days—a sandwich with cheese in the shape of autumn leaves, thinly-sliced honeycrisp apples and a little surprise message inside.
I absolutely adore these hilarious Lunchtime Lol Notes. They make lunch a little more special and remind Avery that we’re thinking about her. Avery’s been into learning jokes lately, so these are right up her alley. It’s so great how there’s some space on each note to personalize it. I like writing little messages of encouragement, like “Making mistakes means you’re doing a good job of learning!” or “Name three things that you are thankful for today,” or “Do something kind for two classmates today.” I find that using specific statements or questions rather than general ones is more effective in helping the message resonate with Avery and be more effective. The message sticks with her and is easier to remember.
Colorful, sturdy lunch boxes also make school lunches something to look forward to. If you need any ideas for your own food art adventures, do check out How About Cookie. Selena’s jovial work always inspires me to make my kids’ meals more fun!
You can see Michelle’s work and read about her two young children and their first forays in cooking, art and everything in between at Avery and Augustine.