If your kid takes a packed lunch to school every day then this will have become a daily activity for you to complete. You will undoubtedly have found a routine to help make this process as smooth and quick as possible. However, it’s a great idea to get your kid involved even if it does take longer.
They Will Learn Skills
It’s a pretty basic skill to prepare a packed lunch, and the earlier they understand the process, the better. Just simple things like wrapping sandwiches in foil or popping snacks in a Tupperware will be useful activities to practice.
They Will Appreciate Their Lunch More
If you often find they haven’t bothered with a lot of their lunch, then this can be frustrating and concerning that they aren’t eating enough. Simply having them involved will make them more invested in the concept of their packed lunch and more likely to enjoy it.
They Can Have More Say
It’s great when kids get to learn what they like and don’t like, and they really appreciate being given the opportunity to voice this. Instead of just handing them what you’ve prepared, they can choose exactly what they want. This kind of responsibility will help build their confidence too.