I’ve heard this a few times from different people –
Put a note in your child’s lunch bag to show them you’re thinking of them.
For kids who don’t yet know how to read, draw a picture instead – a smiley face, a heart etc.
The note alone is enough or you could add in a little treat as well.
Try it at random times during the year, but especially at harder times for your child: first day of school, first day back from vacation, the day of a hard test…
Last year, I remembered to do this a few times throughout the year. The first time that I did it, I simply drew a heart on a piece of paper with a smiley face in the middle and put it in with my daughter’s sandwich. When I came to pick her up at the end of the day, her teacher said that she held onto it the entire day!
This is one thing that is so simple to do yet it means so much to our children to know that we are thinking of them.
Wishing you and your children an easy transition back to school and a wonderful school year!