What to Pack To School For a 4-Year-Old?

As you know, I have 3 children. The older 2 are girls, aged 10 and 12 this year, and Ashton, the youngest, just turned 4 in November. He started school last term as well, and he has to pack some food to school. I usually just make sandwiches for the girls, because they’re cool with that, but Ashton is quite picky with his food. Also, chances of him eating his food is higher if I actually put some effort to make it look nice.

I did some searching on YouTube, some scrolling on Instagram and Pinterest, and found that I needed an insulated lunch box to put his food containers in. I also decided to get some slim ice packs so I could pack some cold food if I wanted. I ended up getting a cute lunch box from Smiggles and for the food container, I decided to get a Yumbox.

I have been sharing what I pack for Ashton on Instagram (#AshtonsNomz) whenever I can. I know not all of you are on Insta, so here are some of the foods I packed for him. I make sure to pack foods he likes. He wakes up just in time to roll over and get to school, so he doesn’t have much appetite when he wakes up. He usually just drinks a glass of milk and off we go. Sometimes he’d have some biscuits, sometimes nothing else. So, what I pack here is actually breakfast for him at 10am.

 

Ham and cheese roll ups, kiwi, cucumber, grapes, mini tangerines and cheddar goldfish

Air-fried popcorn chicken, oranges, grapes, cheddar goldfish and ‘kuih bangkit’. It’s a local sweet biscuit that melts in your mouth.

Korean strawberries, grapes, cheddar goldfish, Loacker squares, kuih bangkit, mini hotdogs

Strawberry yoghurt, Korean strawberries, grapes, cornflakes, goldfish, mini Oreos

Hard boiled egg white with soy sauce, strawberries, cherry tomatoes, goldfish, string cheese, peanut M&Ms

 

As you can tell, he LOVES cheddar goldfish and his strawberries. I try to give him different things every day, and I am thrilled when he tells me to pack the same thing a few days in a row just because he loves it so much. Saves me a lot of headache.

He’s pretty good at eating all his food, unless it’s one of those days when he doesn’t have appetite. I have to say, I really enjoy packing different things for him. If someone made me little boxes like this, I’ll be happy too!

I will start to post more mom things on the blog, like I planned. I know many of you have your own beautiful kiddies so I think it’s great for us to share. What do you pack for your kids? If you pack for your own lunch to work, what do you pack? I’ll be happy to get some ideas from you too!

 

xoxo Lily