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Henry's Lunchbox - Week 12

This week Henry packed 4 days of school lunches 

For December, our family is doing a kindness advent calendar. Each morning we find out a secret kindness mission for the day and talk about the experience at dinner. I put together a version that fits our family with kid-friendly ideas from several sources. We're calling them "secret kindness missions" since it gives Henry a sense that he has a special job (like a secret agent).

On DAY 4 (December 1), I used Henry's lunchbox note to remind him about this new December routine. I read him the note before school so that he would know what it said. His kindness activity for the first day was to give both of his teachers a compliment. During breakfast, we role played a few things that he could say. At dinner, he reported back that his mission was accomplished. He is already excited about what comes next!


In case you missed the first post in this school lunch series, you can learn more about our family's lunchbox guidelines here.

DAY 1

DAY 1 - WHAT DID HENRY PACK FOR LUNCH?
Pancake Muffin with Cherries
Banana chips
Mini Pepperoni

Grapes
Water

DAY 1 - WHAT'S LEFT IN HENRY'S LUNCHBOX?

2 Mini Pepperonis
 
DAY 2

DAY 2 - WHAT DID HENRY PACK FOR LUNCH?
Curried Chickpeas and Acorn Squash, in the Thermos Funtainer
Pancake Muffin with Cherries
Freeze-Dried Mango Slices
PB&J Bar 
Water

DAY 2 - WHAT'S LEFT IN HENRY'S LUNCHBOX

Half the Curry 
 
DAY 3
 
DAY 3 - WHAT DID HENRY PACK FOR LUNCH?
Pancake Muffin with Cherries
Pistachios
Grapes
Salami
Carrots
Sunflower Seed Butter
Water

DAY 3 - WHAT'S LEFT IN HENRY'S LUNCHBOX

Cherries from the Pancake Muffin
Grapes
A few bites of Salami
A few bites of Carrot

DAY 4
 
DAY 4 - WHAT DID HENRY PACK FOR LUNCH? 
Peanut Butter and Apple Butter Sandwich
Dried Cherries
Freeze-Dried Mango Slices
Water    

DAY 4 - WHAT'S LEFT IN HENRY'S LUNCHBOX

Crust from his Sandwich
Half the Mangoes
Most of the Cherries

Is your family participating in a December kindness calendar challenge?

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DAY 1 - WHAT DID HENRY PACK FOR LUNCH?
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DAY 1 - WHAT DID HENRY PACK FOR LUNCH?
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Banana Chips
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