Friday, 21 August 2015

Back to School Round Up - Packed Lunch Special

There's just a matter of weeks left before school starts - Blake is about to start year 2 whilst Meg is going to start reception! 

In this post I wanted to bring the focus round to those extra bits and pieces, especially when it comes to packed lunches.

One of the things all children love to do is show their peers all the new things they have at the start of term, there's always a bit of competition to show something different and unusual.

I love that the children are encouraged to bring in their own water bottle to school and are free to drink water whenever they need to. I think it's great to have a bottle that is easy for your child to identify, a spout that can be covered and easy to clean.

We are super impressed with Camelbak Eddy spill proof kids water bottle, literally the best water bottle we've used both my children love it! Easy to use one handed, spill proof, BPA free, the soft spout flips closed and uses a unique bite and sip straw - I wondered at first if it would be difficult to master but both my children had the hang of it in seconds! This water bottle is really easy to take apart and clean and it feels durable too - you can also buy replacement spouts which is a plus for me! We love the fun designs too!
Camelbak Eddy spill proof kids water bottle
Camelbak Eddy spill proof kids water bottle
Camelbak Eddy spill proof kids water bottle Maegan Darcie Clement
Camelbak Eddy Kids, also available from John Lewis 

I'm always looking for interesting ways to serve up a packed lunch and I'm always keen on finding ways to keep food cool and fresh, as with many schools, packed lunches just sit on a shelf all morning!

Taking a cool lunch bag to a whole other level is this Freezable Snack Bag from Packit - mini lunch bag - entire bag freezes - chills like a fridge! The whole bag is lined with a patented freezable gel so that once the bag is frozen, it's walls generate waves of cold air that chill from all sides. The bag folds up for convenient storage in the freezer! The lunch bag zips closed with a flap lid with Velcro close - this flap lid is material so you can iron on a name tag or add one to the pull tag. Easy to wipe clean, carry handle and plenty of space for lunch and a drink.
Freezable Snack Bag from Packit
Freezable Snack Bag from Packit
Freezable Snack Bag from Packit
Freezable Snack Bag from Packit available from John Lewis and Dunelm.

We've also been using the Aladdin insulated lunch kit and insulated snack kit. 
Both are simple to open, leak proof, insulated, dishwasher and microwave safe (without the ice pod) and BPA free.
The lunch kit has one large tray inside, underneath the tray is where the ice pod sits. Whilst the snack kit has a divide tray with 4 compartments - my daughter loves this for fruit, carrot sticks and cheese cubes!
Aladdin insulated lunch kit and insulated snack kit
Aladdin insulated lunch kit and insulated snack kit
Aladdin insulated lunch kit and insulated snack kit
Aladdin insulated lunch kit and insulated snack kit

Also by Aladdin are these fantastic bento boxes - how impressive do these look!? 
There's something about bento that is simply lovely and perfect for children because of the interest you can add - You can really get carried away in the world of bento can't you! These clever insulated kids bento boxes can keep food hot or cold for 4 plus hours, they're also microwaveable, leak proof and BPA free The lid simply unscrews and inside you have a removable divider and the outside has fun graphics - my son loves the little space invader type character on the blue one.
aladdin kids bento boxes
aladdin kids bento boxes
aladdin kids bento boxes
Aladdin Kids Bento Lunch Box available in Selfridges 

What do you think of this pencil case? - Pencil case by Fikay
Pencil case by Fikay
Pencil case by Fikay
Pencil case by Fikay
Pencil case by Fikay - ethical fashion brand, handmade out of recycled cement bags by their team in Cambodia so each one is slightly different - Fikay company's philosophy is that parents should earn and children should learn. Therefore, Fikay empowers parents in third world countries by providing them with the fashion manufacturing technology to support their families and donate part of every sale to the charity Fikay Foundation which promotes education and schools abroad. Selected Pencil cases are currently on offer at £3.99 



Emma in Bromley xx

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