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Teaching kids to pack their own lunch {ECOlunchbox #Giveaway}

Kids Eco lunchbox

School lunches are a hot topic among many parents. Whether it’s what to pack, what kind of containers to buy or how to save time on an already busy morning, I’ve heard it all.

In this post I’m going to give you a few tips on how you can teach your child to pack their own lunch for school.

teaching kids to pack lunch

#1 – The first tip I have is to find a container that your child can open and close on their own. You will want to look for something durable, safe and also something your child will like. Kate (7) and Jane (5) have been practicing making their own school lunches using ECOlunchbox. I love that the lunch box is compact and easy to open and close even for little fingers.

metal lunchkit

#2 – Have the lunch containers easy accessible. I put the ECOlunchboxes in a drawer at my kids level. So far we have been practicing making the lunches in the evening, and as the girls get faster at it they will be able to pack their lunch in the morning before school.


#3 – Be prepared. I have a checklist so that my girls know they need to pack a main item and at least 1 fruit and 1 vegetable selection. I have 1 shelf in the fridge and 1 shelf in the cupboard with all the school lunch options ready for them to choose from.

In this lunch Kate has packed a meat and lettuce wrap, carrots and hummus, crackers and cheese along with bean salad and a banana on the side.

kids lunch

Teaching kids to pack their own lunch takes a bit of time at the beginning, but it ends up saving parents a lot of time in the long run.

We still have almost a month before school starts again, so it is the perfect time to practice with your children.

ECOlunchbox for kids

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1 lucky Mommy Moment Reader  from CANADA or the USA will win a $25 Gift Certificate to ECO Lunchbox.

To enter to win, tell me which of their products you would most like to have as well as your child’s favorite lunchbox item.

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  1. the 3 in one lunchbox

  2. Large ECOlunchtray

  3. Victoria Ess says:

    The eco-dipper would be quite handy, and would hold our snack favourites like cut up fruit!

  4. Valerie Godin says:

    ECOlunchbox® Three-in-One (3-Piece Set) would hold my little one’s favorite snacks; crackers!

  5. Anne Taylor says:

    love the ECOlunchbox Three-in-One and my grandkids always love to have something home baked in their lunch!

  6. Eco lunch pod snack container

  7. Julie Bolduc says:


  8. I like the ECOlunchbox® Three-in-One (3-Piece Set) would hold my grandson’s snack crackers.

  9. A few ECOdippers.

  10. ECOlunchpod Snack Container. thanks

  11. Mishelle says:

    Oooooohhhh I’d love to get 2 – 3 in Ones for my children’s lunch I think it would be handy AND probably easier for my daughter to pack her own as she really wants to know.


  12. I like the ECOStainless Spork and their fave item in a lunchbox is probably chicken strips with sauces.

  13. Jo-Anne Pfoh says:

    ECOlunchbox® Three-in-One (3-Piece Set) seems the best

  14. Monique L. S. says:

    I would like the ECOdipper Snack Container. Would be great to use on the go as well.

  15. Eco lunch set, 3 piece set- perfect for a wrap, some apple slices and crackers and hummus

  16. Carol Denny says:

    ECOlunchbox® Three-in-One (3-Piece Set)

  17. Laurie P says:

    the three-in-one lunch box would be great along with the Eco lunch bag!

  18. Melissa P. says:

    I’d want the ECOlunchbox Three-in-One. My son loves grapes with cheese cubes.

  19. I like the 3 in one. thanks for introducing me to these. they seem like an easy system for kids to use. My daughters favourite lunch item is goldfish crackers and cucumbers.

  20. nikki robak says:

    eco lunchbox 3-in-1

  21. Joce Lyne says:

    i would like the eco napkins!

  22. ECOdipper Snack Container

  23. The ecoknapsack is very cool. My kids love peanut butter wraps especially. Thanks for the giveaway.

  24. Maegan Morin says:

    I would most like to have the Ecodipper Snack Container:

  25. I’d like to have the three in one lunchbox and their lunchbox favorite is hummus and crackers.

  26. rebekah Liberman says:

    Eco lunch set?

  27. Lori Bazan says:

    ECOlunchbox Oval would be a great choice for pasta lunch. My son loves cheese and crackers and carrots with dip!

  28. ECOlunchette and Napkin

  29. Dawn Rader says:

    ECOlunchbox Three-in-One

  30. I like the Eco lunchbox three in one. My child’s favourite snack is grapes.

  31. ecolunchpod snack containers would be my choice. My son has had a sandwich for every lunch since starting shcool.

  32. I like the ECOlunchbox Three-in-One! My son likes Sandwiches in his lunch kit!

  33. Bailey-Eileen Dexter-parr says:

    The ECOlunchbox Oval, I love the design of it as well as the function!

  34. a Bento box!!!

  35. SweetPanda says:

    the ECOlunchbox Three-in-One

  36. The ECOlunchbox® Three-in-One would be great for my girls as they are picking about having their lunchfoods come into contact with one another.

  37. Beanybopp says:

    ECOlunchbag + 3 Napkins
    Denim Cranberry

  38. Kristi Renout says:

    I like the 3 in 1.

  39. I love the ECOlunchbox Three in One! My DD7 loves pasta salad in her lunch…we’ll see what DD3s favourite is once she starts JK in September.

  40. I really like the ecolunchtray! And my son’s favorite thing to have in his lunchbox is probably an apple…we’re lucky he tends to like healthy foods!

  41. Teresa Claire says:

    I think the product – – would be great for things like strawberries and cheese for healthy snack packs.

  42. I like their Eco Dipper Snack Container

  43. Dal Legault says:

    Eco lunch set, 3 piece set a great idea

  44. Darlene Schuller says:

    The Eco Lunch 3-1.. that would be perfect for her for school.. right now her favourite snack is gold fish, few weeks ago it was crackers & peanut butter.

  45. Lee-Ann Sleegers says:

    Definitely the ECOlunchbox Three-in-One

  46. ECOlunchtray Large

  47. Viv Sluys says:

    I would most like to have ECOlunchbox® Three-in-One (3-Piece Set). My daughter’s favourite lunch is a cheese sandwich, carrots& green beans with dip and a pudding

  48. Eco
    snack sack….so cute!

  49. I’d like for them to have: ECOdipper Snack Container

  50. Sherry k says:

    The Eco Stainless Sporks look great

  51. I like to oval lunchbox with the tray insert.
    I think that carrot sticks and dip were always a favorite, as were grapes, chips, and bologna sandwiches.

  52. Jessica H. says:

    I would love the Bumble Bee Green Ecolunchette Purse. So cute! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

  53. sarah sar says:

    I love the ECOlunchbag in Navy Rust! My kid would love to carry his lunch in that…he loves grapes and carrot sticks!

  54. Eco-dipper

  55. I like the three in one, so tidy, organized and attractive!

  56. the three-in-one looks so handy, I would love to have it :)

  57. ecolunchbox three-in-one would be great for his favourite snacks: goldfish crackers

  58. I’d love the ECOlunchbox® Three-in-One (3-Piece Set) and my daughter loves some sort of salad in her lunch!!

  59. I like the “ECOlunchtrays.”

  60. Eco Dipper!

  61. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    The ECOlunchbox Three-in-One would be ideal for my grandchilren – lunch always consists of a selection of containers.

  62. I like the oval lunchbox

  63. The ECO lunchbox container is fabulous. I am currently expecting my first little one, but I work with small children. They bring in grapes, crackers, cookies and apple slices. Twitter fan@plumerea

  64. I like the 3-in-1 box and my son loves dried fruit.

  65. I love the Three-in-One. Would be perfect for my daughters love of fruit and vegetables in her lunch.

  66. Jacquie Hess says:

    ECOlunchbox Three-in-One
    With my daughter’s favorite lunch – salami and crackers, carrots and a juice box

  67. The ECOlunchette & my kids have to have strawberries or grapes in thier lunch!

  68. The snack sack would be great!

  69. Tara Knott says:

    The ECO Lunchbox Three-in -One!! My kids love crackers!!!

  70. christine jessamine says:

    I like the ECOlunchtray

  71. michelle b says:

    would love to have some ECOStainless Sporks so that my forks and spoons from the kitchen don’t go missing at school (and work)
    my children’s favourite thing for lunch would be left overs, they always eat more with leftovers then sandwiches.

  72. Kitty Iecvan says:

    I like the ECOlunchpod Snack Container, and it’d be great for packing my kids’ favorite – apple slices!

  73. I’d like to get the ECOlunchbox Three-in-One so there’s a lot of possibilities!

  74. Bcteagirl says:

    Probably an eco-lunch tray for great grapes et al.

  75. Debbie Kennedy says:

    I like the regular and large eco lunch tray. My kids love cut up veggies and dip in their lunches

  76. Jennifer L. says:

    I would like to have the ECOlunchpod Snack Container.

  77. SueSueper says:

    I most like the ECOlunchbox > Solo Rectangle. Kids get sandwiches most of the time, so that would be perfect. They like baby carrots in their lunch.

  78. Michelle armstrong says:

    Love the Such a unique bag. My oldest starts Jk. 2 1/2 weeks I can’t believe it. Was blocking it out so I wouldn’t be a basket case. Lol. Hard to believe I’m going to have to pack her lunch and send her to someone else. 4 years and we are rarely apart. The school wants a litter free lunch so this win would be perfect. :)

  79. Nicole Bear says:

    I like the ECOlunchtray, and my daughter’s favorite food right now is avocado.

  80. Furoshiki ECOknapsack

  81. I would love to have the ECOtravel Spork Set to put in the kid’s lunch bags.

  82. I love the ECOdipper Snack Container! So nice!

  83. I would choose the ECOlunchbox Three-in-One for my boys’ lunches with fruit, veggies and more of their favorites.

  84. Michelle Plummer says:

    The 3 n 1, our fav lunch item is PB&J

  85. Charmaine T says:

    ECOlunchtray Large and hummus with carrot sticks

  86. these are great! I like the ECOlunchpod Snack Container

  87. nina bergeron says:

    eco dippers

  88. Lorena H. says:

    I like the ECO lunchbox 3-in-one.

  89. I like the snack container dippers and the crocodile lunch bag. My son loves grapes and meatballs in his lunch

  90. Jennifer I. says:

    I like the eco lunch snack containers! My kids fave in their lunch is veggies or fruit & dip!

  91. Melissa Kling says:

    I really like your ideas on how to teach the kids to pack their own healthy lunches! I am going to try them! Thank you!

  92. Melissa Kling says:

    I’d love to get the ecolunchbox 3 in 1! It seems like it would work the best for my kids for their lunches!

  93. natasha severson says:

  94. I like the Eco lunch 3 in 1 three piece set.This is such a thoughtful heartfelt giveaway for school kids.Thank you for having it.

  95. I like the three in one (3 piece set).I think this giveaway is so thoughtful for kids returning to school.Thank you.

  96. ECOlunchbox Three-in-One looks awesome

  97. Christy Martin says:

    I would love the stainless steel spork (4) set. Perfect size for putting back in containers to bring back home.

  98. The Ecosnacksac would be a great addition!!

  99. I like the Furoshiki ECOsnacksack in Berry Medley. My daughter loves berries of every kind!

  100. Large ECOlunchtray and string cheese!

  101. Tara Gauthier says:

    I like the 3 in 1 lunchbox and my son loves to take leftover pasta for lunch

  102. ECOlunchbox Oval (2 Piece Set)

  103. lori butler says:

    the eco lunch large tray ,, thank you

  104. I would like to have ECOlunchbox Three-in-One, and the children would love oranges in there.

  105. Michelle K says:

    I like ECOlunchbox Three-in-One. My son likes grapes in his lunch

  106. I love the Eco Lunch 3 in 1

  107. I would get the eco lunch trays in regular

  108. Teresa Thompson says:

    ECOlunchtray. She likes pb&j and fruit.

  109. There are many great items but the ECOlunchbox® Three-in-One would be my first purchase as I think I would use it the most.

  110. Michelle Tucker says:

    I’d like to have the ECOdipper. I don’t have any kiddos, but my nieces and nephews LOVE olives in their snack boxes.

  111. I love the Furoshiki ECOknapsack in Pomegranate. My daughter loves making wraps for lunch.

  112. eco-dipper and we love crackers and cheese in lunches

  113. Shellie Givens says:

    the three in one classic. he loves to have an Apple in his lunch.

  114. Jennifer Holtslander says:

    I like the Eco Lunchbox three in one. So nice. My kiddos like options. Tomatoes, cubed leftover meat and popcorn are often a big hit.

  115. melissa finn says:

    I love the ECOlunchbox 3 in 1 and my son’s fave lunch item is cheese!

  116. The Eco Stainless Sporks would be perfect for my son who only has the use of one hand

  117. Amanda Faith says:

    The 3 in 1 is awesome! My daughter’s favorite is canned ham, oddly enough.

  118. Jennifer Friesen says:

    I’d definitely like the ecolunch tray! How convenient!!!

  119. Michelle armstrong says:

    What a good idea. Always looking for different lunch ideas.


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