Forgive my drawings, but here is our summer kid's menu for lunches. The kids think it's cool, it makes things easier for me, and it reminds us that we don't always have to have peanut butter sandwiches. (What is that picture beside hot dog, anyway?) Did you notice that all of these lunches are super cheap? Feeding three kiddos can get expensive, but with a menu like this, we keep variety and save money!
Here's an example of the "cracker stacker lunch." I'm still serving lunches (on the back patio--less mess) from pencil boxes and the kids are still thrilled to open up their lunches each day. This is very convenient for making lunches in the morning; then if we want to take off for the park or the water steps or wherever, lunches are ready to grab and go.