Going back to school can be stressful for everyone involved: kids, parents, teachers, the bus driver… But never fear because help is at hand. Check out these handy hacks inspired by or friends at Ziploc® that’ll make life a little easier, quicker, and more convenient.
1. Make Every Day Special
Cultivate your creativity by drawing on the Ziploc® bags you put in their lunchbox. Any marker pen works great. Something they’re familiar with is best. Perhaps their favorite cartoon character, a family portrait, or the family pet. Not blessed with drawing skills? Write an inspirational note. Something like, “I’m proud of you” or “Good luck in your test” or “I love you.”
2. Today’s Lunch Is Brought to You by the Letter P
Lunch boxes can be a little dull, so jazz them up by making them a learning tool. Check out this pear and peach peacock packed in a box containing only food that begins with the letter P.
3. Aim to Freeze
Now here’s a neat trick. Freeze a clean, wet sponge inside a Ziploc® bag and it’ll serve as an icepack before lunch and a refreshing face wipe after.
4. Easy as Dry
If your little one has after-school swim lessons, pack a Ziploc® bag for them to put their wet bathing suit in so they don’t get their books wet. A Ziploc® bag will keep things dry, too. So, if they’re heading out on a field trip and there’s a chance of rain, put their money and phone in a Ziploc® bag.
5. Snail Snack
A great (and creative) way to keep the kids’ bellies full until dinner is to give them a fun snack. Check out this snail made from apple, celery, carrots, and peanut butter:
6. One for the Ladies
It is one of the unwritten rules of the universe that hair ties must disappear into a black hole after exactly 17 days of usage. Keep them in a Ziploc® bag and they won’t get sucked into the void.
7. Anything’s Popsicle!
Fill a small Ziploc® bag with any fruit juice, place it in the freezer, and 30 minutes later you have a refreshing popsicle. Or is that a zipsicle? Perhaps a poploc? Either way it tastes delish!