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A new school year means a new round of packing snacks and lunches around here! With a full-day kid and then a half-day preschool kid (!) heading to school this year, I’m always looking for any tips or tricks that might make life a little easier. Typically when Lily takes her lunch to school we use a PackIt Cool Bag. It’s always good to have a backup plan though – like for those mornings when you discover the PackIt Cool bag never made it back into the freezer and the bag is anything but “cool.” I also love this icepack hack for field trip days when the kids need to bring a brown bagged lunch.
This hack is as simple as they come. Hit up the store for a pack of sponges. I usually go with whatever colorful pack is the cheapest at Walmart. Sometimes I pick them up at the dollar store.
Run each sponge under water and place each sponge in a Ziploc sandwich bag.
Store sponges in the freezer until you are ready to pack a lunch! You can re-freeze these a bunch of times – they tend to last us for several months. I love having these sponges in the freezer for instant boo-boo icepacks as well!
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