Back to school: Preparing for year 3 and win your own packed lunch bag

With our back to school this year we now have a year 3 and year 2 student. This marks quite a milestone in the children’s school as Noah now moves around to the big playground. And that we no longer receive the government free school dinners for him, as that only goes up to year 2. So Noah had a choice to go with school dinners or a packed lunch. He chose packed lunch obviously! 

Preparing for packed lunches has been quite stressful, there’s a long list of what Noah thinks are “cool” things to have in his lunch bag and also a long list of things we want him to have. There is also the school rule of no nuts. So, we have had to make a lot of compromises. 

Getting the right lunch bag has been the ultimate back to school decision for us this year as we walk to school a couple of days a week, I didn’t want to get a lunch bag that would be dumped on my arm or Nanny’s. Like everything else. I have even gone for the book bags with straps as well as handles! When I saw these Spearmark lunch bags in Sainsburys and I just knew they were the ticket. 

We tried them out on Bank Holiday Monday, I wanted to make sure they were comfortable for the children to carry and they absolutely loved carrying them. Isla kept saying to me “Mummy I have my very own picnic in my bag”. They were so proud to be carrying their own lunches. Noah said it was really comfortable and not heavy at all. Winner! 

 

Inside the lunch bags we got a really good quality bottle for their lunchtime drinks and some fabulous Locksy containers to make sure things staff safe and not squashed! The containers have a click and go mechanism – they are lock tight so you can transport liquid/soups easily too…. obviously not for school lunchtimes though. It’s the lid that does not leak. Perfect! 

Would you like to win your very own lunch bag and bottle? 

All you have to do to enter is fill out the competition window below, good luck, the competition is open for 5 days and closes midnight on Sunday 2nd September 2018 – just in time for back to school, bundle worth £16.99. 

Spearmark lunchbags

 

What do you have in your child’s packed lunch for school? Do you include chocolate or sweets? I would love to know your thoughts in the comments below or on social media: @mummyconstant. Spearmark are exclusive to Sainsbury’s, so make sure you get to your local branch or have a look online. 

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84 Comments
  • melanie stirling
    August 28, 2018

    Homemade quiche,cheese and grapes.

  • Tracy Nixon
    August 28, 2018

    Tuna, red onion and cheese sandwiches and cherry tomatoes!

  • Solange
    August 28, 2018

    Sausage rolls and a pasta salad.

  • Kim Neville
    August 28, 2018

    Roast chicken salad sandwiches and strawberries

  • EMMA WALTERS
    August 28, 2018

    scones with plenty of jam and clotted cream x

  • Kim Carberry
    August 28, 2018

    You can’t beat mini sausage rolls…..

  • Nuala Rees
    August 29, 2018

    I like carrot and cucumber sticks with cherry tomatoes fantastic for packed lunches

  • Linda Ford
    August 29, 2018

    It’s got to be sausage rolls, we all like them and they are great finger food!

  • Susan Smith
    August 29, 2018

    Egg mayo and tomato sandwiches with a scotch egg

  • Amanda Baggott
    August 29, 2018

    Strawberries

  • Simone Griffin
    August 29, 2018

    Sausage rolls!

  • Tina H
    August 29, 2018

    Falafel salad sandwich and crisps are delicious.

  • Jade Hewlett
    August 29, 2018

    I like sausage rolls in picnics or packed lunches

  • Laura Bryant
    August 29, 2018

    Sausage rolls

  • Elzbieta Znyk
    August 29, 2018

    Home made sandwiches.

  • Tracy B
    August 29, 2018

    A really yummy deep-filled sandwich with good bread and mayo!

  • Jo Hutchings
    August 29, 2018

    It has to be scotch eggs especially home made ones.

  • Sarah Summers
    August 29, 2018

    Pork pie

  • Candice Rau
    August 29, 2018

    We love strawberries and watermelon .

  • iain maciver
    August 29, 2018

    pork pies

  • Sthwaites
    August 29, 2018

    Sandwich, juice, fruit yogurt

  • Sue McCarthy
    August 30, 2018

    Cheese & Tomato sandwiches with pesto sauce.

  • Margaret
    August 30, 2018

    Hame sandwiches

  • Carole Nott
    August 30, 2018

    Wholemeal rolls filled with chicken and salad and mini fruit bites

  • relentlesslypurple
    August 30, 2018

    Grapes! My girls love fruit 🙂

  • Nicola Marshall
    August 30, 2018

    Potato salad, sausage rolls and strawberries.

  • Sally Collingwood
    August 30, 2018

    Scotch egg fro me but the kiddies like fruit

  • Kelly Hanson
    August 30, 2018

    Red cabbage, apple and pumpkin seed salad with tahini dressing… Nom!

  • Pam Francis Gregory
    August 30, 2018

    Love a good Pork Pie

  • Lindsey Stuart
    August 30, 2018

    I love a grated cheese sandwich 🙂

  • JULIE WARD
    August 30, 2018

    Tuna mayo sandwiches and tuna, sweetcorn pasta

  • Laura Banks
    August 30, 2018

    scotch eggs

  • Laura Turner
    August 30, 2018

    A vegetable frittata

  • Sheila McKenna
    August 30, 2018

    Sausage rolls

  • Maggie Ali
    August 30, 2018

    homemade egg sandwiches

  • adrian price
    August 30, 2018

    pork pies

  • Sarah Cooper
    August 30, 2018

    cheese sandwiches

  • Abigail
    August 31, 2018

    Scotch eggs and Tuna, Mayo and Sweetcorn sandwiches.

  • Sarah Blythe
    August 31, 2018

    scotch eggs

  • Michelle Ferguson
    August 31, 2018

    Strawberries and prosecco

  • Danielle Spencer
    August 31, 2018

    I love scotch eggs and mini sausage rolls for picnic food.

  • Ray Becker
    September 1, 2018

    Fruit only

  • eddie britton
    September 1, 2018

    Cheese, Salad and salad cream sandwiches!! Best thing ever!

  • Carey Pindar-Jones
    September 1, 2018

    Hummus, carrot and pitta

  • clair downham
    September 1, 2018

    grapes

  • Rebecca Whatmore
    September 1, 2018

    Sandwiches, scones, cakes, fruit salad, humus and veggie sticks

  • Helen Arlow
    September 1, 2018

    Sausage rolls and pork pies

  • Sheri Darby
    September 1, 2018

    Crusty baguette with cheese and tomatoes

  • Amy Denney
    September 1, 2018

    Strawberries and chocolate buttons

  • Emily Cooke
    September 1, 2018

    Cherry tomatoes, some fruit

  • bex allum
    September 1, 2018

    Cheese spread sandwiches!

  • andrea tinkler
    September 1, 2018

    cherry tomatoes, little sausages and relish…heaven x

  • sallyanne rose
    September 1, 2018

    Roast chicken salad sandwiches, pork pies and pineapple sticks

  • Sandra Fortune
    September 1, 2018

    Homemade healthy sandwiches yogurts and fresh fruit

  • laura stewart
    September 1, 2018

    pork pies and crisps x

  • becci cleary
    September 1, 2018

    Chicken Nuggets

  • Natalie Gough
    September 1, 2018

    sushi, it’s my daughters fav.

  • Debbie Finnerty
    September 1, 2018

    Cheese sandwiches and mini quiche!

  • Rachel vallans
    September 1, 2018

    Homemade quiche

  • Adrian Bold
    September 1, 2018

    Sausage rolls and crusty french sticks.

  • Leanne Hansell
    September 2, 2018

    Tuna mayonnaise sandwiches are great for packed lunches.

  • Claire Croft
    September 2, 2018

    olive garlic and feta 🙂 yum yum

  • Tracy Gladman
    September 2, 2018

    I love a nice pork pie!

  • Maggie Drummond
    September 2, 2018

    Egg mayo sandwiches, my fave and a hit with all the kids for picnics

  • carol boffey
    September 2, 2018

    a cheese and onion sandwich

  • Lorna Ledger
    September 2, 2018

    cheese salad cob, with onion and salad cream

  • Allan Fullarton
    September 2, 2018

    Sausage Rolls – lovely.

  • AG
    September 2, 2018

    I love a bit of salmon and cream cheese. Also Danish pastries!

  • Selena Longworth
    September 2, 2018

    Carrot sticks and cut grapes are favouritesfor us. My middle daughterwould use this for her nursery lunch. My eldest gets a free school dinner.

  • Jess Howliston
    September 2, 2018

    The beach! We love being surrounded by the sand and the sound of the sea whilst we enjoy our picnic! x

  • Rhiannon Hodge
    September 2, 2018

    A chicken ceaser wrap, yummy

  • Jeanette Leighton
    September 2, 2018

    Cheese and pickle sandwiches with lots of cheese and onion crisps

  • stacey turner
    September 2, 2018

    Dairylea dunkers always go down a treat

  • Sabrina Baldock
    September 2, 2018

    Potato and egg salad

  • G Keegan
    September 2, 2018

    Mini sausage rolls – yum!

  • MANDY DOHERTY
    September 2, 2018

    Cheese and onion quiche

  • Hayley Todd
    September 2, 2018

    I absolutely love fresh baguettes, cherry tomatoes and strawberries in my picnics!

  • Julie Scattergood
    September 2, 2018

    Chicken salad wrap, grapes, cheese and a cupcake

  • Emma Middleton
    September 2, 2018

    Love a babybel in my packed lunch

  • jules Eley
    September 2, 2018

    quiche and cheese with carrot sticks!

  • Rebecca roberts
    September 2, 2018

    I love home made hummus with carrot sticks

  • paula cheadle
    September 2, 2018

    sandwiches, sausage rolls and fruit

  • Natalie Crossan
    September 2, 2018

    Sausage rolls!!

  • Kate Davies
    September 2, 2018

    Wraps, you can put lots of different things in them and as my son doesn’t like doughy bread he eats them all.

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