Pretty much every night before school the question is asked, "Are you packing or buying tomorrow?" I also ask the kids to pack some of their lunch when they're packing. So far Megan is the only one that actually does this. Which is helpful since I'm rarely up while she's getting ready to leave. The reds somehow get out of packing theirs.
This morning I had to pack two lunches. They were very helpful by telling me what they wanted.
P.S. I just entered this contest. I really hope I win. The fabrics would make a lovely quilt.