John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, (13 November 1718 – 30 April 1792) was a British statesman who succeeded his grandfather, Edward Montagu, 3rd Earl of Sandwich, as the Earl of Sandwich in 1729, at the age of ten. During his life he held various military and political offices, including Postmaster General, First Lord of the Admiralty and Secretary of State for the Northern Department, but is perhaps best known for the claim that he was the eponymous inventor of the sandwich.
Put out some sandwich ingredients and let your child make their own favorite sandwich. You might be surprised with what they choose! Ideas: turkey, ham, roast beef, salami, sliced tomatoes, pickles, spinach, olives, variety of sliced cheese, mayo, mustard, flat bread, sandwich bread, French bread, and rye.
Or just go and visit your favorite sandwich shop … they might even have a special today!