Here is a great list of lunch box notes for kids, perfect for when you run out of ideas, fall behind on your notes (like me), or just need some help during the morning rush.
This list includes all types of notes for your child’s lunch box such as jokes, popular characters, inspirational, special holidays, and more.
Lunch box notes are a great opportunity to make our kids laugh, motivate them and remind them how loved they are.
That’s why I sent notes to my oldest daughter until middle school when she started buying food from the cafeteria. Unfortunately, I have slowly stopped sending notes to my little one. Even though I was NOT happy with that, I thought that she didn’t care that much about them…but I was wrong!
The worst part was when I told her to expect the notes again. Her face turned sad and she said that she didn’t understand why I had stopped sending her notes. That made me feel even worse! (Mom Guilt Moment ☹)
As you can see, this is one of those little things that mean a lot to a kid and it is something that they will remember.
Hopefully, this list can help you too!
Free Lunch Box Notes for Kids
In this section, you can find general lunch box notes that have fruits, flowers, animals, etc.
Living Locurto – This site includes five colorful notes with messages on it, a blank one where you can add your special message, and one more for exam days. (7-count)
Highlights – In addition to providing a magazine for kids, Highlights has a printable with lunch notes for kids (8-count)
Simple Mom Project – Kaitlen has three adorable pages with animals, fruits, and sweet messages. (25-count)
Mandy’s Party Printables – If you are looking for cute, modern, and even humorous notes, you need to check these out. (8-count)
Child – Here you can find two pages of adorable notes with jokes and inspirational messages. (16-count)
Lunch Box Notes Jokes
Are you ready to add some humor to your child’s lunchbox? Make your child’s lunch more enjoyable with these jokes.
Let’s Lasso The Moon – There is a printable with ten jokes including Q&As and the traditional knock-knock jokes. Plus, there are additional blank lunch notes that you can use too. (20-count)
One Creative Mommy – This website has a printable with cute fruit jokes and if you scroll down, you will find another printable with more cute notes to print. (16-count)
Kristen Duke Photography – Kristen has two sets of printables to choose from: lunch jokes and brain teasers. They are cute, colorful, and easy to print. She has more lunch box notes available including Mickey Mouse, superhero, holidays, etc. (20-count)
Somewhat Simple – Want more cute fruit jokes? This site has eight more notes for you. (8-count)
The Gunny Sack – Tonia created two PDFs with jokes for your child. Plus, she made two different sets for boys and girls. (24-count)
Kids’ Favorite Characters Notes in Lunch Box
Time Out With Mom – This printable is super adorable! They include Spiderman, Captain America, Iron Man, Superman, etc. (6-count)
Diary of A Recipe Collector – Another cute printable with kids’ favorite superheroes. (8-count)
⭐ Popular Characters
The Delightful Life – Here you can get notes with characters like Toy Story, The Incredibles, PJ Masks, The Little Mermaid, Inside Out, and more. I already printed mine and can’t wait to put them in my daughter’s lunch box! (24-count)
Disney Clips – Do you have a Princess fan at home? This printable is perfect for you. (8-count)
DIY Candy – My daughter is not a huge Trolls fan but she loved these printables. (6-count)
Inspired by Family – Mari Eugenia has a printable for Dr. Seuss notes available in her site. (6-count)
The Suburban Mom – Jen offers a printable of emoji lunch notes that are cute and full of color. (8-count)
Press Print Party – Nathalie has more emoji notes for you after joining her newsletter (10-count)
The Chirping Moms – These notes are simple and cute for an emoji fan (9-count)
Websites with Encouraging Lunch Box Notes
If you intend to send a little bit of encouragement in the middle of the day, these inspirational notes can help you out with that.
Whipper Berry – Heather’s printable is the perfect way to deliver special messages to your child. (6-count)
Learning Liftoff – Here you will find inspirational notes but there’s also lunch notes with jokes and some other blank lunch notes where you can add your message. (12-count)
This is Tisa – I like these because each note has a different background color and they are focused on the message. (8-count)
Lunch Box Notes for Kindergarten (and Preschool)
These notes are not only great for Kindergarteners but also pre-readers or preschoolers in general.
Kristen Duke Photography – On this website, you can find cute silly notes that are perfect for pre-readers. (10-count)
Our Whimsical Days – There are twelve notes for pre and early readers. (12-count)
Todd Parr – If your child likes Todd Parr books, he/she would love these lunch box notes. The site also has unique notes like “coupons” for things like lunch with me and dinner together. (12-count)
Special Dates (i.e. Halloween, Christmas)
Halloween Lunch Box Notes
Here you have enough Halloween lunch box notes for the entire month of October:
Wine and Glue – In this website, you can download a Halloween themed pdf with twelve notes ready to use. (12-count)
Freebie Finding Mom – Kelli has more notes available for you. (6-count)
Crystal & Co. – Make sure to check this printable because it is super cute. (8-count)
The Penny Wise Mama – Here is another great printable for October (8-count)
The Resourceful Mama (8-count)
Leah with Love (14-count)
St. Patrick’s Day
Frugal Fritzie (8-count)
One Creative Mommy (5-count)
Coupons are Great (8-count)
Christmas Lunch Box Notes
Wine and Glue – This site has funny lunch notes for Christmas. One of my favorites is about Rudolph’s report card. I also added Lisa’s Halloween notes under the Halloween section. (12-count)
Lalymom – I like that these lunch notes are a little bit different because they are for Christmas countdown. I see myself using them here and there to keep my little one excited for Christmas! (6-count)
Mom Envy – These printables are great for little kids with simple messages and sweet characters. Laura has four printables available that include notes with messages as well as blank notes. (32-count)
Sunny Day Family – Here you can find adorable Christmas notes for your child. You just need to add the printable to the cart and complete the checkout process but don’t worry they are free. (9-count)
Lunch Box Notes for Tweens and High Schoolers
As I mentioned before, my oldest daughter got lunch box notes from me until she went to middle school. I would have continued but we started buying the food from the school cafeteria.
So, for those of you with big kids, here are some notes:
The Quiet Grove – These are Harry Potty lunch box jokes. The same printable is also available with blank notes. (24-count)
The Kim Six Fix – These are a great motivation for bigger kids (8-count)
Blank Lunch Box Notes Ideas
I like blank lunch notes because you can make them:
Related to your child’s day
- For example, last year, my little one had to turn in a pigeon project, so the lunch note was related to it. I also did a special one for her field day, library days, special club days, etc.
- Even though quotes are very inspirational, I am pretty sure that your kids would prefer to read your sweet and special message.
Cute and funny
- You don’t have to be a professional on this. Trust me! I don’t know how to draw at all, but I did it anyway. I still don’t know how but most of the time, they have been able to figure out what I drew (or tried to!)
Here are some websites where you can find blank lunch box notes:
Let’s Lasso The Moon (mentioned before)
Learning Liftoff – They have blank lunch box notes with different background and colors. (6-count)
The Quiet Grove (mentioned before)
Final Thoughts on the Lunch Box Notes for Kids
Before finishing, let me share some quick tips to help you with the process:
Print these lunch box notes in advanced
- Print several of these notes before you get caught up on something else. Try printing notes for at least two weeks but print more if you want to be more prepared. After that, make sure to set a regular time to come back to this post and print more (i.e. at the end of each month).
Have them ready
- After printing the notes, I cut all of them and put them in a little basket next to where I have all the lunch box stuff. In that way, I make sure that I won’t forget to grab one in the morning. But, in the beginning, I was taping the notes to her lunch box the night before until I created the habit again.
Add a little touch to it
- Even if these notes are ready to use, I still like to add a few words to it, a quick reminder, hearts, smiley faces, or anything else that can make it more personal.
Hope these notes can help you make your child’s lunch even more special.
Make sure to come back to keep printing more notes. Plus, I will love to know how it went for you!
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