Free Back to School Printable Lunch Notes

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Once you get back into the daily grind of a school schedule and routine, things can sometimes get a bit monotonous. To shake things up a bit and add a bit of joy to your child’s day, here are a few creative ways to spruce up their packed lunches.

Mix It Up

Keep a variety of snacks and easy grab and go items on hand that your children love. Even if you stick with a sandwich most days, you can easily add variety with the side items that you add.

Bento Box

Instead of the usual sandwich and fruit, try a bento box or homemade Lunchable of sorts. Add crackers, slices of cheese, pepperonis and a couple other finger foods that your child enjoys to their lunchbox.

Cookie Cutters

You can still get creative with the regular sandwich routine with cookie cutters. There are special sandwich shape cutters out there, but often cookie cutters work just as well. It only adds seconds to your lunch packing routine to cut your children’s sandwich into fun shapes.


Love Notes

Add sweet love notes to your child’s lunch. It will be a sweet mid-day surprise to let them know you are thinking of them and anxiously waiting to spend the afternoon together. has a great online magazine – The Good Stuff. They have some adorable printable bookmarks and school lunch notes available for free right now!

There are lots to choose from and they are adorable and colorful and the perfect addition to your child’s lunchbox. Just head over here to check them out and print them for free.


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  1. Kristin Goodson says:

    My son loves sandwiches and cut up fruit in his lunch! I love the idea of using cookie cutters to cut out sandwiches. My son would love to open up his lunchbox to see what shape they are in. I love to make homemade trail mix using different things each time.

  2. Kimmy Ripley says:

    My daughter loves to have an Olive Loaf sandwich, fiber bar, and juice box.

  3. Adrienne Gordon says:

    It is pizza

  4. Cathy French says:

    What kid doesn’t love good ole fashioned PB&J for their lunch

  5. Kid bedtimes can look more like a grown-ups in the summer. Gradually move up bedtime to get your kids back on their school sleep schedule a couple of weeks before the first day.

  6. Sue Brandes says:

    Peanut butter and jelly, fruit, juice.

  7. Tramond Roper says:

    I don’t have kids, but my niece likes grapes

  8. David Fultner says:

    They love peanutbutter/jelli time. NO EGG SALAD.

  9. Cold pasta salad!

    Or Snickers Bars. 😀

  10. Claudia Davis says:

    Luckily its easy…PB and J. Easy to make.

  11. My kids are older but they used to love any type of sandwich and fruit and juice in their lunches.

  12. Julie Murphy says:

    PB AND J and chips.

  13. PB and strawberry jelly

  14. Michelle Bartley says:

    PB and J All The Way!

  15. sandra davis says:

    My son loves peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and chips and a piece of fruit for his lunch.

  16. Two or three weeks before the start of school start bedtime 5 minutes earlier each night.

  17. Susan Hartman says:

    My daughter likes her turkey sandwich with baked chips.

  18. They love taco fritters and quesadillas.

  19. p&b sandwiches

  20. Surprisingly, bologna goes a long way around here.

  21. Angela Podgorny says:

    Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich

  22. Layne Austin says:

    PB&J is a classic lunch and the kids always love it!

  23. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and chips. Fruit and crackers are favorites too.

  24. Bento boxes are great! I lived in Hawaii for years and everyone loves these snack assortments.

  25. Peanut butter and jelly, the classic!

  26. My kids would live on PB&J with yogurt and trail mix

  27. PB&J FOR SURE 🙂

  28. The kids here love ham and cheese sandwiches. With some fruit and cookies.

  29. Sharon Kaminski says:

    Our kids favorite lunch is peanut butter sandwiches and orange juice.

  30. My tips are be prepared and get up WAY early!

  31. My son loves pizza, juice and grapes

  32. Well, I don’t have any kids so I’m not sure what you would like me to comment!

  33. Ham and cheese and chips

  34. Patricia treskovich says:

    love peanut butter and jelly sandwiches

  35. Clucks Deluxe Chicken Sandwich

  36. Tracy Davis says:

    Ham and cheese sandwiches.

  37. Carolyn Daley says:

    My back to school tip is to pack lunches the night before. We never buy lunch, but we do not want to deal with the hassle of packing everything up in the mornings either.

  38. David Balkin says:

    My daughter has been loving Strawberries lately!

  39. My back to school tip would be to try and prep some of the snacks over the weekend.

  40. My girls love PB&Js on rye.

  41. My son has always loved leftovers for lunch.

  42. My daughter’s favorite lunch is lo mein with cheddar cheese and a pickle.. Not lying lol.

  43. Angela Mittner says:

    My son likes sliced apples, grapes, and water melon with his lunch.

  44. My daughter likes a turkey a cheese sandwich with fresh fruit as a snack.

  45. I don’t have kids, but I liked meatloaf sandwiches for lunch. I’m not crazy. My mom makes good meatloaf!

  46. ELIZABETH C. says:

    Both my sons love tuna fish with onion & celery.

  47. PB&J 🙂

  48. natasha lamoreux says:

    Chicken nuggets and fries

  49. RICHARD SKUSE says:


  50. Both my boys like sandwiches. One of them likes bologna, the other likes turkey.

  51. Michael Perkins says:

    He’s having a great day when he gets a meatball sub

  52. PB&J with milk.

  53. Joann Adams says:

    My kids favorite school lunch is an italian sub.

  54. Nancy Krueger says:

    cheese quesadillas, milk, applesauce and chocolate chip oatmeal cookie

  55. Friday is pizza day the only day 4 lunch!

  56. My son loves when i send him beans and hotdogs or pasta with carrots, corn and broccoli

  57. Classic PB&J with an apple

  58. my son loves any kind of fruit and tuna sandwiches thanks for the contest

  59. sarah hirsch says:

    my kids like bagels, cheese crackers and bananas

  60. Angela Simmons says:

    We are vegetarian and try to stay away from processed food my kids love carrots and celery with hummus.

  61. Kathleen Fleitz says:

    No tips. I just could really use the $300 Amazon gift card. I tutor Asian children and would love to be able to buy some extra teaching aids like a microscope to help make learning more fun and interesting.

  62. Chris Martinez says:

    My son loves fruit, so I often send him with some fruit salad and cheese for lunch.

  63. Meghan Malicoat says:

    My daughters favorite school lunch is the chicken filet sandwich, she loves those things.

  64. PB&J

  65. Marnie G (Derrick Todd) says:

    My daughter’s favorite is a turkey sandwich, a piece of string cheese, an apple or banana and a granola bar.

  66. My daughter’s favorite lunch is a whole wheat peanut butter sandwich, followed by a banana.

  67. Leisl Gering says:

    cheese and crackers and a juice box!

  68. My kids like having turkey and cheese sandwiches. They like having yogurt and fresh pineapple, too.

  69. marc Woronoff says:


  70. doug gerard says:

    a nutella and banana sandwich with carrotts and broccoli and ranch dip

  71. My tip is to prepare as much as you can in advance… I cut up vegetables, hard-boil eggs and such for the week and store them in the fridge.

  72. pizza

  73. My boys love macaroni and cheese, or peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

  74. Salami Sandwich, yogurt, fruit, green peppers!

  75. The like the classic PB&J (apparently no Peanut allergies in their class this year)

  76. Grilled chicken and salad.

  77. Do as much planning during the weekend as possible so nothing sneaks up on you during the week.

  78. My son loves any fruit. He will devour it if it’s in front of him.

  79. My daughter loves ham and cheese with a side of fruit.

  80. The favorite lunch is ham and cheese sandwiches

  81. Pizza and fruit

  82. Linda Lansford says:

    pizza or spegetti

  83. Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich & Pizza

  84. Heather Miller says:

    fruit and turkey and cheese

  85. Kelley Chapman says:

    My kids favorite is leftover pasta w/sausage and or meatballs.

  86. Deana Honeycutt says:

    My kids love ham and cheese sandwiches, apple slices and an oatmeal cookie

  87. I have been trying to keep my kids lunches interesting by getting fancier breads and making up things, such as taco sandwiches. They loved those taco sandwiches.

  88. tracey johnson says:

    He loves PB&J

  89. Kelley Roach says:

    I don’t have kids, but my niece likes grapes

  90. My children are away at college, so I am sure that would be something hot that is not rice and beans 🙂
    I used to have to pack lunches every day, and they usually preferred taking leftovers from dinner.

  91. kids always liked fruit with lunch

  92. Michele Baron says:

    My daughter loved a turkey sandwich on rye with mayo and chips on the side

  93. My grandson normally eats the school lunch, but every once in awhile he wants to take it, and always wants to have yogurt included.

  94. Elizabeth Glowienka says:

    PB&j and carrots and hummus

  95. Shelbie Johnston says:

    my grandkids love pb&j!

  96. Allyson Bossie says:

    My kids love taking bento boxes with a lot of different things in it to eat!

  97. Rebecca Peters says:

    My daughter loves to bring turkey wraps

  98. Audra O'Hara says:

    My daughter likes strawberries, ham, cheese, snack crackers and water.

  99. Wheat Tortilla rolls with Nutella spread

  100. Leslie Davis says:

    PB and Grape jam sandwiches

  101. My nephew likes pizza.

  102. No kids, but my nieces love cubed cheese, crackers and fresh fruit.

  103. Leah Shumack says:

    My daughter’s favorite meal is anything that has mashed potatoes!

  104. Sharon Braswell says:

    My daughter always loved peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with homemade treats, brownies etc., in her Scooby-Doo lunch box! My nephew loves anything pizza related, bagel bites etc. in his Spiderman lunch box if he needs to take a lunch! Thank you!!

  105. Nothing too adventurous at the moment. A PB & J sandwich, grapes, carrot sticks, milk, and a cookie!

  106. Definitely the printable bookmarks. She loves to read as much as I do!

  107. My daughter likes turkey & cheese sandwiches

  108. my son is a big kid and he likes to take left overs for lunch. My daughter is a kindergartener and she is a standard pb&j with rotating sides. Right now she loves applesauce

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