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24 Free printable lunchbox notes for kids

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Mornings can be chaotic. Between getting kids to put on pants and serving a healthy breakfast, you don’t always have time to send your kids with a beautifully put together Pinterest-worthy lunch. In fact, if you are anything like me, you are lucky to get a few things into a lunch bag before sending your kids out the door. You don’t have time to write cute and loving notes. But lunchbox notes are a great way to connect with your kids while they are away at school. Here are a few ideas to help you connect with your kids through lunchbox notes, without adding more to your plate!

Why lunch box notes for kids?

Lunch box notes are a great way to help your child feel loved while they are at school. It’s a great reminder that you love them and you are thinking of them. Plus, it’s a fun way to get your kids excited about lunch. I know my kids look forward to the fun notes in their lunches every day.

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How do you use lunch box notes?

We love to write lunch box notes as a quick reminder that our kids are loved. These notes can also include encouragement, reminders, self-esteem boosting affirmations, and even jokes. You can write your own notes, or include pre-made notes. I love these pre-made, pre-printed notes. They make it so, so easy to accomplish. You barely even need to think (which might honestly be the case if your getting kids out the door as early as mine do).

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  • Colorful designs are combined with quotations about kindness to encourage kids and help them be the best they can be.
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These printable cards are easy to use for kids of any age – just drop them into their backpacks or lunch boxes.

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    Make sending lunchbox notes less stressful

    Lunchbox notes don’t have to be stressful. Even when you are struggling with a busy morning. Here’s how to make these sweet notes a little less stressful and crazy!

    Still struggling with a morning routine? Read: Create a Positive Morning Routine for Kids

    Do it in advance

    Don’t wait to write your love notes to your kids the morning of. It’ll just stress you out. Instead , write them in advance and have them ready to go. That way you’ll be able to just pick one from your stack and slip it into your kids lunch. This will help you feel less rushed in the morning, and it’ll save you time.

    Use a printable

    Handwritten notes are always fun and sweet. Kids love them. But do you know that they’d love a pre-printed and pre-prepped love note just as much? I promise it’s okay to mix things up and make it easy on yourself. Start by putting together a set of lunchbox notes that you can drop in every day, or even just once a week. And if you want to write a really special note, you can always handwrite that one.

    That’s why I have put together 24 free printable lunchbox notes for kids. These cards are easy to print off and include a variety of messages that will make your child smile each day. From jokes, to encouragement, to just telling them you love them – these lunchbox notes have it all!

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      Write notes in bulk

      If writing your note each day is still too much of a hassle for you, but you don’t want to get a pre-made set of notes, try writing all the notes at once and using them throughout the week or even month. That way they are ready to go when you need them.

      How to store lunchbox notes for kids

      After you’ve pre-made your lunchbox love notes for your kids, you’ll need a place to keep them. You don’t want to do all that work to have it become a disorganized mess. I love to keep ours in a coupon binder like this. It’s easy to store and I can easily flip through them when it’s time to pack lunches. I love this coupon binder. You can separate the notes by topic. It’s all gathered together and easy to find what you need!

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      Lunchbox note ideas and phrases

      Do you want to handwrite your lunchbox notes? Below are some of the uplifting phrases we’ve used in our lunchbox love notes. You can also snag some from this book if you need more ideas!

      Love phrases

      I love you

      You are so special to me

      I’m thinking of you

      I hope you have a great day!

      You are the best!

      Have a fantastic day!

      Make good choices today!

      You’re amazing!

      I hope your day is awesome!

      You are one of a kind!

      I’m so proud of you!

      Rock your day!

      Wishing you a great day!

      You are awesome!

      You are loved!

      Encouragement phrases

      You can do it!

      I believe in you

      You’re so smart!

      I know you can do it!

      That was a great job!

      Good for you!

      Great work!

      You are so strong!

      I know you can do it!

      Dream big today!

      Funny phrases for kids lunchboxes

      I love your face.

      You’re my favorite kid. 🙂

      You make me so happy!

      Is that your real hair?

      I hope you have a great day!

      That’s my favorite color!

      I’m so proud of you!

      You make me smile!

      Your lunch is in the fridge. 🙂

      I picked out something special for you to eat today. 🙂

      You are the best artist/mathlete/etc. in the world

      Your smile makes everyone happy.

      I was laughing at your jokes all day yesterday, thinking of you made me laugh again

      Jokes for lunchbox notes

      When do you stop at green and go at red? When you’re eating a watermelon.

      Did you hear about the race between the lettuce and the tomato? The lettuce was a “head” and the tomato was trying to “ketchup!”

      What did one ocean say to the other ocean? Nothing, they just waved!

      What do you call a bear with no teeth? A gummy bear.

      Why don’t eggs tell jokes? They’d crack each other up!

      Which hand is it better to write with? Neither, it’s best to write with a pen.

      What do you get when two giraffes collide? A giraffic jam!

      Why did the bee get married? Because he found his honey!

      Your hands are like a burrito, they’re full of beans!

      Did you hear about the itchy chicken? He scratched himself to death!

      Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to the other side.

      What do you call a snowman with a six-pack? An abdominal snowman!

      Why don’t scientists trust atoms? Because they make up everything!

      -Good quality printer. Our printer is similar to this one!

      -Cardstock Paper like this.

      Coupon binder or something to store notes in (optional)


      -Glue stick or tape runner

      Lunchbox notes for kids don’t have to be overwhelming! By writing all the notes at once, or even pre-printing them, you can easily add a little love to your child’s day.

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