I don’t like making school lunches. I mean really, really, don’t like making school lunches, but the bothersome task is made a little bit more bearable when I have time to tuck a secret message in my girls’ lunch bags. My girls love to get lunch box notes. They’d really love it if I sent one every day, but I’m not usually that organised. But tomorrow my girls are going to get an extra surprise in their lunch boxes, not just any old lunch box note, but one of my newly design bright and cool lunch box notes!
You can download the pdf by clicking on the image above and print these lunch box notes on A4 (letter sized) paper, cut them out and write your own secret messages.
But what to write on lunch box notes?
Keep it Simple for Beginners.
When my girls just started school I kept the lunch box notes really simple. I used pictures and simple sentences that they were already familiar with like “I love you” and “Have fun!”. For my preschool buoy I do lots of hearts and happy faces, the odd dodgy drawing of a dinosaur and an occasional sticker or two which makes him happy!
Write a Love Letter.
Now that my girls are a bit bigger and are reading quite confidently I can write a mini letter. I often tell them something I love about them, or something they have done that makes me proud of thankful.
Make a Joke
My girls love Knock Knock Jokes so sometimes I check out Knock Knock Jokes for Kids and pick a ridiculous joke to add to their lunch. Jokes by Kids also have a good selection of clean, sometimes even funny, jokes.
Count It Down.
My girls really like it when I count down to a coming event. “Only 167 more sleeps till your birthday!” is always a hit!
Draw a picture! You don’t need to be a wonderful artist, the funnier looking the better I’ve found. Check out this mum’s amazing lunch box notes that she drew onto napkins! Obviously she is a talented artists, but I love that her kids bought them home to keep! If you aren’t into drawing perhaps try writing a poem. A limerick about your child always works well!
Do you write the occasional lunch box note? Or perhaps you do them every day?
What do you write?