I love adding notes to my children’s lunchboxes. I have lots of encouraging and positive messages as well as some reminders (eg. don’t forget to drink water! don’t forget to bring home your jumper) as a bonus I throw in some knock knock jokes.


  • 1 piece of paper with your message on it
  • 1 printed message/jokes from the internet
  • 1 laminator and laminator pouch
  • scissors, blu-tac, stickytape


  1. You can either type up your own message or download and print some prepared ones from the internet. Search google for "printable lunchbox notes".
  2. Print out message and laminate. Once finished, cut out and you're ready to stick it in the lunchbox.
  3. You can either leave it loosely in the food or blutac/sticky tape it to the lid of the lunchbox.

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    • 11 Jun 2016
      8:17 am

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  • A very lovely idea – hope your child appreciates the notes.


  • This makes lunch time perfect.


  • Such a nice ideal to brighten up their day!


  • I used to stick in post-it notes on occasion. Not all the time, but just when I felt it was needed.


  • What a lovely thought. The kids would have loved this idea


  • Okay that’s very cute!!!! Great job


  • Cute idea! Will give it a go but without laminating so it can be recycled…less landfill ????

    • I agree if you knew it would come home to be used again it is ok but I doubt it always would.


  • I did occasionally do this. Doesn’t take long before the kids are old enough to be embarrassed by them though

    • sometimes that’s the fun bit when they are much older!!


  • I like to write on bananas ????


  • I love putting notes in my girls lunch boxes. I mainly do it when they have test or something like that on and then sometimes randomly for no reason. Never thought of putting in jokes! I’m going to do that actually great idea.


  • i shared this with a few mum friends… they all loved it. great going!


  • That’s so nice of you. Love it. lovely idea… gonna do this !


  • Very nice. That sounds like a great thing to do for the children to keep them loved well.


  • What a great idea. At first I thought just for the little ones, but you could even create ones for your teens and even your partner lol. Great fun


  • So cute. Will remember this for when my two are older.


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