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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  • 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.


  • I actually do this for my hubby too


  • I do lunchbox notes for the kids and my husband. I haven’t done jokes though. I must try some out :)


  • My daughter starting kindy next year and can’t read yet but I like this idea


  • My daughter would love this, she loves knock knock jokes

    • You have a healthy looking lunch box too


  • What a great way to put a smile on your childs face. love this one, Thank you.


  • A lovely, creative and personal touch.


  • Lunch box notes are very cute!


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