Free Printable Lunch Box Notes for kids with fill-in-the-blanks

Download these free printable interactive lunch box notes and tuck them into your child’s lunch box with a pencil and a yummy snack from Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps, the sponsors of this post. Your kids are going to love them!

While it’s easy to tell what part of you child’s lunch they didn’t like based on what’s left in their lunchbox (celery sticks), and what’s been all gobbled up (Pretzel Crisps!), do you ever ask your kids after school, “how was your day?”, only to receive a casual “good” – or even the complete cold shoulder – for an answer? Well, you’re certainly not alone.

After a long day of learning, we get that kids often don’t feel like elaborating on all of the highs and lows of their school day, but it’s our natural tendency to want to know more. So instead of painfully trying to drag information out of them, we set out to create a way that could more easily open up the conversation.

Our solution: fun Interactive Printable Lunch Box Notes.

Now these aren’t your average “have a great day” lunch notes. These notes are packed with a pencil and require your child to fill them out over their lunch break. They’ll answer a different fun question each day that will give you some insight into exactly what happened in the cafeteria, how they enjoyed their lunch, and even future meal requests.

They’ll leave the completed note in their lunch box for you to discover (or better yet, for them to give to you when THEY unpack it themselves!) and it can serve as a great icebreaker for finding out more about their day.

Give it a try, we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the results!

PIN for when you’re ready to pack an interactive lunch:

You don’t need much to make our Interactive Printable Lunch Box Notes. Simply download the free file by filling in your email in the box below – the PDF file will be sent directly to your inbox where you can open it for printing.

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We printed on card stock, but regular paper works just as well. Next cut out the notes (we like to store them in a small envelope) and leave them near your lunch prep area.

Pop one or two into your child’s lunch box with a small pencil, ready for them to complete.

We surprised our kids with these notes and they got rave reviews – apparently they were the talk of the cafeteria, and all their friends were anxiously awaiting the next note as well!

We just love getting these back from our kids. One request we often get: pack more Pretzel Crisps! We’re happy to oblige of course as they’re made with wholesome ingredients and are super versatile. Pair them with fun sides to spread or dip into like salsa, hummus, cheese, nut butters or guacamole.

But if you’re short of time, they’re just as good eaten straight out of the bag – we’re often guilty of sneaking a few (handfuls) while packing them!

They come in a variety of delicious flavors – we’re partial to the Original, but our kids can’t get enough of the new Cinnamon Sugar which combines both sweet and salty flavors for an irresistibly delicious treat.

Your kids will look forward to filling them out, and you’ll look forward to receiving back their responses. We call that a win-win. And because lunch talk can easily morph into talking about the rest of their day, we’d say that’s actually a win-win-win.

RELATED: For our top picks for school lunch supplies, head to: The Best Bento Boxes, Supplies & Tools To Take Your School Lunch From Boring To Blast-Off!

If you haven’t already, grab the free printable below and get ready to brighten both of your days!

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Thanks again to our sponsor Pretzel Crisps for making delicious, wholesome snacks that our picky eaters give their seal of approval. Pack some in your kids’ lunch box along with our Interactive Lunch Box Notes and you’ll never get another complaint again!

Megan Gallimore


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Megan is an Art Director and Designer living in Massachusetts with her husband and two kids. She’s always on the hunt for inspiration, good ice cream, and lost binkies.

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