Back-To-School Lunch with Note

Sep 10, 2014

That time of year is here! Maybe your little one has already started school, or maybe will be starting soon. Back to school in my house means back to making school lunches. Making your kids a special back-to-school lunch is easier than you think and your kids will love the cuteness!

What You’ll Need


  • 1 sandwich, prepared with filling of your choice
  • 1 slice of cheddar cheese (not pictured)
  • handful of whole-wheat crackers
  • 1 cheesestring
  • handful of fresh blueberries
  • 4 slices of fresh cucumber


  • Post-it notes and a pen
  • transportation sandwich lunch punch
  • three-compartment lunch box (I used EasyLunchboxes)

How To Make It

1. Place your sandwich on a cutting board and using your transportation lunch punch, cut the sandwich into a vehicle shape. Discard the crusts or eat them yourself! Next, grab a slice of cheddar cheese and cut the cheese with your transportation lunch punch. Place the cheese on the top of your sandwich to appear like a bus.

2. Next we’re going to assemble our lunch box. Place your school bus sandwich in the largest compartment. I put two blueberries in the wheel wells to look like wheels. In the next largest section I put the fresh cucumber and blueberries, and in the smallest section I put the whole-wheat crackers and the cheesestring which I cut into bite-sized pieces.

3. Lastly we’re going to add a little love to our lunchbox. Sticky post-it notes are a really quick way to add a sweet message of love and encouragement. I love writing a quick note to my kids and sticking it to the top of their lunch container. They love seeing a little hand-written note from me and it reminds them they are loved. It’s such an easy thing to do and your kids will love it!

Article Author Jill Dubien
Jill Dubien

Jill Dubien is a working mom who loves to craft and cook with her kiddos in her spare time. She has an awesome and supportive husband and two wonderful kids—a six-year-old daughter and a four-year-old son. Before she had kids, Jill couldn’t cook much of anything except toast and cereal, and really despised being in the kitchen. People who know her personally find it extremely humorous that she is now the self-proclaimed “Queen of fun food.” Jill blogs at Meet the Dubiens, where she shares lots of fun foods and crafts for kids.

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