10 Easy Back to School Lunchbox Ideas

School will be starting again soon and Moms and Dads will be packing lunchboxes everyday. Instead of giving your kids a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and a bag of chips, why not try at least one creative lunch per week. I know that making lunches for your kids day after day, week after week, for a year gets monotonous and is time consuming, believe me, I did it for years when our kids were growing up, but think of the look on your child’s face when they open up their lunchbox and see one of these fun lunches waiting for them. Pick one day a week and tell your child this is the special lunch day they can look forward to each week.

Here are 10 easy back to school lunchbox ideas that don’t take long to prepare but will keep your kids happy during lunch and make them the envy of their classmates.

10 Easy Back to School Lunchbox Lunch Ideas

Some of these lunchbox ideas use Bento Boxes, which make packing food easier than a traditional lunchbox or Tupperware container. Other ideas require a variety of cookie cutters to create the desired shape.

10 Easy Back to School Lunchbox Ideas

Of course, a lot of these ideas should be modified based on what your kids like to eat. Use this printable list of food ideas to keep on your frig in case you run out of ideas and are in a hurry.

Back to School Lunchbox Ideas

Bee Mine Lunchbox Idea from Red Tricycle

Back to School Lunchbox Ideas

Sliced meats, cheeses, Cheerios, crackers, strawberries, and Yogurt from Wendolonia.com

Back to School Lunchbox Ideas

Grapes, watermelon, sugar snap peas, sliced hot dog or sausage with bun cut in a shape from Redbook Magazine

Heart-Shaped Food, Lunchbox Ideas

Heart-shaped strawberries, cut in half and sculpted with a cookie cutter, apple cut in half and a heart design added with the cookie cutter and strawberry or raspberry jam sandwiches cut into heart shapes from Redbook Magazine

Back to School Lunchbox Ideas

A mini-baguette with rolled up meats on the side (salami stores well) and orange slices or tangelos added to a rubber muffin tin from Redbook Magazine

Lunch Box Ideas

Use a cookie cutter to make this star sandwich, and the elephant cutout in the wax wrapper of Babybel cheese. Add chunk cheese with bread or toast. Include berries, tomatoes and grapes make for bite-size, healthy sweets. From Redbook Magazine and Wendolonia.com

Back to School Lunchbox Ideas

Cucumber and carrot slices, fresh fruit, bagel sandwich, and veggie chips from Wholesome Mommy

Bento Box Lunchbox Ideas

Chicken Salad Sandwich, crust removed, cut in sections, Mandarin Orange and Kiwi slices, Grape Tomatoes in combination with Cheddar Cheese Cubes from Sandra’s Easy Cooking

Lunchbox Ideas

Pizza Roll Pinwheels made out of cheese, Salami or pepperoni slices and Tortilla shells with a mixed fruit salad from Food For My Family

School Lunchbox Ideas

Almond Butter, Whole Grain Crackers, Apple, Low-Sugar Granola Bar, Bite Sized Veggies, Grapes from Running with Tongs

Do you have any lunchbox ideas to share?