Why I Handwrite Notes to My Kids + School Lunch Box Note Ideas

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School is starting for us in less than a week! I can't believe how fast the summer went by. I'm sure it was because we were so busy. With school starting back, it's back to the daily schedule of making lunches, getting kids to school, and extra curricular activities. I enjoy making my kid's lunches in the morning because I like to know what they are eating and so they can know how much I care while they are there through handwritten lunch box notes.

school lunch box note ideas

I have fun thinking of creative sayings or little love notes of inspiration so they can get a little pick me up during the day. It's also great for them because they get to enjoy organic reading that they'll love. Seeing your handwriting with a Pilot Pen on a little note card can bring an unexpected to joy to their day letting them know you are thinking about them. My daughter says she tells her friends too when I add in jokes.

funny lunch box note ideas

Here is a list of 10 funny school lunch box note ideas:

- Why was six afraid of seven? Because Seven ate Nine!
- What did the paper say to the pencil? You've got a really good point!
- What do you call a kid with a dictionary in his pocket? A Smarty Pants!
- How do you get straight A's? Write them with a ruler.
- Why was the math book unhappy? Because he had too many problems!
- Who is the king of all school supplies? The ruler!
- Which building has the most stories? The library!
- Why did the student eat his homework? Because the teacher said it was a piece of cake.
- What is a snake's favorite subject? Hiss-tory.
- How do bees get to school? On a school buzz.

Pilot Pen at Walmart

I needed new pens to get creative with and when I went to Walmart I decided to buy G2 Fine 10pk Assorted + Bonus FriXion clicker and FriXion ColorSticks 10pk Assorted by Pilot Pen on Rollback each for $9.88. I liked the combination of these products because the #1 selling gel ink brand in America, the G2, has smooth writing gel ink that makes it a premium brand for overachievers. And FriXion has smooth writing gel ink that allows you to erase at any time, so you can write, erase and rewrite until it’s just right.

inspirational lunch box note ideas

Here are 10 inspirational school lunch box note ideas:

- You are talented.
- This will be a great year.
- You are stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.
- Never give up.
- You can do this.
- Proud of you everyday.
- You are a problem solver.
- Follow your dreams.
- Believe in Yourself.
- You will change the world.

why I handwrite notes to my kids

Finding a quality pen was important for me so I can continue writing to my children. Pilot’s exceptionally designed, smooth-writing pens help you express yourself effortlessly and connect through the written word. I love the convenient Pilot Pen end caps at Walmart showcasing that they were on rollback. I think we are officially ready for a great school year!

Do you like to leave lunch box notes to your kids? What are some things you like to write them?


  1. I love writing notes in my kiddos lunch boxes. I love to remind them how awesome they are.

  2. I think that is such a lovely idea. My kids like when I put notes in their lunches.

  3. How sweet! I still do this for my kids even though they are older. They might roll their eyes, but I think they appreciate them.

  4. It has been a long time since I have packed my kids lunch. I'm sure they would be excited to get a surprise note with their lunch. My boys buy their lunch at school so maybe I can put a note in their backpack instead.

  5. I love your little handwritten notes. They are such a sweet idea for kids. I know my daughters would love to receive something like that!

  6. I love this. Such a great idea and so thoughtful. I’m going to do this more with my kids!! - Jeanine

  7. I try to do this often. It really makes their day and makes a big difference. I'm going to check out Walmart for BTS.

  8. I’m sure your kids love their notes! When my kids were in high school, my husband took over the writing the notes on their lunch bags. They were often silly, but the kids and their friends loved them. One of their friends even did a big art project with the notes.

  9. Really great idea. I bet the kids just love them. I'd love to start doing this for mine!

  10. I also love doing this. I think it's such a great idea. You never know if they're having a bad day and this could really cheer them up.

  11. Frixon are my absolute favorite pens. I need to get some notes prepped ahead of time to stick in some lunches.

  12. Such a great idea! I may have to start doing this when Peanut starts school. I know she'd love this.

  13. I'm gonna tell these jokes to my oldest granddaughter. I think she will like them.


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