Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Lunch Box Notes to Give Your Kids a Midday Boost! Lunch Time=Fun Time!

We could all use positive thoughts! 

During traditional school years, kids can find it difficult to return after the end of summer. But in the past year, many children stayed at home for much longer than two months. It’s likely that going back to school has been challenging for your kids. During this period of adjustment, it can help your kids to receive a little extra positivity in their day. Check out these lunch box notes containing riddles, affirmations, and even sidequests to give your kids a positivity boost during the school day. 


Riddles are a great way to get your kids thinking, and a fun lunchtime activity for them to share with their peers.


  • What word is spelled wrong in the dictionary? "Wrong."

  • I travel all around the world but never leave the corner. What am I? A stamp.

  • What can you catch but not throw? A cold.

  • The more you take, the more you leave behind. What am I? Footsteps.

  • What goes up but never comes back down? Your age.

  • I can fill an entire room but never take up any space. What am I? Light


Affirmations can boost self-esteem and morale. Kids are in formative stages of their lives, so it’s important for them to develop positive thinking habits. You could even suggest that your kid gives their affirmation to others to read aloud (or include extras for the whole lunch table). 


  • I believe in myself.

  • I can do great things.

  • I can try my best.

  • I can say no if I'm uncomfortable.

  • I am smart.

  • I am unique.

  • I am kind.

  • I am strong.

  • I am loved.


Sidequests are actions kids can complete to spread positivity. Framing these actions as “quests'' helps your kids think of these actions as fun missions to complete, as if they are superheroes. Completing any one of these tasks can help your kid turn their day around, or just give it an extra oomf of positivity. Here are a few sidequest examples: 


  • Find 3 different colored leaves during recess.

  • Exchange a part of your lunch with a friend today.

  • Sit next to someone different while riding the bus home today.

  • Say something nice to a schoolmate.

  • Help someone today.


In case you’re too busy to write the lunch box notes yourself (which is totally understandable) you can download some of the aforementioned riddles, affirmations, and sidequests below. 



Simply click on the button and print them out. If you keep them in a miscellaneous kitchen cabinet or drawer, you can pull them out each time you pack a lunch. Pop them in your kid’s lunch box to give them a midday boost.

Kitchen Cabinet Kings has 64 lunch box jokes and positive affirmations that you can print and use to stick in your kid's lunch boxes. Are they in virtual school? Then serve one of these on the side or stick in a jar and let them pick one a day. These are so much fun!!

Guest post by Mona Freund in collaboration with Twinkle Teaches. 

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