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Easy & Fun School Lunch Ideas For Kids

Are you tired of the same old mac and cheese or peanut butter and jelly? I totally understand! Try these delicious and Fun Lunch Ideas For Kids! WE have easy lunch ideas for kids that are super playful like magic wand lunches and super yealthy like veggie pancakes, and so many more fun school lunch ideas for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th graders too.

Are you tired of the same old mac and cheese or peanut butter and jelly? I totally understand! Try these delicious and Fun Lunch Ideas For Kids! WE have easy lunch ideas for kids that are super playful like magic wand lunches and super yealthy like veggie pancakes, and so many more fun school lunch ideas for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th graders too.

School Lunch Ideas for Kids

Anyone else’s kids getting bored with the meals we are cooking these days? Our family was having some issues with this. It seemed like we were making the same things over and over and it was time for a switch up! Lunches are the hardest for me to find new and interesting things, so I did some research and wanted to share my findings with you. All of these are easy and fun lunch ideas for kids. If you’re sick of the same old lunches, these fun lunch ideas for kids are perfect for at school, at home, or as you homeschool!

easy lunch ideas for kids

Fun Lunch Ideas For Kids

Combine two classic favorites with our go-to pizza quesadillas

We love pizza, but there isn’t any reason why we can’t make it creative! Try these pizza recipes

Take your mac ‘n cheese to the next level with these Mac N Cheese Cups that are perfect for meal prepping too!

Sick of sandwiches? Try these pizza pancakes!

Fruity Chicken Meatballs are perfect for some picky eaters and are so versatile it’s perfect!   

Even if you’re bored of the plain old sandwiches, you can take sandwiches to the next level and make them into monsters!

fun kids lunches

Easy lunch ideas for kids

Pop tarts are typically for breakfast (or a snack) but when they’re filled with taco filling, it is the perfect lunch!  

Chicken and cornbread is a delicious meal, but making them with waffles into sandwiches is just plain fun!

Sushi is a fan favorite, but fruit sushi is the best for kids! 

If your kids are more independent or if you need them to be, setting up a lunch station is a simple idea. 

Kebobs are always fun. These are super simple and healthy too! Kids will love these. Try these grilled cheese kebobs too! 

Chocolate hummus & fruit is a sweet treat that I know my kids would love to see on the lunch table. 

Fun Lunches

Ocean themed Lunch – We made a blue jello ocean with a banana island with a strawberry mountain and cherry flag. We added a smaller mandarin orange island. Finally, we added a baked potato boat with bacon people and a slice of cheddar cheese made into a triangle sail.

Do your kids love apples? These apple sandwiches would be delicious for any lunch!

PB&Js are a classic lunch for kids but how fun is it to take it one step further, like with these hands!

Another classic sandwich is grilled cheese. You can make them a little more fun by rolling them up or making them into dippers

Corn dogs are fun too, but it’s much simpler to make corn dog muffins

Bug Lunch – The kids & I were talking about bugs in our homeschool preschool this day. So I made a buggy lunch. We’ve got ants on a log (raisins on peanut buttered celery), black olive half cockroaches, snails (apple quarter with peanut butter & walnut antennae), and strawberry with chocolate sauce ladybugs.

These baked raviolis are a fun finger food perfect for lunch! 

Egg Salad Sandwiches are so easy to make, meal prep for the week and of course delicious! 

This list has a ton of ideas of how to make sandwiches into fun shapes, themes and more! 

You may also like our Must Make Recipes while quarantined! 

Blue Jello ocean, fruit island, potato boat with bacon people & cheese sail.

What are you having for lunch?

Are you tired of the same old mac and cheese or peanut butter and jelly? I totally understand! Try these delicious and Fun Lunch Ideas For Kids!

THese easy school lunches are sure to be a hit and keep your kids going the whole school day!

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First Day of School Printables

Get ready for the first day of school with your 1st day signs, a fun game, 1st day of school craft, and these cute coloring pages!

Celebrate Back to School with a fun math activity! These Crack the Code Worksheets make practicing addition and subtraction fun for kindergarten and first grade students. Crayon CVC WOrds Activity back to school pencil punctuation activities back to school rhyming activities

Back to School Printables

We have lots of other fun, clever back to school worksheets to help kids get excited about going back to school! Check out these free resources:

Who is ready for back to school? I know we’re enjoying summer but back to school is always a fun time. This Back To School themed cvc word activity is a fun way for pre-k, kindergarten, and first graders to work in reading and spelling skills. Plus this cvc words activity is extra fun with the printable Bus Letter Mat children use with Post it notes! This versitile back to school activity is lots of fun! Simply print first week of school activity and you are ready to play and learn.  back to school worksheet back to school glue number bonds worksheets

Back to School Activities

crayon box craft Are your kids as crazy about slime as mine are? My kids love playing with slime and trying different types of slime. In our experimenting, we came up with this cool baking soda slime. This slime uses baking soda as the activator for a wonderful sheen and flow without being sticky at all! And with the first day fo sCome see how to make slime with baking soda and get playing with your preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders. first day of school activities FREE Back to School Worksheets

First Day of School Activities

FREE Lego All About Me Printable perfect for first day of school or back to school for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade kids! #backtoschool #allaboutme #preschool all about me worksheets all about me poster

 

About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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