Lunch Recipes

Easy & Fun 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!

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!

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!

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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!

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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