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Encouraging messages printed on paper and tied to fruit with a rubber band

Free Printable Lunchbox Notes, Tags & Stickers

By Cindy Hopper

It’s back-to-school time for the kids. You can start the school year off with these fun (and free!) lunchbox notes, tags and stickers. Encourage your kids to eat their fruit with a fun label that reminds them how special you think they are.

Encouraging messages for kids tied to fruit with rubber bands

 

You need just a few supplies!

  • White card-stock
  • A 2″ hole punch
  • A regular hole punch
  • Rubber bands.

lunch box notes, hole punch and rubber bands on a table

Fruit Label Download


Download the fruit labels, print on card-stock and cut out with a 2 inch circle punch.

I love you bunches printable being cut out using a hole punch

Punch a small hole in the top of the tag and loop a rubber band through the hole.  The rubber band with keep your note secured to your fruit.
lunchbox printable messages tied to fruit with rubber bands

If you are sending cut up fruit in a baggie, print the labels on a 1-up piece of sticker paper (found at a copy shop like Kinkos or Office Max) and stick your labels to your bags.

I love you bunches printable stuck to a bag of grapes

Make you own custom lunchbox notes!

If you want to send a note to tuck into your child’s lunchbox these labels can be customized by you. Download the labels, highlight the text, type in your own message, print on card-stock (or sticker paper)  and cut out.
custom lunch box notes printable

Custom Lunchbox Notes Download


You might write a joke (you can tell them the answer when they get home), ask a question or provide encouragement for an event at school that day.  If you prefer to hand write your own message you can always print them without text.
assorted custom lunchbox notes printables

Find More Lunchbox Ideas on Alpha Mom:

  1. 4 Flowery Ideas for Kids’ Lunches 
  2. A Magical Unicorn Bento Box Kids Lunch
  3. A Love Letter Lunch for your Child on Valentine’s Day
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Cindy Hopper

Cindy Hopper was fortunate to be raised in a family who appreciated the arts. This background led to a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education. With a keen eye for design and color, Cindy has cont...

Cindy Hopper was fortunate to be raised in a family who appreciated the arts. This background led to a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education. With a keen eye for design and color, Cindy has continued her love of art and is now passing her creative skills on to her three children. Cindy’s family and friends are the beneficiaries of her passion for fun and meaningful creative projects.

Cindy’s personal blog, Skip to My Lou, has taken her love of a project to new levels. Postings keep the family busy -– from testing new recipes for holiday treats to designing and building floats for a neighborhood parade to making fabric rolls to hold crayons to creating themed parties. Cindy seems to have an unending supply of ideas for gifts, parties and rainy days.

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Olivia
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These printables are just fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

Heather
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Love these! Perfect for the Mom facing school lunches for the 1st time (me) who is a bit overwhelmed. Thanks for sharing!

Michelle
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Soooo Cute!!
Thank you.

Corinna Lyons-Revello
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These are so cute and you’re awesome for sharing them with us! Thanks for that!
Corinna
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tzigane
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thank you so much! these will be great for this year!

Alison
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Alison

Love these!!! They are darling!

Amy @ Living Locurto
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These are so cute! Thanks for sharing:-)

Liz
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What a great idea. I LOVE how they fit into the circle punch. Genius – just genus!

adrea
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adrea

message in a lunchbox! Love it!

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Thanks!

Bettina groh
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Bettina groh

I “saved” these for my daughter to use in my granddaughter’s lunchbox. Lili, my 7 yo granddaughter, made lunch for her mother the other day ( unasked)… complete with a mystery note!

Lorie
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I am going to have to post a link to this on my blog! These are way too cute!

Sweet Bitty Bows
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Thank you! I will definitely use these 🙂

Sparksgal
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Sparksgal

What a great idea – thanks for sharing!

Mariah ~ Playful Learning
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I love these – so simple and fun 🙂

Jill
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Jill

Thanks for such a cute idea!

Melissa
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Melissa

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity and talent.
Melissa

Stephanie
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These are so cute! I especially love those fruit tags.
I echo Melissa’s sentiment: Thank you for sharing your creativity and talent.

xashee
Guest

thank you so much for sharing such a CUTE idea! 🙂 Have a WONDERFUL day!

Laura
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Thanks for sharing these. I won a set of lunch box love notes last year and used them with my daughter. These will be great for this year.

Sandra
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What a great idea! I love these, thanks for making them.

Jane
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Jane

thanks these are really sweet

Christi Williams
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This are so cute!! Thank you for sharing with all of us. 🙂

Jaime
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Jaime

Thank you for some more neat ideas to use in my kids lunch boxes. It is nice to use different sayings then the ones I used the last few years.

Annie
Guest

We love YOU bunches! thanks for the great posts and these printables! 🙂

turnitupmom
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Fabulous ideas….I love the clever notes for the fruits! My mom’s lunch box love notes will never be forgotten, and I want to do the same 🙂

Dell
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Dell

Thank you so much for these printables.
They are really appreciated
Regards
Dell

Kristen
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These are so cute, thank you! I was looking for a template for something to pack with my hubby’s lunch and these are just perfect. I know he’ll get a kick out of them.

Breanne
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Breanne

I LOVE the lunch tags that are shown in your pictures! I was really hoping to print them out and use them, but for some reason I am not able to click on either link (the fruit labels or the custom labels) so I can’t open anything to print! Just wondering if there was something special I needed to do or how I could get these adorable tags to print?

Isabel Kallman
Admin

Hi, i just tried it out and had no problem. Perhaps open this page in a different browser? I used Google Chrome.

Brashear Kids
Guest

Hey we loved your idea so much we shared it on our blog! Thanks so much for sharing your clever DIY.

http://www.brashearkids.com/2014/02/4-fun-and-fruity-last-minute-valentine.html

Miranda
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Miranda

:'(
I seem to have the same problem as Breanne.
Each time I try to click on the link to the printable it moves a little and it will not open the page

Isabel Kallman
Admin

I just tried it and the PDF opened without a problem. Sorry you are having difficulty but it’s working.

nicholle
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nicholle

Love these!