Lunchbox Quotes to Brighten Your Child’s Day

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Jazz up your little one’s lunchbox with inspiring lunchbox quotes or jokes hidden inside.

Sandwich. Check.

Veggie. Check.

Fruit. Check.

Chocolate milk. Check.

Hidden note. Double check.

Lunchtime Pick-Me-Up

A special note can provide the perfect pick-me-up at lunchtime for pre-school and school-age kids needing a little extra motivation.

It can also serve as a conversation starter for a shy child.

Or an uplifting note may provide a confidence boost to a child who is feeling lonely.

I know one mom whose first-grade daughter was struggling at a new school. Every day she would include a fun note or affirmation in her lunchbox. It was a little lift in the middle of the day and helped her daughter get through those first few weeks of school until she settled in and made new friends.

Here are some of our favorite lunchbox quotes.

It’s no surprise that some of our top picks come from children’s books and book authors.

“Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts.
Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts.
Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me…
Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.”

-from Where the Sidewalk Ends, Shel Silverstein

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The Amazing Wish Machine from The Yeti in My Freezer, MarbleSpark

“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”

-Dr. Seuss

“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”

-Maya Angelou, author

“You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”

-A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh

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“Piglet: ‘How do you spell love?’ Pooh: ‘You don’t spell it, you feel it.'”

-A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh

“Remember you’re the one who can fill the world with sunshine.”

-Snow White, Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

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Super Hero from The Yeti in My Freezer, MarbleSpark

“Why did you do all this for me?” he asked. “I don’t deserve it. I’ve never done anything for you.”
“You have been my friend,” replied Charlotte. “That in itself is a tremendous thing.”

-E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

“I love you right up to the moon—and back.”

-Sam McBratney, Guess How Much I Love You

“He’s the strongest man in the world.”
“Man, yes,” said Pippi, “But I am the strongest girl in the world, remember that.”

-Astrid Lindgren, Pippi Longstocking

“Many years later,
God’s promise came true.
His greatest gift came
When God gave us YOU!!!”

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-From God Whispered Your Name by Philip Haussler

“The true courage is in facing danger when you are afraid, and that kind of courage you have in plenty.”

-L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

“If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”

-Roald Dahl, author

“The Rainbow Fish shared his scales left and right. And the more he gave away, the more delighted he became.”

-Marcus Pfister, The Rainbow Fish

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Don’t Forget the Punch Line

If your little one needs some more light-hearted humor beyond inspiring lunchbox quotes, these food-related jokes are sure to make them giggle.

Q: Can I tell you a joke about pizza?

A: “Forget about it, you’ll think it’s cheesy.”

Q:  What do you get when you cross an elephant and a potato?

A:  Mashed potatoes

Q: What do you call cheese that isn’t yours?

A: Nacho cheese!

Q: Why did the tomato blush?

A: Because it saw the salad dressing.

Q: What key do you use to open a banana?

A: A monkey.

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