Fun Surprises to Pack in Your Child’s Lunchbox

Fun Surprises to Pack in Your Child’s Lunchbox

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Looking to brighten up your child’s school day? Make your kid feel special by packing notes, games, stickers and other fun treats in their lunchbox. Because we at Mother Rucker’s Sweets are all about making people feel special, we’re offering some ideas for fun surprises to add to your child’s lunchbox this school year.


Boosting your kid’s self esteem or brightening their day is easy as leaving a quick note in their lunchbox. A short, encouraging phrase or a reminder of a fun family memory may be just what your child needs to feel great about an otherwise routine day.


If you’re looking to inject a little fun into your child’s day, include a riddle or a word game in their lunchbox. Try to spark their learning with trivia questions, or ask a question related to their current lessons in school. You can even reward your little Einstein’s correct answers with a special treat, such as a visit to their favorite after-school destination or a Mother Rucker’s cookie.

Food fun

Pick up a pack of googly eye stickers from the craft store and stick them on apples, oranges and sandwich bags to give your child’s lunch a funny face. You can also draw directly onto bananas, oranges and food packaging. Add a short, bendable straw to create a “periscope” on a submarine sandwich. There’s no end to the ways you can transform ordinary food into something fun and exciting.

School supplies

Remember how fun it was to open a brand-new box of colored pencils or markers as a kid? Plant a few fun, colorful school supplies in your child’s lunchbox to get them excited about their lessons ahead.

The gift of giving

It’s your child’s winning personality that attracts friends, but every once in a while, having something to share with their peers can make lunch room socialization a little bit easier. Add a bag full of small candies or Mother Rucker’s Sweets’ Drop Cookies with a note prompting your kid to share with everyone at the lunch table. This can help instill important lessons about sharing and is sure to make your child the most popular kid in the lunch room.