13 Awesome Bento Lunch Ideas for Kids!

The kids will love these fun and delicious back to school bento lunch ideas!

The kids will love these fun and delicious back to school bento lunch ideas!

With school back in session for some families and others heading there soon, the back to school rush is on and I’ve been scouring Pinterest for fun and easy back to school lunch ideas that my kids will love. Here in Michigan, we don’t go back to school until after Labor Day. I’ve been stocking up on rock bottom school supplies and tucking them away for later. I’ve also been scoping out back to school clothing deals and trying to get the best bang for my buck. Now, it’s time for me to start planning school lunches and thinking ahead for what I want the kids to eat for lunch.

My kids do not eat hot lunch. Ever. I pack a lunch for them. Every. Single. Day. I always try to start the school year out with different and fun ideas so I, errr, they don’t get bored with them. I’ve put together a list of 13 basic, as well as creative, bento box lunch ideas and printables to help make packing lunch a little easier.

You also don’t need to spend a fortune on bento lunch boxes. All you need are some simple and inexpensive Glad containers, some fun silicone containers and you are good to go!

  1.  Chicken Taco Bento Lunch Box from Thrifty Jinxy
  2.  31 Days of School Lunch Box Ideas from 5 Dollar Dinners. 31 days of lunch ideas and a FREE printable? Yes, please!
  3.  DIY Pizza Lunch from Momables. My kids love pizza Lunchables so this is perfect from them!
  4.  Seaside Ham & Cheese Bento with FREE Printable Lunch Box Notes
  5.  Pancakes for Lunch Idea from One Creative Housewife. Last year, I made pancakes every few weeks in bulk and would warm them up for a few minutes in the morning, add to their lunch box and call it good.
  6.  14 Hot Lunch Ideas from Jennifer P. Williams.  Love the hot lunch ideas!
  7.  DIY Uncrustable Sandwiches from She Saved. Along with the pancakes, I make a few batches of these Uncrustable sandwiches every few weeks. They are a HUGE time saver. I use this Wonderbread Sandwich Sealer & Decruster.
  8.  Disney Frozen School Lunch from Desert Chica Perfect for Frozen fans!
  9.  Corn Dog Nuggets from I Wash You Dry. These are perfect to made a head and throw in as leftovers. My oldest adores corn dogs and these would be perfect for him.
  10.  No Peanut Butter Challenge from Mama Belly. These no peanut butter lunch ideas are perfect for children with peanut allergies.
  11.  Fun supplies for making these kid-friendly lunches from Family Fresh Meals. I don’t know who loves this type of stuff more, me or the kids!
  12.  Ideas to Make the First Day of School Lunch Special from Must Have Mom
  13.  Get Organized with Passion for Savings. Grab this FREE printable list of ideas of ideas and keep on the fridge for inspiration!

The kids will love these fun and delicious back to school bento lunch ideas!

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