Sending lunches to school with kids is a new concept for me this year. It’s not because my kids have never gone to school before. In fact, we have a 6th grader (hello, middle school!), a 3rd grader and a sweet Kindergarten boy (the three year old still hangs out with me all day!) at a local Christian school.

A recent pic of our four kiddos. The look on our three-year old’s face reflects her spunky personality well–ha!

But up until this last year, I never sent lunch to school, my kids just always ate whatever was on the menu. Yet after crunching some numbers, I figured out that we could save a little money (with 3 kids in private school, extra cash always helps) and also provide some more nutritious options on menu days that appear to be, well, not so nutritious. 

Plus, sending lunch to school gives me a chance to do something I’ve always wanted to do: send little lunchbox notes for my children to read! I always thought the concept of a surprise note of love and encouragement was such a good idea, but haven’t yet put it into practice!

No more procrastinating, I’m going to pack little notes this year when I make up my children’s lunches. I enjoy trying to find Bible verses that are appropriate for a situation, so I created some Scripture verse notecards that I feel fit a school-day theme. 

I thought it would be fun to share them with you so you can send notes in your kids’ lunch boxes too! **They can be used for anything, really, so feel free to print them out and have fun sharing Scripture and a personal encouragement with your children!

These notes are for children who have acquired reading skills. If you’d like me to make some simpler lunchbox notes with shorter Bible verses for children who are not yet proficient readers, please let me know in the comments! I will create some if the “demand” is high enough! :)

Bible Verse Lunchbox Notes

Here are the verses I used and also this is an example of what the notes look like:

1 Corinthians 10:31: “So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all to the glory of God.”

Philippians 4:13: “And my God will supply all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus.”

1 John 4:7: “Beloved, let us love one another, for love comes from God.” 

Joshua 1:9: “Be strong and courageous….for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Romans 12:2: “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”

Psalm 19:14: “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.”

 

Want to download these Bible verse lunchbox notes for your kids? They come in both 4×6 and 3×5 sizes!

Just click the link below and you can download the secure file directly to your computer. You can use these for purposes other than lunchboxes of course! 

BIBLE VERSE LUNCHBOX NOTES 4×6

BIBLE VERSE LUNCHBOX NOTES 3X5

These notes are for children who have acquired reading skills. If you’d like me to make some simpler lunchbox notes with shorter Bible verses for children who are not yet proficient readers, please let me know in the comments! I will create some if the “demand” is high enough! :)

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Jenn

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Hi, I'm Jenn! I'm an "unstuffy" pastor's wife and mom to four amazing and active children. My desire is to equip you with the resources, tools and encouragement you need to learn God’s Word and apply it to your life so you can teach the Word to your children in a way that has a lasting impact! I want to help you turn good ideas into good practices so that you feel confident, by the grace of God, in carrying out the many vocations you have been called to as a Christian woman. Read more on my about page!

9 Comments on Back to School Printable Lunchbox Notes (with Bible Verses!)

  1. I have a 2nd grader who is a good reader. The only verse l don’t think she will understand (although she can read it) is Romans 12:2. I love the rest of them so much and I thank you for taking the time to make them. If you should decide to do some simpler ones, I would definitely download those as well. Thanks so much!

    M

  2. I’d love some for my K-4 and K-5 boys! They take their lunch atleast 3 times a week and this is a great mid-day reminder than Mommy is thinking about them.

  3. I would love some in a easier version. My daughter works with the AWANA program at Church and I will most definitely use these in her lunch for work (she works for the local police department and needs a lift at work) but the easier ones would be good to put with each of the children in cubbies meal that they serve them.

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