You don’t have to be brilliant with a bento box to make your kids’ lunchtime extra special—a sweet note can work just as well. From secret scratch-off messages to tasty treats, here are 12 cute ways to make the midday meal magnificent. Flip through the gallery to take a peek.

Sweet Scratcher

Everyone loves a good scratch, which is why we adore these creative lunchbox notes from Inklings Paperie. There’s 15 notes in a batch; you simply write your own message and cover with the scratch-off label. Come lunch time, your sweet student will discover the hidden message! Designed in a fun chalk texture with a herringbone graphic on the back, these chic notes will be an insta-hit in the cafeteria.

Available at etsy.com/inklingspaperie, $20 for 15 notes.

photo: courtesy Inklings Paperie

 What kind of special treats have you slipped into your child’s lunchbox to make his or her day? Let us know in the Comments below! 

— Gabby Cullen & Christal Yuen