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.

Lunchtime Laughter

Feed your kids more than food during lunch time with silly jokes and brilliant brain teasers. We love the easy printables created by Kristen of Capturing Joy.  Find the free download and get little giggles started by heading over to Capturing Joy.

photo: Kristen Duke via Capturing Joy

 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