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.

Lucky in Lunch

Fruit roll-up and a secret message from Mom or Dad? Total A+ day! We love these fruit leather fortune cookies spotted over at Family Fresh Meals. Not only are they easy to re-create (we promise!), but they’re also a fun way to give your little learner a lucky lunch break. Find out how to make your own batch here.

photo: Corey Valley via Family Fresh Meals

 

 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