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.

Fruity Pick Me Ups

Pack in the healthy treats like plums, pears, apples and other fruits. Then make them even more fun to eat with these cute labels from Alpha Mom, which will remind your kids how ‘pear’fect they are as they crunch into that yummy green pear. To get started simply download the printables here and tie one on.

photo: Cindy Hopper via Alpha Mom

 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