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halloween joke lunchbox notes: spooky, fun laughs

Oct 12, 2011 // 5 comments // Categories: halloween, holidays // Tags: , , , , , .

It’s almost Halloween!halloween lunchbox joke notes

And of course, I’ve got googly eyes in my back pocket at all times, but I’ve also got something I’m throwing in lunchboxes this month. . .

. . . something a little creepy (not really), a little spooky (just a teeny), and a lot of funny: Halloween Joke Lunchbox Notes!

Here’s the not-so-spookalicious skinny:

So this year, after I spent time at a twitter party one night last week, I hit the Melissa & Doug Facebook page to find a TON of really funny, kid-friendly Halloween jokes. So I had to add some to our lunchbox notes.

If you’d like to print out the Halloween Joke Lunchbox Notes for your own kiddos, click on the little cloud at the bottom of the frame below. Download the document to your computer, and then print it from there.  (And if you like it, and you want to share the love via FB or Pinterest, I’d be over the moon!)

Halloween Lunchbox Jokes

Maddy, Owen, and Cora love lunchbox notes, and they always have.

Maddy saves them in the front part of her lunchbox, and Owen lets his accumulate at the bottom of his lunchbox. Cora, since she cannot read the notes herself, tells me that she asks her teacher to read them every day–and I appreciate that it gives Cora a reason to chat with her teacher, a woman I know she adores.halloween joke lunchbox notes

I talked for a while with a Wall Street Journal reporter a few weeks back, as she was working on a story about lunchbox notes (see: To Pack an A-Plus Lunchbox, by Katherine Rosman, 10/05/11).

She asked me why I bother to send notes to school each day with my kiddos, and I told her quite honestly that I thought it was an ideal time for kids to do a little reading and to remember that their mama loves them.  And it really is.

Though I don’t do anything as elaborate as decorating a banana or gift-wrapping my kids’ sandwiches, I do, truly believe that everything we do counts–and if we can get our kiddos reading (or trying to read) during lunchtime, if we can give them a fun reason to talk with their teacher or a conversation starter with their lunchtime buddies–then why not?

And maybe some days they don’t even read the notes, and that’s fine. I’m cool with that.  Maybe they don’t care and they crinkle it up and throw it out with their trash.

But maybe one day, when things aren’t going the way they hope, and they’re feeling down, or they didn’t do well on a test, or their pals are ignoring them, or they forgot their library book, then the note will be there.  It’ll be hanging out in their lunchbox if they want it or need it.

And maybe, just maybe it will be the lift they need to get them through the day.

So do I send my kids to lunch with notes to fill every possible second of their day with reading and learning opportunities?  Um. . . no.  It’s for bigger reasons, my friends.  The learning counts, yes–but it’s the hug from home that I really care about.


Happy, happy lunchbox joke reading to you! And many, many thanks again to my pal Kristen and to my friends at Melissa and Doug for the joke ideas and inspiration, and huge thanks to Katie Rosman from the WSJ for including me in her piece.

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  1. Love your ideas! I’m pre-k teacher and I’ve been using your site for a resource for a while now. Just printed the Halloween lunchbox notes off to use with my girls…they will love them! Would love to follow you on Pinterest…do you happen to have any invites? Keep the good ideas coming please!

    • thanks, Christy!! Just sent you an evite, my friend! no problemo!!

      • Thanks so much! Can’t wait to get started! BTW…girls loved the first Halloween lunchbox joke!

        • YAY!! So happy to hear that, Christy! Thanks for reading–and HUGE thanks for writing, my friend!!

  2. Thanks for turning these into a printable. I just printed them for my daughter. I first saw them on pinterest and I didn’t realize it was from your site but I’m glad I clicked through and got to visit you today.


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