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25 Bento Lunchbox Ideas for Back to School

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This back-to-school season, bento lunchbox ideas are on-trend!  We’ve rounded up some amazing ideas, including a dinosaur bento box, an Angry Birds bento box, Monsters University and Toy Story bento boxes, a Veggie Tales bento box and there’s even a pizza theme. I think my favorite is the Rocket Launch bento box (can you guess why?!) but I also love the holiday themes and the ones with messages: You are my Sunshine and You’re a Rock Star. Oh—and what boy wouldn’t love the Batman bento box? Hmm…guess I’m liking them all!

Bento Lunchbox Ideas for Back to School

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I’m thinking the bento box idea would also be a terrific way to serve lunch at a boy’s birthday party and it could be part of the take-home favor…who said I have parties on the brain?!

Bento boxes are a super way to encourage kids to eat healthy food choices and it’s another way to let them know you think they’re special. Even if you don’t have time to go all out with themed ideas everyday, the bento box compartments can hold a lot of the food options you want your kids to indulge in.

Peruse our list for lunch time inspiration and great supplies to make lunch packing easier!

Boy's Animal Bento Lunchbox Ideas

1. Animal Bento Lunchbox from Smashed Peas and Carrots

Boy's Nibble Tray Bento Lunchbox Ideas

2. Nibble Tray from Another Lunch

Boy's You Are My Sunshine Bento Lunchbox Ideas

3. You Are My Sunshine Bento Box from Meet the Dubiens

Boy's Fruit and Granola Bar Bento Lunchbox Ideas

4. An Orange Pumpkin Lunchbox from Meet the Dubiens

Boy's Pita Pizzable Lunchbox Ideas

5. Pita Pizzable Lunchable from Biting the Hand That Feeds You

Boy's Bunny Food Bento Lunchbox Ideas

6. Bunny Food Lunchbox from Glory’s Mischief

Boy's Lots of Stars Bento Lunchbox Ideas

7. Lots of Stars Bento Lunch from Wendolonia

Boy's Veggietales Bento Lunchbox Ideas

8. VeggieTales Bento from BentoLunch.net

Boy's Rocket Launch Bento Lunchbox Ideas

9. Rocket Launch Bento Box from This Lunch Rox

Boy's Angry Birds King Pig Bento Lunchbox Ideas

10. King Pig Sandwich from Hawai`i’s Bento Box Cookbook

Boy's Quick and Easy Puzzle Pieces Bento Lunchbox Ideas

11. Quick and Easy Puzzle Pieces from A Boy & His Lunch

Boy's Easter Bento Lunchbox Ideas

12. Easter Lunch for Kids from Meet the Dubiens

Boy's Over the Moon Astronaut Bento Lunchbox Ideas

13. Over the Moon Astronaut from Spoonful

Boy's Dinosaur Bento Lunchbox Ideas

14. Dinosaurs Bento Lunch Box from Wendolonia

Boy's Club Penguin Bento Lunchbox Ideas

15. Club Penguin Lunch from Disney Family

Boy's ABC Bento Lunchbox Ideas

16. The ABCs Lunchbox Idea from hellobee

Boy's Monsters University Bento Lunchbox Ideas

17. Monsters University Lunch from Disney Family

Boy's Back to School Bento Lunchbox Ideas

18. Back to School Lunch from Living Locurto

Boy's Robin from Batman Bento Lunchbox Ideas

19. Robin and Batman Lunch from Bentoriffic

Boy's Batman Bento Lunchbox Ideas

20. Batman Bento Box from Bentoriffic

Boy's Spidey Bento Lunchbox Ideas

21. Spidey Lunch from Bentoriffic

Boy's Angry Birds Bento Lunchbox Ideas

22. Angry Birds Bento Box from Following In My Shoes

Boy's Toy Story Alien Bento Lunchbox Ideas

23. Toy Story Alien Lunch from Disney Family

Boy's Dolphins Bento Lunchbox Ideas

24. Dolphins from Lisa Storms

25. Lions and Tigers and Bears from Another Lunch


Best Bento Lunchbox Supplies

Check out these awesome bento lunchbox supplies sourced by the Spaceships and Laser Beams team:


Plus, get ready for back to school with these ideas:

What’s your favorite bento lunchbox idea?

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Layne Quintanilla

Layne is a boy mom in love. Surrounded by three adventurous little men and her ever patient husband, she's in pursuit of an empty laundry basket, the perfect cup of coffee, and sleep. She blogs, parents, and manages social media while wearing her tiara. You can join her party at My Best Laid Plans and Coupons with Q.