It seems like we were just starting to talk about summer plans and here it is time for school to begin–—again!
Let your kids know you’re thinking of them and send a little (a lot of!) love with these FREE downloadable, printable notes.
Tuck them in lunches or backpacks to inspire and encourage, especially in those first days of back-to-school.
- Make school lunch time, fun time, with these 16 creative back to school lunch ideas.
- Get your kids excited for back to school with this clever Neighborhood Back-To-School Breakfast Party.
1. Kid Activity Notes
From Rook No.17:
This offering was created from a set of vintage alphabet cards. There are 18 cards with a letter of the alphabet, a picture and a fill-in-the blank. Examples include: “You’re the icing on my _____”; and “You’re the greatest thing since sliced ______.” Charming!
2. Back-to-School Notes
From The Pinning Mama
Polka-dots in eight colors have eight message beginnings for you to personalize: “You are smart”; “Surprise!”; “I love you because”; “You make me smile”; “Have fun today”; “Great job!”; “I am proud of you”; “Have a great day”.
3. Piece of Cake
From Happy Home Fairy
Not only will you find a cheery “Hope your 1st day was a piece of cake” note, there are suggestions for including a decorated cupcake.
4. Random Acts of Kindness
There are fourteen colorful and positive messages in this printable collection which includes: “The world needs more people like you”; “Think big”; “Oh, hello gorgeous”;” Think BIG”.
5. Love Notes – In yellow or aqua
From Tip Junkie
“Hey there smartie pants, hope your 1st day is going great!”
6. Lunch Box Jokes
From Mom Has Cooties
Thoughtful encouragement from scriptures references, but in Mom’s words. Messages revolve around worry, peer pressure, judging, working hard and feeling important. There’s also a first day of school sign to print and flag straws that celebrate the occasion.
7. Smiley Face
From abc teach
The iconic happy face wishes a happy first day.
8. Super Hero Lunch Notes
From Time Out With Mom
Find six encouragements, such as “Never forget mommy loves you” and “You are my sunshine”, plus six scriptures about courage, trust, and strength, including “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid”. There are also four blank, color-framed notes for personalization.
9. Silly Animal Jokes
From Kids Activities
An owl reminds your student to “Seize the day” and a line-up of pencils encourages: “Be smart. Be honest. Be kind.” Chalkboard style notes say, “Make today amazing” and “It always seems impossible until it’s done”.
10. Fun Notes
From Frugal Coupon Living
See a collection of eight colorful printables with eight different messages that include: “Some buggy loves you”; “Have a whale of a time”; “You are the apple of my eye”; and “You brighten my day”.
11. Adorably Simple Notes
There are six single color squares with a fun image and a spot to write your own message or you can use the same format with messages that include: “Happy day”; “Miss you”; “Hugs and kisses”; “Super star”; “Love you”; and “Big hug”.
12. Inspirational Notes
Discover a half dozen positive notes and modern style for your kids with these messages: “Be awesome today”; “Why fit in when you were born to stand out”; “Keep your chin up”; “Life is a beautiful ride”; “Don’t worry, be happy”; and “I love you”.
From All for the Boys
Eight different jokes, such as, “Why couldn’t the pirate play cards? Because he was sitting on the deck”! There are also eight blank cards so you can write your own jokes and puns.
14. Motivational Lunch Box Notes
From Ayelet Keshet
There are a dozen notes here; six are blank and six have phrases for you to complete, such as: “I can’t wait to…”; “You are special to me because…”; “You will do a great job on…”. All have attractive borders and colors.
15. Motivational Notes
See seven messages here that include: “Good luck on your test”; “Hope you’re having a great day”; “TGIF-get ready for the weekend”.
16. 10 Little Notes
From Mama Miss
Some vintage images, some more contemporary, but all with encouraging messages like: “you rock”; “sending you hugs today octopus style”; “have a blast today”.
17. Creative Notes
From Jones Design Company
Use these prompts to fill in a daily message: “To ____, I hope you have a ____day. Remember to _____. I’ll see you ____. Lots of love”.
From Simple Everyday Mom
Silly pictures and funny jokes are sure to garner a grin. An example: “What do you call a pig that knows karate? A pork chop”!
19. Post It Lunchbox Notes
From Dabbles and Babbles
Print these on any color note. There are a half dozen affirming messages, such as: “You are one amazing kid!” and “You are epic awesomeness in one cute little package!”
20. Lunchbox Love
From Kiki and Company
Six artsy fun and bright colored pictures accompany notes like: “You are dino-mite!” and “Superkid”.
Make sure they get the lunch box they want. We have gathered some great lunch box resources that will be perfect to head back to school.
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- Heroes Lunch Box
- Frozen Tin Lunch Box
- Slim Snack
- Firetruck Soft Lunch Kit
- Spider-man Soft Sided Lunch Kit
- Skylanders Lunch Kit
- Scooby Doo Lunch Kit
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Insulated Lunch Bag
- Despicable Me 2 Minion Lunch Bag