Valentine’s Day Lunch Ideas for Kids (+ FREE Printables)

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valentine's day inspired lunch for kids

Can you believe Valentine’s Day is this Friday? Here are some cute ideas for packing festive lunches this week to get your kiddos even more excited. Find some heart shaped cookie cutters (check out these here and here) and get creative with whatever is in your fridge and pantry. Heart shaped fruit, veggies, cheeses, sandwiches etc. are always easy and fun.

 And, I’ve created four different lunchbox jokes for you to print and include. If your kids are like mine, they will love these silly jokes.

Free Printable Lunch Box Jokes Hip2Save

To make heart shaped snack sized tomatoes, cut them diagonally and secure with a heart toothpick or use a cupcake toppers (I found the ones pictured at my local Dollar Tree). To cut heart shaped carrots, first cut a triangle at the top lengthwise, and diagonal on the sides. Then chop slices.

The cucumbers are simply sliced and then I used a small heart cookie cutter. They are so easy and fun. To make little heart shaped peanut butter sandwiches, use a cookie cutter then press down with the end of a fork to seal.

Heart Shaped Vegetables Hip2Save

Finish your lunch with a special note and one or more of the free printable jokes! The lunch box pictured has the inside top lined with chalkboard vinyl from the craft store so that I can use chalkboard markers to write special messages to my kids. I hope you can use these simple and adorable lunch box ideas for your little ones this week!

Valentine's Day Lunch box ideas Hip2Save

 Lina ( loves cooking new recipes, thrift store shopping, and DIY home decor projects. 

About the writer:

Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 11 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.

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Comments 16

  1. Brindha

    That’s super cute and creative ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Meghan F.

    Super cute! Love the easy and simple downloads. Sometimes just a little extra effort goes a long way. Great memories too!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Adria

    That’s actually perfect lunch for a young kid minus the drink or smoothie. Peanut butter sandwhih on whole grain bread?!? Peanut butter is protein. Just FYI giving a child a lunch-able is pretty unhealthy.

    • Gina

      Lunchables are the worst.

    • Jenny

      Is that just random information your providing? Or did I miss the lunch-able plug in her post?!

      Thanks for the jokes Lina- my nice will love that!!!

      • Adria

        I was responding to Frenchie’s post earlier.

  4. Jennifer B.

    Thanks, Lina, for the cute printables! So glad to have you and your posts here on Hip2Save!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Thanks so much!

  5. Hazzy

    Since V day is on a Friday, do you think sales won’t be 50% till Sunday? Or Monday?

  6. Jennifer B.

    Totally depends on the child (age, gender, activity level). You don’t always need meat, either. The sandwiches are listed as peanut butter ones, but could easily be meat and cheese, if desired.

    I knew a 10 year old girl (here from India) who would/could only eat one chicken nugget at a meal!

  7. kim

    So adorable! Thanks for sharing.

  8. Sonja

    Thank You my kids are so excited for Friday now especially the jokes. My children are 12 year old girl and 11 year old boy they think it’s Awesome. I wish you were my mom when I was growing up. LOL

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      LoL! Thanks Sonja, enjoy!

  9. Tammy

    Hi Collin! Your Valentine’s Day lunch has got to be the cutest lunch EVER! I love the chalkboard contact paper. What a great idea!

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