Needing lunch ideas for a kingergartener!

What do you pack in your kindergarteners lunch? I pack the same thing daily. I need ideas!


I let mine choose what they want to eat. Got one that cooks corn dogs and the other makes hot pockets. The last one doesn’t care and eats at school. Let them choose within reason. Like you can’t take just snacks and/or candy.

I’ll pack her chicken tenders green beans sandwiches Mac and cheese Pizza anything she normally would eat and to help keep the lunch cold freeze a bottle of water and by the time lunch comes it should be thawed out

Mine gets strawberries, yogurt peanut butter cracker sandwichs

cheese and crackers, peanut butter and celery, soup and goldfish crackers, hard boiled eggs, go yogurt, homemade chicken nuggets, little smokies in a blanket, mini pizzas using english muffins

Yoghurt sandwhich fruit a fruit bar

Make their most favorite 5 meals, my daughter loves it when I do that. Or let your baby pick something from the store, like a lunchable.

Pbj 4 triangle cut sandwich, freeze a gogart night before stays cold till lunch, cut up fruit or easy finger fruit, pretzels, or crunchy snack and refillable cup for water.

Ask your child What they would like… if they haven’t complained about what you pack they must like it.


Sandwiches, homeade lunchable by sending crackers, meat, and cheese. Wraps, salads, boiled eggs, I’ve even sent leftover :pizza: lol

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I myself I buy different Lunchables for my child and I let her pick what she wants to take the school the next day course I give her other stuff but Lunchables has everything that the child needs

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She also gets a granola bar and a bag of Ritz crackers, or a cheese string.


Little boxes of raisons, crackers and ham, cheese, salami, pepperoni, …

It’s so hard to pack lunches now, my sons school has two nutritional breaks :flushed:

I’ve noticed my daughter eats better when I pack small amounts of multiple things. Like half a sandwich, grapes, and carrots. Crackers and cheese are good too.


Mini corndogs in a thermos. You get a good thermos, it will stay hot until their lunch. I’ve seen kids bring ramen noodles and left over bbq ribs even in their thermos!

I usually ask what my daughter wants . Either a sandwhich , leftovers , lunchables or something she can pop in the microwave at school . I usually switch up snacks each week . I shop every weekend for food … ugh … so I try to grab different fruits each time . Switch up the crackers . Maybe get some yougurt. They are usually pretty good at telling us what they like. If it’s still in her lunch 2 or 3 days in a row from not eating it , I usually domt pack it anymore cause obviously she doesnt like it :joy: . Good luck !! Its hard

My son loves a bagel with cream cheese. And chicken noodle soup too.

I have bins that are colored by item type in my fridge and pantry for snacks. My kindergartener gets to pick an item from each bin for her lunchbox after dinner or she gets a lunchable with a side of fruit or veggies. We have strawberries, apples and carrots in one bin, cheese, yogurt pouches in another. In the pantry I have fruit strips, raisins in one and crackers and chips in another. She usually takes a half sandwich of some kind if she chooses not to have a lunchable.

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Bento Lunch Box Ideas - Canada :canada: has a ton of lunch ideas