Maybe you’ve planned of a favorite treat to include in your little one's lunch, like a heart-shaped brownie? Or perhaps you are more of a lunch box note type of lunch maker? Or maybe, like us, you’ve been too busy this summer to even start thinking about school lunches again? Well, do we have the link for you.

You could learn how make a paper fortune cookie to include in your little one's lunch box. Imagine the predictions you could make about their first day? Or what about including a personalized pencil? They really aren’t that expensive it turns out ($7 for 24). Or, one of our favorites, a lunchtime survey that you create? The Stir has put together an incredible line up of 51 Ideas for Smile-Inducing Lunch Box Notes & Surprises that are sure to inspire. Of couse, all of these ideas could work all school year long so you might want to book mark it.

Let us know if you've decided what to do the first day of school in the comments below. Did your parents put any surprises in your lunchbox on special days?

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