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22 Lunch Ideas for Kids at Home

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Make summer lunch easy with these 20 fun lunch ideas for kids at home! Skip the sandwiches and have fun making lunch together.

Summer is one of my favorite times of the year. No alarm clocks. Late nights. Ice cream and popsicles. It’s just fun!

But having to think about and cook lunch everyday is not so much fun.  Everyone gets tired of eating sandwiches and chips pretty quickly.

So we’ve come up with 22 (plus a few extra) fun lunch ideas perfect for summer afternoons.

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22 Lunch Ideas for Kids at Home

Bacon Turkey Club Wrap is a great idea for an easy lunch on the go.

Let the kids do the cooking with these English Muffin Caprese Pizzas.

When it’s too hot to cook or eat, try this cool Kid-Approved Pasta Salad.

pigs in a blanket

Mini Pigs in A Blanket are a fun lunch or even a snack.

Food on a stick is fun and kids will love eating Tortilla Pinwheel Lollipops or Sandwich on a Stick.

Try your hand at a super cute bento lunch with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Bento Lunch.

Make  muffins in to lunch with a batch of Pizza Muffins and Ham and Mac and Cheese Muffins.

Keep a bag of frozen meatballs in the freezer, and you can whip up Cheesy Meatball Sliders for an easy lunch. 

Use up what’s in the fridge with Leftover Quesadillas.

Grilled Cheese Roll Ups are fun twist on the classic grilled cheese sandwich.

Easy crock pot mac and cheese with uncooked noodles

Use the slow cooker to make lunch with Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese and Slow Cooker Veggie Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Sticks!

Maybe you can get the kids to eat their veggies with Broccoli Nuggets and Broccoli Cheddar Bites.

Peanut butter  and jelly isn’t just for sandwiches. Whip up a batch of Peanut Butter and Jelly Pancakes for a fun summer lunch. 

Kids love fun meatballs and Cheesy Meatball Bites look delicious.

homemade pizza rolls

Most kids love pizza. Make up some easy pizza rolls using canned pizza crust. These are great for picnics, too.

My kids love sushi and this Sushi Turkey Sandwich looks fun.

Sometimes you just need a sandwich. Check out these  Ham and Cheese Pockets  and DIY Peanut Butter and Jelly Uncrustables


Kebabs don’t have to be grilled! Get creative with deli meat, veggies, and fruit and make these fun Kid Kebabs

Combine two of kids favorite foods – nuggets and corn dogs in Corn Dog Nuggets.

If you have kids that love rice, check out this Lunch Rice Salad and Rice Patties.

Grilled Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches

Put a little spin on the classic PB&J and grill it! It’s so good! Check out Grilled Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches


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1 Comment
  • Nikky
    December 3, 2017

    Nice article for kids. I will try these for my kids in lunch.