It’s not everyday that there’s a holiday coming closer that lets us get crafty and themed with the food we make our kids. Every chance we get, however, we love to make their school lunches a little more fun than usual so that they actually enjoy doing things like eating their fruits and vegetables! That’s why, now that springtime is here, we’ve been on the hunt for cute ways to incorporate Easter bunnies and spring animals into their lunchtime routine in unique ways.
Just in case you love the idea of making fun Easter themed school lunches for your kids just as much as we do, if not more, here are 15 of the very best ideas we’ve come across so far in our search!
1. Easter lunch with cheese chicks
Are your kids absolute cheese lovers more than just about anything else? Well, ours certainly are, so this fantastic lunch from Bento School Lunches that turns their sandwich and snack cheese into a pair of little Easter chicks caught our attention right away! A bit of creative cutting as far as mini carrots and the crust of the sandwich are involved and you’re all set.
2. Easter carrot sandwiches
Perhaps you loved the idea of making a shaped sandwich with the cheese on top because you think your kids would be even more excited to eat their lunch’s main course if it was shaped like something fun? Then we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Meet The Dubiens made these funny little cheese and spinach ham sandwiches into carrots for an Easter bunny.
3. Carrot sandwich and Easter salad with decorated hard boiled egg
Maybe you’d actually love to find a cute themed lunch box idea that your kids can actually help you make? In that case, we think you’ll feel very intrigued indeed by the way Murul made their kids a bright, spring-like lunch with a salad, a carrot shaped finger sandwich, and some Easter colour snacks and then used wax techniques to let their kids decorate their own hard boiled eggs!
4. Spring lamb bento lunch
Just in case you’re still totally enamoured with the idea of making adorably shaped finger sandwiches cut to look like all different things but you can’t help wondering whether your little ones might prefer springtime creatures, since they’re such animal lovers, here’s an awesome alternative from Eclectic Lamb!
5. Bunny bum bento box
Maybe you’ve actually been looking for Easter themed lunch box ideas specifically because, even when it’s not springtime, your kids are just completely obsessed with bunnies? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at the way Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons made this fully bunny themed lunch from the eggs right down to the funny little sandwich.
6. Bunny sandwich and chick hardboiled egg with carrots
Have you actually really liked several of the ideas you’ve seen so far but you’re just not sure which one your kids would like best of all? Well, who ever said you have to choose between, say, Easter bunnies and springtime chicks? We’re personally huge fans of the way Lunch Box Awesome included both in their lunch by making a bunny rabbit shaped sandwich and a half hatched hardboiled egg that looks just like a little chick.
7. Lamb sandwich and egg chick
Did you actually really like the little lamb sandwich ideas but your kids are bigger eaters and you think they’re going to need a bit more sandwich than that along with their other snacks to get them through the rest of the school day after lunch? Then you should definitely take a look at the way Super Healthy Kids made a larger sheep sandwich instead!
8. Easter bunny cutout sandwich and veggies
Are you actually a little more pressed for time and, even though you’ve picked up some cute treats to include in the lunch itself, you’re just not sure you’ll have time for things like cutting sandwiches into custom shapes? In that case, we think you’ll get along a little better with the way Made for School created a bunny shape in their bread like a cut-out instead! It’s shockingly easy to do.
9. Baby chick sandwich
We’ve already shown you how to make a number of adorable Easter chick shaped snack foods but, like with the bunnies, we understand that some kids have bigger appetites and might need more of a full sized sandwich to get them through the day better. That’s why we liked this tutorial from Cute Food for Kids that teaches you how to make a hatching chick shaped sandwich without really losing most of the lunch.
10. Easter egg flatbread pizza lunch
Have you actually had your eyes peeled for Easter themed lunch ideas that aren’t sandwiches because that’s what your kids eat almost every single day and you’re kind of just hoping to change things up a bit for them? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at the wayRaising Whasians made their kids adorable Easter egg flatbread pizzas instead! Your little ones could even decorate the flatbread themselves while you help them make their lunch in the morning before school.
11. Easter egg hunt lunch
ARe your kids actually the kind of curious little hands-on youngsters who will eat just about anything so long as it’s got some element of interest or fun to it? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Mommy and Me Lunchbox turned their kids’ lunches into an Easter egg hunt by putting each snack inside the kind of colourful plastic Easter eggs you’d find at your local dollar store!
12. Edible Easter basket lunch
Do you actually have lots of time on your hands before tomorrow’s lunches have to be made and you’re feeling very crafty indeed right now? In that case, we think you just might be the perfect person to give this fantastic Easter basket sandwich a try! Bento School Lunches shows you how it was done by wearing cheese into a basket and getting a few sweet elements involved for topping decor as well.
13. Easter basket sandwich lunch
Are you very intrigued indeed by the idea of making an Easter basket themed sandwich for your child’s Easter week lunch but you’re just not sure they’d actually east something quite as decorated as the version we just showed you above? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look a the way Bentology made this slightly simpler version by getting creative with only their bread and cheese.
14. Bunny finger sandwich lunchbox
Just in case the sandwich is actually the only part of your child’s lunch that you’re able to get creative with because they like to choose the rest of their snacks from the cafeteria or tuck shop with their allowance throughout the week, here’s an idea from Veggie Bento that might work a little better for you! They show you how to make an awesome bread bunny from differently cut finger sandwiches.
15. Easter egg hummus toast
Just in case you’re still looking at delicious Easter lunch ideas that aren’t just custom cut sandwiches but the pizza break wasn’t something you can see your kids wanting to eat, here’s an alternative idea from Fork and Beans! They guide you through the process of making all kinds of Easter shaped hummus toasts using lots of healthy veggies.
Love these ideas? Have more to share with us? Let us know below!