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Initial Letter Bento Lunchbox Ideas

My boys absolutely love it when I made a themed lunchbox for them. No matter if it’s a pirate bento lunchbox or based on one of their favorite characters like the Angry Birds lunchbox, lunch time is always more fun when it’s based on a theme. Our most recent lunchbox they were just as thrilled with, even though it was a bit simpler bento than some of the ones we have made in the past. This one had a theme that they loved, though, it was their Initial Letter lunchbox!

Initial Letter Lunchbox

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Making this lunchbox was super easy. I just made each boy their own favorite sandwiches. One of my kiddos likes peanut butter only and my other son is more creative and will go for peanut butter with jelly, honey, or butter so we mix it up.

next, I added in their favorite fruits and veggies – sliced apples, baby carrots, and cherry tomatoes. My kids love to dip, so they got some ranch in their lunchbox, too.

Finally, I added the finishing touch! I took a small handful of stick pretzels and arranged them on top of their sandwich making their first name’s initial letter out of the pretzels.

I have been working with my 3 year old on learning to spell his name, so he loved seeing the A in the lunchbox and knew which one was his immediately. I got big smiles from both of the boys as they saw their own personalized lunchbox and ate their lunches.

Initial Letter Lunchbox

We took their lunches outside to our picnic table to make lunchtime even more fun, and enjoy the beautiful weather we were having. You can add in more letters throughout the lunchbox theme with abc cookie cutters and stamp out slices of cheese, thinly sliced fruit or veggies like cucumbers or watermelon, or even a cookie as a fun treat!

What’s your favorite thing to add to a bento lunchbox?


Sunday 28th of September 2014

This looks so yummy!

Tammy S

Friday 26th of September 2014

This is a fantastic idea! I am going to try it in next weeks lunch for my daughter. Plus you made it super easy because her name stats with an A. Thanks for sharing!


Friday 26th of September 2014

What a cute idea for lunch.

Jen Temcio @ Dapperhouse

Thursday 25th of September 2014

I've been seeing bento boxes featured all over the place lately, and I'm really excited about it! I know my kids would appreciate something other than plain lunches.


Thursday 25th of September 2014

I don't do bento lunchboxes. If I had more time, I definitely would, though. They're so much fun. When I make my regular lunches *sigh*, I like to add things like vegetables and fruits. I shy away from sandwiches, though. They get squishy.

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