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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



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?

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