The kids and I have lots of project ideas ready to go for this October.  They love Halloween, dressing up, spending time with friends and neighbors.  And they’ll love it if it ever cools down enough to feel like Fall!

This first project they don’t know about yet because it’s a surprise!

Halloween lunch box joke notes.  Super easy, just print, cut and throw one in their lunch box each morning.  I’m going to try and do one for the boys each day in October so I’d love any cute Halloween jokes you have!

I got a big pack of white cardstock a while back so I printed them on that.  I think it works out better because my boys are rough on their lunch and this way it doesn’t get smashed and wrinkled as easy (my almost 8 year old likes to save his notes in the pocket of his lunch box).

I know some of these will be hard for newer readers so I also have blank notes that you can write your own jokes or notes on!  If I can find more jokes I’ll make a new download when these 8 days are used up so feel free to share them in the comment section or email me if that is what you prefer.

You can download the joke notes here and the blank notes here  

Version 2 now available here!


Happy October!

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Thanks so much for these cute notes! I'm going to include them with goody bags for my daughter's Brownie troop. Happy Halloween!

October 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCynthia B.

I am so excited about these! I will be featuring these on my blog on Wednesday at
Thanks so much for the free download!

October 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrandy

These are great! Thanks so much for taking the time to make them - at no cost, too!! Really appreciate that!
I found you on livinglocurto, btw :-)

October 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCarole

I love these! Thank you so much for sharing!

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterN.

We just finished reading one of these a day for the past couple of weeks. My kids are now asking for Thanksgiving and Christmas jokes. You don't happen to have any of those up your sleeve do you? We'd be very interested if you do.

Thanks for making our Halloween funny!

October 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPenny

thank you so much for these printables. i made treat bag tags for my son's 1st grade class.

November 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterivy

Thank you so much for these delicious goodies. I will put them to good use. Thank you for sharing your gifts. xoxo

June 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterVicki

I LOVE these cute little Halloween lunch notes!! I hope you don't mind I've featured them in my new Halloween hub here:


Hope it's okay! Thanks so much for sharing. Happy Halloween and God Bless :)

September 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJamie B.

Halloween crafts ideas could be a bit tricky in particular if you're planning it for kids who have short attention span. You have to make sure that the projects are fun and stimulating for them.

December 7, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterchildrens trousers

Awesome printables ... thanks for so generously sharing them! I featured your Halloween Lunchbox Jokes as the Free Printable(s) of the Day at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/LivingMontessoriNow.

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