What’s in Your Kiddos’ Lunchbox? (giveaway worth $150!)

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on August 23, 2009

Lunch Box BuilderSince I homeschool, I very rarely have to pack lunches for my kiddos, but even when we’re home, you will most likely find us munching on Goldfish crackers and applesauce!

Now, I know that most you are trying to get back in to the habit of packing healthy lunches for your kiddos to take to school, so I’m here to remind you that it’s not necessary to spend a fortune to give your children a healthy lunch that packs well.

Smucker’s, Mott’s and Pepperidge Farms would like to help you out as you send your kiddos off to school with healthy lunches. Head over to www.lunchboxbuilder.com, create a custom lunchbox and print out some great coupons for Goldfish Crackers and Uncrustables Sandwiches.

Once you’ve done that, come back here (don’t worry, I’ll wait…) and enter to win a fab lunchbox care package, worth $150!

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Here’s what’s in it:
  • iPod Shuffle
  • Insulated lunchbox
  • Smuckers Strawberry
  • Pencils
  • Coupons
  • Sharpie pens
  • Colored Pencils
  • Smuckers Uncrustables Container
  • Motts Reusable Shopping Bag
  • $65 Walmart Gift Card
  • Pedometer
  • An Optical Mouse
  • Smuckers Belt Pack

Here’s how to enter:

  • Leave me a comment here, before August 26th, describing the lunchbox you create at www.lunchboxbuilder.com.

For additional entries:

  • Leave me a separate comment telling me about any creative ways you connect with your kiddos with what you pack for them for lunch.
  • Become a fan of From Dates to Diapers on Facebook.
  • Grab my button and place it on your own blog.
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carol ~ August 26, 2009 at 1:17 pm

I sometimes put notes in their box or extra treats to share with their friends.

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carol ~ August 26, 2009 at 1:18 pm

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Shelley M August 26, 2009 at 1:28 pm

I picked the treasure chest lunchbox with flowers decorated on it.

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Shelley M August 26, 2009 at 1:30 pm

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Shelley M August 26, 2009 at 1:33 pm

I connect with my kiddo because I make her make her own lunch now. : ) I have to watch her pack her lunch, of course, but she learns what is healthy and what she can have for a treat.

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Nettie August 26, 2009 at 2:42 pm

I built the treasure chest with goldfish…Thanks for the giveaway!

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George August 26, 2009 at 3:06 pm

I had so much fun building lunchboxes. I especially loved the flowers and ladybug stickers. Thanks for the entertainment!

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Mishia August 26, 2009 at 3:12 pm

I made a black in whit lunch box with paw prints on it.

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Lisa H August 26, 2009 at 3:16 pm

The lunchbox I built was the treasure chest with goldfish. That was fun. Thanks.

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ktanjatk August 26, 2009 at 3:16 pm

I build the orange box & the Motts environment and put a sun & flower stickers

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ktanjatk August 26, 2009 at 3:17 pm

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ktanjatk August 26, 2009 at 3:17 pm

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Joannie August 26, 2009 at 3:45 pm

I built my lunchbox using the red one and decorated it with stars, pencils, and books.

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Joannie August 26, 2009 at 3:46 pm

I love to put notes inside the napkin as a surprise for my grandson.

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Laura August 26, 2009 at 3:47 pm

I made one of the lunchboxes with the temperature showing on the outside and put some fun stickers on it, like a heart, flowers, and smiley faces.

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barbara wright August 26, 2009 at 4:15 pm

I’d definitely make the treasure chest (my daughter wants to be a pirate!) with the goldfish environment.

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scarlette August 26, 2009 at 4:15 pm

Mine was a hot pink old school style metal with lots of stickers(floral, sunshine, ladybug, etc)

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barbara wright August 26, 2009 at 4:16 pm

I write my kids notes and leave them in their lunch boxes so they know I’m thinking about them.

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Joanne Schultz August 26, 2009 at 4:17 pm

it’s a purplish treasure chest with a G clef on it!

Thanks for the giveaway!

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barbara wright August 26, 2009 at 4:18 pm

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Joanne Schultz August 26, 2009 at 4:26 pm

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Joanne Schultz August 26, 2009 at 4:27 pm

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Charity August 26, 2009 at 4:31 pm

It’s a very girly lunchbox. It is red with plenty of flowers.

Thanks

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Charity August 26, 2009 at 4:32 pm

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Charity August 26, 2009 at 4:33 pm

I subscribe

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joanna smith August 26, 2009 at 4:45 pm

The lunchbox I created for my son is the classic style steel lunchbox. I painted it royal blue and added stickers on for him that include all his favorite sports, a football, a soccer ball, a baseball, I also added an airplane sticker because he loves it when we travel on them, and I added a microphone sticker because he loves music and to air guitar and sing to it, and lastly I added a motorcycle sticker, because he thinks he is getting one, one day (not!) That was so much fun, I posted mine in the gallery there too! Thanks for the chance to enter this wonderful giveaway!

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joanna smith August 26, 2009 at 4:55 pm

One creative thing I do when I fix my son’s lunch is to put together all kinds of my own creations of snack mixes. I may take cashews, almonds, golden raisins, sunflower seeds, yogurt balls, dried bananas, peanuts, or any number of other ingredients, whatever I have on hand, but it is always bountiful and plentiful and I surprise him with a large bag of it in his lunch bag. This is special for him because he loves, loves this! His friends try and take it from him, so I make sure to pack a large zip lock bag of it each time! It is fun for me to be creative in picking the ingredients, there are always at least 7-8 in there and see how much he enjoys it.

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joanna smith August 26, 2009 at 4:55 pm

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Karen Gonyea August 26, 2009 at 4:57 pm

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Pat Connors August 26, 2009 at 5:02 pm

They help me pick out the items at the grocery store and then pack the lunch with me.

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Ellie W August 26, 2009 at 5:18 pm

I chose the treasure chest and decorated it with sports balls for my little grandson.

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Daniel Jones August 26, 2009 at 5:41 pm

I made a nature themed lunchbox. :}

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Daniel Jones August 26, 2009 at 5:42 pm

I try to connect with my kids by having them guess which food group the food that I’m putting into thier lunchboxes are!

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Bethany August 26, 2009 at 5:49 pm

Great giveaway!!! We had fun building a lunch box! We chose the one with the temperature on it, that was neat. Our environment was Smucker’s, we made the lunch box hot pink, and added two music stickers!

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Bethany August 26, 2009 at 5:52 pm

For their lunch I sometimes add those creative fruit roll-uups where you can peel them out and make art with them! I slice up all apples and oranges. I’m an artist so I’ve been known to cut their sandwiches into a heart every now and then, though the boys don’t care so much for that! Hehe.

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Eileen Deliz August 26, 2009 at 5:54 pm

I made a girlie purple lunchbox with lots of ladybugs and flowers as decoration.

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Eileen Deliz August 26, 2009 at 5:58 pm

Once a week (usually Friday) I make a ‘restaurant lunch’. That is, we pick a particular fast-service entree that the kids like and I make a reasonable facsimile. Right now, their favorite is a Chipotle style chicken wrap.

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Theresa August 26, 2009 at 6:01 pm

I used the classic metal lunchbox shape, colored it dark blue, & went crazy with the robot stickers. It looked awesome!

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Carolyn G August 26, 2009 at 6:20 pm

My lunchbox was the hard top modern one in green with stickers of ladybugs

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Carolyn G August 26, 2009 at 6:21 pm

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Carolyn G August 26, 2009 at 6:22 pm

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Brian E. August 26, 2009 at 6:35 pm

Thanks for the giveaway… Our daughters created sports & music theme lunchboxes.

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Maja August 26, 2009 at 6:52 pm

i never had a lunch box.

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nicole August 26, 2009 at 6:54 pm

I designed the treasure chest with goldfish. My son loves goldfish!!

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Summer August 26, 2009 at 6:54 pm

I made a treasure chest lunchbox with star and shield stickers.

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Donna Hunt August 26, 2009 at 6:56 pm

I picked the treasure chest for my son because he loves Jack Sparrow. Then I decorated it with sports and motorcycle stickers for his interests. Thank you for the contest!

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Donna Hunt August 26, 2009 at 7:01 pm

I usually pack a special treat for him–such as a fruit snack or a box of his favorite juice. If my son has a test or another stressful event coming up, I find some of his favorite stickers and put them in a card that tells him how much I believe in and admire him.

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Sand August 26, 2009 at 7:12 pm

I used the Mot’s applesauce template and added some fun graphics.

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Jaina's Mom August 26, 2009 at 7:25 pm

I built the white lunchbox and covered it with stickers of ladybugs with the goldfish enviroment.

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Dawn August 26, 2009 at 7:28 pm

I picked the square shaped lunchbox and colored it blue and added robot face stickers on it.

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Jaina's Mom August 26, 2009 at 7:29 pm

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Dawn August 26, 2009 at 7:30 pm

I like leaving little notes to my kids in their lunchbox to connect with them.

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Becky Grady August 26, 2009 at 7:33 pm

I made a red one. Thanks! It was fun.
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Veronica Garrett August 26, 2009 at 7:50 pm

I made a Mott’s design on thr Red Lunch Box.

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Donna K August 26, 2009 at 8:01 pm

Mine was pink with a strawberry on it.

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Donna K August 26, 2009 at 8:02 pm

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Donna K August 26, 2009 at 8:03 pm

I connect by putting a note in their lunchbox.

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Reginald S August 26, 2009 at 8:11 pm

My lunchbox is purple, and I packed a Lean pocket and a mixed fruit cup.

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DanV August 26, 2009 at 8:18 pm

I made a red box with goldfish

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Auriette August 26, 2009 at 8:21 pm

I built a lunchbox with a singing robot on it. http://www.lunchboxbuilder.com/gallery/#/701 I didn’t realize I could decorate the back, though.

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Kay D. August 26, 2009 at 8:27 pm

I actually have some pictures of the lunchbox I created. They didn’t save it right, though. You can find them here: http://serieslyready.blogspot.com/2009/08/not-book-related.html

It’s supposed to be about the environment. Put some butterflies, flowers, trees, footprints, and the back shows our planet, the sun and holes/worm holes in space.

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Chrysa August 26, 2009 at 8:36 pm

I made a treasure chest Goldfish lunchbox with stickers!

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Chrysa August 26, 2009 at 8:38 pm

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Heather C August 26, 2009 at 8:39 pm

I used the uncrustables environment and picked the weird 32 degree box. Strange little thing. I put robots all over it. :-)

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Gianna August 26, 2009 at 9:16 pm

Blue with robots.. gotta have robots :)

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Lindsay August 26, 2009 at 9:23 pm

I created a treasure chest in the Mott’s background with tons of fun stickers all over it!

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Lindsay August 26, 2009 at 9:23 pm

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Lindsay August 26, 2009 at 9:30 pm

One thing my mom used to do to make our lunches extra special is she would slip in little post it notes with a little I love you have a good day. We never knewn when it would be in there which made it that much more special.

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Kelly Ann T. August 26, 2009 at 9:31 pm

I created a green square lunch box with a starburst and a dog.

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Kelly Ann T. August 26, 2009 at 9:32 pm

I cut sandwhiches in fun shapes. I also add little jokes to their napkins.

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Gena August 27, 2009 at 5:53 pm

I made a red square lunchbox with a robot theme

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Shaylasr August 28, 2009 at 6:44 am

I puy little notrd in hrr lunvh and she really loves that.

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LyndiLou August 28, 2009 at 10:27 pm

I chose a treasure chest for my lunchbox!!! I put a bunch of star stickers on it and a world on each side! I put more stars on the back and some exclamations points on there too! :) What a fun little site!

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LyndiLou August 28, 2009 at 10:27 pm

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LyndiLou August 28, 2009 at 10:28 pm

I don’t have anyone to make sack lunches for yet… sooo when I’m just making lunch in general, I sing-song and dance my way around the kitchen while I get things ready. My baby watches and laughs… instead of getting grumpy as she waits for me to get her food!

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