It’s time for new FREEBIES! I designed these FREE back-to-school printables just for HowDoesShe newsletter subscribers. Fresh little apples and preppy polka dots are the theme, and the set is designed to make that transition back to school just a little easier.

Free printable school lunch notes, jokes & more!

You can tuck love notes and silly jokes in school lunches for a sweet surprise.

Free printable school lunch notes, jokes & more! Free printable school lunch notes, jokes & more!

There are a variety of pre-printed notes, and blank notes are included so that you can write your own messages, too!

chickabug-howdoesshe-school-printables-7 Free printable school lunch notes, jokes & more! Free printable school lunch notes, jokes & more!

For the ultimate lunchtime ice breaker, send homemade treats in your child’s lunch – one labeled “to keep” and one labeled “to share.” That’s a good way to make a new friend!

Free printable school lunch notes, jokes & more!

The printable jokes are designed so that you can fold them shut. Then, your child opens up the joke to reveal the punchline.

Free printable school lunch notes, jokes & more! Free back-to-school printables from HowDoesShe & Chickabug How to download

These printables were designed by Heather from Chickabug (that’s me!) exclusively for HowDoesShe newsletter subscribers. To get the printables:

{STEP ONE} Sign up for HowDoesShe’s mailing list at

{STEP TWO} Check your email for a welcome message from HowDoesShe. The email will include a password and a link. Click on the link and enter the password.

{STEP THREE} Download the printables and enjoy!

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  1. 1
    Sunday, August 19th, 2012 at 11:17 am
    Lawrie Stamatiades says:
    Love your signs!
    • 1.1
      Sunday, August 19th, 2012 at 5:50 pm
      Heather says:
      Thanks Lawrie! : )
  2. 2
    Sunday, August 26th, 2012 at 10:16 pm
    Jana Wheaton says:
    Love this site!!
    • 2.1
      Monday, August 27th, 2012 at 10:32 am
      Heather says:
      Thanks Jana! : )
  3. 3
    Monday, August 27th, 2012 at 7:53 am
    Corrie says:
    Such cuteness!
  4. 4
    Monday, September 3rd, 2012 at 2:15 pm
    Tiz says:
    I just want the printables
    • 4.1
      Tuesday, September 4th, 2012 at 2:20 pm
      Heather says:
      Hi Tiz! Check your e-mail! : ) Thank you!!
  5. 5
    Monday, September 3rd, 2012 at 8:30 pm
    Lori Herbst says:
    Very cute first day signs!
  6. 6
    Wednesday, March 27th, 2013 at 9:58 pm
    Jess says:
    So excited for these printables! YAY
    • 6.1
      Wednesday, March 27th, 2013 at 10:36 pm
      Heather says:
      Aw yay! Thanks Jess!! : )
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    Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 at 7:21 pm
    Beth Fries says:
    I am a 2nd grade teacher and mother of a pre-schooler and absolutely adore your signs! I want to use them in my class and with my daughter. Thank you for sharing your creativity!
    • 7.1
      Thursday, June 27th, 2013 at 10:12 am
      Heather says:
      That's so nice of you to say, Beth! Thank you!! : )
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    Sunday, August 11th, 2013 at 10:12 am
    An9ela says:
    Your signup link is not working for me. When I click on the 'go' button I get an error that says 'Required Fields are Missing'. Help? I really want the printables before school starts this week and would love to sign up for your newsletter.
    • 8.1
      Monday, August 12th, 2013 at 11:44 am
      Heather says:
      Hi Angela! I just sent an email with the free printables attached! : )
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    Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 at 2:52 pm
    Dee says:
    As a teacher&mum i got to say....such cute to have them :) job!!@
    • 9.1
      Wednesday, August 21st, 2013 at 9:49 am
      Heather says:
      Thanks Dee!
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    Sunday, June 22nd, 2014 at 7:21 pm
    Lynn says:
    I forgot my password to get the free printables
    • 10.1
      Monday, June 23rd, 2014 at 9:15 am
      Heather says:
      Hi Lynn! I just emailed you the printable file. : )
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    Sunday, August 24th, 2014 at 9:04 pm
    Julie says:
    I had signed up before on another email but stopped getting emails and info from you. I signed up again today to get the free printables, but the email did not come with a password. I'd love to get them for my kids for tomorrow. Thanks
    • 11.1
      Monday, August 25th, 2014 at 8:45 am
      Heather says:
      Hi Julie! You need to be on HowDoesShe's mailing list. You get a password when you sign up, and a reminder of what the password is with every email from them. You enter the password on this page:

      If you have not signed up yet you can do so here:
  12. 12
    Thursday, October 8th, 2015 at 9:23 am
    Kelli Hall says:
    Trying to subscribe for the free printables. Love them. My son starts school next week. Please help.
    • 12.1
      Thursday, October 8th, 2015 at 9:40 am
      Heather says:
      Hi Kelli! You need to subscribe to HowDoesShe's list, not mine. You can do so here:
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    Tuesday, August 9th, 2016 at 5:05 pm
    Jasmine says:
    These signs are absolutely ADORABLE!! Thank you so much!! :-)
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    Saturday, June 30th, 2018 at 3:44 pm
    Teresa Clark says:
    Thanks for sharing.