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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!


Allison Waken is the founder, writer, photographer, and content creator of All for the Memories and All for the Boys.


  1. Adorable! Thanks so much for sharing. My son will find one in tomorrow's lunch πŸ™‚

  2. These are great! My two youngest love jokes (mostly they like to make up really, really bad jokes) but maybe I can inspire them with these!

  3. These are so fun – thank you so much for sharing these. My kids are going to love them!!

  4. how stinkin' cute are these? love them! i love coming across more photographer websites…off to peruse your blog some more! πŸ˜‰

  5. OKAY .. I am always everyday giving my kids love notes in their lunch .. but how FLIPPIN CUTE are these things .. you are so creative .. LOVE

  6. we love jokes in out house. my first grader will LOVE these. thanks =) here's a few for ya:

    What does a hungry ghost want?
    Ice scream!

    Why didnt the skeleton cross the road?
    Because he had no guts!

    Who did Frankenstein take to the prom?
    His ghoul friend!

  7. aggiebonfire00

    these are really cute. my 8 & 5 year old will love finding these in their lunch boxes! thanks for sharing!

  8. Sonja Chandler

    So cute! Ali Edwards sent me. So glad she did!

    Okay, I have one joke

    What is a mummies favorite type of music?


    Thanks so much

  9. LOVE these new jokes! LOL my little one will love the "rap" joke

  10. what's a ghost favorite article of clothing?

    his boo jeans

  11. Thank you for this! My DD8 will love these!

    Gotta knock knock joke for you my kids told me last night:

    knock knock:
    who's there
    owls who?
    yes, owls who! (silly!)

    what happened to the ghost who swallowed a firecracker?
    he BOO up!

  12. So cute! I am so going to use the blank ones as tags for teacher gifts. And maybe birthday gift tags.

  13. Thank you so much for sharing. I'm terrible with remembering jokes so these are great. I'm going to hide some in my teenager's backpack, it'll give his eyes some good exercise rolling!! And I think I'll mail some to my little-guy nephews too. Thank you, thank you!!! P.S. I found you from Ali Edwards.

  14. LOL! How adorable! My daughter will love sharing these with her classmates! I also found this post from Ali Edwards (via tweet).

  15. Thank you for sharing this wonderful idea.I now have you on my favorites so each day I will be checking in with you.Look forward to more jokes.

  16. Q: What's a mummy's favorite type of music?
    A: Wrap!

    Q: Where does a ghost go on a Saturday night?
    A: Anywhere he can BOO-gie.

    Q: Why didn't the skeleton dance at the Halloween party?
    A: He had no BODY to dance with.

    These are from Evan-Moor (teacher stuff).

  17. Grateful Grama

    My granddaughter will love these! Thank you for posting them.

  18. My kids have enjoyed these so much and are asking for more! My daughter made up this one:

    What did the skeleton say as his friends left on a cruise?

  19. Love it! I'm always sending lunchbox notes and since my 9 year old is currently 'into' jokes, these are perfect! Thank you, I can't wait to share with my readers!

  20. just a note to tell you thank you so much for the great halloween lunchbox notes! so far we haven't missed putting a little note in my 2nd graders lunch and these are perfect! thanks again πŸ™‚

  21. These are soo cute!! My kids are just going to love them. Thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚

  22. Thanks so much for these! I punched holes in them and put them on a keyring for my daughter to take to school. She loves them! I'll have to print out #2 for her next.

    I posted photos of my project on my blog and linked back to you. Thanks!

  23. Thank you so much! I'm going to use these as favor tags for my daughter's Halloween Birthday party. I hope that is ok. I will send you pictures. Thank you!!

  24. Cynthia B.

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

  25. 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 πŸ™‚

  26. 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!

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

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

  29. 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.