Make This Fun Valentine’s Day Lunch for Kids

by Tonya Staab
Published: Last Updated on

This Valentine’s Day lunch for kids is made with love and contains some of their favorite treats. Make it for home, or put it in a lunchbox for school.

a lunchbox for kids with a heart shaped sandwich, strawberries, and other Valentine's Day treats

Note: This fun Valentine’s Day lunchbox for kids was originally created for Rusty and Rosy, however that site is currently offline.

Valentine’s Day is a day to be celebrated with all of your loved ones, that means the kids too. They are sure to love this themed lunch that’s been made with love.

Heart-shaped sandwiches

What you need

  • heart-shaped cookie cutters in two sizes (large and small)
  • bread
  • sandwich filling – I used ham and cheese


Cut each slice of bread with the large cookie cutter. On one slice (per sandwich) cut out a smaller heart in the center. Add your favorite sandwich filling and assemble. This works great with other fillings such as Nutella too.

Valentine’s Day trail mix

What you need

  • Popcorn or kettlecorn
  • Rice Chex
  • Dried cherries or cranberries
  • Marshmallows – the flat ‘stacker mallows’ work best for this


Cut the stacker mallows into a heart using a small heart-shaped fondant or cookie cutter.

Combine all ingredients in a container and gently mix.

Valentine's Day treats for kids

Fun Valentine’s Day food for kids

  • Elli: Quark (red velvet flavor): It looks like yogurt but is actually cheese. Top with Valentine’s Day-themed sprinkles.
  • Strawberries: To make heart-shaped strawberries trim the top off the strawberry, turn the strawberry so that the narrowest part at the bottom is facing you. Cut a ‘v’ shaped into the top of the strawberry, and then cut the strawberry into thin slices.
  • Fruit Roll-Ups: Cut into thin strips and roll.

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