Fun Winter Lunch Ideas for Kids

Who says you can’t play with your food?  If you’re looking for some fun winter lunch ideas, you’re in luck!  You or your kids can create fun wintery characters out of their PB&J’s (it works with other sandwiches too, if your kids aren’t the PB&J type).  I’ll show you how to create a snowman in the steps below, but this fun lunch idea is wide open to creativity and imagination.

Winter Lunch Ideas

A Snowman sandwich makes a fun winter lunch for kids.


  • Snowman cookie cutter
  • Whole Wheat Bread
  • Tropical Tie-Dye Fruit Roll-Ups
  • Raisins
  • Sandwich filling such as cheese, pb&j, or nutella
  • Marshmallows

If you are using soft ingredients such as pb&j or nutella, cut each slice of bread separately with the cookie cutter, then carefully spread the filling onto one cut slice and top with the other.  If you are using a filling such as cheese or lunch meat, you can assemble your sandwich and then cut it if you like.

Cut a thin strip of a roll-up and snip the ends to create a fringed scarf.  Then freehand a hat and nose out of the leftover roll-up.

Next, snip a small section of a couple of raisins to make the eyes and use the larger section of the cut raisin for the buttons.

Sprinkle a few marshmallows around your snowman and serve!

Kids will love this fun snowman treat.   Have you made any fun lunches for your kids?  Share them in the comments below.

KidZui Mom

Tonya Staab is a freelance writer, and the creative mind behind Create-Celebrate-Explore where she shares craft tutorials, recipes, party planning and travel tips.  She has three kids (twin kindergarteners and a teen) and can often be found covered in flour and glitter.

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