These school book sandwiches are adorable and the perfect back to school lunchbox surprise or the perfect classroom school themed party food. These healthy school snacks look so cute that the kids are sure to gobble them up. This is the perfect back to school sandwich!

School Book Sandwiches (text) - image of 7 stacked sandwiches that look like books each with a different subject name: spelling, science, math, writing, reading and art - Kids Activities Blog
Let’s make back to school book sandwiches!

Perfect Back To School Lunch: Book Themed Sandwich Idea

These tiny little book sandwiches are so cute and so easy to make and will be a perfect healthy snack to bring to your kid’s classroom, but they can be personalized for any occasion. Add the name of your child’s favorite book for a book themed birthday party or just for lunch.

Related: Classroom party food ideas and Must Have Back-To-School Essentials Guide!

Sending a platter of these cute sandwich books would make a really cute teacher appreciation gift as well! This is the perfect back to school sandwich! It’s fun, creative, and delicious.

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How to Make School Book Sandwiches

Supplies Needed to Make School Book Sandwiches- tortilla, cheese, ham, and cutting board, knives- kids activities blog
This is what you will need to make book sandwiches!

Ingredients Needed for Book Sandwiches

Instructions to Make Sandwiches that Look Like a Book

Step 1

Cut soft flour tortillas into 4 1/4 inch by 2 3/4 inch rectangles. (You can change these dimensions if you’d like larger sandwiches.)

Step 2

Then cut slices of white cheese and deli meat into 1 3/4 inch by 2 1/2 inch rectangles.

Steps 1-3- Book Sandwich- How to make school book sandwiches - image shows steps on cutting board
Stack your meat and cheese on the tortilla and use edible markers to write on the “books.”

Step 3

Assemble Sandwich Books

  1. stack slices of cheese and deli meat, alternating the two until you have 5 slices or “‘pages” for you book
  2. spread a thin layer of mayonnaise on one side of the tortilla rectangles, keeping it 1/4 inch from the edge
  3. set the cheese and meat “pages” on one edge of the torilla
  4. fold the tortilla over forming a book
  5. use a food coloring marker to write the title of the book on the front of each sandwich
  6. add some lines and repeat the name on the binding (edge) of the book

Tips for Sandwich Scraps

You’ll have lots of scrap pieces of tortilla which can easily be turned into chips. You can either fry them or brush them with oil and bake them until crispy then sprinkle on salt or cinnamon sugar. The scraps of cheese and meat will make great toppers for a salad.

Sandwich Book Storage

The tortillas do tend to dry out a bit, so make them within a few hours of serving.  Wrap the sandwiches well and store in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve.

Yield: 5

Make School Book Sandwiches

School Book Sandwiches

These adorable school book sandwiches are a fun surprise for the first day back to school or any book or school themed party. They can be customized for any occasion and are easy to make and delicious to eat.

Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty Medium
Estimated Cost $10


  • soft flour tortillas
  • white cheese slices
  • slices of deli meat, like turkey or ham
  • mayonnaise


  • food coloring markers
  • knife
  • cutting board


  1. Cut flour tortillas into 4 1/4 inch x 2 3/4 inch rectangles.
  2. Cut slices of cheese and deli meat into 1 3/4 inch by 2 1/2 inch rectangles.
  3. Assemble the book with 5 pages each with a thin layer of mayonnaise on one side
  4. Fold the tortilla over forming a book.
  5. Use a food marker to make cover art and book cover words.
  6. Repeat on the binding of the book sandwich.

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