Friday, January 13, 2012

Lunches January 9th - 13th

Boogs' lunches are inspired by the books we read at bedtime the previous evening. I usually post his lunches once a week. Click on the "lunches" label at the end of this post to see lunches from previous weeks.

The Crow and the Pitcher, A retelling of Aesop's Fable by Eric Blair
We have been reading a few fables lately. Boogs is very interested in the lesson of these stories.  Throughout this book I asked Boogs how he thought the crow would get a drink. He came up with some good ideas and he really liked how the crow solved this problem. In the lunchbox: Pb&j crow dropping cheese stick pebbles into a salami pitcher to raise the water level, pretzel ground, mango, and broccoli. I added a few mini rice cakes to this lunch. (His lunchbox came home completely empty and Boogs told me he was STARVING.)

Snakes Slither and Hiss - DK Readers
When I went to check on Boogs this morning, he was in his room playing "snakes". He had taken several blankets and piled them on top of each other for a nest of leaves because he was a pit viper. I love his imagination. In the lunchbox: Box full of snakes! Spinach tortilla and hummus snake, salami snake, cheese stick snake, carrot snakes, pretzel snakes, cucumber snake, spinach tortilla strip snake, Adam and Eve apple, and yogurt. I also put a cereal bar in his lunchbox just in case this is not enough food today. (He ate everything except the cucumber and a couple of pretzels.)
The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish by Neil Gaiman
A couple of months ago, we listened to this story and others by Neil Gaiman on a cd in our car. Boogs loves his stories but some of Gaiman's stories can be a bit creepy.  In the lunchbox: Salami dad with goldfish & cheese eyes behind a homemade oat bread newspaper, carrots, goldfish crackers, grapes, and yogurt. (His lunch came home empty except for two carrot sticks.)

Just Five More Minutes! by Marcy Brown and Dennis Haley
This is a cute story about a boy who finds a millions things to do to keep from going to bed. It is a "we both read" book.  Each two page spread has one page with longer text for the parent to read and the other page has one sentence for the child to read. We enjoy reading these types of books together. In the lunchbox: pb&j rocket sandwich, Babybel cheese clock, blueberries, juice, yogurt, green beans and carrots. (Only a couple of green beans left from this lunch.)
Robin Hood and the Golden Arrow by Robert D. San Souci
In the lunchbox: granola bar Robin Hood in a spinach tortilla hat with fruit leather feather, ham quiver and bow, cheese arrows, fruit target, carrot arrows, and spinach.

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  1. I really love Robin Hood! The crow looks ready to jump off the lunch tin.

    Thank you for linking to Read.Explore.Learn.

  2. I love how every lunch is so different! I think that my favorite is the snakes :)

  3. This is too cool. You are so creative with food.

  4. Very creative, imaginative and fun

  5. Love your snake & Robin Hood! I think it is amazing that not only are your presentations BEAUTIFUL, but you vary up the lunches to keep the food itself interesting & healthy!! Thanks for linking up to TGIF! See you next week,
    Beth =-)