Friday, February 3, 2012

Lunches January 30 - February 3rd

Boogs' lunches are inspired by the books we read at bedtime the previous evening. Each night, Boogs reads one book to me and I read two books to him. 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 Treasure Chest by Dominique Falda
In this story, a squirrel found a treasure chest. The other animals tried to imagine what might be in the chest. When I asked Boogs what he thought might be in the chest, he replied "croutons".  That made me smile. At the end of the story, the treasure is shared by all of the animals. In the lunchbox: treasure chest pb&j sandwich, Babybel full moon, strawberries, and treasures the animals thought might be in the chest - olive balloons, nuts & seeds, and carrots.

The Land of Lost Things / El Pais De Las Cosas Perdidas by Dina Bursztyn
This is a cute story about a boy who loses a pencil and then finds himself magically transported to the Land of Lost Things. In the middle of the book, there is a two-page spread of lost things. Boogs and I discussed whether any of the items pictured were things that he had lost. He thought a few of the items could belong to him like the Lego pieces, a red shovel, mittens, socks, goggles, and a chess piece. In the lunchbox: granola bar "lost blue pencil" tree, Lego piece, ham mittens, cheese socks, fruit leather shovel, kiwi buttons, tomato basil tortilla coins, and strawberry milk.

(I am re-posting this lunch from Wed. 2/1, the 100th day of Boogs' kindergarten year.)
100th Day Worries by Margery Cuyler and Emily's First 100 Days of School by Rosemary Wells
These books were very different. The Cuyler story is about a girl who cannot figure out what 100 items to take to school for 100th day. Her family helps her out by each person giving her a group of 10 items. In the Wells book, Emily tells about a number associated with each day of school. Both stories end with "x x x" kisses. In the lunchbox: tomato basil tortilla note with 100 kisses, pb&j sandwich with 100th Day cut outs in cheese and fruit leather, yogurt with 100 sprinkles, strawberries with 100 seeds, salad, and salad dressing with 100 flakes of pepper. *all numbers are approximate* :-)
The Heart, Learning How Our Blood Circulates by Jennifer Viegas
Human Body Revealed by Dr. Sue Davidson and Ben Morgan
After school on Wednesdays, Boogs and I are meeting up with some friends to work on a fun little project about the human body. This week we studied the heart. The kiddos were especially fascinated with the transparent overlays in the Human Body Revealed book. We got home so late that we skipped our bedtime stories, so we used our afternoon books for lunch inspiration today. In the lunchbox: cheese lungs, ham heart, pretzel arteries, apple with heart cutout, heart tortilla with pepperoni heart, salad, raisins, and milk.
The Biggest, Best Snowman by Margery Cuyler
It has been unseasonably warm here in Texas. Today's high is supposed to reach 75 degrees. Maybe this snowy lunch will make it seem cooler. In this story, a little girl is told she is too small to help with anything. She goes out into the woods and makes a gigantic snowman with some animal friends. The girl's family realizes that being small does not mean you can't be helpful. In the lunchbox: pb&j snowman and snowflake, helpful bunny friend fruit snacks, carrot noses with dressing, pineapple under a snowflake, yogurt, and olive penguins (who have nothing to do with the story, I just thought they were cute).

Places I have linked up:
Shibley SmilesFun Stuff FridaysBento LunchPhotobucketNo Time For Flash CardsA++Classified: MomBento Blog NetworkTeach Me Tuesday at Preschool Powol Packets


  1. That's a neat idea to match lunch to recently read books. I'm not that organized!

  2. Love the treasure box lunch! Me too,every night I read 2 books and he reads 1 to me.The following morning he will take his AR test at school from the books we read.

    1. So nice Keitha!! The heart bento is beyond impressive!! Wow! And yes the little olive penguins are just too cute!

  3. Very cute snow one. I love the penguins too!!
    Thanks for linking up at Bento Blog Network.

  4. What a super fun idea! I should start trying to think of ideas for my daughter and the books we read. Lol, she's a little young for it yet, but my brain takes a while to catch up sometimes.:)

  5. I love the lungs lunch! What a gift you have! I know I say it everyweek but, I truly mean it.

  6. What a fun way to make lunches more meaningful! Thank you so much for linking up at Teach Me Tuesday--this is such a great idea! I hope we see you again next week!

  7. LOVE the snowman and penguins lunch =-) You can come make lunch over here anytime!! Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Have a GREAT weekend,
    Beth =-)

  8. Thanks for all of the positive comments!!!