Friday, March 30, 2012

Lunches March 26th - 30th

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.


Ducky by Eve Bunting
This book is based on a true event. In 1992, a crate carrying 29,000 plastic tub toys  was washed overboard at sea.  Hundreds of toys have been found along the eastern coast of Alaska and one little duck was found on the coast of Washington State. Ducky is the story of that lone duck. Boogs was very interested in the real event that sparked this story. He wanted to go throw some floating toys into the ocean with special trackers on them to see where they would go. In the lunchbox: almond butter & jelly duck, Babybel duck, DUCKY spelled in fruit leather, goldfish, blueberries for the ocean, salad, and a cereal bar. 

Guess What Is Growing Inside This Egg by Mia Posada
Each two page spread in this book, alternates between a rhyming verse of clues about what is inside each egg and then the reveal of the creature with information about how the babies grow. Boogs had a good time guessing what each baby would be. There is a lot of information packed into such a fun, short picture book. In the lunchbox: homemade bread egg surrounded by cheese turtle, alligator ham, cheese bird, & ham duck, boiled chicken egg, salad nest with three tomato eggs, and a pear nest.

Puzzle Buzz by Highlights
Boogs has been a fan of mazes since he was 2-years-old and saw a Curious George episode about a corn maze.  He is funny because he does not like to write in his puzzle or maze books. He usually traces or circles things with his finger so he can do them over and over again. He is having a good time with Puzzle Buzz. I had fun making this lunch with the Lunch Punch Match & Munch cutters. In the lunchbox: puzzle pieces of homemade bread, cheese, & salami, cantaloupe puzzle pieces with blueberries, yogurt, and a broccoli maze in ranch dressing.

Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Farm by Joy Cowley
I have enjoyed Joy Cowley books since became I familiar with them while doing my student teaching. Her early reader books have engaging stories which encourage early readers' skills. Mrs. Wishy-Washy was one of my students' favorites. In this book, the animals get tired of being scrubbed clean and head off for an adventure in the big city. In the lunchbox: mini cow, pig, and duck sandwiches made with different combinations of almond butter, peanut butter, jelly, & Nutella surrounded by nibbles of tomato, blueberry, hummus, carrots, & Puffin cereal, and cantaloupe.


Brother Wolf by Harriet Peck Taylor
This book is based on a Seneca Indian Tale.  It explains how wolf gave birds their painted feathers.  Boogs enjoys these kinds of tales. He has even made up some of his own. Boogs' tale of how the sting ray became flat and electric still makes me smile. Today's lunch is an example of a lunchbox fail. The other side of Boogs' sandwich has a very badly drawn wolf on it. I decided to turn it face down and cut it in half. I spent so much time on it that I did not get a chance to make any birds. Boogs came in and looked at his lunch and said, "Oh no! Are you just making me a regular lunch today?" So we compromised on a mostly regular lunch with a wolf marshmallow. In the lunchbox: wolf marshmallow, raisins, dried apricot, carrots, pirates booty, grilled ham & cheese english muffin.


Check out the wonderful sites I link to on my sidebar! If you want to see more book inspired lunches, click on the "lunches" label at the end of this post.

18 comments:

  1. What a great week of lunches! My favorite is Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Farm! The cow you made is just awesome :)

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  2. Okay, this is awesome!! I did a post the other day about my toddler lunches, but yours are way cooler and the literacy tie in is genius!! So cool!

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    1. Thank you! We have a lot of fun sharing and exploring books.

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  3. These are great as usual! I failed with my wolf, and I didn't even try to draw one! I just used a dog cookie cutter to start and as soon as my 5 year old saw it, he asked if a horse was the best I could do!

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    1. Hee Hee! I think that is kiddo payback for trying to decipher some of their drawings. My son could not tell that I had drawn a wolf on the sandwich. But he could see that it is a wolf on the marshmallow.

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  4. I tried, but couldn't pick a favorite. I do now want to read all of these books.

    Thank you for linking to Read.Explore.Learn. I pinned this post.

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    1. Thank you. I only make lunches out of the books I enjoy reading with my son. We have brought home a couple that had kind of "off" messages. Glad you are enjoying the books we share here.

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  5. My Pickle loves Puzzle Buzz! Great lunches as always :) I should not have read this hungry, lol.

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  6. Oh my goodness they are soooo cute, can you make my lunches please, that would make my lunch hour so much more enjoyable.
    Thanks for sharing on Kids Co-op

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    1. Thanks! I would love to make you a lunch, but I don't think they would travel well.

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  7. I would have loved to received lunches like this as a kid. i'd even love to have them now!

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  8. You know, I have never read Ducky and now I have to go see if it's in my library! It sounds like such a cool concept--I'm pretty sure I've tossed random objects in the ocean, just so I could imagine kids on the other side of the planet finding them! Thanks for sharing at Teach Me Tuesday!!

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  10. Oh my,how creative! Your boy must be delighted!Thanks for sharing with us at the Kids Co-op and hoping to see you this week as well :) I am also sharing your post on my FB and Pinterest page www.facebook/SmilinglikeSunshine.

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  11. What great lunches. I love how you connect them to books--plus I love the recommendations for books. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!! I hope you will share with us again this week!

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