Monday, April 16, 2012

Earth Day Bento

Earth Day Blog Hop


Bento Bloggers & Friends are joining together for another blog hop. This time we are hopping to celebrate Earth Day. International Earth Day is held on April 22nd to help increase awareness and appreciation of the Earth's natural environment and resources. We are posting our Earth Day lunches a bit early since the 22nd falls on a Sunday. Be sure to click the link at the end of this post to see what Earth Day creations Bento Monsters has put together. The Earth Day Hop links will be live and connected by 10 a.m. on April 18th.


The Thirsty Moose by David Orme
In this story, Big Moose is very thirsty so he begins to drink from the river. He drinks so much that the other animals are alarmed at their disappearing habitats. Beaver, Duck, Muskrat, and the fish yell at Big Moose to stop drinking. They tell him he is destroying their homes. Big Moose does not listen to them. A tiny little fly was able to get Big Moose to stop. Boogs told me that Big Moose was "being greedy and not taking only his fair share". Boogs and I discussed how we can take only our fair share by following a plan of reduce, reuse, and recycle as much as possible. One way we do that is by packing Boogs' lunches in reusable containers. In the lunchbox: almond butter and Nutella Big Moose sandwich, dried apricots for the dry areas of the river bed, sesame sticks for the beaver's lodge, Goldfish crackers for the fish in the river, a cheese duck, a raisin fly with pumpkin seed wings, carrot sticks for the debris in the water as the water level got lower and lower, and yogurt.



Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney
Alice Rumphius wanted to do three things... travel the world, live by the sea, and do something to make the world more beautiful. To make the world more beautiful, Miss Rumphius decided to scatter lupine flower seeds over the fields, along country and highway lanes, and around the buildings in town. Soon her beautiful lupines were growing for everyone to enjoy. In the lunchbox: Mediterranean Orzo Salad, pistachios for lupine seeds, sesame sticks and blueberries for lupine flowers, ham and cheese tortilla rollups with a cheese circle on top for the warm summer sun, and dried papaya.

Bento Monsters is the next stop on the Earth Day blog hop. Please click here to see her beautiful Earth Day creations.

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. To see the previous Bento Bloggers & Friends hops click on the "hop" label.

20 comments:

  1. Always love your storybook theme lunches, Keitha!!
    Love the moose. :) great job!

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  2. Awesome job Keitha! I love your moose!

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  3. The moose is awesome but that cheese duck is too cute!!

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  4. I love your lunches especially the moose!

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  5. I love Miss Rumphius! She is an old favorite.

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    1. Yes! I used to use that book for a writing prompt for my 3rd graders.

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  6. The moose is loose! And he's cute :) Love it!

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  7. Great lunches as always and love the moose :)

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  8. I love how you match the lunches to the books - great books to choose for an Earth Day theme.

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  9. Awesome story bk lunches again. I love the moose. :)

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  10. I love how you always connect your lunches with books. You rock!

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  11. What beautiful messages in the books, and lovely lunches to match - I heart them both <3

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  12. Love the lunches, especially the moose :D

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  13. Such a lovely idea, my son would love this for his packed lunch at preschool.

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  14. Once again, your sandwiches amaze me--that moose is awesome!! Thanks for sharing at Teach Me Tuesday!!

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  15. Thank you for all of the kind comments. I made the moose by using a cookie cutter whose shape I could not identify. It looked like a cross between a cougar and an ox. Then I reshaped it and added an antler to make it look more like a moose.

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  16. Very cute story and bento! ^^ I especially love the little crackers!

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  17. Wow! So many great Earth Day submissions this week. Voting is going to be hard!

    Diana
    Diana Rambles
    Bento Blog Network

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  18. ~Cute moose...and the raisin fly is too funny!

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