Thursday, June 5, 2014

Last Lunches of 2nd Grade

The end of the school year is coming up fast!  It has been harder to get up in the mornings. Lately, I have been giving myself about 25 minutes to shower, make/serve breakfast, fix our lunches, get everything together, and run out the door. Which means I have mostly been throwing food in a lunchbox instead of making story themed lunches. Here are some of my recent lunch offerings for Boogs. Today is Boogs last day to take lunch in 2nd grade. They have early release for their last day of school on Friday.

I told Boogs this was a tooth lunch. Really, that is just the way the bread came out of the bag.
In the ELB lunchbox: pb&j "tooth" sandwich, Veggie Straws, Babybel cheese, salad, and berries.

Saber lunch - I told Boogs those picks were light sabers and that this lunch is a Star Wars lunch.
In the ELB: salami & cheese light sabers, Sarlacc carrots with hummus, red-skied planet plums, Tatooine habitat of dried apricots & raisins, yogurt covered pretzels, and crackers.

Just a lunch
In the Laptop Lunchbox: Zbar, Babybel cheese, YoKids yogurt, salad, Veggie Straws, dried apricots, and ham.

The Everything Kids' Mazes Book by Beth L. Blair
Boogs really likes to solve mazes. He received this book for his birthday. This book has mazes for a variety of skill levels. There are short informative "stories" to go with each maze. Boogs told me the maze on his sandwich was too easy to be called a maze. I was going to draw the little knight on a horse next to the maze, but I ran out of time.

In the Laptop Lunchbox: maze drawn on cheese on top of almond butter & jelly sandwich, radish letters MAZE, celery with cream cheese, mango, and snack bar.

 Scooby-Doo Space Fright! by DC Comics
Boogs has been reading comic and cartoon books non-stop. His favorite is still Calvin & Hobbes followed closely by Garfield. Every once in a while he will grab a Scooby Doo book. In this book, Scooby and the gang solve the mystery of the sighting of an alien spaceship.

In the ELB lunchbox: Babybel alien ship with cheese laser beam, pb&j Scooby Doo hiding behind Zbar & pistachio tree, salad, and pears.

Tropical lunch
Summer is coming! This tropical lunch has almond butter & jelly sandwiches (cut out with the Funbites tool) on parrot, flower, and swirl picks, canopy green bean chips, sunshine bright mac&cheese, mango, and salad.

In the ELB lunchbox: Goldfish crackers, salami, yogurt pretzels, veggie chips, yogurt tube, plum slices, and salad.

In the ELB lunchbox: carrots with hummus, blueberries, ham, granola bar, raisins, green bean chips, and cheesestick.

Last Day Blues by Julie Danneberg

During the first week of 2nd grade, Boogs took a lunch based on First Day Jitters by the same author. This book shows the same teacher at the end of the year. As the school year is wrapping up, Mrs. Hartwell's class is eager for summer vacation to begin. Then they start thinking about much Mrs. Hartwell will miss them and how sad, lonely and bored she will be during the summer. They imagine their teacher sitting around reading old lesson plans while trying to remember the fun times she had with the class. They decide to make Mrs. Hartwell a going away gift. In reality, Mrs. Hartwell is just as happy as the children for summer vacation to arrive.

In the lunchbox: pb&j desk sandwiches, dried apricot chairs, cheese letters, pb&j Mrs. Hartwell, pistachios, Goldfish crackers for the fish in the pond, kiwi for the green grass of summer, blueberries for the clear blue sky, salad with radish, carrot, and red pepper hearts.

Be sure to 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 or go to My Story Themed Lunches board on Pinterest. I would love for you to leave a comment to let me know you stopped by. 


  1. Good healthy food that is what they need.

    1. Yes! I am lucky that my son likes to eat colorful, healthy food.

  2. Your lunches are delicious, colourful and appetising as always! Even your 'just a lunch' looks great, especially for the end of the school year!
    Thank you for linking up at Fun Food Friday!

    1. Thanks, Grace! I won't have a link for this week. First week of summer meant snacking instead of really eating lunch.

  3. Wow wow Wow!!!!!!!!! Your lunchboxes look totally awesome!!!!! I really need to venture away from the boring peanut butter sandwiches! Thanks for the inspiration hun x

    1. Thanks so much for the kind comment! I have been making story themed lunches for my son since his first day of kindergarten. He will be going into 3rd grade in about a month.