Friday, August 29, 2014

Lunches - First Week of 3rd Grade

Wow, a new school year is already underway. Boogs is now in 3rd grade. I asked him if he wanted me to continue making his lunches for school based on books that we have read together. He told me he definitely wanted to keep having themed lunches. After his first day of school, he said, "Momma, I think it will be fine to keep having my themed lunches this year. No one made fun of me for having a special lunch." It made me sad that he was worried about it. He really likes his story themed lunches and missed them over the summer. Boogs lunches are usually packed in ELBs or Laptop Lunchboxes.

The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn
You can find out about this first day of school lunch HERE.


Mo's Mustache by Ben Clanton
I saw this book at the library and had to check it out if only to share it with Erin from Feeling A Little Lunchy. Erin is obsessed with all things related to the mustache. This is a cute little book about Mo and his fake mustache. He proudly wears his mustache until all the other monsters copy him. He takes off the mustache and starts wearing a scarf, the other monsters also start wearing scarves. Mo gets upset until the other monsters explain that they admire his sense of style. Boogs and I spent a little bit of time drawing monsters with their own unique sense of style.

In the ELB lunchbox: ham, egg, & cheese on an English muffin with cheese Mo on top, MO spelled with red pepper, blueberry monster, and broccoli monster. There was also some yogurt that is not pictured.


More Parts by Tedd Arnold
This is the second of three Parts books by Tedd Arnold. We also read Even More Parts this week. Boogs laughed at the funny illustrations in the book. The boy in the book takes the meaning of commonly used idioms literally. He starts freaking out and imagining what it would be like if these sayings were true - broke your heart, give me a hand, crack you up, hold your tongue, and lost your mind. Boogs and I spent a bit of time trying to figure out what pictures we would draw for other common idioms.

In the ELB lunchbox: almond butter & jelly boy losing his fruit chew mind, broken heart Babybel cheese, give me a hand marshmallow, hold your tongue plum slices, stretch your arms Chex Mix, raisins, and salad.

The House Takes A Vacation by Jacqueline Davies
This house decides to take a holiday when its owners leave for a vacation. Various parts of the house tell where they would like to go. Everyone agreed it would be nice to see the sea. The house journey's to the coast, watches the water, goes surfing, and then disaster strikes. Luckily, the house was able to make it home before its owners did. Boogs and I discussed where our house might like to go on holiday. He thought it would like to go to an amusement park but would be unhappy when it would not fit on the rides.

In the ELB lunchbox: grilled ham & cheese sandwich, hot marshmallow sun, Goldfish crackers swimming in the sea, blueberry water with raspberries streaks of sunset, and carrot beach on top of  hummus sand.


I asked Boogs this morning if he would like a DIY Lunchable. He thought that was a great idea as long as he could have more story themed lunches next week. In the ELB lunchbox: yogurt, salami, cheese, pumpkin seeds, crackers, celery with cream cheese, strawberries, and cantaloupe.

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.

12 comments:

  1. Such great ideas. I had never thought to do little bento boxes with the kids based on books.

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    1. Thanks, Jenny. Boogs really enjoys his story themed lunches.

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  2. The Kissing Hand is one of my all-time favorite books, and your lunch that goes with it is wonderful! ( and I loved looking at all the other great lunches too) thanks for sharing this for Fancy Sandwich Friday :)

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    1. Thanks, Kristie! Thank you for hosting Fancy Sandwich Friday.

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  3. I'm with Boogs, I missed the themed lunches over the summer too! You are so creative. I always look forward to your posts. More Parts was one of my boys' favorite books. They would laugh and laugh. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you so much for the sweet comment.

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  4. Oh, we love Tedd Arnold! His books are fabulous! Is the Jacqueline Davies on this list the same as the Lemonade War Jacqueline Davies? Just wondering! Thanks for sharing your beautiful lunches with us on the Kid Lit Blog Hop. I think Boogs must be the coolest kid in class!

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    1. Yes, it is the same author. The house book and the Lemonade War were both published in 2007. Thanks for stopping by.

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