Friday, October 28, 2011

Lunches October 24th - 28th

More Halloween storybook lunches this week. My favorite is The Widow's Broom.
The Biggest Pumpkin Ever & Five Little Pumpkins
Almond butter & jelly jack-o-lantern sandwich, jack-o-lantern
orange fruit cup, face salad, and Babybel cheese. We have read these
stories every year since Boogs' first Halloween.

Ghost's Hour, Spook's Hour
Ghost almond butter & jelly sandwich, ghostly boo-berries, cheesestick ghosts,
boiled egg ghost, marshmallow Peep ghost, and celery with cream cheese ghosts.
This is one of my favorite books for Halloween. It has such wonderful vocabulary
and imagery.

The Fierce Yellow Pumpkin
Spaghetti Pie scarecrow, orange "pumpkin", veggies, and cheesestick.
This lunch did not turn out well.

Spider grilled cheese sandwich, Halloween chips,
grapes, and veggies.

The Widow's Broom
Turkey & cheese sandWITCH, cheesestick broom, pumpkin
marshmallow Peep, grapes, carrots, and Halloween chips.
Chris Van Allsburg is one of my favorite children's authors.
His illustrations are gorgeous and his stories make the kiddos
think and wonder what really happened without outright telling them.

There are great book/activity tie-ins at this website for fun activities to do with your children.

There are also great links about fun with kiddos here:


  1. These are amazing! I can't pick a favorite. I stumbled this post.

  2. These are all so stinkin cute!! I love them all! I would love for you to come link up at

  3. Thanks JDaniel4's Mom and Beth. I have fun making these special lunches for my kindergartener. We base our lunches on the previous night's bedtime story.

  4. Your Bentos are amazing and I love love that you tie everything in with a story. Nicely done!

  5. Very cute! Thanks for participating in the Halloween meme at Bento Blog Network. I've added your blog to our blog list on the sidebar.

  6. I featured these amazingly creative lunches at TGIF Linky Party this week!
    Feel free to stop over & grab an I was featured button! I can't wait to see what you link up this week!
    Beth =-)

  7. What a fun idea! I started a new blog recently with a new link up: "Food Adventure Fridays" One of my suggestions for what a "Food Aventure" might be was a pair food with a book. You've done an awesome job with that. Feel free to link up: