Thursday, December 19, 2013

Santa Claus Is Coming To Lunch Bento Hop

Bento Bloggers & Friends are celebrating the season with a series of themed blog hops. I am joining in on the last hop in the four part series. Today's hop theme is "Santa Claus is Coming to Lunch". How fun! Most school days I base my son's lunch on books we have read. So, I found a couple of fun books about Old Saint Nick and used them for lunch inspiration.

The Night Before Chistmas: A Goblin Tale by Clement C. Moore, Illustrated by Jacqueline Rogers

I love Clement C. Moore's classic Christmas poem and Boogs' favorite holiday is Halloween. We found the perfect book at our public library to give us a combination of both holidays. The text in this book is strictly Moore's Night Before Christmas poem. What makes this telling of the poem different are the illustrations by Jacqueline Rogers. Santa slides down the chimney into a tree house full of goblins. The little goblins are so curious and excited that they trip Santa and climb all over him. The goblins are causing a lot of mischief. Santa gently picks each goblin up and hangs them up on stocking hooks by the back of their shirts. Santa looks all worn out by the end of his visit. Boogs laughed and really enjoyed looking at each goblin filled page.
In the Laptop Lunchbox: 
 Salami and cheese Santa sandwich
 Candy stockings to hang on the chimney
 Coal raisins and dried apricots
 Red Santa bag filled with Chex Mix toys
 Apple goblin
 Salad with radish star ornaments

Santa Claus the World's Number One Toy Expert by Marla Frazee

Ever wonder why Santa is so good at figuring out the perfect give for every child? Well, it is because he works hard all year, listens to kids, watches kids, does his research, tests out toys, and then finally finds the perfect toy for each child. Boogs had fun looking at the illustrations in this book. His favorite drawings were the pages showing how Santa tests out the toys to make sure they are sturdy and fun to play with.
 In the ELB lunchbox:

  TOY spelled out in bread with a cheese background
  Cheese Santa hopping on a pogo stick on top of a ham & cheese sandwich
  Mini ham & cheese sandwich presents with letter picks spelling EXPERT
  Red & orange tomato balls
  Santa pick with broccoli Christmas trees
  Santa pick with berries

Now that you have seen my Santa lunches, click the button below to hop over to Bent On Better Lunches to see Cristi's Santa lunch creation.

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After you hop through the entire Santa hop and come back here, be sure to go to Bento Bloggers & Friends to start the other three hops in our seasonal celebration of bentos - Winter Wonderlunch, Season's Eatings, and Jolly Holiday hops.

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.