Friday, April 18, 2014

Lunches April 14th - 18th

Boogs' lunches are usually inspired by the books we read together. Story time is part of our daily bedtime routine. Boogs reads to me and then I read to him. I usually post his lunches once a week. Click on the "lunches" label at the end of this post to see lunches from previous weeks. We like to pack our lunches in ELBs and Laptop Lunchboxes.

Marley and the Great Easter Egg Hunt by John Grogan

Boogs really likes Marley stories. In the story, Marley and his family attend the town Easter Egg Hunt. The Mayor tells the crowd there will be a huge special egg, whoever finds it will be declared the winner of the Easter Egg Hunt. Marley tries his hardest to find eggs but each time he almost has one, a child comes by and snatches it up. Marley decides to look in more unusual places for eggs like the market, bakery, and the party supply store. Yikes, Marley leaves a wake of destruction in his path. He gets covered with streamers, confetti, yolks, and frosting. Marley looks like a giant Easter egg. Boogs really thought this story was cute.

In the ELB lunchbox: almond butter & jelly Marley wrapped in streamers, boiled Easter egg, cheese eggs hidden in okra chips, kiwi egg, and salad with hidden tomato and carrot eggs.

 Fifi the Ferocious by Lucas Miller
Lucas Miller was a guest storyteller at Boogs' school this week. According to the kids, he was hilarious! After school, Boogs asked if we could go to our local library to see if he could find Fifi the Ferocious to share with me. Fifi is a cute little poodle who decides she is a ferocious hunter ready to attack her prey. When the door is accidentally left open, Fifi makes her move. Unfortunately, Fifi is not as ferocious as she thinks she is. Poor Fifi breaks some of her teeth when she tries to bite a turtle shell. Later she tries to attack a skunk and a porcupine. Things do not go well for Fifi and she soon returns home.

In the Laptop Lunchbox: pb&j Fifi with Chex Mix stick porcupine quills in her face, Chex Mix, cheese turtle, grapes, blackberries, and salad.

Spring Lunch

In the ELB lunchbox: carrots, hummus, orange, Zbar, GF pretzels, Babybel cheese, okra chips, and salami.

The Houdini Box by Brian Selznick
Victor is amazed by Houdini's magic tricks. He constantly tries to copy some of these tricks and often gets trapped inside trunks and closets, bumps into walls, and tries to hold his breath for long periods of time in the bathtub. Victor is able to meet Houdini in person and tell him about his love of magic. Houdini gives Victor his address and tells Victor to stop by and discuss magic with him. Victor arrives at Houdini's house on the day Houdini has died. Houdini's wife gives Victor a box with the initials EW on it. She tells Victor it has belonged to Houdini for years. Victor does not believe this was Houdini's box because of those initials. He disappointedly puts the box away and does not think of it for years. When Victor is an adult with children of his own he rediscovers his love of magic. After the story, Selznick has several pages of biographical information about Houdini.

In the ELB lunchbox: ham & cheese locked box sandwich, EW marshmallow, cheese lock, blueberries water for Houdini's water escapes, and salad.

Quick Colorful lunch
In the ELB lunchbox: ham, Zbar, veggies chips, pistachios, salad, strawberries, grapes, blackberries, and blueberries.

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. Cute and yummy lunches Keitha! The Fifi lunch puts a smile on my face, love it.:)

  2. Creative and yum! Your book/lunch themes are always an inspiration to me Keitha.. I am stealing some of these to work on at home :))
    thanks for joining us at Kidlit Bloghop this week.
    -Reshama @ Stackingbooks

    1. Thanks! I would love to see what you create. It is fun to play with books and food!!!

  3. Another set of wonderful lunches! I especially love the Marley one, what a cute story that sounds, and the lunch is perfect!
    Thank you for linking up at Fun Food Friday!

    1. It is a cute book. Thanks for hosting Fun Food Friday!

  4. Great lunches as always!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

  5. More great lunches! Kind of partial to the Easter one. Are those flavored mini marshmallows tucked in there?:) Thanks for sharing your great ideas with the Kid Lit Blog Hop!

    1. Thanks! The little "eggs" are a cut up cheese stick colored with several different food writers.